Get Green in the South

Golf and sustainability in South Carolina

By Morgan Saltz

Greenery means something different on and off the course in South Carolina as nature and golf courses appeal equally to visitors from around the country. Whether planning incentives or executive retreats or a larger event for groups looking to explore the beautiful natural surroundings of the Southeast coastal region, the state has “green” outdoor activities for everyone.

Local Expert Tip

“From the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast, and every city, lake, and small town in between, South Carolina is home to a variety of venues and event spaces to meet the needs of event organizers. From boardrooms and luxury hotels, to rustic lakeside retreats and endless golf greens, the Palmetto State offers something for everyone.”

– Jayne Baker, TMP, Tourism Public Relations Manager, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism


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Scallops at Poogan’s Porch in Charleston SC

The beaches of South Carolina provide a versatile venue for team-building activities and cultural experiences. Whether it is aquatic adventures such as kayaking, fishing and boating or staying landside to play beach volleyball or do an island-wide scavenger hunt, the South Carolina beaches provide a versatile background.

The dining in Palmetto Country includes staples such as cornbread, shrimp and grits, fried okra and cornbread. South Carolina experts have earned national recognition and accolades. When authenticity, heart and talent is implemented into down-home southern cooking, organizations such as the James Bear Foundation recognize South Carolina.

The golf courses such as The Preserve at Verdae, a par 72 championship golf course in Greenville, are a major draw. Myrtle Beach is home to 90 quality courses in addition to its 30+ mini golf courses. That makes it a great destination for team-building experiences!

The craft beer taprooms are booming, especially in cultural capitals like Greenville. With self-serve bars like Hoppin’ GVL and The People’s Tap where QR code voting dictates the most popular beers, attendees can create their own South Carolina experience.

The islands are home to Southern hospitality, unique venues and hidden gems. The state hugs the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, with some small islands still within the South Carolina territory.

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This article appears in the March/April 2024 issue. You can subscribe to the magazine here.