For Women: Golf Tips, Courses & Travel!
While countless courses throughout the Palmetto State are wonderfully women-friendly, Golf for Women magazine has recognized four as outstanding in this category: Willbrook Plantation in the Myrtle Beach area, Kiawah's Osprey Point near Charleston, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and Heron Point Golf Club at Sea Pines Resort, a Pete Dye designed course. Criteria used in the selection process included playability, multiple tee offerings, layout, aesthetics, amenities, and overall quality. Rest assured, “women-friendly” does not equate to “easy.” The Ocean Course at Kiawah, ranked among the Top 100 Courses in the world, has hosted a variety of international events including two World Cups and the Ryder Cup.
Whether you are new to the game or a reigning club champion, South Carolina is an excellent destination for a relaxing ladies golf vacation and a great place to improve your game, with a variety of golf schools throughout the state featuring programs tailored to women. Golf tips can also be picked up from many clubs who have female professionals on staff who are sensitive to women concerned not only with playing skills, but golf etiquette as well. Cindi Evans, head teaching professional at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, acknowledges that many women golfers, and particularly beginners, feel more comfortable learning the game from a woman instructor, and notes that South Carolina has a wealth of top-quality female teachers.
There are active Executive Women’s Golf chapters in the state that welcome visiting members from across the country on scheduled golf outings for women. Golf tips, favorite courses and more are shared among members. Also find women’s golf schools.
As the popularity of golf has risen over the past few decades, so has the participation and level of play of women. South Carolina is ideal for a ladies golf vacation and is also the perfect spot for family golf vacations. Along with a variety of accommodations options and great golf values, a number of areas throughout the state offer special family events. Among those areas include Myrtle Beach, Charleston/Kiawah Island and the Hilton Head Island. You can easily find programs include that free golf for juniors, couples golf tournaments and special tees time for “family only” golf.
Women do not live by greens alone, and one of the key ingredients to a great ladies golf vacation is access to a variety of off-course activities. In this regard, South Carolina is truly world-class. From the foothills and lakes of the Upstate to the beaches of the sun-drenched coast, South Carolina has not only spectacular scenic beauty but outstanding shopping, historical attractions, spas, dining, entertainment, and cultural activities guaranteed to enhance any golf trip.