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New North Charleston municipal layout is popular addition

Though the parking lots is still gravel and dirt at Wescott Plantation, that hasn’t kept it from being full many days.

This new Charleston-area layout is a great addition to the municipal scene for the city that can claim the site of America’s first golf course and club.

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In 1786, the South Carolina Golf Club was formed and Harleston Green was open for play in what is now downtown historic Charleston. Today, new public layouts like Wescott Plantation carry on the tradition of this long-closed course, with great golf for Charleston area visitors and residents.

Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, the first 18 holes of a 27-hole complex are now open. The Oak Forest and Burn Kill names for the first two nines are derived from the plantation once located on the site. The third nine, Black Robin, and a spacious clubhouse are also under construction, while a large driving range is already open.

The traditional layout features a fairly flat and straightforward design, with relatively level greens, fairways, and bunkers. According to early golfers, the beauty of the course lies in the unique look of each hole as your move through the first two nines.

Of course, historic Charleston features a wide range of accommodations and dining options, as well as lots of historical attractions and new draws like the South Carolina Aquarium, opened earlier this year.