The 9 Best Public Golf Courses in South Carolina!

Did you know that Myrtle Beach is considered among many to be the golf capital of the world? That’s quite an honor for South Carolina. It also means you can find an abundance of amazing courses all around the Palmetto State. Even if you aren’t good enough to compete in the Masters, you can still get your swing on at one of these nine best public golf courses in South Carolina.

1. Grand Dunes Golf Course, Myrtle Beach, SC

It’s hard not to fall in love with the insurmountable beauty that encompasses every inch of the Grand Dunes Golf Couse. In short, it’s well known as a golfer’s paradise. The course is challenging enough to help you sharpen your skills, but not to the extent where you’ll walk away frustrated. But even if you don’t score well you might be too busy taking in the sights of the Intracoastal Waterway to care too much.

2. Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, SC

Located within Sea Pines Resort, golfers flock to this course for the hospitable experience as much as the game itself. It’s also a major favorite among PGA tour players. Fun fact: the course doubles as a Certified Audobon Cooperative Sanctuary.

3. True Blue, Pawleys Island, SC

Situated on the grounds of a former indigo and rice plantation, True Blue is steeped in both history and fame for its phenomenal course. It retains its uniqueness by having utilized much of the natural vegetation you’ll find in the coastal region. Aside from the main course, you’ll also find the roots of the Steve Dresser Golf Academy, complete with an 18-hole practice course.

4. The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SC

Some call it the hardest course they’ve ever played. Other says it’s the best course they’ve ever played. You’ll have to call it for yourself, but there’s one thing most players who have visited the course can agree on: it’s nothing short of spectacular. One of several courses on the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, it ranks as the fourth best course in the entire U.S. It also holds the title for the most seaside holes in the Northern Hemisphere.

5. Links at Wild Dunes Golf Club, Isle of Palms, SC

Golf Digest ranks the Links at Wild Dunes among the top courses in the entire state, and it’s easy to see why. Having undergone recent renovations, the Links course starts strong and ends with a beautiful view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. You can also hit up the putting green or driving range before making your way around the course.

6. Wyboo Golf Club, Manning, SC

It’s got a fun name, but an even better course. Wyboo has garnered much attention during its 15-plus years of life as being one of the best in the state. Its beautiful rolling landscape, dotted with bunkers and water-filled areas, make the entire experience as pleasant as it is relaxing.

7. Village Greens, Gramling, SC

The folks who created Village Greens took every possible care to retain as much natural beauty of the landscape as possible. Originally a 100-acre farmland area, this course has been serving golfers with a fun experience for nearly 50 years. After you finish your round, head to the clubhouse for a refueling session with Dickey’s barbecue.

8. The Links at Stoney Point, Greenwood, SC

One of Greenwood’s best kept secrets, the Links at Stoney Point is the talk of local and traveling golfers alike. They believe in delivering a total package experience, from the pristine course to delicious food to tennis courts and the swimming pool, all alongside glistening Lake Greenwood.

9. The Witch Golf Club, Conway, SC

Don’t be fooled by the name—there are no evil forces here to sabotage your golf game. The Witch is one of the Grand Strand’s most talked about courses, boasting a “magical” experience that makes golfers return to it year after year. Some of its physical trademarks include black water ponds, moss-draped trees, and a unique layout that gives golfers an above-average experience.

Share your favorites!
South Carolina Search
Visit a Nature Center and Botanical Garden Near You
Find Nature Centers and Botanical Gardens Near You
4080 Bloomwood Road, Columbia, SC
The mission of the Belser Arboretum is to: maintain a wildlife preserve within metropolitan Columbia; serve as an outdoor field laborator... Read More
500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC
About Us:Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of the nation's most beautiful and inspir... Read More
900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC
The Carolina Children’s Garden is a two-acre green oasis and teaching garden located in northeast Columbia on the Clemson University/Sandhill... Read More
Lost Creek Drive, Columbia, SC
The history of the Forest dates back thousands of years. Catawba and Cherokee tribes frequently traversed the woodlands to reach an ancient fording... Read More
822 West Liberty Street, Sumter, SC
About Us:The beautiful black waters of Swan Lake form the setting for the spectacular Iris Gardens. The lake is dotted with colorful islands, and w... Read More
145 Broad Acres Road, Bishopville, SC
Visitors to the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden experience a place that is alternately beautiful, whimsical, educational, and inspiring. Pearl's garden ... Read More
1608 Lindsay St., Newberry, SC
About Us:The Wells Japanese Garden is a Newberry landmark that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Designed by W. Fulme... Read More
336 Sanctuary Road, Harleyville, SC
Audubon South Carolina's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benef... Read More
336 Sanctuary Road, Harleyville, SC
The Audubon Center at the Francis Beidler Forest's education mission is to educate the public about the relationship between wetland ecosystems and... Read More
1624 West Carolina Avenue, Hartsville, SC
MissionThe mission of Kalmia Gardens of Coker College is to serve as a public garden, education center and outdoor classroom where plants and anima... Read More
4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson, SC
The National Audubon Society owns or operates nearly 100 education centers and wildlife sanctuaries across the country, totaling over 150,000 acres... Read More
305 Black Oak Road, Bonneau, SC
Operated by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), fish hatcheries play a vital role in the management of our state's fishery ... Read More
1432 Devinney Road, York, SC
Mission Statement:The integrated mission of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History is to"conserve animals, plants, habitats, and other nat... Read More
5094 County Park Road, Coward, SC
Located on Lynches River in the Pee Dee region, this popular day use park features a river swamp with towering cypress trees as well as sand hills ... Read More
105 West 5th South Street, Summerville, SC
The crown jewel of our parks system, Azalea Park has a little to offer for everyone.  Enjoy a leisurely walk along the winding paths and enjoy... Read More
1098 Mepkin Abbey Road, Moncks Corner, SC
Visitors are welcome! Enjoy the gardens at your leisure or a guided tour of the church. Reservations required for groups of 10+. Tours are 11:30 AM... Read More
4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC
Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens. The Garden Club of America has called the 65... Read More
3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner, SC
Cypress Gardens is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The last admission is at 4:00 pm. The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve... Read More
5200 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, SC
Journey from the past to the present and heritage to habitat at the Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Rich in natural, cultural and historical r... Read More
3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC
History:Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the hi... Read More
Show More
Select a South Carolina town to find
the Best Things-To-Do and Places To Go around you
Cherokee County