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Go outside and playall year long

With miles of sparkling Atlantic coastline, acres of freshwater lakes and rivers, vast stretches of tidal marsh, dozens of vertdant golf courses, and an active population of fishing, kayaking, hiking, tennis, golf and surfing enthusiasts, Charleston is a recreationalist's dream come true. And, thanks to the pleasant year-round climate, active residents can get out and enjoy all year long, on land or sea.

Golf—As home to America's first golf course, Charleston is well known for the quality and quantity of its first-class courses—including 21 championship courses. The area offers exceptional variety, from true links to Lowcountry forests. For more information, please see the Charleston Area Golf Guide.

Tennis—Charleston, home of the Family Circle Cup, celebrates the sport of tennis with private clubs and municipal facilities available throughout the region, many offering lessons and clinics for players of all levels. For more information on all tennis clubs in the area, please visit Lowcountry Tennis Association.

World-class Sailing, as well as Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding and Surfing—Paddle the creeks, marshes and estuaries of coastal South Carolina, teeming with life and picture perfect. Or hop on a surfboard and catch a wave at one of the area's stunning white-sand beaches.

 

 

Canoeing/Kayaking/Paddleboard/Surfing

  Charleston Outdoor Adventures

1871 Bowens Island Road, Charleston, SC

  843 795 0330

  Nature Adventures Outfitters

483 West Coleman Boulevard , Mount Pleasant, SC

  843 568 3222

Golf

  Dunes West Golf Club

3535 Wando Plantation Way, Mount Pleasant, SC

  843 856 9000

  Patriots Point Links on Charleston Harbor

1 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC

  843 881 0042

  RiverTowne Country Club

1700 RiverTowne Country Club Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC

  843 849 2400

  The Links at Stono Ferry

4812 Stono Links Drive, Hollywood, SC

  843 763 1817

  The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island

1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC

  800 654 2924

  Wild Dunes Resort Harbor Course

4600 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC

  843 886 2164

Sailing/Boating

  Charleston City Marina

17 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC

  843 723 5098

  Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC

  888 856 0028

  Classic Charleston Sailing

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC

  843 388 9242

Fishing

  AquaSafaris

PO Box 309, Isle of Palms, SC

  800 524 3444

  Barrier Island Ecotours

50 41st Avenue, Isle of Palms, SC

  843 886 5000

Hiking/Camping

  Edisto Beach State Park

8377 State Cabin Rd Off State Highway 174, Edisto Island, SC

  843 869 2756

  Francis Marion National Forest

2967 Steed Creek Road, Huger, SC

  843 336 3248

  Givhans Ferry State Park

746 Givhans Ferry Road, Ridgeville, SC

  843 873 0692

Tennis

  Charleston Tennis Center

19 Farmfield Avenue, Charleston, SC

  843 769 8258

  Daniel Island Club

600 Island Park Drive, Charleston, SC

  843 971 3555

  The Club at Dunes West

3003 Dunes West Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC

  843 881 6060

  Volvo Car Stadium (formally Family Circle Cup)

161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, SC

  843 849 5300