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BY
Bob
Gillespie
1912
1927
1932
The Aiken Golf Club
Pine Lakes Country Club
The Aiken Golf Club, circa
1912, was built as an amenity
to Highland Park Hotel in
Aiken—which hosted wealthy
Northerners in the 1920s.
Designed by John Inglis, the
club plays like a trip into golf’s
past and was the first U.S.
course to establish women’s tees.
Less than 6,000 yards long, this
pine-lined property plays longer
(and tougher) than its yardage.
With 80-plus courses, Myrtle
Beach is an international golf
destination, but only one course
calls itself “The Granddaddy.”
Built in 1927, Pine Lakes sits
on dunes a half-mile from the
Atlantic Ocean and was built by
Robert White, first president of
the PGA of America. Most recently
renovated in 2002, the course
added two new holes to its existing
layout. Pine Lakes is home to the
Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame.
Boscobel Golf
& Country Club
1924
Moree’s Cheraw
Country Club
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TEE OFF AT THE
STATE’S HISTORIC
GOLF COURSES
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World-renowned golf architect
Donald Ross designed four
courses in South Carolina.
Moree’s Cheraw Country Club,
built in 1924, claims nine holes
by the master on its 18-hole,
6,437-yard layout. The club in
Cheraw includes a driving range
and chipping and putting greens,
plus a pool and lodging for outof-town visitors at its Moree’s
Sportsman’s Preserve. Across
U.S. 52, visit Cheraw State Park,
which has its own 18-hole course.
1929
City of Charleston
Municipal Golf Course
Two miles from the private
Country Club of Charleston,
site of the 2019 U.S. Women’s
Open, is “The Muni,” which
has nearly as much history as
its neighbor. Built in 1929,
it sits on a 120-acre tract of
James Island. Playing to wide
fairways and around water and
marshland, the course hosts
more than 50,000 rounds a
year and proudly claims the title
of “Everyone’s Course.”
Located minutes from Clemson
University in Pendleton,
Boscobel was designed in 1932
by Fred Bolton and upgraded by
architect Russell Breeden years
later. At 6,500 yards and par
71, the design features five par-3
holes, water on three holes and
rolling terrain surrounded by
oaks and pines. The real test of
Boscobel, though, is its small
bentgrass greens.
1960
Atlantic Dunes
The Ocean Course at Atlantic
Dunes (pictured, left) was the first
golf course built on Hilton
Head Island, designed by
George Cobb in 1960. In 2017,
five-time RBC Heritage winner
Davis Love III completed a
total reconstruction of the Sea
Pines Resort course. With large
dunes and thick forests, Atlantic
Dunes is visually striking,
especially the par-3 15th, one
of just two beachfront golf holes
on Hilton Head Island.
TEE TIME
DiscoverSouthCarolina.com/golf has details on hundreds of courses across the state.
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