Golf Courses Near Beaufort, SC
Beaufort, a picture perfect town that has been the setting for movies such as Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, and The Prince of Tides, is perennially rated among South Carolina’s best and most romantic small towns. If your true romance is for golf, be aware that besides Secession Golf Club, which is private, the only course that lists a Beaufort address is Olde Beaufort Golf Club, a traditional low country layout that opened back in 1970. And yet, Beaufort is surrounded by public and private golf courses. Over 50 are located in Beaufort County, and about 60, including those in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, are within an hour’s drive of this old town. Once you commit to getting into the surrounding communities, the golf world is truly your oyster. You’ll find tee times—and very often Hot Deals—at a range of courses in beautiful surroundings that have been designed by esteemed golf course architects for players of all different skill levels.
Beaufort is a charming town that oozes with history. It is best explored on foot. Home after home in the Historic District dates back to pre-Civil War times. Nature is always close by, and residents and visitors alike enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding amidst the waterways that surround Beaufort. The Spanish Moss Trail, which follows an old railroad route, is a treasure for walkers, runners, and bicyclists. A laidback and slow-paced lifestyle prevails in Beaufort, but there’s plenty of excitement, too, as an array of festivals enliven the town and showcase its Southern hospitality. Two of the most popular are the Beaufort Oyster Festival, which kicks off the year in January, and the Shrimp Festival, which occurs in October. Many people like the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens because they can tour homes in the Historic District. But really, any time of year is special in this atmospheric, artsy town, especially when your day includes a round of golf.