A Championship-Level Golf Scene Dominates Play in Beaufort-Port Royal

Historic homes, natural foliage and glorious golf courses guide you through scenic Beaufort on Port Royal Island

Introduction

Beaufort, South Carolina

Located on Port Royal Island, the city of Beaufort is the second-oldest city in South Carolina, behind only Charleston. It has been a popular spot for arts and entertainment throughout the years and has been featured in prominent major motion pictures like Forrest Gump. Its thriving arts scene is matched only by the natural beauty of the area, which draws in tourists from around the world and captivates them with relics from the U.S. Civil War, still seen today with historic ruins and Antebellum-style architecture.

Popular Activities

  • Take a guided tour through historic downtown and the Point by foot, horse-drawn carriage or van with one of the local tour services.
  • Reconstruction Era National Historical Park offers guided tours as park rangers educate guests on Civil War stories and period-specific medicine.
  • Enjoy a beachfront stroll, spot loggerhead turtles, deer, alligators, diamondback rattlesnakes and more while visiting Hunting Island State Park.

Get a Planner’s Perspective

Don’t just take our word for it, hear what these planners had to say.

I have been coming to Burlington for over 12 years to run four different soccer events. The community of Burlington and the people at the RecPlex are second to none. The fields we use and the facility are first class and always ready for us. Staff at the RecPlex are dedicated to providing the best and they leave no doubt. I am excited to start hosting events in the new FunCity Turf facility. My past experiences tell me that it will be first class and well run and supported by the community.”

Eric Stratman, Adidas Tournament of Champions

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Facility Summaries

Burton Wells Park

Sports Covered: Baseball, basketball, boating, fishing, softball, tennis

The Burton Wells Park encompasses a 300-acre recreational complex that features three baseball and softball complexes, a community recreation center, passive use facilities, picnic areas, walking and nature trails, lakes, an interpretive botanical garden, and tennis and basketball courts. The park routinely hosts baseball and softball tournaments as well as soccer and lacrosse.

Fripp Island Resort

Sports Covered: Golf

Fripp Island is home to a pair of glorious golf destinations in the Ocean Point and Ocean Creek courses, both at Fripp Island Resort. Set against the lively backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean on 10 of its 18 holes, Ocean Point offers sweeping vistas designed by George Cobb. Located on the south end of the island, the Ocean Creek course provides panoramic views of the Great Salt Marsh and freshwater lakes, while rolling dunes make for challenging play.

Dataw Island Club

Sports Covered: Golf

Dataw Island epitomizes Lowcountry golf, where two 18-hole courses take full advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings. Traverse grounds covered in live oaks that date back hundreds of years as well as Civil War-era ruins. The Cotton Dike course was renovated in 2011 and features emerald fields and fairways with a winding creek. The Morgan River course underwent a renovation of its own the following year and challenges novices and professionals with a strategically demanding layout.

The Legends at Parris Island

Sports Covered: Golf

As one of the premier courses in the entire Lowcountry and one of the top military golf courses in the world, the Legends at Parris Island has a unique history that can’t be missed. Each hole is named after a legendary United States Marine who either trained or stationed on Parris Island, including National Baseball Hall of Fame member Roberto Clemente.

Lady’s Island Country Club

Sports Covered: Golf

Beaufort’s oldest golf club is a staple for statewide tournament and LGPA play, since its Pines course is in excellent, tournament-ready condition. The course features 22 sand bunkers, elevated tee boxes and champion Bermuda greens deep-set against a heavily wooded area. Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy the course, which ranges between 5,200 to 7,000 yards long.

Beaufort’s Waterfront Park

Sports Covered: Fishing, dragon boat races, croquet

This beautiful park is the crown jewel of Beaufort. The park is set against the backdrop of the Beaufort River and the Woods Memorial Bridge and is flanked by restaurants and shops in historic downtown. The host site of Beaufort heritage festivals, special events, and community events, this iconic park has something special to offer everyone.

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