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By michael s

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  1. Will be going to Charleston (isle of palms) This spring. Are ther any ( othen than Kiawah) Places that I must play? Or must eats and drinks?

    Thanks everyone!

  2. Todd E

    Todd E
    Union, KY

    Palmetto Dunes is just North of Isle of Palms. Once you get to Kiawah play the River course if you can as well as Turtle Point.
  3. Todd E said:

    Palmetto Dunes is just North of Isle of Palms. Once you get to Kiawah play the River course if you can as well as Turtle Point.

    Isn’t Palmetto Dunes in Hilton Head? That’s about 1.5 - 2 hours south of IoP.
  4. PZ


    The Charleston Muni is one of a kind and I would highly recommend it. We did a Kiawah trip and came to Charleston just to play this course. Recently renovated, lots of "template holes" that make you feel like you're playing golf in the Golden Age. There's some good content on youtube regarding this course also. Was recently listed in a top 25 muni courses in America. Call for a tee time!
  5. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Thanks for the good review, PZ. Concur on the MUNI and am a passholder. It is ranked #19, right behind Torrey Pines, by You can call for a tee time seven days in advance. Sometimes you can walk up during the early week after 10am. I play it three days a week and we are very busy before 10 and really tough it get a tee time on the weekends. My group has eight tee times starting at 8am, M/W/F and around 70,000 rounds a year. Shot placement is the key and do not recommend always shooting at the flag, which are very short and not red/white/blue. Will need a rangefinder. No yardage markers in fairways. Four tees for men to play from - Blues Rated 72.1, 137 (6565yds), White 70.1, 132 (6090), Gold (5365) 66.1, 119 and Red 63.1, 111 (4585). Beau Housler, PGA tour, holds new course record at 67. Your can choose your poison. Water come into play on 14 holes and well placed and hidden bunkers in fairway. Old school deep bunkers. Greens fairly fast normally running at 10.5. Do not be a hero, manage you game. In addition to the Ocean Course, the muni should be on your must play list. I live in Mt Pleasant, about ten minutes from the IOP and choose to play the muni. We are the Rascals, a bunch of retirees. Might also try Patriots Point in Mt Pleasant. Over looks the Charleston Harbor, great view. Not very difficult. Easy until 15-18. Prices can be a little steep. Next to the Yorktown aircraft carrier which is a great attraction.

    FOOD Local Recommendations: Go to google: Pages, Viscous Biscuits. Lewis BBQ, Amalfis Italian, Long Island Café.

    Welcome to the number one tourist attraction and best American. Y'all come.....Chuck Z
  6. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Being you will be staying on the Isle of Palms, a couple of other recommendations. Rivertowne CC and Dunes West CC. They are located in Mt Pleasant and are about a fifteen-twenty minute drive from the resort, all depending on the traffic. Recommend calling for a tee time and if you are looking to stay in this area, I would recommend these two courses. Cannot figure a Palmetto Dunes course North of here, that Todd mentioned. There is the Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, which I have played and is an excellent club and Myrtlewood Golf Course, Palmetto Course in N Myrtle Beach which is ok, but have never had a desire to play it, very touristy. Palmetto Dunes course is in Hilton Head and about one and a half hours south, a Robert Trent Jones design, very nice. Played it years ago at a MDA Celebrity Golf Tournament. If you choose to venture outside Charleston, Bluffton has some nice semiprivate courses. But I think we have some nice courses to keep you in the area. Kiawah Resort (The Ocean Course, Turtle Point, Osprey Point, Cougar Point) and it's neighbor, Seabrook Island (Ocean Winds and Crooked Oaks).

    Forgot to mention a new restaurant that is opening in Mt Pleasant. Bohemian Bull on Highway 17N. A casual relaxing place should be open when you get here. We have a COSTCO in Mt Pleasant if you need to stock up on the island.

    Do not worry about grocery stores we have one on every corner. Harris Teeter (Kroger), Public, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Aldi, Walmart, Target, and Lowes.

    If you folks like liquid refreshments we have three breweries in Mt Pleasant who offer tastings;

    Westbrook Brewing, Ghost Monkey Brewing, and Two Blokes Brewing. Take a tour and visit their tap room.

    Hope I have not overloaded you with local info. Have covered other places to play, places to eat, and of course to drink. Nice bars at Shem Creek (most photographed place in S Carolina). Have fun.
  7. Thomas Y

    Thomas Y
    Wenham, MA


    You are an ambassador not only for Team Titleist but also for your locale. Thanks very much for the information. Would you be able to add more info on the relative greens fees at the facilities?
  8. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    They change based on the time of the year. Some courses offer specials during certain days of the week. Some offer senior days. My best advice is call a week in advance to book a tee time, because most courses require it. Hope this helps regarding rate for non residents:

    Rivertowne - weekday $99/weekend $109 w/ cart
    Dunes West - weekday $89/weekend $99 w/cart
    Muni - $60 walking/$80 riding everyday Sr 62+ $50 walking/$70 riding everyday
    Kiawah Resort starting in March
    The Ocean Course - $600 +
    Cougar Point, Oak Point, Osprey Point, and Turtle Point - $290 +

    If anyone in your group is a Veteran and has a PGA Hope card you might mention it and see if they offer a discount to the holder of that card.
  9. mperk81

    Anderson, SC

    Do anything you can to get onto Bulls Bay. Mike Strantz gem where Hootie plays all of the time.
  10. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Just worked an event at Kiawah and the courses just went from $290 to $305. Believe they said the Ocean Course is now $650. Tourist season just opened. Also Bulls Bay is very private and you have to play with a member or know Joe Rice who owns the course. It only has 300 members and they are by invitation only. Yes, Darius Rucker is a member and the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation sponsors a Men's Intercollegiate Invitational Golf Tournament there this month, 24th - 29th. I work there as a volunteer on Friday and Saturday night for the Hootie at Bulls Bay rodeo where they raise money for the foundation and entertain the players before the tournament. Darius and the guys do events to raise money for local charities in the Charleston area and support the University of S Carolina. It is a great venue and a lot of fun. They have a club mascot, a 1400 pound Scottlish Highland-Texas Longhorn mix bull named Titleist. He is a beautiful site to see.

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