SC’s Best Golf Courses

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island and The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island have been named the best public courses in South Carolina.

The South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel picked both layouts as part of their “Best You Can Play” list released this week.

Harbour Town will host the PGA Tour’s Heritage tournament from April 21-21 while The Ocean Course will hold the final major of 2012, the PGA Championship.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club at Pawley’s Island topped the Grand Strand Area. The Walker Course at Clemson University was best in the Upstate. The Country Club of South Carolina in Florence and Mount Vintage Plantation & Golf Club in North Augusta tied for best in the Midlands.

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