A CAROLINAS GOLF VACATION COMBINES championship layouts with stunning vistas steeped in history. The seaside resort of Myrtle Beach offers more than 100 courses that challenge expert and novice players alike. “The Golf Capital of the World” sets the stage for the World Amateur Handicap Championship each fall, with many of the tournament’s participating courses receiving accolades from publications such as Golf Digest.
Four hours to the south, the island paradise of Hilton Head welcomes the world’s best for the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage Championship and all golfers with it’s signature seaside hospitality. 27 masterful courses and first-class accommodations make this world-renowned destination a must.
Located within driving distance of Raleigh and Charlotte, the Pinehurst area is a crown jewel of Carolina golf known for a plethora of exciting and affordable rounds. The area hosted the 2014 U.S. Open Championships at Pinehurst No. 2, a course infused by the surrounding hills and the architectural genius of Donald Ross.
On the other end of the Tarheel State are the Outer Banks, a coastal retreat that allows golfers to enjoy the simpler pleasures of the game and of life itself.
Charleston offers a surprisingly rich golf scene, as worldclass courses are enhanced by the city’s colonial charm and cosmopolitan atmosphere. While The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island has gained fame as the site of the 2012 PGA Championship, Charleston is not new to the sport – the first golf course in America was founded by the city’s residents in 1786.
The mountains of Western North Carolina are home to a higher standard of golf, literally. At these courses in the Asheville area, players are treated to majestic views of the ancient Appalachian Mountains while enjoying the region’s distinct and satisfying courses.
In the following pages, you’ll discover the premier golf destinations of the Carolinas.