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Charleston SC Round up of great Par 3's.

Some of our best short holes

Golfers should leave their drivers in their bags when firing at the pin on these three-shot signatures. A stellar short game is needed to conquer this collection of tiny holes, which are just as challenging as they are breathtaking.

Dunes West Golf & River Club,17th hole, 169 yards: In addition to a shiny white ball, golfers shouldbe on the lookout for sunbathing alligators, which are known to lurk in the pond-side green. A 2-putt is deemed impressive on this tricky two-tiered green, so one shouldnt hesitateto give it a second look.

The Links at Stono Ferry,14th hole, 154 yards: The name of the golf course is best explained through this signature 14th hole; whose tee box sits on the site of the original ferry landing for the plantation. Appropriately named The Crossing," goods were once transported across the Stono River to Johns Island at this very location.In addition to aiming for par, golfers should be sure to soak in the rich history and magnificent views that accompany one of the Lowcountrys most famed holes.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort- Ocean Course, 17th hole, 223 yards: The site of multiple dramatic splashes during the 2012 PGA Championship, this tee shot over a large pond is sure to rattle nerves. Golfers should refrain from aiming too far from the drink, as a cluster of intimidating bunkers guards the opposite side of the green. If one fails to avoid the dangers of this hole, there is no need to stress. A quick look ahead at the glistening ocean is all a player needs to melt away any frustrations they may have caused themselves.

The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation- Oak Forest, 8th hole, 189 yards: Considered the most picturesque hole on the course, one should pay particular attention to aim on this one. A lake running all the way down the left side of the green shouldnt pose a problem with ideal aim and a flawless swing.

Legend Oaks Plantation, 8th hole, 148 yards: Hitting the green is easier said than done on this hole, which requires a daring carry over a deadly pond. For the less confident, there is a bail-out area on the right side, where players can choose to lay-up their shot. Pros advise if you can hit the bail-out area you might as well shoot for the green- and hope for the best." A true do or die hole.

Coosaw Creek Country Club, 11th hole, 224 yards: One should make sure to include Wheaties in their breakfast and whip out their driver for this high distance Par 3. For those who boast talent in being able to out-drive their friends, herein lies the chance to show off those skills.

Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, 16th hole, 203 yards: Fronted by water, with a deep green heavily guarded by front right and back left bunkers, this hole is widely considered a favorite among players. Lush Bermuda fairways and beautiful meandering forests make the course at Shawdowmoss the perfect spot for the perfect shot.

Seabrook Island Golf Club- Ocean Winds, 15th hole, 161 yards: Fantastic views of the marshland surround this hole, highlighting the hub of what makes golf and life on Seabrook so special. A par on this one is sure to boost the ego, with a tiny green and an immense oak tree that has been known to skew many players alignment.

Wild Dunes Resort- Links Course, 12th hole, 169 yards: Surrounded by native grass that glows purple in the early fall, this hole is said to play shorter than the yardage. The severely undulating green makes two-putting a tricky test, one that requires a correct read to ace.

Patriots Point- 17th hole, 130 yards: Consistently ranked the Best Par-3 in the Lowcountry," this holes island green is anchored right in the Charleston Harbor. Spectacular views of Shem Creek, Fort Sumter, and the downtown skyline make this hole a must-play for all avid golfers in the Lowcountry.

Rivertowne Country Club- 17th hole, 152 yards: Gusting winds off the marshes lining Horlbeck Creek and the Wando River makes proper club selection a necessity on this signature hole. The horizontal green however, provides a forgivingly large target, pinching in the middle to mimic an hourglass shape.


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Posted January 2, 2014 || Viewed 2,148 times

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