Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.2
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
93.1%
Recommend this course
83 out of 90 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6413 yards
Slope 120
Rating 70.9

Lake Marion Golf Course is situated in the heart of Santee, one of the East Coast's premier golfing destinations. The course is routed through a series of lakes and mature pine forests. Trees border the fairways and there are 47 strategically placed bunkers lurking beside the greens. Water also comes into play on a few holes. The gently rolling terrain provides elevated greens and subtle but tricky contours. The winding layout also has a few doglegs that can be hard to navigate. Don't let the challenges fool you though, the golf course is player friendly enough for beginners to approach with confidence. It is a favorite amongst both locals and visitors not only for the extremely playable layout but also the well conditioned greens that putt fast and true all year long.

Book a Tee Time at
Lake Marion Golf Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1978
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Miniverde Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Riccoboni (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts required. Golf shUorts permitted. No tees, tanks, halters, swimsuits, blue jeans, cut-offs, short shorts, jogging shorts, bike shorts, athletic shorts, or thong sandals.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.2
90 Reviews (90)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Elevation Changes 10
Water Hazards 8
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 11
Group Getaways 9
Playing Multiple Courses 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 11
Convenient to the City 7

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

golf shop has lots & lots

course played tough , just didn't hit the ball very and didn't score well the 4 of us had a nice day and the staff was great looking to playing again sometime.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice course

Nice golf store. Check out the variety. Starter was on the ball and doing his job well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day for great play

Course played really well. Greens were pretty fast but overall had a great time and will be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Next to the villas

This course had a good layout with greens that rolled true although much slower than other courses in the area,Course could have used a bit more groundskeeping particularly just off the greens.Check in a little slow because of villa guests cashing in their gift cards.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would of like to see a bit more house keeping on the course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

What happened here?

I have been playing this course for many years, but it has been at least one year since my last visit. Let me start out by saying that I've always enjoyed the layout of this course. If you know where to hit the ball and where not to hit it, you can post a decent score. The greens were very patchy and very inconsistent for putting. It was quite frustrating. On top of that, the rough was recently cut with the grass clippings left inn place making it impossible to find a ball if I didn't hit the fairway. The fairway was not closely cut, so "pinching" the ball to create some spin was a bit difficult. I sure hope that the course improves because as I said, I really like this track. Santee National right down the road is a much better option right now as the course conditions are quite fantastic.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Value Great Staff

Great course. Well maintained, super friendly staff. This is a very affordable round of golf on a course that definitely has the look and feel of much more expensive locations. Generally great weather all year round. Great for beginners or the very skilled. Very good Pro Shop. Tremendous selection and supply of shoes. Just picked up a a pair of Skechers Golf at a great price. Well worth a visit for golf and equipment!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Great course. Well maintained, super friendly staff. This is a very affordable round of golf on a course that definitely has the look and feel of much more expensive locations. You won't be disappointed! Very good Pro Shop. Tremendous selection and supply of shoes. Just picked up a a pair of Skechers Golf at a great price. Well worth a visit for golf and equipment!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course, Greens?

Played here in late September. Course is still in great shape, but the greens were not as nice as previous. Greens had several spots of dying grass, looks like it was too wet in other places with bare spots, but the greens are receptive. You must pay attention to the grain in the greens. Course is challenging but playable for every level of golfer. A must play, you will not be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another Solid Round

Had Lake Marion on the agenda again for our annual trip. Other than some pace of play issues on our initial 18, everything was great. Course conditions were as expected for early spring. Fairways and greens were in good shape and the rough is still coming out of dormancy. Not overly challenging but a few holes can jump up and bite you if you get too lax.

Definitely worth taking advantage of the replay deal here if it's part of your package. We ended up playing another 9 and had a great time with a good bit less golfers on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Value for the Money

Excellent course with a great layout.The fairways and greens were in top shape.I would definitely play here again.Also some great deals on shoes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good value with friendly staff

My first time playing on the course and I'll definitely be back!

Very nice layout and a greens fee that makes it a good value.

Very friendly staff and offered to mail my cell phone that I lost on the course back to me. Phone was mailed back to me in a protective package with no damage.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Golf Course

Played this course as part of a 3 day golf package along with Santee Cooper and Santee National. The course is in excellent condition. Greens hold nicely and run true. Greens has good pace and are in very good shape. Lots of dogleg holes. Course is wide open and plays fair. The package offered through Santee Cooper Resort is perfect, and they take very good care of you. Very much recommend this course, you should not be disappointed. Only thing we didn't like was no cold water jugs on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Nearby Courses
Santee, South Carolina
Semi-Private
4.3628166667
75
Santee, South Carolina
Semi-Private
4.5473941176
308
Summerton, South Carolina
Resort
1.0
1
Holly Hill, South Carolina
Semi-Private
3.2190941176
58
Manning, South Carolina
Semi-Private
3.7451176471
29
Manning, South Carolina
Public/Resort
4.1176470588
99
Saint Matthews, South Carolina
Semi-Private
3.6363333333
12
Manning, South Carolina
Semi-Private
3.8333333333
32

Stay & Play Offers

From $119
Valid dates: Sep 01, 2020 - May 31, 2021
The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is proud to partner with MGM Resorts to provide you with an incredible Las Vegas trip.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE