Aiken Golf Club; Aiken, SC

 

Aiken Golf Club is located a bit north of Augusta, GA.  Obviously, Augusta is world-renowned for golf reasons, mostly centered on Augusta National and The Masters tournament.  But if you take time drive a bit north, you will stumble across one of the most unheralded golfing treasures I have ever found. 

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However, at Aiken Golf Club there is no pomp and circumstance.  This club is as under-stated as it gets, but classy at the same time.  Perhaps "charming" is the best word to describe it.  It has that old school feeling that the entire region exudes combing the classic golf feel that Augusta embodies with the high-end, low key vibe that the horse country roots relative to Aiken.

The course is public and will only cost you $25, or so, to play.  You can walk this 5,800 yard layout or take a cart.  But regardless, you will find a well thought out routing and some wonderful golf holes. 

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If you are in the area, take the time to play this gem.  You'll love it! 

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