Maybe YOU Should Be Too!
You all know that the Masters is in Augusta, but did you know that the historic city across the river in South Carolina, Aiken, and its surrounding area is blessed with outstanding golf courses that you can get on and won’t break the bank to do so? Diagonally across the State you will find thriving Rock Hill, South Carolina, a southern suburb of Charlotte that in August hosted the PGA Championship! Rock Hill is also blessed with great tracks, some that are private, but we can get you on and these will also not break the bank to play!
Welcome to the Mountains to Midlands Golf Alliance where four regions from within the State of South Carolina have come together to bring you top quality golf in a multitude of settings that are sure to satisfy the most diverse pallets. We Dare You to Compare!
For us golfers we always feel that golf carts have the right of way and is the case almost everywhere. Maybe not in Aiken. Often referred to as the Saratoga of the South, Horses rule – and have the right of way!
Aiken in Thoroughbred Country
The Aiken Winter Colony became a winter home for many famous and notable people, including those with such last names as Astor, Vanderbilt, Pinkerton, Rockefeller and others.
You know that you’ve truly succeeded when you live on a dirt road. That’s because most of the horse district around downtown is on dirt roads, just off the oak canopy of often-photographed South Boundary Avenue.
But back to the golf courses here are some of the Aiken area courses that you will want to check out for yourselves. Mount Vintage Golf Club likened to Augusta National by Golf Magazine, The River Club set along the banks of the Savannah River and the almost 100 year old Houndslake Country Club or the slightly elder sister established in 1912 – The Aiken Golf Club. None will disappoint.
The Thrill of Rock Hill in the Olde English District
Rock Hill, the dynamic suburb 20 miles south of Charlotte, NC, has 11 fine tracks to choose from including two historic private facilities, the Rock Hill Country Club (A.W. Tillinghast, 1934) and Camden Country Club (Donald Ross, 1903), only accessible through Golf Packages of South Carolina.
A few of the golfer’s favorites in the area include the timeless and traditional Springfield Golf Club, Edgewater Golf Club in the Fuzzy Zoeller designed community and Carolina Lakes’ pristine setting of streams and ponds along the Catawba River.
Blend historic charm of downtown with dynamic growth in nearby communities such as Fort Mill where you will find a creative collection of shops and eateries or you can wine and dine your night away on the Pump House Roof Top overlooking the Catawba River. An exciting place to Stay and Play.
Columbia in Lake Murray Country – The Jewel of the South
Fourteen golf courses including the home course of the USC Gamecocks golf teams Cobblestone Park, the enchanting P.B. Dye designed Windermere Golf Club, and Oak Hills Golf Club a Steve Melnyk and Davis Love III design named to Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” to name a few.
Columbia is the State Capital and the largest city in the State. Combining the graces of a rich past with the vibrancy of a city that is home to a major university and a jewel in itself is the majestic Lake Murray with over 650 miles of shoreline.
What appeals more to golfers after a round of golf than a cold one? Not much! Of course with quenching a thirst comes a food adventure as well and there is no shortage on that front either. A few that we really like and where you can get a good sampling of both are Twisted Spur in Columbia’s downtown Vista entertainment district. Also in the area are the likes of Hunter-Gatherer Brewery and Alehouse and Old Mill Brew Pub both on Main Street and walking distance from each other.
Discover Greenville in the Upcountry
With over 16 courses to choose from they will take you high onto hill tops where eagles soar and down into valleys of babbling brooks! Both The Walker Course at Clemson University with its tiger paw, par 3, 17th, and The Furman University Golf Club are must stops when visiting this part of the State. The Preserve at Verdae is carved out of the Carolina Forest located in mid-town Greenville, while Woodfin Ridge Golf Club and River Falls Plantation may provide some of the more dramatic settings.
The city of Greenville is one of the fastest growing cities in the State, home to German automobile icon BMW and Michelin headquarters too, Greenville has revved itself up to become one of America’s hippest, must-visit destinations. Come on down for a test drive…and we mean that!
Play one region or play them all, we Dare you to Compare!
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