Top 15 courses in South Carolina in 2015 according to Golf Advisor reviews

Few states carry a mix of both prestige and affordability quite like South Carolina. At one end of the spectrum, Kiawah Island and Hilton Head Island's top golf resorts host PGA Tour events and major championships, while destinations like Myrtle Beach showcase incredible selection and value. Far too few tourists and snowbirds venture inland, where the courses are even more affordable, and plenty of unsung layouts can be found.

The top 15 golf courses in South Carolina, as rated by Golf Advisor raters in 2015, showcase a little bit of all the Palmetto State has to offer. Courses' scores were calculated on a mix of their overall and subcategory ratings. You can click on each golf course name to find detailed ratings and review information.

Top 15 courses in South Carolina in 2015

15. Dolphin Head Golf Course

Hilton Head Island
Architect: Gary Player

14. The Walker Golf Course At Clemson University

Architect: D.J. DeVictor

13. Man O'War

Myrtle Beach
Architect: Dan Maples

12. Palmetto Hall Plantation*

Hilton Head Island
Architect: Bob Cupp, Arthur Hills

11. RiverTowne Country Club

Mount Pleasant
Architect: Arnold Palmer

10. Hilton Head National Golf Club

Architect: Gary Player

9. Old South Golf Links

Architect: Clyde Johnston

8. Edgewater Golf Club

Architect: Bruce Brodsky

7. Mount Vintage Plantation & Golf Club

North Augusta
Architect: Tom Jackson

6. Heron Point at Sea Pines Resort

Hilton Head Island
Architect: Pete Dye

5. The Witch Golf Links

Architect: Dan Maples

4. Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort

Kiawah Island
Architect: Pete Dye

3. Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Hilton Head Island
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Sr.

2. Cobblestone Park Golf Club

Architect: P.B. Dye

1. Harbour Town Golf Links

Hilton Head Island
Architect: Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye

* Denotes 36-hole facility.

* Editor's Note: The original version of this list included Thistle Golf Club, which is located just north of the border in Sunset Beach, N.C. It has been removed and inserted into the North Carolina top 20 ranking. The South Carolina top 15 has been adjusted accordingly.

Feb 12, 2016

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