Set in a sub-tropical climate, South Carolina offers good golfing year round but humidity is high during July and August. It can also get quite cool with early morning frosts in January and February. Water is incorportated into most courses and fairways are teaming with exotic wildlife. Turtles and alligators bask around natural lakes and water hazards.
South Carolina is a large state offering historical cities and modern seaside resorts. historic Charleston has become one of America’s top visitor attractions with narrow streets, horse-drawn carriages, colonial homes, plantation tours and excellent shopping. Outdoor lovers can cycle on miles of beaches, walk or jog along spectacular nature trails, play tennis or take a boat through protected intra-coastal waterways.
If you are on a budget Myrtle Beach offers unbeatable green fees and a string of good value hotels and self-catering condos along a 60-mile stretch of sandy beach. The nightlife makes a destination more suited to couples and golfing groups. If you’re after something more upmarket the recently opened Barefoot resort features courses designed by Greg Norman, Tom Fazio, Pete Dye and Davis Love III.
Hilton Head is quieter and more picturesque making it perfect for families. There are around 20 manicured layouts, including championship Harbour Town links and luxury resorts such as Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes, Marriott, Westin and Daufuskie Island Club.
Kiawah Island is an upscale nature conservation area featuring some of South Carolina’s most public and private courses. It is here where you will find sprawling mansions and the five-star beach resort – The Sanctuary.
Daily connecting flights are operated from London to Charleston by US Airways (www.usairways.com); Delta (www.delta.com); and United Airlines (www.unitedairlines.co.uk). Connections are also avaliable to the regional airports at Hilton Head and Myrtle beach.