Sunday, January 1, 2006
High Level Golf Dominates The Lowcountry
The newly renovated Oak Point Golf Course, designed by Clyde Johnston, offers a variety of challenges from holes set in windswept tracts alongside salt marshes to fairways carved out of thick forests.
The famed Ocean Course offers panoramic ocean views with 10 holes playing directly along the beach. It will host the 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the 2012 PGA Championship. Tom Fazio’s beautiful Osprey Point rests on a superb natural canvas and is a masterpiece in playability and variety.
Jack Nicklaus’ entry at Kiawah, Turtle Point, blends fairways and green settings into the natural landscape, a feature perhaps most evident along a spectacular three-hole stretch that weaves through rolling sand dunes bordering the ocean.
|Seabrook Island Resort|
Two great courses at this wonderful, full-service resort. Crooked Oaks is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design and features the designer’s trademark rolling fairways and guarded greens, and weaves through centuries-old live oaks and majestic pines. Jones referred to Crooked Oaks as “one of my best.” Seabrook’s Ocean Winds Course takes you to the Atlantic Ocean and back. With its swirling breezes and plentiful sand dunes, it provides a challenging and ever-changing test of golf at all levels. Designed by Willard Byrd, Ocean Winds features tight fairways that are perfectly balanced by generous greens.
Isle of Palms
Home to Tom Fazio designs, the Wild Dunes Links and the Harbor Course. The Wild Dunes Links is ranked among the top 100 courses in the U.S., while the Harbor Course sends you island-hopping. Both are a lot of fun to play. Wild Dunes garnered the 2005 Charleston Area Golf Course of the Year award. Accommodations at Wild Dunes Resort include your choice of one of 350 oceanfront homes.
|Dunes West Golf Club|
Located just outside the Charleston city limits in Mt. Pleasant, this Arthur Hills design will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Host to the 1999 U.S. Amateur Qualifier and recognized as a must-play in South Carolina. It’s an experience of superb conditioning, Southern hospitality and great golf.
|The Links at Stono Ferry|
Voted 2003 Charleston Golf Course of the Year, The Links at Stono Ferry combines beautiful scenery with unique Revolutionary War historic elements to create an unforgettable golf experience. This Ron Garl design winds through massive oaks in the front nine while the back nine is set along the Stono River and features panoramic views of the river and marshlands. The course actually sits on the grounds (though water is everywhere) of the 1779 Battle of Stono Ferry.
|Patriots Point Links|
Located along the banks of Charleston Harbor, this exciting course has the spirit and feel of many of the great links of Scotland. The ever-changing breezes that sweep across the harbor shape and change the personality of this course from one round to the next, adding to the challenge of an excellent William Byrd design.
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