G olf courses right by the sea, miles of sandy beaches, historic town centers and all kinds of diverse recreational activities make this golf trip unforgettable. In South Carolina, you will experience golf and lodging at the highest level during 14 days! You visit with your rental car the places Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island and Hilton Head Island, where you relax in first-class accommodations in each case and have time to explore the cities beside the excellent golfing. Let yourself be enchanted by the flair of the southern states.
Golf round trip USA South Carolina (Hilton Head Island-Kiawah Island)
Day 1: Arrival Charleston
Welcome to South Carolina! After picking up your rental car, you drive to your hotel, a few steps from the old city center. In the picturesque port city of Charleston, you'll find the Old South! Here, as in no other place in the world, including Mississippi, traditional plantations and mansions surround the old harbor.
Day 2: Charleston
On a guided city tour you will learn interesting facts while visiting the most beautiful places of Charleston. Plus, today you'll be golfing at Rivertowne Country Club, a challenging course with gorgeous views and scenery that will provide you with an absolutely top-notch golf experience.
Day 3: Charleston – Myrtle Beach
On the way to Myrtle Beach, you drive past a cotton plantation lined with ancient oak trees, considered one of the most beautiful in the U.S. Known from various movies and most photographed was the Avenue of Oaks, which is also on the way to Myrtle Beach.
Day 4: Myrtle Beach
Pete Dye, the famous architect of some of the best golf courses in the world has also let his imagination run wild in Myrtle Beach and lived out his stylish work. For example, the Dye Course at Barefoot you're golfing today has five different types of grasses that give it new definitions and playing characteristics.
Day 5: Myrtle Beach
Greg Norman himself designed the golf course whose challenge you are facing today. The fairways here have been closely framed with sand, reminiscent of desert courses in the Southwest. Norman spared no expense to elegantly incorporate natural vegetation and enhance it with the most expensive lawns. The Norman Course at Barefoot is a tough, fairly narrow but interesting course.
Day 6: Myrtle Beach
Grande Dunes Golf Course opened in 2001 and was immediately deemed the Best New Gold Course. Nearly half of the lanes are on the steep sides of the Intracoastal Waterway. The numerous lakes and the wide fairways challenge you to a precise game in the picturesque surroundings.
Day 7: Myrtle Beach – Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island is an offshore island on the Atlantic coast. The natural paradise extends over 40 square kilometers, a subtropical wilderness intermixed with dense coastal forests full of pines and magnolias. Loggerhead turtles make their home on the fine sand beaches, lynx stalk the dunes and jungle, and wild otters nest in the quiet lakes.
Day 8: Kiawah Island
Experience the challenging game on the Kiawah Island Ocean Course, depending on the direction and strength of the wind. Probably no other golf course outside Great Britain and Ireland is so much influenced by the wind! Two places were built especially according to the wind, one for the west wind, the other for the east wind.
Day 9: Kiawah Island – Hilton Head Island
You are making your way to Hilton Head Island. The island charms with stunning coastal scenery. Pristine beaches alternate with freshwater or saltwater marshes, wetlands and Virginia oaks thick with Spanish moss.
Day 10: Hilton Head Island
The Palmetto Dunes Jones Course is known for its ocean-facing location and views of the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to wide fairways, challenging bunkers and subtle elevation changes, the golf course is well suited for beginners as well as experienced players.
Day 11: Hilton Head Island
The Palmetto Dunes Fazio Course is revered as the championship course on the island and offers a challenging experience! With a lot of slope, the course represents one of Fazio's most impressive works.
Day 12: Hilton Head Island
The day is at your free disposal. Visit the island's landmark, the red and white ringed Sea Pines Lighthouse. Around the Harbour Town Lighthouse you will find numerous shopping opportunities and restaurants. In addition, the island is rich in cultural influences of the Gullah Geechee people, descendants of former slaves who once worked on the island's plantations. Fascinating history can be experienced at the beautiful Gullah Little House Museum or at Mitchelville Freedom Park on the north end of the island.
Day 13: Hilton Head Island
The Palmetto Dunes Hills Course is considered the toughest of the three Palmetto facilities. Forested with tall pines and mossy oaks, the green fairways run alongside crystal clear lakes.
Day 14: Hilton Head Island
After these paradisiacal days, you will drive to the Savannah airport where you will return the rental car and begin your journey home or start your extended stay.
Combine your round trip with a city break in New York.