A comparison of
Charleston golf course communities and properties for sale.
Charleston Home Advisor's golf course reviews, ratings, opinions, hole
descriptions and photos.
|Charleston, SC. is probably the United States' best kept
secret for golfers looking to find the perfect golf course community to call
home. The Charleston area is home to some of America's top
rated golf communities and resorts. In addition to top-ranked golf courses and
luxury-class homes, you will also find great
amenities like top-ten tennis
facilities, "state of the art" instruction centers, fitness centers, spas and
gated security. The Charleston resorts and golf communities are "luxury-class" living
at its finest.
Charleston's twenty plus golf courses, you will find that they really do cover a wide spectrum
of golf. This wide spectrum of golf will include some of Golf Digest’s
top 100 resort courses, exclusive country clubs as well as reasonably priced
municipals. All the golf courses are also conveniently located and an easy
drive from Historic Downtown Charleston. The majority of the courses also
offer the golfer five tee boxes to choose from which gives every
opportunity to have fun. The Charleston Home Advisor rates golf
courses for playability, design, instruction and amenities.
Here are some of the great Golf course designers
you will find making up the twenty
plus golf courses; Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Robert Trent Jones, Pete Dye, Reese
Jones, Tom Fazio, and Arthur Hills and if it is even possible to get better
from here, it does. You will find that some of these great golfing legends have
designed multiple layouts for your golfing pleasure.
You can now understand
why any golfer is excited about playing golf in Charleston, SC. Because when
you combine Golf’s legendary golf course designers and the magnificent
beauty of the Charleston South Carolina lowcountry, you are guaranteed to have some of the best golf
holes in the world.
So, while you are
searching the Charleston Home Advisor interactive map for luxury-class golf course homes, you will find
the most exclusive homes located in Wild Dunes, Kiawah
Island, Seabrook Island and Daniel Island. Again, these world-renowned
courses not only bring Golf's best legendary designers to your home course but also some of the
most beautiful scenic holes in the world, incorporating the Atlantic Ocean,
Intracoastal Waterway, rivers and saltwater marsh, all for you to enjoy
right from your back door.
The links to recent sales
data of Charleston golf course homes and lots below are only examples shown for
illustrative purposes only and are intended to give the reader a
general “feel” for current pricing. Please let the Charleston
Home Advisor know if you would like more detailed information on Charleston
golf course homes and lots for sale or if you would like us to do a custom search of
golf course properties currently for sale based on your specific search criteria.
Club- Daniel Island Club is located on Charleston’s Daniel Island. This is a private golf
course community and is exclusive to the Daniel Island Club members and
guests. The world renowned Tom Fazio and Rees Jones each designed their own
golf course for the enjoyment and exclusive use of Daniel Island Club
members. You will find everything to be first rate at this member only
country club. With such great golf course designers as Tom Fazio and Rees
Jones, you can be assured that Daniel Island Club members will be enjoying
great golf for many years to come.
In addition to great golf, the Daniel Island Club offers its members inside
and outside dinning, “state of the art” practice facilities and instruction,
swimming pools, croquet and bocce ball courts. This is an up scale
exclusive country club which is situated on elegant grounds which provides
the Daniel Island Club members the unique lowcountry atmosphere. You will
find it to be all Charleston with the lowcountry tidal creeks, rivers, and
marsh views coupled with the simple yet elegant Daniel Island Club
The Daniel Island Club members own one of Charleston's few country clubs
with the benefits of modern day facilities. You will also find the world
acclaimed and very much sought after “Old Charleston” friendly atmosphere
among its members.
Daniel Island is located within close proximity to the beaches, shopping and
downtown Charleston. Daniel Island offers you a very unique opportunity of
Island living and modern day conveniences. It is the perfect place for the
person still looking to maintain an active lifestyle and close proximity to
Historic Downtown Charleston.
