Great golf in the present complements Charleston`s living past
Released on = April 23, 2007, 12:31 pm
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = You\'ll find great golf and more in and around Charleston. Top golf destinations at TravelGolf.com
Press Release Body = From the architecture-rich downtown to the harbor and Atlantic beaches, the Charleston area offers history, classic Southern hospitality and restaurants, and great golf resorts like Wild Dunes and Kiawah Island.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Here I am, in yet another Charleston graveyard.
I\'ve been wandering around downtown all morning, since just after sun-up. My plan was to absorb the architecture of the old houses in the historic district.
But I was drawn into a cemetery at the Circular Church by the way the slanting light struck the headstones. That started it. Now I duck into every cemetery I see.
Looking at the final resting places of all these people who died so long ago helps me get a sense of time going by. History here has an authenticity to it - this city lives in it every day.
Of course, Charleston doesn\'t shy from marketing its history - there are guided \"ghost tours\" in many of these graveyards - or from its reputation as a city of \"firsts.\" First shot of the Civil War. First museum. And, they say, first golf course, opened downtown in 1776.
There are no golf courses in downtown Charleston these days, but the area does have some nice options.
Charleston golf must-plays Kiawah Island Golf Resort is 30 to 40 minutes away by car, but Charleston claims it for its own. Who wouldn\'t, with this five-course resort awaiting?
Kiawah Island host an all-star design lineup featuring Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Pete Dye, whose Ocean course will wow you with scenery then eat you for lunch.
A bit closer to downtown on the Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes Resort is home to two top-notch, nationally recognized Fazio designs. The Links plays among giant sand dunes and, befitting its name, finishes along the Atlantic. The Harbor plays more inland.
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April 20, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.