Charleston, South Carolina has long been recognized for its many historic “firsts”, ranging from the first museum in America to the first shots of the American Civil War. What many people don’t realize is that the game of golf also figures prominently on this list. More than 200 years ago, Charleston was the site of America’s first golf club. In 1786 the South Carolina Golf Club and Harleston Green were established in what is now downtown Charleston. In fact, the term “green fee” is thought to have evolved from the membership fees paid to maintain the course. While Harleston Green has since faded from memory, it helped established a heritage of golfing excellence that today is evident throughout the Lowcountry.
Golf in the Charleston will continue to boom. There are now over twenty world-class courses situated on breathtaking coastal terrain ranging from true links style to tightly wooded Lowcountry layouts. Throughout the area you’ll find the best efforts of the world’s top architects: Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Rees Jones, Arthur Hills, and Robert Trent Jones Sr., just to name a few.
Come enjoy the golf by day and walk the quaint streets of historic Charleston in the evening. Discover world class cuisine in the heart of American history and an exciting night life to rival the world's great cities.