Tony is enticing you to move to South Carolina in this episode of the Traveling Golfer.
If you are looking for a place to live and play golf that offers the charm and elegance of Pinehurst, North Carolina, but with more amenities and less crowds, you might want to check out Grand Harbor in Greenwood, South Carolina.
This private community is nestled on the shores of Lake Greenwood, surrounded by scenic views and historic landmarks. It is home to The Patriot Golf Course at Grand Harbor, a stunning golf course designed by Davis Love III, that features Revolutionary War ruins, a fort, and a hospitality area that can host weddings and events.
More Than Golf: A Lifestyle
Grand Harbor is more than just a private golf course. It is a lifestyle destination that caters to every interest and need. Whether you enjoy boating, fishing, horseback riding, tennis, pickleball, or simply relaxing by the pool or on the porch, you will find something to love at Grand Harbor. The community also boasts a 48-slip marina, a lakefront cabana, a tap room, a pizzeria, and a renovated clubhouse that offers fine dining and entertainment.
Grand Harbor Golf is managed by East Coast Golf Management, a company that has breathed new life into the property since taking over in 2019. Mike Buccerone, the president of East Coast Golf Management and the general manager at Grand Harbor, has overseen the improvements and enhancements that have made Grand Harbor one of the most desirable places to live and play golf in the region.
And there’s something else about Grand Harbor that Mike is witnessing. And it is something we’re seeing in many areas of the Carolinas. New residents are moving here at a high rate, but they’re looking for more than just a home that has warmer temperatures than up north or cooler temperatures than Florida.
As Mike tells Tony, Grand Harbor is “a community, it’s a family.”
The Patriot Golf Course is the crown jewel and a gathering place for Grand Harbor residents who become members once they buy a lot here.
The course opened in 2004 and was renovated in 2020 by Davis Love III himself.
Revolutionary War Connection
The course is a challenging but fair test of golf that blends seamlessly with the natural beauty and history of the area. The course is named after the Patriot militia that fought in the Battle of Ninety Six, a Revolutionary War siege that took place near the site of the course.
The course features several holes that incorporate the ruins of the fort and the star-shaped earthworks that were used by the Patriots to defend themselves. The 18th hole is a signature hole that offers a spectacular view of the ruins and the lake.
Plus, those ruins are a gathering place for events and even weddings, as you will see.
Tony experienced it all including the 10th hole, a long par 4 that requires a precise and long approach shot. Tony misses the green, but watch what he does from the sand bunker.
Pinehurst and Augusta
We mentioned the Pinehurst lifestyle at Grand Harbor, but The Patriot Golf Course also offers a similar topography to Pinehurst and even Augusta.
Greenwood is in the western part of South Carolina that enjoys both the lake region but also the start of the hills and mountains as you head further west. That gave Davis Love the chance to create some elevated tee boxes and greens that lead to some undulating greens that make you work for a par. Also, Greenwood is about an hour ride from Augusta, Georgia.
If you are interested in learning more about Grand Harbor, you can visit their website here. You will find more information about the community, the amenities, the golf course, and the real estate opportunities. You will also see why Grand Harbor is an affordable, private, and year-round golf paradise in South Carolina.
But before you hit the website, watch the Traveling Golfer episode to get a view of what it could be for you. Take in the videography of Traveling Golfer Executive Producer Dustin Gilder who captures the lure of this incredible property.
John Daly is the Host and Producer of Carolina Buzz, a news show on what’s happening in the Carolinas, produced through Wingding Media. He also hosted a number of national TV shows including Real TV which led to his stint on the Celebrity Players Tour. John also is Co-Creator and Co-Host of Undercover Jetsetter, a show on travel, food, wine, mixology and, of course, golf – along with his Co-Host Susan Anzalone. They show you how to jet set the world and at home. They also co-authored the book, The TV Studio In Your Hand: How to Shoot, Edit & Deliver the Easy Way on Your iPhone. Join them for lighthearted fun, easy tips and hacks you can use no matter where you are.