Charleston Golf Courses
Charleston, South Carolina has been made famous for its many historic "firsts." The first shots of the Civil War... the first decisive patriot victory of the American revolution... the first museum in America. What many people don't realize is that the game of golf also figures prominently on this list.
Over 200 years ago Charleston was the site of America's first golf course and golf club. In 1786 the South Carolina Golf Club was formed and established "Harleston Green" in what is now downtown Charleston. In fact, the term "green fee" is thought to have evolved from the membership fees paid by club members to maintain their course. While Charleston Green is a long-gone memory, it established a heritage and tradition of golfing excellence that today is evident throughout the Lowcountry.
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Charleston Golf Transportation
Charleston International Airport serves western South Carolina and has daily flights from US Airways, Continental, Delta, Northwest and United Airlines. There are numerous car rental counters in the airport. Taxi fare from the airport to most surrounding areas is around $20. However, if you are headed to Seabrook Island or Kiawah Island, expect to pay a little more.
If you are driving to Charleston, take I-26 east off of I-95. Interstate 95 runs north and south along the East Coast through Miami, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. If you are coming from west of Charleston you will have to take several highways through the Western Carolinas until you reach the coast. If you are coming from the north and enjoy a scenic view try highway 17 along the Carolina Coast through Myrtle Beach.