Charleston National Golf Club

1360 National Drive,

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina SC 29466

  • Office

    +1 (843) 884 4653
  • Pro shop

    +1 (843) 884 4653
  • Fax

    +1 (843) 881 0756
  • Golf pro

    Scott Rosenthal (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (although some long green-to-tee walks).

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, marshland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Rees Jones
SSS or slope






How to get there:

11 miles NE of Charleston

From the centre of Charleston take US-17 east, direction Mt Pleasant, approx 6 miles to the junction with I-529 East. Continue along US-17, direction Georgetown. After 6 miles turn right into National Drive. Follow road for o.5 miles to golf clubhouse on your right.

Charleston National Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1989

Charleston National Golf Club: In addition to Rees Jones excellent design, Charleston National contains many majestic marshland views, particularly at the start and finish of this always pleasing and challenging layout. The first three holes get the round off to an excellent and very natural start, with large areas of marsh opening up from the par-4 first hole, and needing to be crossed at the par-3 2nd. You'll see plenty more of this superb Lowcountry wetland environment along the way, flanking or cutting through several fairways and protecting a good number of greens. From the par-4 13th right through to the closing par-3 18th (which requires another tee-to-green carry over the marsh) you will be golfing in virtually uninterrupted and unspoilt marshland splendour. The short and tight par-4 16th contains the most stunning vista, out across Copahee Sound and away south to Dewees Island and the Isle of Palms. Small earthmounds ripple alongside several of the good-width and flattish fairways, leading you onto large undulating greens, where further earthmounding and high-lipped bunkering join forces with the wetland defences. Although real estate makes its presence felt in the middle section of the course, it is generally set well enough back and doesn't interfere with enjoying this otherwise very natural and impressive golf course.
List of courses: Charleston / Kiawah


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (March thru' April): Mon-Thur $69; Fri-Sun $87.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted at certain times.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Shortly after Charleston National opened in 1989 as a private country club facility, Hurricane Hugo tore through the Charleston area, creating havoc and destruction in its path. The result for Charleston National was the loss of several thousand trees. The course was closed for a year for renovation and redesign, re-opening in 1991 as a semi-private golf course that could also be enjoyed by visiting golfers.


  • Hampton Inn Charleston / Mt Pleasant - Isle Of Palms3-star

    1104 Isle of Palms Connector, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

    +1 (843) 856 3900

    Visit website
    From Hwy 17 turn left onto the Isle of Palms Connector (Hwy 517) and the hotel is on the right.
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Patriots Point; Charleston National; Wild Dunes (Harbor and Links courses)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Shadowmoss Plantation; Coosaw Creek; Crowfield; Rivertowne; Dunes West.

  • Boardwalk Inn at Wild DunesAAA 4-diamond

    5757 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

    +1 (843) 886 6000

    Visit website
    The Boardwalk Inn is Wild Dunes' ocean front hotel, directly opposite the Harbor Golf Course pro shop. In addition to two championship golf courses, the resort also features a Top 10 tennis centre and a nationally recognised family recreation programme.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Wild Dunes (Harbor and Links courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Patriots Point; Shadowmoss Plantation; Rivertowne; Dunes West; Charleston National.

Find a course


Where2Golf Spotlight

LPGA Tour Championship: the CME Group Tour Championship brings the curtain down on the LPGA Tour’s 2020 season at Tiburón Golf Club in Florida (Dec 17-20).
Race to Dubai: the European Tour’s season-long Order of Merit comes to its conclusion in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai (Dec 10-13).

Who's Who:
Peter Alliss: accomplished player, Ryder Cup star, course designer, writer, humourist and commentator, this legend of the game will be greatly missed by his legions of followers … golfers and armchair golf enthusiasts alike.
Angela Stanford: major championship winner and Solheim Cup star, records an impressive win in her home state of Texas in the Volunteers of America Classic.

Latest Golf Course Reviews

Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.

Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...


Discover the world's finest heathland courses located in Surrey / Berkshire

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Top Golf Courses in the Americas

Top Golf Courses in Australia

Top Golf Courses in Ireland