Where to Go Golfing Near Florence, South Carolina

golf ball on golf courseLocated in northeast South Carolina, Florence is a city teeming with opportunities for the eager golfer. Its humid subtropical climate is perfect for year-round golf, and Florence has golf courses for players of every skill level. Here are some of Florence’s best golf options.

Shadow Creek Golf Club

Shadow Creek Golf Club has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. A delightful track that features elements of both links and parkland courses, Shadow Creek meanders through pines and rolling greens. The golf course features a convenient 250+ yard practice area which also features grass tees, practice bunkers, and practice greens. Shadow Creek offers monthly memberships so you can play when you’d like, as you like. Players can also join several leagues for spirited competition, and any servicemen and women who have received Purple Heart medals can play for free at any time of the year.

The Palms Course at Oakdale

The Palms Course at Oakdale is a flat course that is perfect for walking. Despite the lack of hilly terrain, the course is well guarded by water that is in play on 8 different holes. It is a par-72 course, but the length is very manageable; a round played from the longest tees is only 6,268 yards. The Palms is known for its friendly atmosphere. The twilight rate, only $23 for 18 holes after 3:00 p.m., is an excellent value.

The Country Club of South Carolina (CCSC)

The Country Club of South Carolina boasts the largest practice facility in Florence and has hosted several PGA-sanctioned tournaments. This course is challenging at just over 7,000 yards. Highlights include perfectly manicured fairways and greens that are tucked between dogwoods and azaleas. The greens are the course’s best defense, undulating like ocean waves but rolling tight and true. Class-A PGA professionals are onsite to provide excellent instruction. The course also offers members the ability to join CCSC’s exclusive Wine Club, featuring an engraved wine glass and 10% discount on wine by the bottle.

The Traces Golf Club

The Traces Golf Club features 27 holes of championship golf divided into 3 exciting 9-hole layouts. Each 9-hole course has its own name (Meadows, Creekside and Woodlands) and attributes that are unique to them. The Traces has an agronomy staff that is dedicated to keeping the 3 courses in excellent playing condition. Memberships can be purchased on a monthly basis including range and practice memberships for those looking to sharpen their skills.

Lodging Near Golf Courses

There are a wide variety of different lodging options for your next golfing trip to Florence, South Carolina. For the ultimate experience, stay at Abingdon Manor Inn & Restaurant which is located near the best golf courses in the area. Guests here will also be served breakfast each morning for the best fuel before hitting the course. If you are traveling with a larger group, Airbnb has a wide variety of accommodations for larger parties in the area.

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