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Club- Rivertowne Country Club is designed by the golf legend Arnold Palmer. This golf course is
completely “Charleston lowcountry” with 13 holes along Horlbeck Creek and
the Wando River. While out playing the course, you will really need to
focus and hit good shoots for the difficult back nine. In my opinion,
the par three fourteenth and extremely long and windy par four eighteenth
are the hardest holes on the back nine.
Rivertowne Country Club provides golfers of all handicaps a fair challenge
with five sets of tee boxes to choose from. You can play eighteen in the
morning and then go home and check your crab pot right from your own private
dock. If it’s shrimp season, you might try your luck with the cast net. After lunch the world is your oyster.
You might decide to head out for
an afternoon sail along the Charleston Harbor or just take it easy and read
a nice relaxing book enjoying the outside breezes from your piazza.
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Dunes West Golf
Club- Dunes West Golf Club is designed by Arthur Hills and is located directly across the street
from Rivertowne Country Club. The Dunes West's clubhouse is located at the
end of the main road behind the gate. This is the site where you
would have found the original antebellum era’s Lexington Plantation. This
elegant entrance to Dunes West’s antebellum era clubhouse is lined with 300
year old majestic oak trees draped in Spanish moss. The clubhouse is perfectly situated on Wagner creek which gives you great
golf course and waterfront views. This is a great place to hang out and enjoy
a cheeseburger and fries either inside the clubhouse or outside on the
The Dunes West community also offers its residents some of the best
amenities which include tennis courts, swimming pool and fitness facility.
You will also find some of the area's biggest deep water lots at Dunes West.
You will find lots over one acre with deep water access perfectly positioned along
the Wando River or Toomer and Wagner Creeks.
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Kiawah Island is located 25 miles
from Historic Downtown Charleston. This luxury resort is home of five great
championship golf courses. Kiawah Island Resort is also always ranked by
tennis magazine as one of the top 10 tennis facilities in the United
States. Kiawah offers the tennis player 27 courts and some great
instruction and practice facilities.
The Ocean Course- The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort
is designed by Pete Dye and was host to the 1991 Ryder Cup. The Ocean
Course is always rated by Golf Digest as one of the top 100 courses in the
United States to play. The majority of the holes are along the Atlantic
Ocean making this Scottish style links course a very difficult test of
golf. The golf holes which are not along the Atlantic Ocean will still test your golf skills by
bringing into play lowcountry marsh, sand dunes and lagoons. The Ocean
course will test the skills of even the best golfers in the world. The
majority of professional golf course writers proclaim the Ocean Course at
Kiawah Island Resort as the best golf course in the lowcounty. With
ten holes directly on the Atlantic Ocean, it is hard to disagree. The par
three seventeenth and the par four eighteenth are two of golf’s most
difficult closing holes. The par three seventeenth
is 197 yards and requires the golfer to hit the perfect shot over water. You
will also need to hit the green and not just carry the water
hazard because this is a very heavily guarded green. If you do miss the
green, you are sure to add strokes to your score card because this hole is a
very difficult up and down. On the final hole, for your
second shot, you are left with a downhill approach to the green. The
appear from the fairway to be four paces off the Atlantic Ocean's
The eighteenth is an extremely difficult 437 yard par four, where you will
find the last
full swing of the day to be one of golf's most intimidating shots anywhere.
The Ocean Course at Kiawah
Island Resort will play host to golf’s greatest players and championships
for many years to come. This is a venue where players like to bring
their wives and family to enjoy quality time together. The Ocean Course at
Kiawah Island will stand the test of time and remain as one of golf’s
premier courses for years to come. This is truly a remarkable course
that only a few special people can call home.
Turtle Point- The Turtle Point golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1981, is where you will find the renowned Kiawah Island
resort’s golf practice facility. This “state of the art” eight hundred and
twenty seven thousand square feet complex offers the golfer everything they
could possibly imagine to improve their golf game. While playing Turtle
Point golf course, you will find holes 14, 15, and 16 along the Atlantic
Ocean and they are also the most challenging. The par four fifteenth playing
a long 412 yards requires a very difficult approach shot to a very small
green. Turtle Point’s par fours are long and narrow which makes scoring
difficult. Your hitting the ball into these fairways is a must for shooting
a low round. Jack Nicklaus recently completed a 3.7 million dollar
renovation which went toward reworking the greens, bunkers and cart paths.
