Best Golf Destinations in the Carolinas
The Carolinas offer some of the best golf in the world. With spring upon us and International Golf Day coming up on April 28, it's the perfect time to pack up and hit the links. Make sure your clubs are in order, pick up the necessary golf attire with your 20% discount at Reebok Outlets, and check out the best golf destinations in the Carolinas:
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club has been a cornerstone of the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina golf scene since 1948. Designed by famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, the Dunes Golf Club is listed as a "Top 100 Golf Course" in nearly every major golf publication. The Club has hosted countless PGA tours, including Senior PGA tours, LPGA tours and other national and state events.
Pinehurst Resort is located in the heart of the North Carolina Sandhills and is synonymous with American golf. Donald Ross first surveyed this property in 1901, years before making his name among the giants of golf architecture. Home to prestigious tours since the early 1900s such as the U.S. Open and Ryder Cup, Pinehurst remains a must-play for any golfer who is serious about the game.
Located at The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Harbour Town Golf Links lures locals and visitors alike with its gorgeous waterfront location and commitment to providing a game centered on finesse and imagination rather than strength. Designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, this award-winning golf course features a world-renowned collection of par-3s as well as a par-4 18th hole considered one of the most difficult in all of golf. Since 1969, Harbour Town Golf has been home to the RBC Heritage, a PGA Tour event held in mid-April.
The Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club in Linville, North Carolina has been challenging golfers since 1924 with its handcrafted classic architecture. Constructed with mule-and-pan grading, Donald Ross' exacting design is evident on every green. Listed in numerous "Best Courses" lists in every major golf publication, the Linville Golf Club keeps you coming back for more. Given the golf course's mountain elevation, the cool weather and midsummer breezes make Linville Golf Club a popular vacation destination.
If you haven't played the Tournament Players Club Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, you're in for a treat. A public golf course for those seeking PGA Tour-caliber golf, the TPC features a difficult 18-hole, par-72 course, as well as a superior putting green, chipping green, and grass driving range. Tour professionals such as Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Gary Player, and more come here to practice during the off-season. Host to the 2000 Senior PGA Tour Championship, the TPC is the only course in the Myrtle Beach area to be awarded 5 stars by Golf Digest Magazine.
Spend an hour at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, and you will realize why its courses have been consistently named among the best courses in the world. The Ocean Course at Kiawah was designed so that players have an unsullied view of the Atlantic Ocean and also to expose golfers to the unrelenting wind coming off of the ocean. Kiawah Island Golf Resort has hosted quite a few major golf tournaments including the Ryder Cup, the World Cup, and the PGA Championship.
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Course offers two 18-hole Donald Ross-designed golf courses nestled in the serene beauty of the majestic pine trees of Southern Pines, North Carolina. Located just four miles from Pinehurst, Pine Needles' two courses are ranked in the Top 25 of Golfweek Magazine's Top 100 Resort Courses in the US. Host to three USGA Women's U.S. Opens, Pine Needles offers a rich history and unparalleled ambiance that guests return to year after year.
Located in beautiful Isle of Palms, South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort boasts 36 holes of signature golf designed by Tom Fazio. Wild Dunes is open to the public and offers challenging courses for players at every skill level. Named as a top golf resort by various national golf publications, Wild Dunes will set you up to progress as a player with everything from stance to swing.
Step back in time at the Tobacco Road Golf Course in Sanford, North Carolina, and experience the rolling terrain of land initially used for tobacco farming. Designed by visionary architect Mike Strantz, Tobacco Road Golf Course features panoramic views and stunning vistas and was recently named one of the top Golf Courses in the World by Golf Course Architecture. Established in 1998, Tobacco Road is a relatively young golf course, but the classic course design paired with the beautiful untarnished topography of the area, allows players to experience the traditional spirit of the game.
If your style of play veers more toward miniature golf, Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Golf in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a must-visit. While there are numerous mini-golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area, locals and visitors alike consistently rank Mt. Atlanticus as the best. Designed like a realistic mountain, you ascend the terrain as you putt through the holes encountering various creatures and challenges. This course is fun for the whole family, and if you get a hole in one on the last hole, you could win free games for life.
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