Getting To Know: The Links at Stono Ferry
An Insightful Interview With Erica Dickinson, Director of Sales
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 Erica Dickinson 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 links style course holds much history from the Revolutionary War. It was built in 1989 on the battle grounds of the Battle of Stono Ferry. Three of our back 9 holes run along the Intracoastal waterway. In 2007, we built a learning facility that has a practice range, two putting greens, and indoor hitting bays with a launch monitor and video equipment.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
The Links at Stono Ferry gives each golfer a true feel for what lowcountry golf is like. With views of the Stono River, live oak trees and Spanish moss, this is a scenic course you won't to miss!
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Don't try to overpower your shot and play every hole conservatively!
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
2011 Charleston Area Golf Course of the Year
2011 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #14 is considered our signature hole and is most photographed. This par 3 tee box juts out into the Stono River and the player must hit across the marsh to the green atop a hill on the other side. The view is gorgeous!
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Favorite hole is hole #16 because it is a true dogleg right. It requires a good drive and a true second shot.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
You must stop in for a pitcher of beer to enjoy with your friends on our screened in porch after your round.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
The competitive course record is held by Vaita Guillaume from Campbell College. He shot a 64 in February of 2011. It was at the Charleston Shootout.
Back Tee Stats
The Links at Stono Ferry
4812 Stono Links Drive
Hollywood, South Carolina, 29449
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About: 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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