Santee National Golf Club

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4.5
149
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
65
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
96.7%
Recommend this course
145 out of 149 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
11
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
39
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.9%
Recommend this course
37 out of 39 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6858 yards 72.9 128
White 72 6125 yards 69.3 121
Gold 72 5415 yards 65.6 112
Red (W) 72 4748 yards 68.2 116
Scorecard for Santee National
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.9/128 405 520 390 416 175 521 225 408 405 3465 497 396 381 237 394 402 383 179 524 3393 6858
White M: 69.7/124 360 435 361 373 148 451 191 377 355 3051 454 361 340 205 356 366 348 142 502 3074 6125
Gold M: 67.0/110 W: 71.7/123 321 391 325 335 121 411 168 352 317 2741 375 317 304 163 313 323 303 109 467 2674 5415
Red W: 68.2/116 283 373 307 302 96 348 136 327 288 2460 330 284 264 136 264 288 279 90 353 2288 4748
Handicap 13 11 3 9 17 7 1 5 15 16 8 6 2 14 12 10 18 4
Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 5 1 9 17 7 11 3 13 2 6 4 12 16 10 8 18 14

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.

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4.5
149

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 18
Bunkers 17
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 15
Seniors 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Perfect vacation course.

If you’re on vacation and playing new courses this is a perfect choice. Best course in Santee, though Lake Marion’s no slouch either. This one was far more forgiving though with nice big greens that weren’t overly protected or elevated. Cart was included but I chose to walk it as that’s usually my preference and found it very doable and enjoyable. Front nine is linksey and the back is forested which mixes it up nicely. Really enjoyed the friendliness of the staff and the terrific couple we played with. If you see this Tony and Janet, it was truly a pleasure and I hope our paths cross again someday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Great layout, good greens and great value. I will play this course again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good time

For this time of year the course was in great shape considering all the rain we have had, staff was great , let us go out earlier than our tee time, Greens rolled true, fairways looked great

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Santee National solid golf course all the way around

I played this course in dormant conditions with a light overseed, so it wasn't at its best. Still, it was easy to see how enjoyable this course is, even during wet, cold conditions. The holes are laid out nicely with a good deal of variety around the five lakes on the course. Greens are interesting, but not severe, and the topography is beautiful, which I'm sure I would appreciate even more if it were spring or especially fall. In short, this is a course anybody can enjoy.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Perfect Dayton and for golf

Call it luck of the draw but it was a day when every thing just went right. The weather was perfect, no wind, sunshine, mid sixties. The course was a little wet in spots but manageable and otherwise perfect. We were able to play at our pace without ever having to wait or feel pushed. The greens were medium/fast, in great shape and rolled true. I know I played way above my pay grade hitting fairways and greens with such pinpoint accuracy that I had to pinch myself from time to time. I obviously left with a smile and a memorable round of golf. Just wonder why I can’t play like this every time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course !

The course was in very nice conditions except for two or three greens were just a little rough in spots. The greens were very fast and true. Played the round in 3 hours and 10 minutes. The staff was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Time

The course was in good shape for November. Nice layout and challenging greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tip Top

Played here as a part of our Santee package and were not disappointed.

Course was in fantastic shape. With the exception of a few tee boxes that needed a bit of work (Bermuda + Shade tough to manage), tee-to-green was great. Greens rolled smooth and had minimal imperfections. We were able to roll around and play another 9+ after finishing our AM round.

Santee National will continue to get the nod from our group each trip.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Golf Course

Player the course in late September. Conditions are excellent. There is plenty of challenge on this course but not too difficult, very playable course. Bermuda greens are tricky to read, must pay attention to the grain. Greens are excellent and receptive to incoming shots. Highly recommend this course. You will not be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course that requires a good strategy on each hole

Very nice course with an excellent layout that requires a good strategy on each hole. I highly recommend it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unique course layout

I have 4 dogs, so my joke for the course is that I'm sure there are more dog legs on the course than in my own home. I was surprised the par 3's didn't have dog legs. But seriously, it was a great course. It isnt long, but its personality presents it's own challenges. The greens were in great shape, good speed, and the fringes were puttable. Overall, it was a great course and I would beyond a shadow of a doubt play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Very hilly, be prepared to adjust yardages to compensate for elevation changes. Well conditioned, greens rolled true and fast. We played 36 holes and I never had to roll my ball in the fairway to get out of a bad spot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens not good

Fairways real good. Greens spotty and not a lot of grass putts would bounce. Layout very nice.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
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

Great Shape

Greens were rolling true No crabgrass around greens, fairways in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good round. Good course.

Santee National remains one of the most affordable and we'll maintained courses around.. there are new golf carts. All the fairways were nice and green. The greens were in good shape

The restrooms were clean. The bridge on hole 10 needs to be replaced. Otherwise it was a good golf outting.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the best in the south

Have played here numerous times. Always a treat. Greens were faster than normal which made for some challenging putting. Course conditions were A+++++.

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