Santee National Golf Club

4.4416352941 4.4 stars from 5 (136)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6858 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

  • Hwy 6 W, Santee, South Carolina 29142, Orangeburg County
  • (803) 854-3531, 1 (800) 448-0152
  • www.santeenational.com

Year built: 1989
Architect(s): Porter Gibson
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 136 Reviews
5 stars:
65
4 stars:
60
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

132 out of 136 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Great Course"


psnyder1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



lwainwright's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens not good"


rasmith's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Shape"


omahatommy's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u266716359's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good round. Good course."


Jason72Golf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"One of the best in the south"


uBVEW1511BV's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice fairways, otherwise meh."


Tim5285369's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pro: nice fairways, that’s about it.

Con: pace of play (2-3 groups on each par 3), greens were fast and true, but looked dead. Traps were water filled holes (no recent rain). Snack shop lady was the rudest golf staff I have ever encountered!

Overall, poor value for even $ 45.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Decent place to play"


ljblain52's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Average playing conditions, greens where little rough and was told because of early frost.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens were not in good shape"


threejack440's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

we played all week in the Santee area. Have played this course many times, always in mid-late April. The greens are always iffy. The greens at the other area courses were in much better shape. Lots of poa annua coming in especially on a few of the greens. #9 seemed to be the worst. Probably the best fairways we played and the practice area and other amenities are the best in the area.

Also, there were two pins that were cut in terrible locations. #'s 7 and 15 you could not keep a putt on the green if it did not hit the hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


kg70041's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had Santee National on the agenda again for our annual golf trip and loved the value. Course was in pretty solid shape with a lot of it still coming out of dormancy. Fairways were top notch. Greens were extremely quick and some unfortunate pin positions made a few holes a bit comical.

Santee National is always a great 1st day course as part of a package deal and we'll likely be coming back again next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Santee National"


letzgolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very mice shape. For this time of year. I like the layout of this course, challenging, but fair. I recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good layout."


mikemccullough7777's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

We enjoyed this course very much.The greens and fairways were in good condition.It was probably the 3rd best course of the ones we played in the area.Would play again for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Positive surprise"


u4150865's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. Bettler then many of the places we played on HHI for much higher greenfee. If I am back in the region will definitly play again. Tourist from Germany.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Track in BFE"


Nash3500578's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are headed thru or live in the area this is a great track with great value for the $$


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Jcline111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very pretty course"


u404461098's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course and in good shape when we played. Very quick greens. Many dog legs. Spring rhodendrons blooming in house gardens along some holes caused us to think longingly of upcoming Masters Tournament.

Pro shop gent was friendly and welcoming. The only blight on the day was the lady in the snack bar. It was evident she was not in a pleasant frame of mind. Otherwise, it was an absolutely lovely golfing experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Definitely a replay"


Bearswamp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape pro staff were very friendly and helpful. The only negative was bar server was a bit snarly and in a hurry to close up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice track"


u000005278023's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

We enjoyed the course, especially since we were on our way back north. It was in good shape and a fun challenge to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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