Golf Courses Near Summerville, SC
Historic Summerville, a northern suburb of Charleston, got its name because its perch on a forested ridge made it a milder, less humid and generally more pleasant summer alternative to the city. These conditions and a nice array of golf courses make Summerville an attractive option for anyone looking for tee times—and Hot Deals—in the environs of Charleston. Set on a former rice plantation and enveloped by ancient oaks and tall pines, Legend Oaks is a popular choice that challenges players with lots of water hazards. The Club at Pine Forest, one of the area’s toughest courses, features a hole dubbed “Little Augusta” because it conjures visions of the 12th hole at Augusta National. Summerville Country Club, a delightful course to walk, requires precise shotmaking thanks to its narrow, tree-lined fairways and small greens. At the 27-hole Golf Club at Wescott Plantation, you’ll find three varied nines with each hole delightfully secluded by mature trees.
Summerville is a quiet town that nonetheless enjoys the convenience of city life. There’s plenty of history here. Some 700 buildings are on the National Historic Register and many of them line the streets of the walkable downtown district. Colonial Dorchester State Historical Site showcases the ruins of a riverfront colonial-era town. Besides history, Summerville has flowers and calls itself “Flowertown.” Azalea Park is notable for its flower gardens and walking trails and every spring it hosts the “Flowertown Festival,” the largest arts and crafts festival in South Carolina. Summerville’s true fame, however, comes from being “The Birthplace of Sweet Tea.” The “Sweet Tea Trail” starts at the Visitors Center, where you’ll find “the world’s largest sweet tea container.” The drink is served everywhere in town, including at its golf courses.