Best of 2018: South Carolina

The best golf courses you can play according to our community of golf courses reviewers.
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club's 383-yard closer is both beautiful and dangerous.

The yearly Golf Advisor state best-of lists are compiled by analyzing the ratings and reviews submitted by members of our community throughout the year. We use our Golf Advisor Index logic that weights newer reviews and combine it with a course's weighted subcategory averages. Reviews from trusted and active reviewers are weighted heavier than inactive members.

Courses must offer public access and have received at least one review in 2018 to be eligible for this year's list.

South Carolina golf courses reviewed in 2018: 203
Reviews of South Carolina golf courses in 2018: 4,487

  1. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
    Resort
    4.8361294118
    80

  2. Pawleys Island, South Carolina
    Public
    4.7509352941
    89

  3. Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
    Resort
    3.4841058824
    93

  4. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
    Resort
    4.8106764706
    51

  5. Kiawah Island, South Carolina
    Resort
    4.9531470588
    64

  6. Kiawah Island, South Carolina
    Resort
    5.0
    5

  7. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.3529705882
    21

  8. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
    Resort
    4.3134882353
    59

  9. Conway, South Carolina
    Public
    4.2823529412
    46

  10. Greenwood, South Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.4643647059
    173

  11. Cheraw, South Carolina
    Public
    4.6751235294
    243

  12. Clemson, South Carolina
    Public
    4.7771117647
    222

  13. Bluffton, South Carolina
    Public
    4.3640058824
    1139

  14. Blythewood, South Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.7388647059
    324

  15. Lancaster, South Carolina
    Public
    4.5221176471
    699

  16. Manning, South Carolina
    Public/Resort
    4.3915176471
    105

  17. Parris Island, South Carolina
    Military
    4.4437588235
    297

  18. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    Semi-Private/Resort
    3.9275470588
    31

  19. North Augusta, South Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.6641411765
    367

  20. Santee, South Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.4688705882
    342

  21. Travelers Rest, South Carolina
    Public/Resort
    4.5421176471
    212

  22. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    Public
    3.3934705882
    46

  23. Isle of Palms, South Carolina
    Resort
    4.2856470588
    96

  24. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.0990647059
    43

  25. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.3304235294
    1011

4 Comments
Default User Avatar
Commented on

After going to Myrtle Beach almost every year from 1989 to 2010 haven’t gone back ! Wondering what’s going on as far as golf and restaurants , bars . Noticed that many courses have closed and have no idea what the “go to “ courses are ? We used to go to NY Prime and a few other places .we could use a little help with golf and lodging. Any suggestions?

Default User Avatar
Commented on

I am a member at Wyboo Golf Club in Manning, SC. Does this mean we are #16 in the State? I love this course and it is a Gem hidden in the country outside of Florence, SC and Columbia, SC. I just wanted to know the exact ranking according to Golf Advisor. Thank you and I enjoy reading your articles and reviews.

Staff
Commented on

Yes, based on 2018 reviews from our community

Default User Avatar
Commented on

Hmmm...Prestwick in Top 25 but Not True Blue or Kings North ..I play lots of Myrtle Beach courses so very surprised to see Prestwick in South Carolina Top 25..

View all the Golfers' Choice 2021 lists, including all 50 states.
Best campus and collegiate-affiliated public golf courses according to our reviews community.
1 Min Read
Best public-access courses in the Lone Star state based on reviews from our community of golfers.
1 Min Read
The best executive, par-3 and nine-hole public golf courses according to our reviews community.
4 Min Read
Best public golf courses in the state based on our community of reviewers.
1 Min Read
Best public courses in the state based on our community of reviewers.
1 Min Read
Best public golf courses in the state based on our community of reviewers.
1 Min Read
Popular
2 Min Read
November 15, 2021
Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and world-class instructors help you get up-and-down more often.
6 Min Read
November 20, 2021
Help the golfer in your life shoot lower scores, look and feel better than ever this holiday season with these eight golf gifts.
12 Min Read
November 18, 2021
Golfers can choose from a wide variety of portable launch monitor price points and user experiences. Here is what's new and the best ones to consider to improve your golf.
5 Min Read
November 3, 2021
Playing golf at night is a fun experience everyone should try.
Load More
Now Reading
Best of 2018: South Carolina