The first golf club in America was formed in Charleston , and South Carolina as a whole is one of the world’s golf meccas. There is a great variety of courses to choose from here, from tony courses like the Pete Dye–designed Ocean Course at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort  or Harbour Town  on Sea Pines Plantation in Hilton Head, to the more budget-conscious courses in the Santee Cooper  region, Myrtle Beach , and North Myrtle Beach.
Don’t be shy about pursuing golf packages which combine lodging with links. South Carolina, especially the coastal area, is currently suffering from something of a glut in courses, and you can find some great deals online.
For more on golf in South Carolina, check out my picks for the Top Ten Golf Courses in South Carolina .