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Looking at the possibility of planning a 3-4 day trip to Charleston area in early March of 2021 with a group consisting of roughly 10.   Would like to play one of the Kiawah courses but not sure if we should stay on the island for a night or two just to get a discounted rate for golf.  Currently just planning on getting an Airbnb in Charleston and playing golf 3 days.  Suggestions?

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Lots of threads with good info if you use search. 
 

I would add that the trip from Charleston to Kiawah isn’t exactly convenient. If playing at Kiawah, consider staying there and hitting Charleston on your arrival or departure day(s).  IMO any (of the 5) courses at Kiawah pretty much beat any other public course in the Charleston.  If you have private access, diff story.  honestly it’s Hard to Find good golf value in Charleston.  generally not very cheap for average conditions . Obviously budgets drive these kinds of trips so understandably multiple rounds at Kiawah may not be realistic.  If budget not an issue, consider just spending the entire trip at Kiawah.   My 2 cents 

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12 hours ago, DallasDonkeys said:

Resort courses in Kiawah are borderline not worth it. There are 2 private courses; cassique and river course that are wayyy better. Also Kiawah is not that far out of the way. PM me and I am happy to help. 

 

Ocean Course is a "resort" course that is better than both Cassique and River course. The other 4 resort courses I agree with. Ocean course is constantly the highest rated course in South Carolina.

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I grew up in Charleston and in my opinion I would try to play at least one of the Kiawah course as it's only 45 min. from downtown Charleston if you take the connector to James Island then follow the signs from there.

 

Also, Patriots Point is adjacent to the harbor and has some nice views, they have an old aircraft carrier there too. There are more courses on that side of town in Isle of Palms

 

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8 hours ago, krtgolfing said:

 

Ocean Course is a "resort" course that is better than both Cassique and River course. The other 4 resort courses I agree with. Ocean course is constantly the highest rated course in South Carolina.

Rated highest is one thing, an enjoyable round is another. Don’t get me wrong, I think if you have the chance to play it- do. 

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1 hour ago, DallasDonkeys said:

 A late 18 at the Muni is also fun. Course is terrible but a ton of history and a Charleston icon. 

 

Haha I guess that's a fair assessment when the greens are bad. It's a very old course and short.  I grew up only a few miles from there. I'm pretty certain my uncle won the City championship back there in the 60's. I wish he had given me more lessons when I started playing, but I remember he played all his irons way back in his stance, the 3 iron was right in the middle. Maybe it was to keep it below the seaside winds that often rumble up who knows.

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3 hours ago, chipa said:

 

Haha I guess that's a fair assessment when the greens are bad. It's a very old course and short.  I grew up only a few miles from there. I'm pretty certain my uncle won the City championship back there in the 60's. I wish he had given me more lessons when I started playing, but I remember he played all his irons way back in his stance, the 3 iron was right in the middle. Maybe it was to keep it below the seaside winds that often rumble up who knows.

Good news for you both, the Muni has been closed for 9 months for a full renovation and is set to reopen the first week of December.   Not just new grass, the whole course has been redone with heavy influence from classic Seth Raynor/CB Macdonald templates. Each green completely rebuilt to USGS spec.  Mower fleet complete new as well.  The course is going to be something very special as far as muni’s go. 

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15 hours ago, DallasDonkeys said:

Rated highest is one thing, an enjoyable round is another. Don’t get me wrong, I think if you have the chance to play it- do. 

Every time I have played it has been an enjoyable round. And I have played in some crazy high winds.

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5 minutes ago, fox_todd said:

 KRT, HOT, PJ anyone play newly "Raynor" Renovated Muni?  looks fun from Maybank.  

 

I have not played muni in probably 8 years. I had an awful experience the last time I played. 5.5 hour round and the dude I played with was a giant "a******" and played in jean shorts. 

 

I definitely will give it another chance just to see the changes! 

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On 12/14/2020 at 2:41 PM, fox_todd said:

 KRT, HOT, PJ anyone play newly "Raynor" Renovated Muni?  looks fun from Maybank.  

Yes, 3 times so far.  Play, you wont regret it.  Completely different golf course, not just new grass.  Greens roll very well, you need to think about how you approach greens.  Being out of position isnt a simple chip up anymore.  Greens are a lot of fun.  They spread tee time intervals out and so far pace of play has been fine.  Time will tell if that sticks.  Hope it does.  

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On 12/14/2020 at 2:41 PM, fox_todd said:

 KRT, HOT, PJ anyone play newly "Raynor" Renovated Muni?  looks fun from Maybank.  

I played last Sunday. As it matures I believe it will come to be known as an upper-tier American municipal golf course. I had an absolute blast. I'd be thrilled to have it be my home course if I lived in Charleston.

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Any updates on current conditions? Wild dunes. Dunes west, rivertowne, snee, natty, all in mtp side?  

 

Not venturing over to KI this time...staying wild dunes.  

 

And to OP don't miss out on Ocean Course...if you really want to play alot of golf, stay out there. If you want to party and have fun, stay in CHS, set up some tee times other places, play OC in the middle somewhere as a day trip. It's a walk only, so less boozy...lol.  you can still party pretty hard in Kiawah, but get a house or condo...stuff closes somewhat early. 

 

 

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Played the Muni 2 times in the past few weeks. I'd recommend playing after 3pm - it's $15 and I think it'll be hard to find a better deal in the area (or anywhere in the golf world.) Never played it before re-do but heard it was a swamp after any rain. It's still soggy but is playable. I think the course has great variety and is quite challenging. The re-do adopted many of Raynor's "template" style holes and it has good variety. The only thing I'd critique about the greens is that they're too small for the huge contours associated with the template holes. Also agree with those above about long waits / round times, so I'd wait until 3pm for sure.

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