These changes now give the Turtle Point golf course a more modern look.
Remember the par fours are most difficult and you will need to make the most
of the par threes and fives to score a low round on this Jack Nicklaus
Osprey Point- The Osprey Point golf course, designed by Tom Fazio
in 1986, is a true favorite among women golfers. The Osprey Point golf
course is always featured in Women’s golf magazine as a course which is
friendly to the woman golfer. This is probably because Osprey Point has
less forced carries than the other Kiawah courses and the ladies tee boxes
really do shorten the course. Although, the world-renowned golf designer
made sure that Osprey Point is a challenge to all golfers of every skill
level by allowing the golfer to choose from five different tee box
positions. From the back tees, you will find this course to have many holes
which require difficult shot making strategy and a true test of your
course management skills. The Atlantic Ocean breezes will also give you
additional risk/reward considerations while playing the short par fours.
Cougar Point- The Cougar golf course located on the Kiawah River
is designed by Gary Player. This golf course redesign is located and
replaces the old Marsh Pointe golf course. If you ever played Old Marsh Point,
you would know Cougar Point resembles nothing similar to its predecessor and
has been completely renovated from tee box to green. Gary Player totally
redesigned the entire course and has added some 600 yards in length. The
little Marsh Point changed it's name and isn’t little any more. This golf
course is Kiawah Islands best kept golf course secret. It hardly makes the
press. Cougar Point golf course deserves more recognition from golf’s
critics. This course also offers some of the best wildlife encounters which
are found along the Kiawah River. There is one wildlife encounter you will
wish to avoid at Cougar Point and that is the alligator. There are some big
alligators along the river banks here so watch out for those gators!
Cassique- The Cassique golf course, designed by Tom Watson in 1999,
is Kiawah Island's residents private course. The Kiawah Island Club’s, Cassique golf course, is Tom Watson’s first solo golf course design. The
front nine resembles Scottish links and the back nine is Charleston Lowcountry
You will find the Kiawah River, lowcounty salt
marsh, sand dunes and the Atlantic Ocean on the back nine which makes the
back nine the most difficult golf holes. The Kiawah Island Club’s, Cassique golf course, will make the professional golf writers
short list of best residential golf course communities to call home and
play. The Cassique golf course will also make the short list of best modern
day golf courses. Kiawah Island Club members will enjoy this premier golf
course for many years to come. Tom Watson, you really did a great job on this one.
River- The River course, designed by Tom Fazio in 1995, is another
private course for Kiawah Island Club members. The Kiawah Island Club’s River
course also makes the short list of modern day golf courses. The River
course offers its member’s multi-tired greens which is somewhat unique in
the lowcountry. There had to have been plenty of truck loads of fill dirt
brought in for this golf course design. The River course gets its name from
the mile and a half stretch along the Kiawah River. This is another
excellent golf course for the Kiawah Island Club members to enjoy playing
for many years to come.
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Wild Dunes Resort is
located at the northern point of the Isle of Palms. This beautiful seven
mile long Barrier Island provides its residents easy access to downtown
Charleston and Mt. Pleasant. Wild Dunes residences make up about half of
the Isle of Palms population. Wild Dunes Resort offers the golfer 36 great
championship golf holes all designed by Tom Fazio.
Links Course-The Wild Dunes Links course is always rated as one
of Golf Digest’s top 100 resort golf courses in the world. This Scottish
Links designed golf course requires precision shot making throughout your
entire round. You will find the final three closing holes 16, 17, and 18
along the Atlantic Ocean some of golf’s most difficult closing holes.
The Harbor Course-The Harbor Course is the second golf course at
Wild Dunes Resort and it also makes for another great test of golf. This
very difficult layout will bring into play the Intracoastal Waterway, salt
water marsh and lagoons. The Harbor course hazards will test your course
management skills and club selections. In my opinion, The Harbor Course is
just as challenging as the world renowned Links course.
