Golf Communities in Charleston, SC

golf community in charleston sc

With so many nationally ranked golf courses in Charleston, golf is a huge attraction for residents and visitors alike. Some of the best golf courses are located in Mt. Pleasant and Kiawah Island, but you’ll find plenty of options throughout the tri-county area. Total, Charleston boasts 22 public and private courses and 13 golf course communities. Most golf courses in Charleston are open to the public and don’t require you to live in the golf community to play. However, there are a few courses on which you can only play by proof of residence or by invitation from a resident.

If you're looking for resort-style living in a golf community, Wild Dunes Resort, Seabrook Island, and Kiawah Island would be good areas to start your real estate search. These areas have multiple golf courses (some of which are beachfront), and they offer some of the finest amenities in all of Charleston.

golf club house in mount pleasant

Mount Pleasant is also home to four nice golfing communities: Dunes West (pictured left), Charleston National, Rivertowne Country Club, Snee Farm. On James Island, Country Club is adjacent to the Country Club of Charleston, and it’s considered the only golfing community on the island. Kiawah River Estates is the only Johns Island golf community, and its Oak Point Golf Course is owned by Kiawah Island Resort. Daniel Island (pictured above) is set up a little differently in that residents from any of its communities can become members of its prestigious golf club.

More affordable options for living in a Charleston golf course community are Shadowmoss Plantation in West Ashley, Coosaw Creek in North Charleston, and Crowfield Plantation in Goose Creek. Also, Summerville has Legend Oaks Plantation as well as Wescott Plantation. The last option for Charleston golfing communities is Stono Ferry in Rural West Ashley, which is by far the most rural area of Charleston with a golf course.

Dunes West Golf Club

dunes west golf mount pleasant

Dunes West is consistently a top pick among buyers wanting to live in a golfing community because of its unparalleled amenities and its high end real estate. Both residents living outside of the gated entrance and within the gated sections can join the Golf Club.

  • Designed by Arthur Hills
  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 6,859
  • USGA Course Rating: 73.0
  • Opened in 1991
  • Offers views of Toomer Creek, Wagner Creek, and Wando River

Rivertowne Country Club

rivertowne mt pleasant golf

Rivertowne Country Club rivals only Dunes West in terms of the course itself and the social privileges that membership affords. Its massive columned, Low Country styled club house can be seen from many of the holes, adding to the marsh backdrops of the course. It hosted the 2007 LPGA Tour.

  • Designed by Arnold Palmer
  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 7,188
  • USGA Course Rating: 74.8
  • Opened in 2001
  • Overlooks Horlbeck Creek and the Wando River

Snee Farm Country Club

private golf course snee farm

Snee Farm Country Club’s hosts the annual Rice Planters Amateur Golf Tournament (pictured right). This is the only golf course in Mt. Pleasant that does not allow walk-ons, so it’s fully private.

  • Designed by George Cobb
  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 6,808
  • USGA Course Rating: 72.9
  • Opened in 1970
  • Marsh views

Charleston National Golf Club

Charleston national golf community

Charleston National is the most affordable golf community in Mount Pleasant. For home buyers willing to live further out on Hwy 17, you’ll be able to get more home for the money.

  • Designed by Rees Jones
  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 7,064
  • USGA Course Rating: 74.5
  • Opened in 1989
  • Views of Intracoastal Waterway and Copahee Sound

Patriots Point Links Golf Course

public golf course mt pleasant

Patriots Point Links is a public golf course with no residential community associated with it. Its location at the mouth of the Charleston Harbor makes it a must-play, and it’s surprisingly one of the most affordable rounds of golf you can play in Charleston.

  • Designed by Willard Byrd
  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 6,955
  • USGA Course Rating: 73.2
  • Opened in 1979
  • Views of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter

Homes for Sale in Golf Communities

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130 Ocean Palms Court

$9,998,500
MLS® #18006242

Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island, SC
5 BR, 8 BA, 7845 SQ FT, 1.87 ACRES
Built in 2009
House

Magnificent Mediterranean style, oceanfront home, privately situated on 1.87 acres within Ocean Palms. Set amids…

23 Cormorant Island Lane

$8,750,000
MLS® #17029910

Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island, SC
5 BR, 6 BA, 7100 SQ FT, 0.82 ACRES
Built in 2004
House

The natural beauty of the Kiawah outdoors is reflected in the stunning custom woodwork found throughout this dee…

248 Eagle Point Road

$6,850,000
MLS® #18021112

Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island, SC
7 BR, 7 BA, 6000 SQ FT, 11.53 ACRES
Built in 2018
House

Exclusively offered as new construction, this beautiful house plan is situated on an 11.5 acre home-site within …

69 Eugenia Avenue

$5,995,000
MLS® #18014923

Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island, SC
5 BR, 6 BA, 5424 SQ FT, 0.46 ACRES
Built in 1992
House

This stunning oceanfront masterpiece sits on one of Kiawah Island's most historic and desirable streets and is a…

123 Hibben Street

$5,250,000
MLS® #18029755

Old Village
Mount Pleasant, SC
5 BR, 6 BA, 4368 SQ FT, 0.67 ACRES
Built in 1870
House

Every time you come home you should feel like you have arrived. This premier historic waterfront home with a de…

165 Flyway Drive

$4,995,000
MLS® #18014470

Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island, SC
5 BR, 6 BA, 6748 SQ FT, 0.7 ACRES
Built in 2000
House

All new look. A must see. Newly-renovated home with pool and private boardwalk to ocean. Move in now and enjo…

165 Flyway Drive

$4,995,000
MLS® #18021184

Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island, SC
5 BR, 6 BA, 6748 SQ FT, 0.7 ACRES
Built in 2000
House

Newly renovated home with pool and private boardwalk to ocean. Kiawah Island Club membership available - Golf.Mo…

29 Rhetts Bluff Road

$4,595,000
MLS® #17000730

Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island, SC
5 BR, 7 BA, 4412 SQ FT, 0.39 ACRES
Built in 2009
House

Enjoy panoramic views of the Kiawah River from this beautiful Rhetts Bluff retreat. Upon entering the home, you…

Photo of Listing #18008832

3147 Marshgate Drive

$4,499,000
MLS® #18008832

Seabrook Island
Seabrook Island, SC
4 BR, 7 BA, 6483 SQ FT, 1.53 ACRES
Built in 2001
House

Significant Price Reduction of this one-of-a-kind deep water private retreat directly on the Kiawah River with a…

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