Think That All the Great Golf in South Carolina is on the Coast?
We’ve Got Some News For You!
The Mountains to Midlands Golf Alliance is a partnership of the regions from the center of the State west to the Augusta/Georgia border and up to the northwest tip.
Lake Murray Country to the south features golf that is centered in and around Lake Murray “the jewel of the south” and the State’s capital city, Columbia, which is only 70 miles from Augusta.
Often overlooked because of its proximity to the one and only Augusta, Aiken, South Carolina, in Thoroughbred Country, might just be the best kept secret in the State. If it’s a Masters Package that you might be looking for, you are pretty darn close! Moving north along the Georgia border, along a stretch of I-85, you will find the two cities of Greenville and Spartanburg – welcome to The Upcountry which runs along the North Carolina border.
Moving east along the North Carolina border towards Charlotte we move into a region that many of you are familiar with, the Olde English District. Twenty minutes south of Charlotte on I-77 is the popular golf destination of Rock Hill. The region extends back down towards the Columbia area but also extends east to its eastern golf gem in Cheraw State Park! Many Interstates 77, 20, 26, 85 and 385 make travel easy and golf courses accessible.
Your “diamonds in the rough” are spread out through this fine region including two of the finest Tom Jackson designed State Park Courses that any state could offer up! Cheraw State Park is located just north of Florence, SC and is only one of 40 courses in the country to earn Golf Digest’s honor as a “Super Value.” Hickory Knob, located in McCormick, SC, is part of Thoroughbred Country bordering the Georgia State line. All 18 holes have visuals or holes that come into play on the waters of Lake Thurmond.
You can mix and match your golf within the regions or you can stay within the region of your choice. All are neighboring and fairly close together. Come visit Mountains to Midlands, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!