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630 Santee Dr
Santee, SC  29142
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Santee-Cooper Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,512 yards | 124 slope

71.1 rating | Bermuda grass

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Santee-Cooper Golf Course

The 18-hole "Santee-Cooper" course at the Santee Cooper Country Club facility in Santee, South Carolina features 6,512 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.1 and it has a slope rating of 124 on Bermuda grass. Designed by George W. Cobb, ASGCA, the Santee-Cooper golf course opened in 1967. Todd Miller, PGA manages the course as the General Manager.


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Beverages Available (3) Cart Included (2) Challenging (2) Club Rentals (1) Food Available (3) Friendly Staff (3) Good For Beginners (1) Great Deal (2) Pro Shop (3) Putting Green (3) Quick Pace (1) Scenic (3) Walkable (1) Well Maintained (3)

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.

With Lake Marion serving as the backdrop, Santee Cooper Country Club has the most scenic views of any golf course in the area. The course was designed by George Cobb and opened for play in 1967; it’s still in fantastic condition. SCCC sits amid majestic pines and native foliage; the course is well-conditioned and will have you using every club in your bag through a series of beautiful dogleg holes, strategically placed bunkers, and challenging par 3s that require crisply struck tee shots. You’ll find considerable elevation changes considering the area and enjoy several risk-reward opportunities. Santee Cooper Country Club has the most scenic holes in Santee with a panoramic view of Lake Marion.

The first hole on either side at Santee Cooper Golf Club provides a good challenge. Number 1 is a nice risk-reward par 4. From the No. II Tees this dogleg left hole plays 335 yards over water to a well-protected green. A good drive will leave a short pitch shot into an undulated putting surface.

Number 10 is a short dogleg left par 4. Bite off as much of the dogleg as you can off the tee without hitting through the fairway. Pull your tee shot left and you’ll have to deal with some pine trees. A good drive that finds the fairway off the tee will leave a short uphill pitch shot into a well-protected, elevated green.

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 April 27, 2021

Great experience. The staff is professional and courteous. The course was in very good condition with fast greens. I will be back on my next run through the Carolinas.

Reviewed June 14, 2019

Beautiful, enjoyable golf course with some sloping, challenging greens. Well maintained course with awesome views of nature and adjacent Lake Marion.

Beverages Available Cart Included Challenging Food Available Friendly Staff Great Deal Pro Shop Putting Green Scenic Well Maintained
Reviewed November 07, 2018

Mr. Steve Smart took over as Head Professional early in 2018 of Santee-
Cooper Golf club. His vast knowledge of the game, ability as a teacher and his humility are tremendous assets for the clients of Santee-Cooper.

Beverages Available Food Available Friendly Staff Pro Shop Putting Green Scenic Well Maintained
Reviewed March 03, 2012

We use to play this course annually as part of a tournament. 20+ players and they screwed us out of getting to re-round as was our norm. We quickly found somewhere else to play and will never go back. The course is OK. A few interesting holes. Convenience to Santee was/is the best aspect.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 gary A. 16 82 66 08/01/10
2 John R. 18 91 73 03/14/10
3 Neal T. 13 87 74 05/04/08
4 john H. 12 86 74 10/02/08
5 Mark K. 4 78 74 06/06/11
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About Santee Cooper, Santee-Cooper

Santee Cooper Country Club

Resort facility

12 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Santee Cooper, Santee-Cooper

No recent major awards have been noted.

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Course Staff

Todd Miller, PGA, General Manager
Steve Smart, Golf Professional
Gene Scarborough, Superintendent

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6858 yards, par 72
2.0 miles from center of Santee

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