Santee National Golf Club presents one of the area's best challenges but is still player friendy.
155 Myrtlewood Drive, Santee, South Carolina 29142, US
(803) 854-2252
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About Chapel Creek Plantation Villas

The Chapel Creek Plantation is home to 12 villas located on the first fairway of the Santee National Golf Club. Each villa is decorated with a Southern architectural theme that includes two bedrooms (4 total beds), two baths, laundry and a kitchen. Its golf packages with golfsantee.com can be customized to include breakfast at Clark's Restaurant or the Quality Inn & Suites. Santee National dates to 1989 and challenges players with rolling hills, mossy oaks, 40 bunkers and five water hazards. It is one of several courses available in area golf packages.

Facts

Price Range$, $$
Property Class★★★
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Practice FacilityYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

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Handicap 15-19
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
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Perfect Course-Perfect Weather

Somewhat challenging with the fast but true greens.
Weather and pace of play were perfect. Really enjoyed the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Value/Beautiful Course

Santee Nation is a hidden gem of a golf course. About an hour from Charleston SC, the course offers
a combination of dog leg left and right holes, so all aspects of your game come in play. The fairways are in excellent shape and the greens run true. I have a 15 handicap and have no problem shooting in the mid 80's. In short, the course is a blast to play, and I make it a part of my Charleston golf rotation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The courses in marvelous condition!

The courses in marvelous condition! The course has been beautifully kept and the greens are magnificent!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Never disappoints

Very nice course. Quick greens. Friendly staff. Never disappoints.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/15/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience. Thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

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Reviews 215
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Stay and Play Packages

Santee, South Carolina is about as small a town as you’ll find. The town sits at exit 98 off of I95 and consists of three stoplights moving east to west. At first glance it doesn’t seem like there’s a whole lot to the town – several restaurants, gas stations, and motels – all owned by hard-working locals who have made this their life’s work- clutter the real estate off the exit ramp. A little further down is Clarks Inn and Restaurant, owned by the Clark family who pretty much founded the town. However, if you’re a golfer, Santee, SC could easily become your dream destination.

Santee is home to three championship golf courses and some wallet-friendly golf packages at Santee Cooper, Santee National, and Lake Marion. All are located within about 10 minutes of each other. Each course has its own driving range and practice green. Lake Marion’s driving range is lit and it’s not unusual to see players out there after dark working on their game.

The golf course at Santee National Golf Club features Bermuda fairways and Champion Bermuda greens. The club has been rated 4 stars by Golf Digest’s Places to Play. Rolling hills and mossy oaks combine to offer highland terrain with Lowcountry charm. Five lakes bring water into play on 8 holes and strategically placed bunkers will have you thinking about each shot placement. The course offers four tees and can be enjoyed by every level of golfer. Matt Beischlag and his group have been coming here from Ohio for over 20 years.

Numbers Ten and 11 are two memorable golf holes. Number Ten is a 460-yard par 5 with a lake that keeps you honest off the tee. Most players can’t reach the water off the tee and a well-struck drive down the left side may result in the opportunity to go for the green in two. Your layup and approach shot play uphill and the green is well guarded by a large deep bunker and a lot of grass mounding.

Number 11 is a beautiful tree-lined par 4 dogleg left with a fairway bunker at the corner of the dogleg. A well-struck drive down the right side will leave the best angle into the large green fronted by a deep-faced bunker.

Lake Marion and Santee Cooper Golf Clubs offer some great package specials. Lake Marion offers several townhomes and villas that are spacious and roomy. All have two bedrooms with 4 double beds and flat-screen TVs in each, 2 bathrooms, a living room, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen. There’s also a hospitality room and a swimming pool. They offer the only “all-inclusive” golf package in the area, which includes daily buffet breakfasts and dinners during the golf season, range balls, and replay rounds. With access to 15 local golf courses, the packaging staff at Lake Marion can put together a package to delight and please every golfer. Local players can join their Golf Advantage Club for $80 which includes a free round of golf, a $25 gift card, and a ton of added benefits.

