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4.5
243 Reviews (243)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
100
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
98.1%
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237 out of 243 reviews
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4.5
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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41 out of 41 reviews
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4.5
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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67 out of 67 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6858 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.9

Santee National Golf Club possesses all of the charms of the Carolina Lowcountry but it is also nicely contrasted with highland terrain. The course sprawls across rolling hills covered with moss-draped live oaks that demand accuracy. Both the scenery and the challenges continue with pristine white sand bunkers that stand out against the lush greens. There are also five sparkling lakes throughout that come into play on several holes. The front nine is wide open but the course narrows as you move onto the back nine and it also becomes more wooded. It is a tough golf course but more forgiving than it seems. As the only Golf Digest 4-star rated course in the area, Santee National has a longstanding reputation with locals and it is also popular with visitors.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Greens Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Porter Gibson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
243 Reviews (243)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 19
Bunkers 17
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 16
Seniors 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hi u000007414926, thanks so much for the 5-star review. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid course, lots of bugs!

Course was in good condition, pretty manageable for the average player. Greens were in great condition and rolled true. Only complaint is the bugs...the back 9 was hard to get through because gnats we’re circling your head at all times. Overall would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/30/2020

ryancbeckner, thank you for your 4-star recommendation and great feedback! We apologize for any inconvenience regarding bugs on the back 9, but your feedback is important to our team as we continuously work on course improvements. We hope to see you again very soon at Santee National Golf Club for an even better golf experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

I'm not a good golfer but this course is fun and challenging. It has dog legs left and right, water and sand traps, and large greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Santee National Golf Club. We truly appreciate your 4-star feedback and hope you join us for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

only one hiccup

Much to like... but, what is the deal with the bugs on the back 9....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Hi u00003114351, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we value your feedback as our team is always looking for ways to improve our golfers' experience. Your comments have been escalated appropriately, and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Santee National Golf Club. We truly appreciate your 5-star review and hope you join us for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great

everything was great from the course to the staff super friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Thanks for your 5-star review and great feedback, Terry204! We're so glad you enjoyed your recent round, and we appreciate you choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Little Spot

Greens had just been aerated, but still not awful. Just in the area and wanted to check out this little gem. Will be back, when it’s not so hot. Lol. Not a long course, but accurate shots are rewarded. Pace of play was good. Planning a fishing/golf trip in the fall and this one will be on the list.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Thank you for your 4-star rating and great feedback, u314159393833! We're so glad to see you enjoyed your last round. Please join us again soon, and thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course is beautiful

The course is in great shape. Carts were nice, restrooms on course clean. However, play was painfully slow. When we came to 10th fairway, waited at least 20-25 minutes to tee off. It was not a crowded course. Outside of that, we did enjoy our round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/26/2020

Hi nancyrobinson, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the course, however, we do apologize for any delay of play during your recent round. We can assure you our staff works hard to ensure a timely pace of play for all of our guests, but we appreciate your patience and your feedback has been shared with our team for any improvements. We hope we can welcome you back for an even better round soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Coarse

We had a very nice round today with excellent pace of play. Green were in very good shape. We will definitely stop by in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Hi u000005704327, thank you so much for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Hi u314160240484, thank you so much for the 5-star review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/15/2020

Hi u314159870023, we truly appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 5-stars. Thank you for playing Santee National Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best golf course in and around Summerville/Charleston area.

Yes this hidden jewel is way out in Santee- it's 40 minutes from Summerville. SC. However, it is well worth the drive. The course is always in fantastic shape. The greens are well maintained and roll true. Fairways are cut correctly and are in excellent shape. Since finding this course on Golf Now about 6 months ago, I have played there over 15 times. Not once did I have a bad experience. The staff is professional and friendly, The course itself is challenging if you can't put your ball in the fairway but not to the point where you want to chunk your clubs into the nearest water hazard. In short, Santee National is a well run, well maintained golf course that puts the fun back into golf. No matter how many balls I hit into the water on #2..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Thank you for your 5-star rating and kind feedback, u631772183! We're so glad to see you enjoyed your last round. Please join us again soon, and thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/26/2020

Hi u485754177, thank you so much for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

COURSE IN GREAT SHAPE BUT THE GREENS ARE BARE & LIKE PUTTING ON CONCRETE

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/15/2020

Hi u000007006024, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 4-stars. We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome this kind of feedback for improvements. Thank you for playing Santee National Golf Club and we hope to have you back for an even better round soon.

Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable course.

Course is in great shape with large fast greens that rolled true. Unfortunately we had two foursomes ahead of us that appeared to be friends playing against each other and they were slow, slow slow. Made for a long day. I certainly would recommend playing this course if in the area. It's a 1 1/2 hour drive from Newberry but I'll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Hi GolfingRPh, thank you so much for the 5-star review and recommendation. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by other players on the course, but we're glad you still enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon, and thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Staff was outstanding. Very friendly and professional. Course was in great condition with a great layout. Thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/08/2020

Thank you for your 5-star rating, u000004763758! We're glad you enjoyed your last round. Join us again soon and thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review, u000005627878! We're glad you enjoyed your recent round. Please join us again soon and thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Pace Fair
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Commented on 05/06/2020

Thank you for your 4-star review, OcxNvT18WYuVAnnDHeLY! We're glad you enjoyed your recent round. Please join us again soon and thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course!

This was our 1st time playing the course. Found it challenging, but fun. Greens were fast. My husband and I had a great day on the course and will definitely return!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/06/2020

Thank you for your 5-star review and joining us for your first round, Lynnek! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Please join us again soon and thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Day of Golf

My bud and I really enjoyed the entire experience. The course (fairways and greens) is truly in great condition. We drive a hour to reach the track and play it 7-8 times throughout the year. The course has yet to disappoint! Anytime you're coming to the Santee area you need to give this track a try.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/29/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Santee National Golf Club. We truly appreciate your dedication to playing our course and great feedback! We look forward to having you back for another 5-star round soon.

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