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4.4
402 Reviews (402)
5 Stars
216
4 Stars
154
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
93.6%
Recommend this course
386 out of 402 reviews
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4.3
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
54 out of 60 reviews
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4.3
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.4%
Recommend this course
84 out of 94 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6858 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.9

Santee National Golf Club possesses all of the charms of the Carolina Lowcountry but it is also nicely contrasted with highland terrain. The course sprawls across rolling hills covered with moss-draped live oaks that demand accuracy. Both the scenery and the challenges continue with pristine white sand bunkers that stand out against the lush greens. There are also five sparkling lakes throughout that come into play on several holes. The front nine is wide open but the course narrows as you move onto the back nine and it also becomes more wooded. It is a tough golf course but more forgiving than it seems. As the only Golf Digest 4-star rated course in the area, Santee National has a longstanding reputation with locals and it is also popular with visitors.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Greens Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Porter Gibson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
402 Reviews (402)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 19
Bunkers 17
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 16
Seniors 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Flat front nine, hilly back nine

Course was cart path only due to previous day’s showers & poor course drainage. Terrible customer service @ check-in and a rude, curt employee (I think was head pro) who obviously didn’t want to be there. The golf cart had break problems and the cart paths were in absolutely the worst condition possible—dug up, rutted out, had big rocks on them and mostly torn completely up! What a mess! With a lot of work, course could be made worth the price but right now it’s rip-off city!!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Shiver Your Teeth Out

Worse cart paths I’ve every seen—and it was “carts path only” after heavy storms night prior to playing! If you didn’t drive REALLY SLOWLY on the cart paths you would’ve needed seat belts to avoid being thrown from the cart—they were that bad!
Pro shop personnel curt, unfriendly and taking phone calls first befOre waiting on customers. Nowhere near worth the money to play!! A waste of time & money!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 52
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

We really like this course

Beautiful fun to play course. Greens are wicked fast but roll true. Well maintained course and the golf carts were super nice

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
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 Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful course , silent most of the time

Definitely check out this diamond in the rough, in the middle of nowhere yet next to I-95 along with 2 other golf courses. Must visit, must stay, must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

No players, too many cheap rounds, and not nearly enough invested in course conditions. Don’t bother if you are looking for good course conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Don't waste your money/time!! Rude staff

This will be my last time playing this course. The staff at the course have zero customer service skills. The one individual who claims to be the manager is always on a major power trip. He speaks to customers in a rude and demeaning tone. He couldn't manage a Burger King drive-thru. I have witnessed him raise his voice, and lose his cool. I believe that part of the golf experience is how you are treated by the staff, and this guy will ruin your experience. There are a couple of better courses in the area with much friendlier staff, who are always willing to accommodate. Please take your money to a course who treats customers with respect.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasant afternoon

The course looked pretty shabby. Greens could not be called greens but « browns »
This has the potential to be a lovely course. Yardage indications would help. We met a nice couple

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Time!

Overall an outstanding place to play! Greens were not in as good as I expected them to be from other reviews but staff was great, course was fun(even though we played when it was very windy), the HOT DOG was phenomenal, and I shot 76 from the Black tees! With only 1 birdie. So I have to say, I’ll be back next time I’m in the area! Thank you Santee National!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cold and blustery day at santee national

Reminded me of golf in the northeast US. Enjoyable experience. Gladly play again
Good value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Unacceptable consideration of handicapped players

The management of this course refused to cancel my booking when I attempted to reach them after they issued a statement that morning saying that play was for cart on path only. I am handicapped and can barely play 18 holes with a cart on the fairway due to back surgery followed by a total right knee replacement, which the post op PT "ruined my back again. I am on pain killers all day, so this management decision to cancel my reservation and provide me a refund is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. I could take further action, but my bank has issued me a refund, and I will drop it at that and not pursue further action with the American Disabilities Act against Santee National.

Bob Nerbun

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fast greens

Super fast greens, tight grass but time of year is most of it. Pace of play was a little slow for my liking. Carts brand new, nice place and we play it every year when visiting my mother in law.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course - brutally slow play

We loved everything about this course except the pace of play. There was a group of 20 playing best ball in front of us. Most had obviously never golfed. It took us almost 3 hours to play 9 holes.
I would suggest not booking tee times for regular golfers when these types of events are booked. It is very frustrating and could lead many to play elsewhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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