So many courses…only so much time.  You will have a tough choice of whether to play the Mount Vintage Golf Club likened to Augusta National by Golf Magazine or The River Golf Club set along the banks of the Savannah River. Or perhaps it’s Houndslake Country Club or Cedar Creek Country Club that intrigues you or the slightly elder sister established in 1912 – The Aiken Golf Club, either way, neither will disappoint.

For us golfers we always feel that golf carts have the right of way and this is the case almost everywhere.  But not here in Aiken – often referred to as the Saratoga of the South, Horses rule!  Horses have the right of way! 

The Aiken Winter Colony was established by Thomas Hitchcock Sr. and William C. Whitney, and over the years, Aiken became a winter home for many famous and notable people, including those with such last names as Astor, Vanderbilt, Pinkerton, Rockefeller and others.

These days, Aiken does boasts a vibrant and unique downtown shopping and dining experience, but there’s a saying that you’ve truly succeeded when you live on a dirt road. That’s because most of the horse district around downtown is on dirt roads, just off the oak canopy of often-photographed South Boundary Avenue.  There is even a stoplight on one of Aiken’s busiest roads for horse riders to safely cross.


Edit 1Mount Vintage Golf Club

Just minutes from Augusta, GA and North Augusta SC; Mount Vintage is an elegant community whose green rolling hills are close to everything. Mount Vintage is located in a central location where spring and fall are especially long with 70 average while winters are mild. All 27 holes (3 nine’s…

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The Houndslake Community centers around a 27- Hole Championship golf course in the Aiken area. Designed by Joe Lee, who designed the likes of La Costa, Doral and Disney World…
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Aiken - image 2Aiken Golf Club

Steeped in history, The Aiken Golf Club provides an experience long forgotten among modern courses. Established in 1912, this course is situated in the center of Aiken, SC amongst the rolling Carolina sandhills. Completely renovated and reopened in 1999, this course…
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The River Hole9The River Golf Club

Set along the banks of the Savannah River, The River Golf Club combines a fantastic layout with a spectacular setting to create a golfers paradise. The Jim Fazio design offers a unique setting that includes large bent grass greens..
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Midland Valley 780x490Midland Valley Country Club

Midland Valley Country Club built in 1961, is located near Aiken, SC on US Highway 1. This 6849 yard, Par 71 facility is considered to be architect Ellis Maples’ masterpiece. A student of Donald Ross, Maples’ designed the course…
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Cedar Creek 780x490Cedar Creek Golf Club

Cedar Creek Golf Club, a 1996 Golf Digest 4-Star Award Winner, is an 18 hole championship golf course that opened in the spring of 1991. Carved through the pine trees of Aiken, this course offers golfers of every caliber a challenge..
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Sweetwater 780x490Sweetwater Country Club

Sweetwater is known throughout the lower half of South Carolina as one of the oldest and most challenging courses in the lower state.

Designed by Russell Breeden, the course’s front nine is similar to other Lowcountry…

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getImage (3)Savannah Lakes

Savannah Lakes has two 18-hole award-wining championship golf courses, (Monticello and Tara).  These golf courses wrap around Lake Thurmond, offering unique challenges and breathtaking views of both the lake and Piedmont forest. With five sets of tees at Monticello and six sets of tees at Tara, the course can…

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Azaleas and pond sized for rotationThe Links at Stoney Point

Since this course opened in 1990 people have provided glowing reviews about this 18 hole championship golf course. This Tom Jackson designed course offers up to 6718 yards of immaculate golf. However, golf is not the only amenity available at The Links at Stoney Point they also have: a…

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Star Fort Lead - webDSC_0160The Golf Course at Star Fort

Named after the American Revolution battle called, The Assault of Star Fort this George Cobb designed course is a beautiful golf course. Built in 1969 this course is located just 12 miles from downtown Greenwood in the eastern section of the county. The player-friendly design is gentle enough for…

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Pine Ridge

A lovely natural setting surrounds you at Pine Ridge Plantation. You’ll feel rejuvenated by the soothing views of the tranquil ponds and the beautifully landscaped golf course. Your exceptional golf experience includes a PGA pro on staff, plus a pro shop and lockers in the Clubhouse. Pine Ridge is a…

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