RiverTowne Country Club

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 pro

    Ray Garbiras (General Mgr).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, marshland and residential.

  • Designer:

    An Arnold Palmer Signature Course.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7188
5786
5089
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.9
68.2
71.2

Location

Latitude:

32.879654

Longitude:

-79.824364

How to get there:

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

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

Est. 2001

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.

List of courses: Charleston / Kiawah

Visitors

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' mid-June): Mon-Thur $96; Fri-Sun $121. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

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.

Where2Stay

  • Ginn Belvidere Resort

    16 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

    +1 (843) 884 3342

    Visit 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

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Patriots Point

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      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.

  • Residence Inn Charleston - Mt PleasantAAA 3-diamonds

    1116 Isle of Palms Connector, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

    +1 (843) 881 1599

    Visit 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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • 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.

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