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South Carolina
Santee National Golf Club, Santee
The Country Club of South Carolina, Florence
A golf trip to South Carolina is on just about every golfer’s short list. And for good reason, since there are so many great golf destinations within the Palmetto State, including Santee-Cooper and the Pee Dee Region, both located conveniently just off I-95; plus, some exciting “undiscovered” golf destinations throughout the state.
Many exciting courses await in “America’s Value Golf Destination”, Santee, which has been a desirable golfing destination for many years. Santee boasts some of the best-maintained golf courses in the state, including everybody’s favorite Santee National, an 18-hole course with rolling hills, and five strategically situated lakes; Santee Cooper’s 18 holes, surrounded by pines, oaks and dogwoods; and Lake Marion’s wide fairways, water hazards and strategically-placed sand traps.
The Pee Dee Region combines great golf with gracious hospitality. Located one hour inland from Myrtle Beach at the junction of Interstates 95 and 20, the Pee Dee Region is gaining a reputation for providing a relaxed, unhurried, affordable golf opportunity. At the same time, the diversity of the 30 plus golf courses accessible from the region, offers a quality golfing experience for all skill levels. The most exciting tracts are The Crossings, an award-winning Tom Jackson design and the historicCountryClubofSouthCarolina.
Another exciting inland destination includes four regions from the center of the state to the extreme northwest tip. Known as Mountains to Midlands, it includes Columbia, Aiken, Greenville and Rock Hill.
Columbia is the state capitol and home to the majestic Lake Murray, with over 650 miles of shoreline. The area boasts 14 golf courses including the home course of the Gamecocks golf teams, Cobblestone Park; the P.B. Dye designed, Windermere; and Oak Hills, a Davis Love III design.
Often overlooked because of its proximity to the one and only Augusta, Aiken might just be the best kept secret in the state. Its Aiken Golf Club is an historic layout, established in 1912, and was the first course in the U.S. with forward tees for women.
With over 16 courses, you’ll experience scenic hill tops and valleys with babbling brooks in the Greenville area. The Preserve at Verdae, carved out of the Carolina Forest, is located in mid-town, while Woodfin Ridge and River Falls Plantation, north of town, provide dramatic, mountainous settings.
Rock Hill, just 20 miles south of Charlotte International Airport features 11 courses, including two historic private facilities, Rock Hill Country Club (A.W. Tillinghast, 1934) and Camden Country Club (Donald Ross, 1903) that are only accessible through Mountains to Midlands golf packages.
Also in the western part of the state, Lake

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