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Santee Provides Tremendous Value
Santee Cooper Country Club Boasts Fine Conditions
prefer modern courses or traditionally-designed layouts, they have it all. Play 6,928-yard Cheraw State Park is a delight to play – think Pinehurst without the
one or two, and return again (and again) to play another two or three. You will steep greens fees.
be pleasantly surprised to find some of the best golfing in the area.
Just up the road from Florence is a host of other excellent courses – The
Keep an eye out for courses like the Cheraw Country Club, Cheraw State Park Crossings, The Traces and Governor’s Run – all of which offer golfers great
Golf Course, Oak Hills Golf Club, and The Golf Club of SC at Crickentree as you value with greens fees starting at less than $30. In all, Florence has 30 courses
make your plans. Visit www.golfpackagesofsc.com to set up your visit. in what’s become known as the Pee Dee golf region.
Swamp Fox Country The Traces, Crossings and Governor’s Run are all part of the golf packages
available in the Florence area from package coordinators, Swamp Fox Country
Tucked between the Olde English District of South Carolina and Myrtle Beach
Golf. “Far from the high season and crowds is Swamp Fox Golf,” is there
is Swamp Fox Country. Often overlooked, it provides exceptional value with
motto, one that belies what great value options they provide.
thirty intriguing courses that can be played year round.
For more information or to obtain a customized package contact Swamp Fox
While visiting Swamp Fox Country, you have the choice of fine accommodations.
Country Golf at 1-800-845-3538; www.swampfoxgolf.com
Swamp Fox Golf (www.swampfoxgolf.com) is the most popular local vacation
packager. They are proud to be affiliated with The Ramada at Historic Young’s
Santee: America’s Value Golf DestinationPlantation, The Days Inn, The Swamp Fox Inn and Travelodge. All four Inns
are located just off Interstate 95 at US Highway 76 (Exit #157) in Florence, With golf packages starting at $55 (USD) a day including golf with a power cart,
South Carolina. accommodation and breakfast it is hard to ignore Santee, South Carolina for a
southern sojourn.
Swap Fox Country centres on Florence, South Carolina and like the Italian city
that bears that same name it possesses some true works of art, however, these Santee, often considered South Carolina’s inland golf capital is located right on
ones are not painted on a canvas or chiselled from stone – they have been I-95, on the south shore of beautiful Lake Marion, approximately 1 ½ hours west
fashioned from the landscape. of Myrtle Beach and 1 hour from Charleston, South Carolina. For many years
the golfers that visited Santee have realized that they received better value on
Among your many golfing options no two stand out more than Cheraw State good courses that were less crowded.
Park and the Country Club of South Carolina.
More than 150,000 golfers a year make the trek to Santee and it is easy to see
At more than 7,000 yards long, even when the pros tip it up at the Country Club why. With a population of just 800 and only three golf courses right in town you
they find a match for their skills. They were also generous in their praise for the might question the attraction. Of course, when you add in a bundle of other
Ellis Maples crafted routing when the Nationwide Tour visited. With a slope layouts within a short drive and the way you are embraced by the people, you
rating of 141 this is no ordinary country club layout. There is a premium to play begin to understand the appeal.
the course over regular Swamp Fox packages, but any amount is worth the
chance to play. The three courses in the quaint little community are all less than five minutes
from whichever hotel in town that you may choose. The 3 courses in town:
Cheraw State Park is wilderness golf at its best – right down to the rustic cabins Santee Cooper Country Club, Lake Marion Golf Course and Santee National
you can rent on course. The Tom Jackson-designed beauty is nestled in the Golf Club have all been awarded 3 ½ Stars from “Places to Play” by Golf
state park of the same name and as you’d expect it winds through dense forest, Digest. The other 14 or so courses that you can package with are from 15
past crystal-clear lakes and amazingly, no two fairways are adjacent. The minutes to 45 minutes from town.
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