Try a Charleston Golf Vacation
Ask most golfers where they are planning to visit on their next golf trip to the Carolinas and most mention Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head.
Many will also bring up Kiawah Island. Very few will mention Charleston as a vacation option.
It is not for the lack of quality golf courses. It is not for the lack of Charleston, South Carolina attractions or world-class Charleston restaurants. It surely is not for the lack of friendly locals.
Unlike Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head, this golf community just has not found a way to market itself as a golf destination. This is great for vacationing golfers. Less golf traffic means more relaxing golf for you.
Charleston Golf - A Rich History
Golf in the United States.
Charleston has been designated by historians as the birthplace of golf in the United States. This major shipping port often carried cargo described on ship manifests as "golf sticks and balls".
In the late 1700s, golf in Charleston SC was born. Charlestonians founded The South Carolina Golf Club in 1786 and teed it up at the first golf course - Harleston Green.
As you can see, Charleston history includes more than the Battery, Fort Sumter or the Hunley submarine. Golf in South Carolina grew roots in Charleston long before flourishing in Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head.
Golf Resorts and Charleston Public Golf CoursesCharleston's golf history may have been long forgotten. However, most golfers know about the great area golf resorts like Kiawah Island, Wild Dunes, and Seabrook Island.
These resorts are not the only quality golf courses in Charleston. In fact, there are over twenty Charleston, SC public golf courses in the Lowcountry waiting for you to play on your next Charleston golf vacation.
Famous names like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Tom Fazio all have designs along the Charleston South Carolina coast.
Charleston area golf courses have played host to many golf tournaments. Some of these tournaments include the Ryder Cup, USGA National Championships and World Cup events.
In the future, the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island will host the 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the 2012 PGA Championship.
The next time you plan a golf vacation along the coast of the Carolinas; take a long hard look at the Charleston golf area.
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