18. Golf

The modern day game of golf has its origins in 15th century Scotland. A game of both physical precision and mental toughness, golf is one of the most challenging and popular of recreational pastimes. The Grand Strand area, with its favorable weather and gentle landscape, is home to more than 100 golf courses suited to a range of skill levels.  The well manicured courses up and down the coast have attracted golfers from around the country and around the world. Each year numerous area courses also host the Dupont World Amateur Championship, bringing highly competitive golfers to the area to test their skills against one another.  A number of respected golfers and course designers also have signature courses here including Greg Norman and Davis Love III. The Grand Strand area is also home to a number of golf super stores, such as Martin’s Golf and Tennis,  that provide a huge variety of golf clubs, shoes and other equipment.