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Golfing Through the Olde English District

Golfing Through the Olde English District

Home to more than 350 golf courses, South Carolina is known for boasting world-class greens and fairways with surprising layouts and challenging holes. Among them are 17 courses in the Olde English District, set amidst the piedmont of the Palmetto State. 

Chester County 

Chester Golf Club

Near Charlotte and Columbia, Chester Golf Club has been a go-to among locals since 1971. Number 12, the golf club’s signature hole, is a par 5 and requires two shots over water. No matter your golf game, you will surely enjoy the scenery of forest land and wildlife at this year-round course. 

Golfing Through the Olde English District
Chester Golf Club

Republic Golf Course & Club

Located in Great Falls, this golf club combines great views with challenging holes, creating a fun experience for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Republic Golf Club a terrific choice for those looking to squeeze in a quick round.

York County 

Fort Mill Golf Club

Founded in 1948, Fort Mill’s championship golf course rolls through tree-lined fairways. The legendary Donald Ross designed the front nine holes, and George Cobb designed the back nine, which opened in 1959. Fort Mill Golf Club is several minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, making it a favorite among travelers (and locals). It features a walker-friendly layout and is perfect for an afternoon round of golf.

Pinetuck Golf Club

Rock Hill’s Pinetuck Golf Club is often praised for having some of the best putting surfaces in the area. You won’t find any parallel holes on this 150-acre course, which is framed by trees and occupied by various wildlife. Pinetuck’s signature hole is Number 17, which requires a tee shot over a lake. 

Spring Lake Country Club

Just 30 minutes from Charlotte, this course features large greens, narrow Bermuda fairways and a 351-yard signature hole (Number 9, par 4) that requires an approach shot over water. The uniquely designed layout and stunning surroundings make it a must-play in York.

Springfield Golf Club

Springfield Golf Club in Fort Mill, designed by Clyde Johnston, features a variety of holes that will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Visitors and locals often take advantage of this championship course, making it a highly favored regional golfing destination. 

Tega Cay Golf Club

As the only 27-hole course in the region, this championship green is known as a fair but challenging experience. The 18th hole of the Grande View Nine was voted “Favorite 18th Golf Hole in the Charlotte Area” by local radio listeners. Come and try one (or all) of the three nine-hole courses and you will understand why Tega Cay Golf Club is a local favorite.  

Waterford Golf Club

Featuring a great layout along the Catawba River, Waterford Golf Club in Rock Hill has highly praised putting surfaces. Waterford is a great course for players of all skill levels and is conveniently located off I-77. 

Kershaw County

Kershaw Golf Course

The Kershaw Golf Course opened in 1933 and features a 15-tee driving range. This course is ideal for the casual weekend golfer but is still highly suitable for more advanced players.

Pine Creek Golf Course

Situated among winding creeks and tall pines in Camden, this course features premier putting surfaces and a full practice facility. 

Chesterfield County

White Plains Golf Club

Since its opening in 1968, White Plains Golf Club has been a popular choice for players because of its subtle challenges combined with its affordability. This family-friendly course was designed by Eddie Riccoboni and boasts generous landing areas off tees.

Green River Country Club

Situated south of the North Carolina state line on the outskirts of Chesterfield, South Carolina, Green River Country Club is lesser-known among visitors. It is surrounded by mature pine and offers a challenging, fun game. The front nine holes are relatively flat, with a few parallel fairways. The back nine holes, however, are a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.  

Cheraw State Park Golf Course

This championship course was designed by Tom Jackson. In the middle of a pine forest along the shores of Lake Juniper, this challenging course has a variety of slopes, contours, fairway widths and bunkering. 

Golfing Through the Olde English District
Cheraw State Park Golf Course

Lancaster County

Carolina Lakes Golf Club

Located in ​​Indian Land, nestled between the Catawba River, tall pines, maples and oak trees, Carolina Lakes Golf Club is an upscale facility (daily fees required). The course is well-maintained, featuring Bermuda fairways and Bent Grass greens.

Edgewater Golf Club

Off the beaten path, Edgewater Golf Club quickly gained a reputation for being one of the toughest courses in the Carolinas. This 2008-built course is popular among locals because of the championship-caliber holes and its secluded, peaceful location.

Lancaster Golf Club

On the outskirts of the historic city of Lancaster, this course is enjoyable for players of all skill levels. It offers a courteous staff, quality conditions and excellent value.