With the upcoming PGA Championship taking place later this month at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, there's a lot of excitement over golf in South Carolina. The team at Patriots Point Links in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina wanted to showcase some of the great offerings in the area that locals and out-of-state visitors can enjoy before or after going to the tournament. From exploring the Charleston area to taking in a round at a nearby golf course, check out these can’t miss attractions in the area below.
If you need something to do that keeps you close to Kiawah Island Golf Resort, where the championship is being held, then pack your things for a beach day! Kiawah Island has ten miles of beaches as well as preserved maritime forests, sand dunes, and marshes with animals abound. Spend some time in the sunshine before grabbing a bite at any of the local restaurants. The resort itself has more than a dozen restaurants, cafes and lounges to choose from.
Want to spend a day exploring Charleston while you're in the area for the PGA Championship? There's no shortage of things to do and places to see in the beautiful port city. For an insightful and fun introduction to the area, hop on the Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour, The Gray Line of Charleston, or a boat cruise tour. If history isn't as exciting to you, a film locations tour of sites from The Outer Banks may be just the thing you're looking for. While guided tours are ideal for some, others prefer to do their own exploring. If you're one of those people, consider checking out The Battery, Waterfront Park, Historic Charleston City Market, and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. These are must-dos on every Charleston list, and the first three can be checked off by just strolling around Downtown Charleston.
If you venture over to Mount Pleasant, then the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is a spot not to be missed. Check out the museum, then head to Memorial Waterfront Park for a family picnic and a nautical-themed playground, where any kids traveling with you can let off some steam after a morning learning about nautical history. If you’re ready for more history, visit Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens to travel back in time while taking in some beautiful scenery. Between activities, or after a day of exploring, head to Shem Creek for a good meal and drinks! This waterfront destination is a local favorite where visitors can kick back and take in gorgeous views of the harbor.
While in Mount Pleasant, we of course suggest taking in a round at the world-class golf facility, Patriots Point Links, on Charleston Harbor. With four sets of tees in varying ranges, players of all skill levels can enjoy the links style par 72 championship course. Plus, the ever-changing wind that typically sweeps along the harbor can make the course feel completely different from one day to the next.
There's certainly no lack of things to do and places to eat while you’re supporting your favorite player at the PGA Championship! When you’re ready, book your tee time at https://www.patriotspointlinks.com/ and come visit us to test out your swing before or after the PGA Championship.
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