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Greenwood South Carolina Golf Guide

The Lakelands Area Offers Beautiful Lakes and Outstanding Golf

By Brian Weis

Beautiful Greenwood is located in the Lower Piedmont region of Upstate South Carolina. The region is known for its abundant lakes, and the locals have coined the area "The Lakelands."

Just as there are abundant lakes, there are also abundant golf courses. More than 15 courses are within a 45 minute drive from Greenwood including the Davis Love design course, Patriot Golf Club at Grand Harbor.

Where To Play

Tara Golf Club at Savannah Lakes
The Tara Golf Club at Savannah Lakes Village opened in 1993 and was the first of two lakefront golf clubs to be completed in the 4,000 acre community. The Tara golf course found its inspiration from the famous plantation in "Gone With The Wind." The course is very hilly and lined with stately oaks and pines. The greens are undulating, elevated and fast, and both the #9 and #18 holes share a green similar to St. Andrews in Scotland. There are water hazards that come into play on three holes.

4 Tees
Rates: $65-45 depending on season

Getting There:
From Hwy 378, Turn in front of the Village Store and take Hwy 7 North. Turn right onto Country Club Drive (4th road from right after turning on to Hwy 7). Follow Country Club Drive until you reach the Tara Golf Club on your right

Tara Golf Club at Savannah Lakes
300 Country Club Dr
McCormick, SC 29835

Other Courses To Play

Cedar Springs Golf Course
124 Ridge Rd
Greenwood, SC

Cokesbury Hills Golf Club
3818 Cokesbury Rd
Hodges, SC

Greenwood Country Club
607 Cambridge Ave W
Greenwood, SC

Hickory Knob Golf Course
Rural Route 1
McCormick, SC

High Meadows Country Club
1209 Hwy 71
Abbeville, SC

Hunter's Creek Golf and Country Club
702 Hunters Creek Blvd
Greenwood, SC

McCormick Country Club
Country Club Rd
McCormick, SC

Monticello Golf Club
1148 Barksdale Ferry Road
McCormick, SC

Parkland Golf Course
295 E Deadfall Rd
Greenwood, SC

Patriot Golf Club at Grand Harbor
101 Grand Harbor Boulevard
Ninety Six, SC

Pine Ridge Country Club
425 Pine Ridge Rd
Edgefield, SC

Star Fort National Golf Course
W Main Extension
Ninety Six, SC

The Links at Stoney Point
709 Swing about Dr
Greenwood, SC

Ware Shoals Golf Course
98 S Greenwood Ave
Ware Shoals, SC

Where To Stay

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
527 ByPass 72 NW
Greenwood, SC 29649
(864) 330-3300

Hampton Inn
1624 ByPass 72 NE
Greenwood, SC 29649
(864) 388-9595

Local Knowledge

During the Masters week, the area is popular for hotel accommodations and golf, since Greenwood is less than an hour north of Augusta, Georgia.


Article Tags: Greenwood South Carolina

Revised: 12/22/2010 - Article Viewed 23,830 Times

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

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