Golf St Johns Island South Carolina Courses Links Clubs Resorts

Well if it’s good enough for John, it’s good enough for me! John’s Island is a golfer’s paradise with an enormous offering for the hacker to the pro. This is the place where golf widows are made. So, polish up that club and kiss that sweet spot as we take a look at some of the best golf offerings at St. John’s Island.

1. The Seabrook Island Resort offers two challenging course selections. A venue that is only open to members and resort guests, solitude and seclusion will be the name of your game.

a. The Crooked Oaks Coarse was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. around the antebellum uniqueness of moss festooned live oak trees. Besides the beautiful carpet, guests will unearth a spectacular par 72 course.

b. The Ocean Wind Course was designed by William Byrd. As the name states, the ocean winds fight for the control of your game. So get in the zone and take on this par 72 behemoth.

2. The Links at Stono Ferry combines the traditions of the historic South Carolina experience while guests are treated to a game along the coastal waters. Celebrate that million dollar swing as you discover relics from the Civil War Battle of Stono Ferry which was fought on the very grounds beneath you. This 18-hole beauty offers guest players a challenge while playing amongst the grandiose pines and gusts off the water.

3. You can’t talk about golf experiences on Johns Island without including the Kiawah Island Resort. The resort is a golfer’s fantasy with five award-winning championship golf courses. The resort has proudly hosted many national championships.

a. The Ocean Course presents golfers a high frequency wind swept challenge. Guests will not find any pitch and putt here. It was built in 1991 by Peter Dye whose sensitivity to the winds makes it a must play. A movie star in its own right, “The Legend of Bagger Vance” was film here. It has received numerous awards from an assortment of major golf authorities throughout world.

b. Turtle Point has an extraordinary course design courtesy of golf sensation Jack Nicklaus. The course, which is steeped in tradition, is known for its slender fairways, diminutive greens, demanding water hazards and a whole lot of ways to find yourself in the rough. Players will rely on their entire bag in order to triumph over this giant.

c. Osprey Point was designed by another great, Tom Fazio. It features four natural lakes, saltwater marshes, and dense forest areas of live oaks, pines, and magnolias. Each hole is unique and, because of its munificent landing areas, it is especially playable for the high-handicapper.

d. Oak Point was once part of a tomato and indigo plantation. It integrates the undulating countryside into surging fairways and tricky dance floors.

e. Cougar Point just received the “Golf Course of The Year” award from the South Carolina Course Owners Association. Designed by golf great Gary Player, you will not find meat and potatoes par fours here.

4. For those looking to spend some money for a membership, the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek is a private golf course. Designed by golf course designer Rees Jones, it is an astonishing work of art. Because of its locality by the water, golfers will have a challenge staying out of the drink as they traverse the marsh lands and ocean’s edge.

So, pick up you short stick and hit the dance floor, St. John’s Island is waiting for you.

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