Most golfers looking at South Carolina golf school destinations and golf vacation schools in the state target the Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head locations and forget all about Charleston, South Carolina.
Who can blame them? Both Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head are known world-wide for their golf courses and as popular golf vacation destinations. Charleston is mostly known for its history and polite residents.
Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head also have their own respective nicknames in the golf world. Golfers around the world call Myrtle Beach the “Golf Mecca” and Hilton Head the “Golf Island”. Charleston gets its nickname, “Holy City” for its quantity of church steeples painting the downtown skyline.
I have nothing against the great golf vacation schools in Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head. However, it is time I stood up for Charleston as a great golf vacation and South Carolina golf school destination.
Like its golf courses, Charleston golf schools do not match up to the other main South Carolina golf school locations in quantity. They do, however, match up in quality.
Kiawah Island Resort offers one of and possibly the most luxurious golf school destinations in the world. This Charleston golf school location has three courses ranked on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s Top 75 Resort Courses”. Kiawah Island Resort hosted the 1990 Ryder Cup and in the future will host the 2007 Senior PGA Championship and 2012 PGA Championship.
Golf school students can enjoy luxurious accommodations at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island. Many publications and critics call this facility the finest oceanfront hotel built on the East Coast in the past twenty years.
Travel north from Kiawah just above the Charleston peninsula and you will find the Wild Dunes golf vacation school on the Isle of Palms. Wild Dunes was named “Best in the State” by Golf Digest. The Charleston golf school at Wild Dunes features two Tom Fazio designs that feature views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intercoastal Waterway.
Golfers can choose to stay on the resort at beach homes or condominiums. You will be just steps away from golf courses, sandy beaches and a short drive from downtown Charleston.
These are just two of the golf schools at this lesser-known South Carolina golf school destination. What really sets Charleston apart from Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head is what I like to call “the Charleston experience”.
After a full-day of golf school and rounds of golf on Charleston golf courses, you can find many things to keep you busy. Charleston offers golf vacationers historic tours, wonderful harbor cruises, some of the best shopping on the east coast and world-class restaurants of every variety.
The new Charleston Bridge is the largest cable-stay bridge in North America and the tallest concrete structure in South Carolina. For a different perspective of this South Carolina golf school destination, walk or bike the bridge and enjoy the view from above.
The next time you begin to research South Carolina golf school destinations. Don’t forget about Charleston golf schools. Charleston golf courses, golf schools and golf resorts take a back seat to no golf vacation school destination. After all is said and done, I think “Holy City” makes for a great golf nickname after all.
You can find more information about Charleston golf vacation schools at our website. Enjoy your golf vacation no matter where you choose to go.
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