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Santee, SC  29142
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Lake Marion Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,670 yards | 117 slope

71.6 rating

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Lake Marion Golf Course

The 18-hole "Lake Marion" course at the Lake Marion Golf Course facility in Santee, South Carolina features 6,670 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.6 and it has a slope rating of 117. Designed by Ed Riccoboni, the Lake Marion golf course opened in 1978. Todd Miller, PGA manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed November 30, 2021

Santee, South Carolina is about as small a town as you’ll find. The town sits at exit 98 off of I95 and consists of three stoplights moving east to west. At first glance it doesn’t seem like there’s a whole lot to the town – several restaurants, gas stations, and motels – all owned by hard-working locals who have made this their life’s work- clutter the real estate off the exit ramp. A little further down is Clarks Inn and Restaurant, owned by the Clark family who pretty much founded the town. However, if you’re a golfer, Santee, SC could easily become your dream destination.

Santee is home to three championship golf courses and some wallet-friendly golf packages at Santee Cooper, Santee National, and Lake Marion. All are located within about 10 minutes of each other. Each course has its own driving range and practice green. Lake Marion’s driving range is lit and it’s not unusual to see players out there after dark working on their game.

Lake Marion Golf Club is a perennial favorite with traveling golfers and presents one of the more rewarding golf experiences in the area. The course opened in 1978 and was designed by Eddie Riccoboni; it has been delighting locals and golf travelers ever since. Lake Marion features pine tree-lined fairways, plenty of strategically placed hazards in the form of sand and water, and incredible Miniverde greens that are in perfect shape all year round. Five sets of tees provide yardages suitable for every level of golfer.

Number 14 is a risk/reward par 4. The lakes on the right side create a dogleg right and the tall pines dare you to try and carry the water. The fairway’s not real deep and the more you try and cut off, the harder it is to hold. A good tee shot over the water will leave a short chip shot into a green protected on the right side by a deep bunker. Even with a great tee shot, par is a great score here.

In addition to a great layout, Lake Marion also boasts the largest golf pro shop in the area with a lot of the latest and greatest equipment, apparel, and accessories. Lake Marion Golf Club is also home to the Palmetto Traverse, a 35,000 square foot natural grass-putting surface with all kinds of twists and turns and humps and bumps. It’s lit and sees a lot of night play too.

Lake Marion and Santee Cooper golf clubs offer some great package specials. Lake Marion offers several townhomes and villas that are spacious and roomy. All have two bedrooms with 4 double beds and flat-screen TVs in each, 2 bathrooms, a living room, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen. There’s also a hospitality room and a swimming pool. They offer the only “all-inclusive” golf package in the area, which includes daily buffet breakfasts and dinners during the golf season, range balls, and replay rounds. With access to 15 local golf courses, the packaging staff at Lake Marion can put together a package to delight and please every golfer. Local players can join their Golf Advantage Club for $80 which includes a free round of golf, a $25 gift card, and a ton of added benefits.

A popular local restaurant can be found at Clark’s Inn and Restaurant. It was founded by William E. “Bubba” Clark in 1946, moved to its current location in 1971, and continues to meet its high standards of Southern hospitality and delicious food. Enjoy such southern favorites as a Calabash Seafood Platter, Southern Style Shrimp & Grits with lightly blackened shrimp, and a local favorite, the Lowcountry Stir Fry; shrimp, chicken, and kielbasa sautéed with a blend of fresh vegetables in a light teriyaki sauce served over savory brown rice. For dessert, Clark’s Famous Apple Crisp, made from a 60-year-old original family recipe is a must-try.

Lake Marion is also one of the top fishing destinations in the Southeast and has held state records for more than 8 species of fish. Several guides are available and can be found through their website. Golf course and hotel information can be found there as well.

Santee, SC is proof that northerners seeking sunshine and golf don’t have to go as far south as Florida to enjoy great golf opportunities. The weather is more predictable and not as humid, the golf courses are scenic and challenging and the golf packages are a lot more affordable. Between the time you’ll save not driving as far south and the money you’ll save, you can probably stay an extra couple of days.

Beverages Available Cart Included Challenging Club Rentals Food Available Friendly Staff Good For Beginners Great Deal Pro Shop Putting Green Quick Pace Scenic Walkable Well Maintained
Reviewed September 06, 2013

A nice course and if you enjoy excruciatingly slow play, this course is for you.

Reviewed July 25, 2010

We played this as part of a package in February...greens were not in the best shape...two years in a row now...we might give it one more shot next year...but the rest of the group is leaning toward Wyboo and Orangeville...


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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 gary A. 15 84 69 05/30/10
2 john H. 12 82 70 08/28/08
3 Kendrick M. 5 76 71 07/03/09
4 Coach E. 9 80 71 06/10/11
5 Neal T. 13 85 72 08/14/08
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About Lake Marion

Lake Marion Golf Course

Resort facility

15 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Lake Marion

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Lake Marion

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Course Staff

Todd Miller, PGA, General Manager
Gene Scarborough, Superintendent

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Santee Cooper Country Club
Reviews (5)
Public, 18 holes
6512 yards, par 72
1.0 miles from center of Santee
Santee National
Santee National Golf Club
Reviews (4)
Public, 18 holes
6858 yards, par 72
1.4 miles from center of Santee

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