Charleston & Resort Islands Golf Guide
By Brian Weis
With over 20 championship courses, it's no secret the Charleston area offers plenty of great golf. But, did you know that for the second consecutive year Charleston was named "Top City in the U.S." by Conde Nast Traveler in its annual Readers' Choice Awards? The Readers' Choice Awards have been considered the gold standard in the travel industry for more than two decades. What this means for you is that a golf vacation in Charleston is as enjoyable off the course as on it!
The Charleston area was extremely honored to host the 2012 PGA Championship at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy shot a blistering final round to record his 2nd major championship victory. The Ocean Course is no stranger to big time golf, having hosted the 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the infamous "War by the Shore", the 1991 Ryder Cup. Next August Charleston welcomes the USGA Women's Amateur Championship, which is being held at the Country Club of Charleston.
Getting to Charleston has never been easier! Southwest Airlines offers non-stop flights to Charleston from Chicago, Nashville, Houston and Baltimore, with easy connections through dozens of other cities. We're also happy to announce that JetBlue will begin non-stop service to Charleston from Boston and New York on Feb. 28, 2013! Charleston International Airport is also served by Delta, US Airways, United and American Eagle.
Revised: 11/13/2012 - Article Viewed 20,323 Times
Written By: 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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