A popular local restaurant can be found at Clark’s Inn and Restaurant. It was founded by William E. “Bubba” Clark in 1946, moved to its current location in 1971, and continues to meet its high standards of Southern hospitality and delicious food. Enjoy such southern favorites as a Calabash Seafood Platter, Southern Style Shrimp & Grits with lightly blackened shrimp, and a local favorite, the Lowcountry Stir Fry; shrimp, chicken, and kielbasa sautéed with a blend of fresh vegetables in a light teriyaki sauce served over savory brown rice. For dessert, Clark’s Famous Apple Crisp, made from a 60-year-old original family recipe is a must-try.

Lake Marion is also one of the top fishing destinations in the Southeast and has held state records for more than 8 species of fish. Several guides are available and can be found through their website. Golf course and hotel information can be found there as well.

Santee, SC is proof that northerners seeking sunshine and golf don’t have to go as far south as Florida to enjoy great golf opportunities. The weather is more predictable and not as humid, the golf courses are scenic and challenging and the golf packages are a lot more affordable. Between the time you’ll save not driving as far south and the money you’ll save, you can probably stay an extra couple of days.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greatest little course I run into in years!

Buying large most of the grains are in great shape the fairways in great shape. The cramps or a little hard but it'd be a good golfer you should avoid the traps. Definitely recommend anybody passing through Santee South Carolina to try this course.!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/01/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Santee National Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mixed Bag

Fairway grass was generally too high due to reseeding, deferred mowing and ongoing seasonal maintenance. Greens were in good shape and ran true. There was quite a bit of standing water in fairways which I could only imagine was due to heavy watering as there has been little rain lately. Course is well designed and picturesque. A better review would likely be warranted under normal circumstances..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/28/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. Santee National Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/27/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent but some amenities needed

Decent course, some wet spots, folks in the clubhouse were good.

Had a hot deal for $35, better price point than standard rate $64 or so.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/25/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Santee National Golf Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hello,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Turtle crawl

Pace of play was TERRIBLE!! 5+ hours for 18 holes in the afternoon. Cart paths are not great either! Disappointed. We have played here before over a year ago and don’t remember it being such a lousy experience!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Hi,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Santee National Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf

The course was in good condition and pace of play for as crowded as the course was was great
My only complaint would be is the golf course should pair up doubles As a foursome we played 18 holes in less than 4hours and felt chased by the twosomes who were behind us If the golf course wasn't crowded this would not be an issue but they had no where to go

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

SLOWEST PLAY EVER

5 minute wait between every single shot, over 5 hours to play 18 holes. Many courses "overbook" and causes slow play, I suspect the same here. We have played here Mon-Thurs without delays.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing Santee National Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, everything is well maintained minus cart paths

Just moved down from Illinois and I’ve played this course 3 times in the last week. The lay out is gorgeous, the entire playing course is in great shape. The only negative is the cart paths are terrible. Very broken up and bumpy. Besides that, greens are perfect, fairways are beautifully maintained, tee boxes are in good shape. Even the roughs are well maimed (still roughs though). I would recommend this course to anyone that asked. For a 27 dollar hot deal I will be coming back all the time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/21/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the condition of the cart path. Your feedback is important to us, and we are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Santee National Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing shape after two days of rain

This course is always in excellent shape, but I was extremely impressed with the course after two days of hard rain.. We were worried that we'd get rained out and showed up to the course 2 hours after the rain stopped. First green had minor standing water, and after that no issues. Of course the greens were slower, but very receptive!
We play Santee National whenever we come down for a week at the lake. Always great to play. A couple of the par threes are long for us older guys, but a lot of fun.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at Santee National Golf Club. Please visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent shape!

The course is in the best shape I’ve ever seen. Greens and fairways are absolutely perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
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 Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/20/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, Rich. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Santee National Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very friendly staff

Loved the layout of this course. Very friendly and accommodating staff. I just wish there was a full bar and more food selection. Well worth the drive from Charleston.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Hi, thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great find!

Scenic, well maintained course. Challenging, yet fair holes with greens and fairways well maintained.
We did not utilize amenities … not sure what was available. Play was light and we moved quickly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/12/2021

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience and feedback to our team at Santee National Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not a good value

I don’t understand how they can charge this much for a course that is mediocre at best. Shouldn’t be more than $25. The layout is decent but conditions are not really good. How this course has 4 1/2 stars is beyond me.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Hi,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Santee National Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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