Golf's Legends and Coastal Carolina Golf Courses
The Carolinas offer family fun at the beach, fun parks and historic cities. Indeed, sand dunes and gentle breezes make the coast perfect for any type of activity, but especially golf. The Carolina coast is a mecca for golfers. From Nags Head to Hilton Head Island, verdant fairways beckon golfers of all ages and levels.
Golf in America began in the Carolinas in 1786. From 200 years ago to today, the golf craze has continued to this day. The South Carolina/North Carolina golf coast offers exceptional variety and challenge in one of the world's most acclaimed destinations. World-class courses situated on breathtaking coastal terrain range from true links style to tight wooded Lowcountry layouts. Designers such as Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer, George Cobb and Willard Byrd have made their mark on Carolina golf. Whether you prefer classic, old-style golf or a more contemporary layout, you'll find what you're looking for.
The following list of coastal Carolina golf courses is believed to be the most comprehensive to date. Information was carefully checked with each course to insure accuracy at the time it was compiled.
GOLF LEGEND: Jack Nicklaus
South Carolina's love affair with golf is a storied one, its roots deeply plunged into its sandy shores from Myrtle Beach to Charleston and Hilton head many years ago. Charleston chartered The South Carolina Golf Club in 1786. By 1923, members changed the name of the club to The Country Club of Charleston...
GOLF LEGEND: Tom Watson
Tom Watson is definitely on the roll of his life. His work on Kiawah's latest crown jewel, Cassique, likely the most stunning layout from Kiawah Island to Ballybunion, Ireland, is very high on Watson's list of personal favorites. Cassique, then, is a blend of some of the greatest holes in the British Isles...
GOLF LEGEND: Greg Norman
The South Carolina coast's outstanding reputation in the world of golf continues to grow. The climate, terrain, accommodations and southern hospitality attract thousands of golfers annually. Beautiful undulating greens and fairways swept with ocean breezes grace this coastal region making...
GOLF LEGEND: Arnold Palmer
From among all of the golf courses he has designed world-wide, Arnold Palmer is as busy as he ever has been. His current project, The Arnold Palmer Signature Course at RiverTowne, is bringing Palmer's artistry to spectacular heights. In the meantime, Palmer is not letting out many hints...
GOLF LEGEND: Tiger Woods turns to design
The Cliffs - a collection of soon-to-be eight master-planned communities tucked seamlessly into the placid Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and South Carolina, amid the ageless beauty of seemingly endless acres of national forests and state parks and near a city whose residents enjoy...
GOLF LEGEND: Tiger Woods, The Cliffs Communities, Greenville, SC
THE CLIFFS WAS FOUNDED IN 1991 by Jim Anthony, who built his real estate development business in his spare time. At the age of 40, he decided to follow his dream of becoming a full-time developer. He still lives in his hometown of Pickens, South Carolina, and he still believes in giving back to the community. He...