As if anyone needed more reasons to put a golf trip to Charleston, South Carolina , at the top of their bucket list.
Rory McIlroy’s dominant—and record-setting—PGA Championship win last August at Kiawah Island put the television spotlight on one of the world’s most picturesque courses. The Ocean Course’s abundance of seaside holes (10) is the most of any course in the Northern Hemisphere. Considered by many to be golf’s toughest test, it also one that must be faced by any serious golfer.
But Charleston golf is more than just Kiawah Island and its five outstanding public courses. There are 20 championship courses, and many more oceanside holes, to be played in this golf-rich region. Enough great courses to justify multiple golf vacations.
But make sure you leave plenty of time to enjoy the charms of Charleston itself. With its warm Southern hospitality, historic ambience, sun-soaked beaches, sensational shopping, and mouth-watering cuisine, the city is as fun as it gets. On that everyone seems to agree.
For the second consecutive year, Charleston was rated #1 in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Poll (and scored higher than any other destination in the world). Travel + Leisure ranked it the friendliest city in the U.S. and included them in their World’s Best Awards Hall of Fame. And GQ named this South Carolina coastal gem one of the coolest cities in America.
Charleston’s popularity as a destination is no secret. Southwest Airlines already offers non-stop flights here from Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, and Houston. And JetBlue will begin non-stop service from New York (JFK) and Boston on February 28.
If you are ready to go, CharlestonGolfGuide.com will help you plan a custom golf vacation or you can call 800-774-4444 for the staff’s personal recommendations.
The 2012 PGA Championship cemented Charleston’s reputation as one of the country’s best golf destinations