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4.5
276 Reviews (276)
5 Stars
148
4 Stars
111
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
98.4%
Recommend this course
270 out of 276 reviews
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4.6
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
48 out of 48 reviews
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4.6
86 Reviews (86)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
86 out of 86 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
276 Reviews (276)

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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Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/27/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, Rob! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/25/2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Santee National Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/23/2020

Thank you for the rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/17/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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Commented on 11/17/2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Santee National Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/20/2020

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us at (803) 854-3531 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at Santee National Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Santee National

Fairways have been overseeded and are in great shape. Greens are in good condition. This is a very enjoyable 18 holes of golf !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/17/2020

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Santee National.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/17/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Great layout and conditions for a great price. Can’t beat the stay and play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/17/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course 5 stars! We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. Thank you for playing Santee National Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Layout

Played this course last year and booked it again. Love the layout. Course was over seeded and wet in many places. Greens were in good shape. Surprised it is cheaper than the other two Santee courses. Would love to play this course at its best condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 11/17/2020

Hi, Jim. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course. Thank you for the 4 stars! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for playing Santee National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

NIce course

First time at Santee. I would play there again. There was an outing in front of me so it was slower than I would have liked, but still 4.5 hrs. Fairways were really wet.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 11/17/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course layout

We had a very enjoyable day of golf. The course is in relatively good shape. The layout is challenging but not overwhelming. The greens are quite challenging. For the money this is a Special course. My group will be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A new favorite

Been wanting to play here for years and finally made it down with my son and it met if not exceeded my expectations. Aside from the standing water on a few holes due to recent rains the course was in great condition. Tee boxes and fairways all manicured nicely and the greens were especially in excellent shape. Some of the pin positions on this day were super challenging but that made it fun. We live just an hour away in Columbia but it felt like we were playing at a vacation destination type course. The pace of play was slow (it took us 4 and a half hours, we usually play 18 in three hours max) due to two or three groups ahead, so I guess it would have been nice to have a ranger keeping players moving along at a proper pace, but it was a Friday on a picture-perfect day so the course was busy, and I didn't mind being out there longer than usual because the course was so much fun to play. I will definitely be making the hour-long drive more often to play this course on a regular basis.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect

had opportunity to play on a Monday & well worth it. Starter clearly explained pace of play, no worries, great round, terrific greens, excellent experience and will return

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

The greens were great. Did not have a ball mark on them. Fairways was good. Wet in places.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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