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2.9
56
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
3.2
Pace
3.1
Amenities
2.9
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
0
71.3%
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52 out of 56 reviews
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56
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4 Stars
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1
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1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
2.0
Pace
2.0
Amenities
2.0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.5
50.0%
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1 out of 2 reviews
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4 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
3.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
2.7
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
3.7
66.7%
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6589
Slope 124
Rating 71.1
Type Semi-Private
Santee Cooper Country Club is the sister course to Lake Marion, which sits less than 15 minutes away. Both courses are known for their exceptional greens that offer fast, smooth putting surfaces. The course wanders through the forests of majestic pines and native vegetation that border Lake Marion. The fairways are lined with trees and form twisting doglegs that can be quite tricky to navigate. The layout consists of an interesting mix of holes including challenging par 3s and risk-reward par 5s, which are all spread across a variety of different elevation changes. It is a golf course that will test your skills with different shot requirements, so be prepared to use every club in your bag. Santee Cooper Country Club finishes with one of the best closing holes in the area, which is partly memorable for its beautiful panoramic view of the lake.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6589 yards 71.1 124
White 72 6198 yards 69.0 118
Gold 72 5504 yards 66.2 114
Red (W) 72 5340 yards 71.0 119
Scorecard for Santee-Cooper
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.0/130 361 340 196 492 359 426 535 165 430 3304 345 181 365 563 365 206 375 500 385 3285 6589
White M: 70.0/122 335 325 179 458 323 410 515 150 410 3105 324 168 350 518 330 181 362 485 375 3093 6198
Gold M: 67.8/114 W: 71.3/118 316 278 135 422 290 342 490 127 307 2707 308 135 316 474 322 167 312 417 336 2787 5494
Red W: 70.6/118 313 268 127 418 282 338 486 119 304 2655 280 133 312 470 283 156 307 412 332 2685 5340
Handicap 9 13 11 7 17 1 5 15 3 12 18 10 2 14 16 8 4 6
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 13 15 5 11 3 1 17 9 12 18 10 2 14 16 8 4 6

Course Details

Year Built 1967
Fairways 419 Bermuda
Greens Miniverde Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Cobb (1967)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts required. Golf shorts permitted. No tees, tanks, halters, swimsuits, blue jeans, cut-offs, short shorts, jogging shorts, bike shorts, athletic shorts, or thong sandals.

Reviews

2.9
56

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 3
19th Hole Scenic Views 1
Watching the Game 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 10
Undulating Greens 7
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 7
Playing Multiple Courses 7
A Weekend Splurge 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7
At a Resort 4
Convenient to the City 4
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Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice greens, BUT....

we played in Santee for four straight days. Out of all the area courses, this one had BY FAR the best greens. They were perfect. The only problem was, whoever set the pin locations has no idea what they are doing. There were three pin locations that were almost impossible. On 17, the pin was cut on the very edge of a slope that ran off the green (middle left). Any putt above the hole had no chance of staying on the green unless it hit the hole. Putts from below the hole would come right back off the green if they did not go in. If the pin were cut four feet further to the right, there would have been no issue. This was also the case on 8 (front right) and 9 (back left) Golf course staff, I hope you read this. If you are concerned about pace of play, especially when a large group visits, do yourselves a favor and place the pins in a more favorable location.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Not in good shape

Unfortunately this course was not in good shape.The fairways were rough and full of weeds and lacking grass in a lot of areas.Quite a few areas wer roped off because of the shape of the fairways.On a positive note it was a nice layout.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Good Course

This is a very nice golf course to play in the Santee area. The greens were good and held all shots coming in. Greens were good speed and rolled nicely. We were pleased with this course, but would rate it as the third best of the three in Santee. However, we recommend playing it, but would play it first. Course is wide open and plays fairly easy.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Cooper is the best!

My wife and I played this course for the first time, in mid-morning, with temperatures in the mid 90's. The course was by far our favorite for all the courses that we played in the area. Ladies get a fair but ample lead vs. the men's tee, the course is absolutely beautiful, well maintained, cared for and just a pure pleasure, with challenge as much as you want and reward for your good behaviour as well. We loved this course, the only drawback was the lack of food and beverage at the course. There was a sign on a portion of the building for Snack Bar but nothing open while we were there. If you play here, bring your own refreshment.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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dyamane
Commented On 07/09/2016
Excellent review. Surprised that the snack bar wasn't open when you were there. We had the first tee time during the week a few days before you and the guy running the pro shop also tended the snack bar.
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Round with Some Challenges

End of June round today the course conditions were excellent. Greens were smooth and I never had a bad lie in the fairway. Lot of dog legs and some water. Had a brand new cart which was nice but no GPS which would have helped. They said the carts were so new they didn't have time to install the GPS, which is a bit bogus to me. Cart guy walked all the way into the snack bar to thank me for the couple of bucks I left on the cart. Does no one tip the cart guys anymore? 7:15 tee time and had the course to ourselves. Good value on package with Clark's Inn. Would definitely play again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Nice Layout, disappointing conditions

The layout is great. Greens in fair condition. Several of the tee boxes being rebuilt. The fairways were loaded with seagrass. Bunkers well announced with sand.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

course has a good layout with different holes

course condition was good except fairways were having problems with grass growth, probably due to hot weather
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice golf day

This is a nice find if you have time. The greens are in great shape. No bare spots, patches, or rock hard tops. The ball makes a nice divot and recacts well. The club house is due for a modern face lift. More so in the snack bar. The course is great from tee to green. Cart path is a little iffy fairways are smooth so the cart path thing is ok I guess. Irrateing greens in mid July. (Punching holes in the greens).
Quality of food & beverage Fair
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

very nice course

wife and I enjoyed playing here very much. course is not too difficult but challenging. members playing there treated us very nice as guests.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

4th year in a row I've played this course

Harsh winter this year made grass a little slow in growth on fairways and greens. Thus tight lies made it hard to play your best iron shots. This is a great layout and a lot of fun to play. I plan to keep it on my annual playlist.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Fair
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good

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$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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