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4.4
185 Reviews (185)
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
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3 Stars
12
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
95.4%
Recommend this course
179 out of 185 reviews
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4.5
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
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29 out of 29 reviews
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4.4
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.3%
Recommend this course
41 out of 43 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.

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4.4
185 Reviews (185)

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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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Challenging layout

Tee boxes, fairways and greens in good shape.
Bunkers thin and had small rocks . These need sand. Greens are to read. Some of that was the grain. Weather was great. Can’t hit driver off every tee and some par threes from the white are 200 yards - yikes.

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

Nice Course!

Nice Course. Overall Well with some really nice holes through the wood. Only problem are the mosquitoes. Take a repellent with you!!! Apart from that good value for money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pace slow

There was no starter.
Person in pro shop acted as starter.
That person didn’t regulate when players started sufficiently.
Therefore there were many bottlenecks slowing the pace down. I spent more time waiting for the players in front of me than I did actually playing.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great value! Nice staff.

I would recommend this course to anyone who loves golf! Friendly staff and in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
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
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great golf experience

Staff was very helpful and friendly.
Course was and greens were in very good considering the time of year after the busy summer season.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very enjoyable game

Went to Santee to avoid Hurricane Dorian and took the opportunity to play at Santee. A great course in very good condition.
Very enjoyable day and would have loved to have played it again before heading back to Hilton Head Island. If you are in the area it’s well worth playing.

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

The Greens were superb

Great course. Fairways were lush. Like playing on a professional course. Perfect getaway.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another good day at Santee National

Play this course two or three times a year. Not near anything, but a 45 minute drive from Summerville (home) and 1:15 from Charleston. Course in good shape, greens don't look perfect but are true. Had a day of half decent humidity and very-decent temperature for summer in SC. Staff is friendly and play is not jammed up in summer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Pristine

Course is in excellent shape, staff is always friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is in good condition

Course was in good condition. The club pro let us go off the back to avoid a 20 member shotgun start group which would of made the day really long. If I could change something, add distant markers. Only had 150 markers.

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

Awesome course!

My son and I made the trip from Columbia several times. It is a great place to play. The course is well maintained and the greens are spectacular! The staff is very friendly and make this course a must play.

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 SC golf experience

Course was in phenomenal shape, much better than my last round in April.

Conditions Good
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
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun course

First time in the area. I loved the layout. I guess they've had a lot of rain lately as a lot of the bunkers were full of water and all needed attention. The fairways are impeccable. Greens are still healing from aeration. Staff was super friendly. Had a blast and recommend...

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course, very good condition. Only problem was the sand traps were less than average, some unplayable. Had a very good time and would recommend this course to anyone looking for a nice course at a good value.

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

Great Time, Great Course!

The fairways were superb and the greens were in perfect condition. We enjoyed everything about this course and We will be back despite the hour long drive from northeast Columbia. It was worth it! I highly recommend this course.

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 round at Santee National.

Really nice condition and interesting layout. Don't miss this one!

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

Fun round of golf

Course was in very good shape greens were FAST will play there again

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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