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Getting To Know: Coosaw Creek Country Club

An Insightful Interview With Mike Benner, General Manager/Dir. of Golf

By Brian Weis


Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Mike Benner who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Our accolades include a "Must Play" by Golf Magazine, and a "4 Stars" rating from Golf Digest.
Just a short drive away from Charleston, the Coosaw Creek golf course is an Arthur Hills classic with gentle rolling fairways, subtle mounding and gradual elevation changes.

The golf course places a premium on accuracy over length. Precise approach shots and a deft short game - avoiding the greenside bunkers, the dense woods, and wetlands - are the the keys to scoring.

The Coosaw Creek golf course challenges you to fire at the pins, which are protected by greenside bunkers, woods, and wetlands. Any miss-hits will require an exacting chip from a strategic bail-out area to save par.

The superb shot values on Coosaw Creek golf course are overshadowed only by the sheer beauty of the site. Rolling seamlessly from woods to wetlands, the course offers a variety of different looks and presents golfers with a memorable experience at every turn.

Coosaw Creek is member owned - so you know the golf course conditions will always be among the best in the Charleston area.

We invite you to make your tee time today, reserve online or call (843)767-8988.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Our golf course is considered the best value for your dollar in Charleston. Great course conditions, great layout, great food and friendly staff will make your experience memorable.

Our accolades include a "Must Play" by Golf Magazine, and a "4 Stars" from Golf Digest. Just a short drive away from Charleston, the Coosaw Creek golf course is an Arthur Hills classic with gentle rolling fairways, subtle mounding and gradual elevation changes.

The golf course places a premium on accuracy over length. Precise approach shots and a deft short game - avoiding the greenside bunkers, the dense woods, and wetlands - are the the keys to scoring.

The Coosaw Creek golf course challenges you to fire at the pins, which are protected by greenside bunkers, woods, and wetlands. Any miss-hits will require an exacting chip from a strategic bail-out area to save par.

The superb shot values on Coosaw Creek golf course are overshadowed only by the sheer beauty of the site. Rolling seamlessly from woods to wetlands, the course offers a variety of different looks and presents golfers with a memorable experience at every turn.
Coosaw Creek is member owned - so you know the golf course conditions will always be among the best in the Charleston area.

We invite you to make your tee time today, reserve online or call (843)767-8988.


What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Long drives are not required but there is a premium placed on accuracy from the tee. Our small target greens will also test your iron play. Straight shots will be rewarded with makable birdie opportunities while errant shot will likely find a hazard, strategically placed by Arthur Hills. This is a true shot makers golf course.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Our accolades include a "Must Play" by Golf Magazine, and a "4 Stars" rating from Golf Digest.

Site of the Big South Ladies Golf Championship and South Carolina State Amateur Qualifying.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Our signature hole is the par 3 #11. This hole can be stretched out to 240 yards from the back tees. Two water hazards must be avoided along with two greenside bunkers to successfully hit the green. Once on the green, the most undulating surface on the course created by Arthur Hills awaits you for the final challenge of the hole. A true test of a par 3.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole is the par 4 #5. This hole plays over 400 yards from the back tees. Arthur Hills did a superb job of concealing one of the widest fairways on the course with strategic oak trees placed down the left side of the hole and 2 fairway bunkers down the right side to give the illusion of a narrow fairway. A large two tiered green with a greenside bunker on the right awaits if you can navigate the last oak tree located in the left side of the fairway. Par here is always a good score.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Relax in the Palmetto Grill while enjoying our now famous chicken wings with multiple sauce options. These are a big hit with golfers after their round. Wash the wings down with one of our local, seasonal brews on tap and you'll have the perfect finish to a wonderful day at Coosaw Creek Country Club.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Our men's course record is held by Duke stand out, Austin Cody, who made a hole in one on hole #3 in route to his 63 from our back tees. His score broke the previous course record of 65 by two strokes which was shared by Club Pro, Mike Benner.

Our ladies course record of 66 was shot by Aruka Feigeuroso of Coastal Carolina University during the 2009 Ladies Big South Championship. And yes, she shot the record score while playing from our men's white tees.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 71
Yardage: 6618
Slope: 136
Rating: 72.4

More Information
Coosaw Creek Country Club
4110 Club Course Drive
N. Charleston, SC, 29420
843-767-8988
www.coosawcreek.com



 


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Written By: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, 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 GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.


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