1700 RiverTowne Country Club Drive,
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina SC 29466
Office+1 (843) 849 2405
Pro shop+1 (843) 849 2400
Fax+1 (843) 216 8770
Golf proRay Garbiras (General Mgr).
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Woodland, marshland and residential.
An Arnold Palmer Signature Course.
12 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 4 miles turn left onto Hwy 41, direction Jamestown. After approx 3 miles the entrance to RiverTowne is on your left (opposite entrance to Dunes West on your right). Follow RiverTowne Pkwy and then RiverTowne Country Club Drive for approx 1.5 miles to golf clubhouse.
RiverTowne Country Club: This relatively recent and very exciting Arnold Palmer design quickly became an LPGA Tour venue, and continues to grow in stature and reputation. Meandering through an almost incidental (but growing) development of high-quality homes, the relatively flat and open marshland terrain has been sculpted into a totally absorbing and very natural golf course. The layout provides many stunning vistas onto the expansive wetlands of Horlbeck Creek, a sizeable tributary of the nearby Wando River.
This is a layout to test and challenge the best. Tussocks of tall, reedy grass help define the generally good-width and pleasantly rolling fairways, but beware the many hazards. Substantive, numerous and sometimes deep bunkers, combine with an array of small lakes, ponds and wetland areas.
Good course management is essential, lest the proliferation of hazards start to overwhelm you (quite possible on a first outing). Around the excellent quality and well-paced greens, and assuming you've avoided the bunkering and water, velcro-like clinging rough may be where your ball comes to rest.
Occasionally the course becomes a bit more tree-lined, particularly the early stages of the back-nine. However, for most of the round the backdrop is relatively open marshland, and the views, especially at the close of each nine are superb.
Pick of the holes: the par-5 9th is one of the toughest, but scenically, one of the best.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Walking permitted. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.
RiverTowne Country Club was originally known as Parker's Island. In the early 18th century, the Parker family owned the island. By the turn of the century the Horlbeck family had purchased Parker's Island and converted a small portion of it into a brickyard. The brick from this and other brickyards along the Wando River supplied the conversion of downtown Charleston from wood to brick construction. By acquiring the Parker's Island property in 1999, the Ginn Company set about developing RiverTowne Country Club, and Charleston's first Arnold Palmer Signature golf course. The large plantation style clubhouse, like the golf, is a relatively recent addition to the island.
16 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
+1 (843) 884 3342Visit website
The Ginn Belvidere Resort offers you the opportunity to stay at an exclusive collection of sea-facing cottages located on Charleston Harbor just minutes from downtown. Screened porches and rocking chairs meet with high-speed Internet access and concierge services. Add to that golf privileges at RiverTowne Country Club and Patriots Point Links, and you’ll enjoy a classic Charleston experience every time. With only 10 cottages to choose from, availability is limited
RiverTowne; Dunes West; Charleston National; Wild Dunes (Links and Harbor courses); Kiawah Island courses (Ocean course; Osprey Point; Turtle Point; Cougar Point & Oak Point); Links at Stono Ferry; Shadowmoss Plantation; Coosaw Creek; Crowfield.
1116 Isle of Palms Connector, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
+1 (843) 881 1599Visit website
From Hwy 17 turn left onto the Isle of Palms Connector (Hwy 517). Visit the beaches on the Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island, only moments from the hotel. Take in world class golf and local plantations - arrangements can be made for you.
Patriots Point; Charleston National; Wild Dunes (Harbor and Links courses)
Shadowmoss Plantation; Coosaw Creek; Crowfield; Rivertowne; Dunes West.
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