Lake Marion Golf Club

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Lake Marion Golf Club

Lake Marion

Santee Cooper Resort
Santee, SC 29142

(803) 854-2554

Regulation

Daily Fee Facility

Resort

18

1978

Dana Perry

Ed Riccoboni

$55 weekend
$55 weekday
$20 twilight

71.6

6670

72

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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 based on 54 user reviews
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11/30/21
Santee, South Carolina is about as small a town as you’ll find. The town sits at exit 98 off of I95 and consists of three stoplights moving east to west. At first glance it doesn’t seem like there’s a whole lot to the town – several restaurants, gas stations, and motels – all owned by hard-working locals who have made this their life’s work- clutter the real estate off the exit ramp. A little further down is Clarks Inn and Restaurant, owned by the Clark family who pretty much founded the town. However, if you’re a golfer, Santee, SC could easily become your dream destination.

Santee is home to three championship golf courses and some wallet-friendly golf packages at Santee Cooper, Santee National, and Lake Marion. All are located within about 10 minutes of each other. Each course has its own driving range and practice green. Lake Marion’s driving range is lit and it’s not unusual to see players out there after dark working on their game.

Lake Marion Golf Club is a perennial favorite with traveling golfers and presents one of the more rewarding golf experiences in the area. The course opened in 1978 and was designed by Eddie Riccoboni; it has been delighting locals and golf travelers ever since. Lake Marion features pine tree-lined fairways, plenty of strategically placed hazards in the form of sand and water, and incredible Miniverde greens that are in perfect shape all year round. Five sets of tees provide yardages suitable for every level of golfer.

Number 14 is a risk/reward par 4. The lakes on the right side create a dogleg right and the tall pines dare you to try and carry the water. The fairway’s not real deep and the more you try and cut off, the harder it is to hold. A good tee shot over the water will leave a short chip shot into a green protected on the right side by a deep bunker. Even with a great tee shot, par is a great score here.

In addition to a great layout, Lake Marion also boasts the largest golf pro shop in the area with a lot of the latest and greatest equipment, apparel, and accessories. Lake Marion Golf Club is also home to the Palmetto Traverse, a 35,000 square foot natural grass-putting surface with all kinds of twists and turns and humps and bumps. It’s lit and sees a lot of night play too.

Lake Marion and Santee Cooper Golf Clubs offer some great package specials. Lake Marion offers several townhomes and villas that are spacious and roomy. All have two bedrooms with 4 double beds and flat-screen TVs in each, 2 bathrooms, a living room, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen. There’s also a hospitality room and a swimming pool. They offer the only “all-inclusive” golf package in the area, which includes daily buffet breakfasts and dinners during the golf season, range balls, and replay rounds. With access to 15 local golf courses, the packaging staff at Lake Marion can put together a package to delight and please every golfer. Local players can join their Golf Advantage Club for $80 which includes a free round of golf, a $25 gift card, and a ton of added benefits.

A popular local restaurant can be found at Clark’s Inn and Restaurant. It was founded by William E. “Bubba” Clark in 1946, moved to its current location in 1971, and continues to meet its high standards of Southern hospitality and delicious food. Enjoy such southern favorites as a Calabash Seafood Platter, Southern Style Shrimp & Grits with lightly blackened shrimp, and a local favorite, the Lowcountry Stir Fry; shrimp, chicken, and kielbasa sautéed with a blend of fresh vegetables in a light teriyaki sauce served over savory brown rice. For dessert, Clark’s Famous Apple Crisp, made from a 60-year-old original family recipe is a must-try.

Lake Marion is also one of the top fishing destinations in the Southeast and has held state records for more than 8 species of fish. Several guides are available and can be found through their website. Golf course and hotel information can be found there as well.

Santee, SC is proof that northerners seeking sunshine and golf don’t have to go as far south as Florida to enjoy great golf opportunities. The weather is more predictable and not as humid, the golf courses are scenic and challenging and the golf packages are a lot more affordable. Between the time you’ll save not driving as far south and the money you’ll save, you can probably stay an extra couple of days.
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10/25/21
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10/25/21
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08/28/21
Roughs are a little thick.
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08/14/21
Fun course! Greens and tee boxes were recently punched before we played it.
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04/24/21
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04/24/21
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04/11/21
Good course
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10/15/20
Food
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09/29/20
Nice place
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06/17/20
Ok
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06/15/20
Fun course to play greens need a little work
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06/07/20
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05/17/20
Great
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04/30/20
Nice
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02/23/20
Good
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11/24/19
Greens good shape
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11/14/19
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11/08/19
Great
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10/21/19
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06/05/19
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05/16/19
Been playing here for years on golf outings. Great course for all players
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05/16/19
Great course. Needs forward rangers.
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04/29/19
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03/04/19
All the staff was great
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01/31/19
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11/30/18
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11/27/18
Good
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09/23/18
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08/19/18
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07/22/18
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03/21/18
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02/25/18
Good course for early in the season.
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02/21/18
Nice course
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11/12/17
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09/24/17
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05/25/17
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09/19/16
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08/20/16
great value
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04/18/16
the best spring time course in Santee SC
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12/29/15
2 beers for a dollar!
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10/09/15
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09/17/15
Great
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09/13/15
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08/05/15
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07/21/15
Good
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07/17/15
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01/19/15
Good course... Greens were a little spotty
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05/09/14
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04/09/13
Very crowded when we played. Had to wait on almost every shot
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10/02/12
Nice course, needs more drinking water on the course.
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07/15/12
Best
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03/31/12
Had high expectations after checking out their website. Was disappointed after the round of Golf.
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03/18/12
Well manicured course
Recent Scores
MEMBER SCORE RT/SL PLAYED
ddare12 95 69.9/119 11/27/21
DLM68 89 69.9/119 11/26/21
rcgilford 97 67/116 11/06/21
GJG3 94 71.6/121 11/05/21
BACDenny 96 69.9/119 10/25/21
balldancer 97 69.9/119 10/22/21
SmittyBAC 95 68.9/118 10/22/21
CHofmann24 88 69.1/118 10/22/21
Seanofireland 130 69.9/119 10/22/21
keithBAC 118 69.1/118 10/22/21
gpdilloian 88 69.9/119 10/22/21
Portdawg 90 67/114 10/21/21
ddare12 84 69.9/119 10/17/21
DLM68 90 69.9/119 10/17/21
gwfoss 94 71.6/121 09/26/21
DLM68 87 69.9/119 09/05/21
DTrimble 94 69.9/119 09/05/21
ddare12 89 69.9/119 09/05/21
Tomis87 89 71.6/121 08/27/21
nosti 88 71.6/121 08/27/21
Hanman 86 69.9/119 08/13/21
KevinRomanik 88 71.6/121 07/29/21
DLM68 91 69.9/119 07/11/21
ddare12 88 71.6/121 07/11/21
DLM68 85 69.9/119 06/13/21
Scorecard
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Back Tees M 70.9 120
Blue M 71.6 121
Forward Tees M 67.0 114
Gold M 67.0 116
Middle Tees M 69.1 118
White M 69.9 119
Women's Beige W 70.0 116
Women's Gold W 71.9 122
Women's Red W 70.0 116
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