If a relaxing vacation is what you want, you can definitely find it in the Lowcountry. Known for its beautiful natural surroundings, the Lowcountry boasts streams, marshes, inlets and ponds which are all connected to the Atlantic Ocean. Birds and alligators are just some of the animals that make up its busy wildlife.

Likewise, the Lowcountry has golf courses as well as commercial and residential developments that were built with a more thoughtful and less intrusive design. This is the huge reason why it never fails to attract golfers and tourists alike.

Here are the best golf courses that you should include in your itinerary when you are in the Lowcountry.

1. Eagle's Pointe Golf Club

Where: 1 Eagle's Pointe Drive, Bluffton, SC 29909

Established in 1998, this 18-hole public golf course is designed by Davis Love III and measures 6,738 yards from the longest tees. With a slope rating of 130 and a USGA rating of 72.5, the course features 4 sets of tees in order to match the different skill levels. Its prominent features include natural beauty, risk-reward design, variety, strategy, superb conditioning, spacious corridors and superb customer service.

2. The Golf Club At Hilton Head Lakes

Where: 2500 Wiregrass Way, Bluffton, SC 29927 

Formerly known as Tradition National, The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes was designed by Tommy Fazio who made use of the natural wetlands and the lakes throughout the over 250 acre-course in order to come up with a golf course that has a challenging run. Measuring up to 7,300 yards in length, the course features five tee placements which range between 4,955 yards and 6,650 yards. It has well-contoured and well-angled greens to allow multiple pin positions. As a result, golfers gain a unique experience every day including the residents who are regular golf players in the area. Some of its amenities include a short-game practice area, a practice facility designed with an 8-acre driving range that has six target greens, a full-service golf shop, and a 6-hole, par-3 learning center. 

3. Oldfield Golf Club

Where: 10 Oldfield Way, Okatie, SC 29909

Opened in 2002, this 18-hole private golf course was designed by Greg Norman. It measures 7142 yards from the longest tees and a slope rating of 141 and a USGA rating of 75.4. It features 5 sets of tees to match different skill levels. The greens and fairways found in the course are bermuda.

4. Sanctuary Golf Club

Where: 8 Waveland Ave, Beaufort, SC 29902

The Sanctuary Golf Club is a beautiful, nature-filled golf course that's perfect for recreation, events, and entertainment of one's business associates. Located on Cat Island, it features award-winning golf, tennis and swimming amenities along with the best of southern service, hospitality and cuisine.

5. Old South Golf Links 

Where: 50 Buckingham Plantation Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910 

Designed by Clyde Johnston who is an award-winning course architect, Old South Golf Links boasts preserved natural beauty, natural amenities and magnificent views. Some of its great features include towering live oaks, breathtaking Scottish terrain, tee boxes that are tucked back in the woods and an open pasture. No wonder it was selected as one of the "top ten new public courses" by the Golf Digest.

6. Hilton Head National Golf Club

 Where: 60 Hilton Head National Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910

The Hilton Head National Golf Club is  a 300-acre course that was designed by the legendary Gary Player. He has envisioned the course to provide a challenging play among the low-handicappers and an entertaining ground among higher handicappers. With a play area of more than 6,700 yards and a slope rating of 131, there's no doubt that Hilton Head is one of the best courses you can find in the area.

7. Crescent Pointe Golf Club

Where: 1 Crescent Pointe, Bluffton, SC 29910

This world-class golf course is the only public course found in Hilton Head that was designed by legendary designer Arnold Palmer. It features elevated tees and greens which are not commonly found in the Lowcountry. Some of its exciting features include large oaks, breathtaking marsh views, native sand areas, and numerous Instagrammable spots. 

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