11 Best Golf Communities in South Carolina

11 Best Golf Communities in South Carolina

April 4, 2023

Categories: Golf, Real Estate

Our List of the Best Golf Communities in South Carolina

Golf course living translates to endless opportunities to engage in the sport. From professional-level players to beginners and everyone in between, all are welcome to get out on the course as often as they like.  

But living in a golf community doesn’t mean you must only commit to golfing as your hobby of choice. Golf communities appeal to individuals from all walks of life — from families with children, retirees in their golden years, and active individuals who just enjoy spending time outside. Many of the best golf communities in South Carolina come with access to more than just picturesque greens and tee boxes. Our list of the following communities highlights additional benefits offered to residents including social events, exclusive restaurants, and recreational activities.

Continue reading to determine if a luxury golf community is the right place for you to purchase or build your next home.

The Benefits of Living in a Golf Community

As a member of a golf community, you are able to play at some of the top-rated courses in the country — many of which are just a stone’s throw from your home. Premier golf communities often include additional features designed to improve your skill levels like pro shops, private instruction, and high-tech golf centers.

Aside from the actual playing, golf course living means you get to appreciate expansive views of pristine fairways intertwined with the local beauty surrounding your own home. What’s more, the best golf communities in South Carolina are all complete with gorgeous clubhouses and community facilities featuring beautiful architecture and exquisite amenities for residents.

Related: What It’s Like to Live on a Golf Course

The 11 Best Golf Communities in South Carolina

1. Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Kiawah Island comprises several luxury communities, including the esteemed Cassique and Ocean Park neighborhoods. Through a qualifying purchase, residents have the opportunity to become Members of The Kiawah Island Club where they can enjoy exclusive amenities and unforgettable experiences. The Island has a total of seven premier golf courses, including the legendary Ocean Course, host of the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championship. Several pro shops and a Golf Learning Center complete the golfing experience.

Learn More: A Hole-By-Hole Look at the Cassique Golf Course

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2. Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, South Carolina

Situated along the Okatie River is the ever-so charming Bluffton, South Carolina. This All-American town is home to several of the best golf communities in the state, but there is one community that stands out among the rest. Berkeley Hall Club is an established neighborhood with great focus on the golfing lifestyle many South Carolina residents seek out. With two Tom Fazio golf courses and a Golf Learning Center, residents are able to participate in a robust golf program as soon as they move in.

3. Brays Island Plantation in Sheldon, South Carolina

Brays Island is a sporting community with a passion for hunting, shooting, horsemanship, fishing, water recreation, and of course, golfing. This quaint community is home to just a few hundred families, meaning there’s never a wait at its Ron Garl championship-level course. With such a close-knit community, Brays Island is known as being one of the best golf communities in South Carolina.

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4. Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Grande Dunes is an exclusive neighborhood located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This luxurious community is a golfer’s paradise, featuring two championship golf courses designed by renowned golfers Nick Price and Roger Rulewich. The courses offer stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway and challenging play for golfers of all skill levels. In addition to its world-class golfing amenities, Grande Dunes also offers residents access to a private beach club, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, and a marina with boat storage.

5. Colleton River Club in Bluffton, South Carolina

Home to both a Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye golf course is the Colleton River Club. All 36 holes on each course offer sweeping views of the lush Lowcountry landscape. Of course, no golf community such as this is complete without its own golfing practice park. The park features a driving range, learning center, short game area, and private golf instruction to better your playing level.

6. Daniel Island Club in Charleston, South Carolina

The town of Daniel Island sits on a 4,000-acre private island situated just outside of downtown Charleston. Daniel Island Club appeals to luxury homeowners looking to live somewhere with access to great golf amenities but not be too far from an excellent nightlife. Daniel Island is just a mere 15 minutes away from Mt. Pleasant and 20 minutes from downtown Charleston. Play a round of golf in the morning and end the day with dinner and drinks at your favorite restaurant in the French Quarter.

Learn More: Your Personal Guide to Charleston

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7. Haig Point on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina

Haig Point is by far one of the most unique golf communities in South Carolina. Just south of Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island is one of the only car-free communities in the country. To get to the Haig Point community, you must take a ferry ride from Hilton Head to the community. The residents here soak in the calm and peaceful ambiance the car-free island provides. Within Haig Point you will find a Rees Jones golf course and elegant equestrian center.

8. Hampton Hall in Bluffton, South Carolina

This private community’s golf course was designed by Pete Dye, who also designed Kiawah’s Ocean Course. Hampton Hall’s golf course meanders through the community’s entirety, butting against blue lagoons and elegant homes. Golf events are often held here to encourage camaraderie between the island’s residents and foster a stronger sense of community. Players of all levels can learn to swing like a pro at their premier practice facilities.

9. Litchfield Country Club, South Carolina

Litchfield Country Club is a popular golf course located in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. The course was designed by Willard Byrd and opened in 1966. It features a traditional design with tree-lined fairways and small, undulating greens, providing a challenging but enjoyable golfing experience for players of all skill levels.

The course is situated in a scenic Lowcountry setting with beautiful oak trees and tranquil ponds throughout. In addition to golf, Litchfield Country Club offers a clubhouse with a full-service bar and restaurant, as well as a pro shop with a wide selection of golfing apparel and accessories. The course is known for its friendly staff and excellent customer service, making it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

10. The Cliffs at The Lake Region

Along the shores of Lake Keowee are a cluster of Cliffs communities in Upstate South Carolina, referred to as The Lake Region. The Cliffs at Keowee Falls, Keowee Springs, and Keowee Vineyards are three luxury communities, each donning its own signature golf course. As the name suggests, these communities are also focused on both golf and lake living. Cliffs members from any community are able to access all the events and venues at any of the seven total communities.

11. The Cliffs at The Mountain Region

The Cliffs Mountain Region consists of three more communities — The Cliffs at Glassy, Mountain Park, and Valley. Here, residents spend their days relishing in recreational pursuits, testing their skills at the challenging golf courses, and unwinding at the gorgeous clubhouse facilities.

Discover Kiawah Island, One of the Best Golf Communities in South Carolina

Kiawah Island as a whole is dedicated to the sport of golf. Simply put, there’s no better place to consider if you are looking for a golf community to purchase or build a home.

Browse through our available home listings to see for yourself the caliber of homes that can only be found here on the Island. As you will notice, all homes are built to complement the island’s stunning natural landscape, resulting in timeless homes with true Southern charm. Fortunately, this also makes for gorgeous, and challenging golf courses — like the link-style course at Cassique.

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This piece was originally written in May 2021 and refreshed in April 2023.