About the golf
The South East coast of America boasts some of the very best golf courses in the whole of the USA and offers golfers a tremendous amount of variety as well as outstanding quality both in terms of course condition and level of service.
As well as world famous courses such as TPC Sawgrass, the Ocean Course at Kiawah and Harbour Town at Hilton Head there are any number of hidden gems and nationally recognised classics.
Indeed our destinations boast at least a dozen of the top 100 places you can play in the US according to Golf Digest Magazine.
Myrtle Beach is a fantastic golfing area with over 80 championship courses. Unlike many other resort areas in America golf rates are reasonable even at the top end yet the quality of the courses, variety and level of service is excellent.
Courses of note include King's North, Barefoot Dye, Fazio, Love and Norman, Grande Dunes, Dunes Beach & Golf Club, Tidewater, World Tour, Legends Heathland, Moorland and Parkland, Oyster Bay, Glen Dornoch, Long Bay, River's Edge, Prestwick, TPC of Myrtle Beach, Heather Glen, Arrowhead, Pine Lakes, Tiger's Eye to name but a few.
Just south of Myrtle Beach in Pawleys Island you will find some of the very best golf including Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, True Blue, Pawleys Plantation, Heritage, Litchfield Country Club, River Club, Founders Club of Pawleys Island, Willbrook and Tradition Club.
Probably the best golf in the Charleston area can be found on the
nearby holiday islands of Isle of Palms and Kiawah but there are
several other excellent courses close to the city centre.
Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms has two fantastic courses, the Links course and Harbor course. In the Mount Pleasant area just north of Charleston you have Charleston National, Patriot's Point, Dunes West and Rivertowne Country Club which until recently hosted Annika Sorenstam’s tournament on the LPGA.
At Kiawah Island Resort just south of Charleston there are four top class golf courses including the wonderful Pete Dye designed Ocean Course, ranked the toughest course in America (you've been warned!). The other courses are the Jack Nicklaus designed Turtle Point, Osprey Point by Tom Fazio and Cougar Point which was redesigned by Gary Player in 1996. Off the island is Oak Point designed by Clyde Johnston.
Hilton Head Island is a great golf destination. At the southern most point of the island you have Sea Pines Resort, home to the world famous Pete Dye classic Harbour Town Golf Links a regular PGA Tour Stop. There are two more courses in the resort, Heron Point, another develish Pete Dye design and the rather more gentle Ocean Course (no not that Ocean Course - see Kiawah).
In Palmetto Dunes Plantation there are also three outstanding courses by Robert Trent Jones, Arthur Hills and George Fazio. The Heritage group have several courses on the island - Shipyard Plantation (3 nines), Palmetto Hall Hills and Cupp courses, Barony, Planter's Row and Robber's Row at Port Royal Plantation and Oyster Reef.
Off the island there are several more courses including Crescent Point, Eagle's Point and Hilton Head National.
At Reynolds Plantation there are six fantastic golf courses on site. The Creek Club is private for member play only but there are five courses open to resort guests. the Landing, The National, The Plantation, The Oconee and Great Waters making it a fantastic stay and play destination.
That brings us to Sawgrass. Who hasn't watched the Players Championship and wondered what it would be like to the play the famous island green 17th hole.
Well here's your chance. There are two Pete Dye courses on the Marriott Sawgrass Resort, the aforementioned TPC Stadium Course and the Dye Valley course.
In addition to the on-site golf there are a number of other excellent area courses which we can provide rates for – Sawgrass Country Club, Palencia Country Club, Marsh Landing Country Club and Ponte Vedra Country Club, basically a lot of country clubs! Finally, in nearby St. Augustine there is The World Golf Village which has two courses, King & Bear and Slammer & Squire.
If desert golf is more your thing then Scottsdale, Arizona is the place to go. Famous names like Troon North and TPC Scottsdale, home of the Phoenix Open on the PGA Tour are complemented by many other desert jewels such as Greyhawk Golf Club, Talking Stick, Camelback, Sedona, Legend Trail, McCormick Ranch, Desert Canyon, Eagle Mountain, Raven Golf Club and McDowell Mountain.