Welcome to South Carolina, one of the most sought-after golf holiday destinations in the USA. Home to some of the world's most renowned golf courses including the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Haig Point and Harbor Town Links to name but a few. South Carolina offers a multitude of golf holiday experiences to include the buzz of Charleston City, reliving Major Championships and Ryder Cup folklore at Kiawah Island, playing the best golf courses at Hilton Head and exploring the countless championship courses in one of the USA’s golf holiday capitals; Myrtle Beach.
You can combine many of these experiences in one unforgettable golf trip to South Carolina. Read our golf holiday guide below or speak to our South Carolina golf holiday experts today for the best and most up-to-date information.
Best Hotel & Golf Resorts in South Carolina
Top Courses in South Carolina
Charleston Airport, Savannah, Jacksonville, Charlotte, Myrtle Beach International
8 Hours (Direct) / 11.5 Hours (1 Stop)
TRANSFERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA:
Charleston Airport to:
Charleston City - 20 Minutes
Kiawah Island - 55 Minutes
Hilton Head - 2 Hours
Myrtle Beach - 2 Hours, 20 Minutes
Charlotte Airport to:
Myrtle Beach - 2 Hours, 20 Minutes
Charleston City - 3 Hours, 20 Minutes
Savannah Airport to Hilton Head - 55 Minutes
Jacksonville Airport to Hilton Head - 2 Hours, 40 Minutes
Myrtle Beach International Airport to Myrtle Beach - 25 Minutes
January to February and November to December
BEST GOLF WEATHER:
March to April, September to October
All times are approximate
Why choose South Carolina for a golf holiday?
The variety of destinations within South Carolina make it the perfect place to combine different golf holiday experiences. The climate is fantastic and the hospitality even better!
South Carolina is one of the USA’s must-visit golf holiday spots. Home to some of the most recognisable resorts and golf courses in the game including Harbor Town Links in Hilton Head, the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island and the simply incredible selection of golf courses in Myrtle Beach. With Augusta being only 2.5hrs away, it means you can take in a fantastic golfing break coupled with that bucket-list day at the Masters too.
Hilton Head Golf Holidays
Hilton Head is a unique island golf experience, a must stay and play in our view. It is home to the famous Harbor Town Links golf course but also to more than 23 further championship courses. With great hotels, beaches and plenty of nightlife to keep golfers busy after a great day on the course, coupled with some truly exceptional golf courses including Haig Point, and you have all the makings of a fantastic golf holiday.
Kiawah Island Golf Holidays
A destination that needs little introduction. Located only 45 minutes south of Charleston, Kiawah is renowned as one of the finest golfing resort destinations worldwide. Here you will find wild beaches, wildlife, 5-star luxury hotels, villas and residences, countless leisure facilities and 5 unforgettable golf courses including the jewel in the crown - Kiawah Ocean Course which has hosted both Ryder Cups and PGA tournaments alike.
City of Charleston Golf Holidays
Charleston is one of the must-visit cities in America. It is a very walkable city and enjoys a coastal setting meaning you can experience all the sights and sounds very easily. From horse-drawn carriage trips downtown, great beaches, courtyard restaurants, rooftop bars and great river views, Charleston has plenty to offer the visiting golfer. Surrounding the city are some fantastic golf courses including Charleston Country Club, Wild Dunes Links, Links at Stono Ferry and Rivertowne Country Club. Alternatively, head down to Kiawah Island which is only 45 minutes’ drive. Everything is very accessible from Charleston and we highly recommend using the city as a base with a hire car.
Myrtle Beach Golf Holidays
With over 90 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach region, this is America’s golfing playground. With some unmissable golf courses including Caledonia, Tidewater, Dunes Golf & Beach and Grande Dunes Resort – you are spoilt for choice when it comes to golf in Myrtle Beach. The famous Myrtle Beach boardwalk and promenade are full of great bars and restaurants too. Golf in South Carolina doesn’t get much better than this!
How long are flights from UK to South Carolina?
There are plenty of options into South Carolina with connections available throughout gateway airports in the USA including New York and Miami which opens up options to fly into Savannah, Charleston and Myrtle Beach. You can fly direct into Charlotte from London, hire a car and take the highway to any of the South Carolina resorts with ease!
What to expect upon arrival
We highly recommend hiring a car to make the most of your trip. The driving is easy, and you won’t regret it. Our golf holiday experts will always include a car that includes plenty of room for your golf clubs. If you are not so keen on driving in the US, ask us about transfers. We can arrange private and pre-booked airport and golf course transfers. This allows you to relax from the minute you arrive and allows you to soak up the atmosphere, excitement and scenery as you make your way to the resort or golf course.
Golfing in South Carolina - Weather Guide
South Carolina has an almost year-round golfing climate. Warm and humid summers and cool to mild winters are flanked by dry and very comfortable Spring and Autumn (Fall) months. We recommend travelling between March and May and September-October for the best golf conditions when temperatures are generally around 22-28C and it's less humid.
Top Tips when golfing in South Carolina
Considered one of the best cities in the world, Charleston is well worth a visit. Make sure you stay for at least 3 nights during your golf trip to South Carolina – you will not regret it. There are lots of things to see and do – visit the fountains at Waterfront Park, head to the beach, browse around the Old City Market, dine at Shem Creek or take a tour around stunning Downtown Charleston.
Hire a car
A car is essential on a trip to South Carolina. It's the best way to explore this amazing state.
Play Haig Club
For a great experience and a must-play course, play Haig Club. This exciting experience starts on the jetty whilst you await your boat transfer to the course which is set on Daufuskie Island. You'll enjoy lovely views of the famous lighthouse at Harbour Town on your way.Haig Club Golf Course >
Relive the Ryder Cup
Relive the Ryder Cup experience at Kiawah's Ocean Course and get your picture taken on the 18th green with the Ryder Cup. This is a stunning course with sea views from all 18-holes.Kiawah Ocean Course >
Visit Myrtle Beach Promenade
Make sure you visit the Myrtle Beach Promenade and Boardwalk and soak up the holiday atmosphere overlooking the amazing beach and coastline. Along with 1.2 miles of walkable boardwalk, the downtown Myrtle Beach area is home to tons of great shops, restaurants, hotels, rides and attractions.
Play on Harbour Town
Play a round at Harbour Town and tick off another Tour venue from your bucket list. Imagine walking up the 18th with the famous red and white lighthouse in the background. Magic!Harbour Town Course >
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