A classic old Seth Raynor layout dating back to 1921, the course at the Country Club of Charleston is routed across rather flat, marshy terrain around the Ashley River and Intracoastal Waterway. As one might come to expect from the architect, he managed to incorporate several of his trademark replica short holes into his design.
For instance, you’ll find an Eden green at the 162-yard 3rd, a reverse Redan at the 187-yard 11th and a 145-yard Short at the 17th. Other notable holes include back-to-back short par fours at the 364-yard 13th and 333-yard 14th, as well as a terrific 432-yard par four at the 16th, where an enormous “Lion’s Mouth” bunker fronts the green.Three top amateur events are held here every year: the men’s Azalea Invitational (dating back to 1946), the men’s Senior Azalea and the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea for boys and girls. The club also hosted the US Women’s Amateur championship in 2013 and it’s heavily tipped to become the venue for a future US Women’s Open, possibly as soon as 2019.