At the end of your round,
you will need to celebrate at Edgar's “the nineteenth hole” for a cocktail.
You might also be inclined to head down to the Wild Dunes spa for some after
golf relaxation. Wild Dunes Resort provides its residents a laid back
Island living atmosphere with luxurious resort amenities all of which is
amazingly close to downtown Historic Charleston and Mt. Pleasant.
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Seabrook Island Resort is
located 25 miles from Historic Downtown Charleston. This luxury resort is
home to two great championship golf courses. Seabrook Island Resort is also
always ranked by tennis magazine as one of the top 50 tennis resorts in the
United States. You will find 15 clay courts to play along with great
Crooked Oaks-golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
in 1978. This golf course is private and only available for play to owners
and guests of the Seabrook Island resort. Charleston’s charm is evident
throughout this entire Crooked Oaks golf course layout. Here you will find
many large oak trees with the branches obstructing your approach shots to
the greens. These overhanging live oak limbs with hanging Spanish moss
probably makes this Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed lowcountry golf course
the one which most resembles Hilton Head’s Sea Pines at Harbor Town golf
course. This golf course was designed to be golfer friendly to its resident
Seabrook Island club members and their guests. While playing Crooked Oaks
golf course, you will need to be very selective off the tees because of its
narrow fairways. Crooked Oaks golf course is also the only golf course in
the Charleston SC area with bent grass greens which gives the cold weather
golfer a little extra advantage.
The Ocean Winds-golf course was designed by William Bryd in
1975. This golf course is very different than its sister course Crooked
Oaks. The Ocean Winds golf course takes you through Charleston lowcountry
salt marsh and sand dunes. You will also need to make the necessary
adjustments and factor in the Atlantic Ocean breezes. The two Seabrook
Island golf courses offer the Seabrook Island Club members two very
different types of golf courses to play. You will not have a difficult time
in deciding which course you would like to play. You will be in the mood
for wide open fairways with large flat greens like you will find at The
Ocean Winds golf course or you will decide to play small faster greens and
narrow fairways with beautiful trees and birds abound at the Crooked Oaks
course. Either choice is a good one.
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Country Club of Charleston-
The city of Charleston’s Country Club was founded in 1786 and is one of the
most exclusive private golf clubs in the United States. The Country Club of
Charleston’s golf course was designed by Seth Reynor back in 1925. Some of
the more challenging holes include 8, 11 and 16. You will definitely enjoy
the courses challenging par threes. They are so difficult that you will
find tournament players each year at the Azalea Invitational choosing a lay
up to the very difficult 185 yard par three eleventh hole. The Country Club
of Charleston is listed by the USGA as the oldest golf club in the United
States. The County Club of Charleston may become one of the new hosts to
the PGA Tour of Champions events.
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Patriots Point Golf Links-
Patriots Point Golf Course is situated on the Charleston Harbor directly
across from Historic Charleston. It is the most convenient golf course from
downtown Charleston. The Patriots Point Golf Course was designed in 1981
by William Byrd. The most challenging hole is the par three seventeenth
which requires a perfectly hit tee shot onto an island green. Your local
knowledge of the Harbor breezes will come in handy for this club selection.
It can range anywhere from a three iron to eight iron. This Scottish-Links
course is a favorite to many locals.
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Charleston Municipal Golf
Course- Charleston Municipal Golf course was designed by John
Adems and was opened back on July 8, 1929. These 112 acres of land located
along the Stono River were donated by Claudis Bissell Jenkins and his
family. The land was deeded through what is called "specific use" and
includes several restrictions, one of which is that if the land should ever
be used for anything other than the Charleston municipal golf course then
the land would automatically be returned to the Jenkins family. If you are
troubled by the direction the city is taking, then you can sit out on the
porch and solve the city’s problems among the other town residents doing the
same. There is a great town discount for the city of Charleston residents,
but the non-resident price will not deter you from playing Charleston’s only
municipal golf course.
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