South Carolina Golf-Great History, Great Courses
In total, South Carolina boasts an inventory of 350 golf courses scattered throughout its 10 tourism regions. As you might expect, some of golf's greatest architects have left their mark. Donald Ross, Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, Art Hills and Trent Jones have built courses there. There are also a slew of professional golf architects who have left behind their names on courses, Nicklaus, Palmer, Norman, Floyd, Player, Toski, plus a couple of Michigan architects Harry Bowers and Tom Doak. Some of South Carolina's courses have become world famous. Of note are, Pete Dye's Harbor Links, Tom Fazio's Wild Dunes, the five signature courses of Kiwah's Island Resort and home of the 1997 World Cup and Palmetto Dunes. Other great tracts in the area include, Arthur Hill's Coosaw Creek http://coosawcreek.com , a semi-private club that allows daily play, Shadowmoss Plantation GC, a Russell Breeden course and Crowfield GC and Pine Forest CC, a couple of Bob Spense courses, Seabrook Island and Fairfield Ocean Ridge. And finally, you should know that the nation's first golf course, the South Carolina Golf Club, founded in 1786, was built here.
Named as one of America's most livable cities, Charleston has a variety of interesting places to visit: Boone Plantation, Patriots Point Museum which features the famous aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown, the destroyer USS Laffey and a submarine the USS Clamagore and Middleton Place. You can access all of this at http://www.charlestoncvb.com
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