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“A position play course”

Santee Cooper Country Club
Ranked #6 of 13 things to do in Santee
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Owner description: The sister course to Lake Marion Golf Course, Santee Cooper Country Club opened in 1967 and offers perhaps the most scenic round of golf in the area. Set amid majestic pines and native foliage, this well-conditioned George Cobb layout will test every shot in your bag with its series of beautiful dogleg holes, strategic bunkering and challenging par 3's. You are certain to enjoy the magnificently designed risk-reward par 5's and the course's elevation changes. Santee Cooper Country Club offers the best closing hole in Santee with a panoramic view of Lake Marion's sparkling waters. Fairways: 419 Bermuda; Greens: Miniverde Bermuda; Par: 72. The Lake Marion Golf Villas are the area's premium on-course accommodations and are available for your next golf vacation stay. Opened in the spring of 2006, these luxurious Golf Villas are located along the fairways of Lake Marion Golf Course and within walking distance of the new lighted driving range. For practically the same price as the area's hotels, you and your golfing friends can stay in these deluxe accommodations. Each Golf Villa features two bedrooms with four full beds, two bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, three televisions with cable TV, washer and dryer, outdoor patio and grilling station. The Hospitality Clubhouse is also available, providing gathering spaces for groups of 16-48. Features include a kitchen area, flat screen TV and an expansive event scoreboard in each room.
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“A position play course”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We have played this course several times over the years as we travel north and south in our RV. On each occasion I came away with two thoughts: Play the course for position due to the dog legs and tight fairways. Second, due to the elevated greens surrounded by bunkers shoot your approach shot high and go one club higher. The fairways are in good shape (if you stay in them) and the greens are smooth and slow. My only concern was the condition of the bunkers...many were hard and made the sand shot a challenge. I shot six over my normal 11 handicap, but felt the course was fair from the white tees. The gold tees are very close to the reds, so the old farts will think they are not playing from the reds...what a joke. Nice staff and I'll play it again from the whites. Four hours on the weekends.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank James H
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Lexington, South Carolina
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26 reviews
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“Great Time”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Real friendly staff. Very helpful. Doing something very strange with the holes being cut into the greens?

Visited April 2014
1 Thank 1210WillieO
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Barrie, Canada
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“Good Course but”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

This course is well designed, fair and playable. However, it is unfortunate that due to lack of manpower, the condition of the course was disappointing. The greens required to be cleaned off of pine cones, pine needles and Goose droppings. That being said, with a little attention to detail and a quick round with the leaf blower, this course is fun to play. I would love to see the condition of this course when their greens staff are at full compliment. It does have great potential.

Visited November 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Lots of doglegs”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Our golfing weekend ended at SCCC, our third stop. The staff seemed a bit harried preparing for our 8:30 tee time, but they recovered well and took good care of us. A very good course.

Visited October 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting Amongst the Pines...”
Reviewed 1 March 2013

Very scenic round of golf. Loved the Pine Trees here. Beneath the canopy lie the biggest Pine Cones in the area. Oh yeah the course layout is pretty good too, if you like doglegs. Played from the back tees this course is still a challenge for the long hitters. You gotta be straight and down the middle. You can't cut the corners, hehe...given the height of these Pines. Overall good course to play. Greens were spotty (1st week of Feb). Superintendent from another course mentionned how the greens were painted & rolled. The rye seed didn't take here as with the other courses in the area even though it was the same crew that worked here. Would like to play here again when all is green. Was told it's much tougher with greater emphasis to keep your ball in play...

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Duck-Nanni
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