5 must-play golf courses in the Lowcoutry

by Maxwell Dupree ***

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Whether it’s local Charleston residents or visitors traveling from all across the country, golf is always a major attraction.

And with over 20 exceptional courses in the Lowcountry to choose from, these are my five favorite courses to play.

The Ocean Course at Kiawah

Not only my favorite course in Charleston, but the highest ranked course in South Carolina as well, The Ocean Course at Kiawah is a golf experience like none other.

If you like golf and the beach, this course will fit you well.

The course is directly on the ocean, with views from almost every hole. The 17th hole is one of the most challenging par-3s in the state with the small green being tough to hit from 225 yards.

Hearing the waves crash behind you when rolling in a putt or hitting a long drive is the experience you will get when playing this outstanding track.

Briars Creek Club

Located about 45 minutes outside of Downtown, stands this gem in Johns Island.

Briars Creek is a great relaxing spot to play some golf in a timely manner. With the number of members being few, the course is empty most of the time allowing for you to set your own pace of play.

Briars Creek also has some of the fastest and best greens in Charleston due to the little amount of play it gets.

Country Club of Charleston


Many people say the CC of Charleston is one the most enjoyable courses to play in the area because of how easy it is to play.

With a majority of the course being flat, it is much easier to drain putts and shoot a great score.

Located right on the intercoastal just outside of downtown, it does have a chance to be pretty windy on any given day. This course is manicured to perfection, and the clubhouse is astonishing.

This club is a great place to shoot your record score and have a relaxing time with friends.

Bulls Bay Club

With the clubhouse sitting on the highest point in Charleston, it is clear to see from any point on the property.

This design is highly unique and provides a cool feel to be able to look up from any point and see the clubhouse. It is like sitting on a mountaintop of sorts. The 9th hole runs directly toward the clubhouse, giving you an amazing view.

The course always plays firm and fast, making it a great test of golf when it gets windy. Championship Bermuda greens and fantastic bunkers marked on each hole makes this layout impeccable and a spot you do not want to miss.

Cassique Club at Kiawah

Ranked No. 6 in the state of South Carolina, the Cassique club does not feel like you are in the United States. It has a very links-style feel to it – as if you were playing Royal County Down in Ireland.

This unquestionably unique feel also is supported by a strong test of your golf skill to be able to post a good number. This course rewards being very accurate off the tee as with the many ferns and weeds surrounding the fairways.

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