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4.2
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
92.5%
Recommend this course
88 out of 96 reviews
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4.0
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
10
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.8%
Recommend this course
15 out of 16 reviews
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4.0
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.9%
Recommend this course
16 out of 18 reviews
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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.

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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
96 Reviews (96)

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

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Good layout

Course not in great shape. Fairways mowed the day I played, apparently for the first time in a while. Greens not good. Grass was thin and somewhat bumpy. Bunkers weren't playable. Little sand and had obviously not been raked in weeks.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad day at Lake Marion

The morning started poorly and continued down hill when I only got four balls out of the machine at the driving range. The two guys I was playing with got one. We were then 25 minutes late teeing off. No starter around to keep things moving. The pace of play was extremely poor due to the large tourney, 5 foursomes, in front of us. No course marshal. After 12 holes in four hours I left the 2 guys I was playing with and joined the three guys behind us to play holes 16, 17 and 18. At that point there were four open holes in front of the large tourney. I know Lake Marion caters to these large groups but they need to balance this with the other people who come there to play.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Definitely worth the drive

It’s an hour commute but definitely worth the drive. I would definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 60
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 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 20
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
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
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