Dataw Island, SC (May 17, 2016) - Dataw Island is proud to be hosting the 65th South Carolina Open on May 22nd - 24th for the second year in a row.
In just ten days, a field of over 100 PGA professionals and amateurs will be playing their way through Dataw Island’s Cotton Dike Course. This lushly appointed landscape will present beauty and challenge for the competitors in the 36-hole stroke play tournament, all of whom are hoping to unseat last year‘s champion Cory Schneider, who won by two strokes.
The South Carolina Open, along with the North Carolina Open, tells a historic tale of our Section. Prior to 2003, only South Carolina PGA Professionals were permitted to play in the event, and respectively, the same went for the North Carolina Open. That has since changed, so the quality of the fields has greatly improved as has the events’ exposure. Each year, the South Carolina Open is hosted by a championship-caliber course, with the goal being to not only showcase the talented PGA Professionals and amateurs of both states, but to also put on a display of the beauty of South Carolina from the Lowcountry, to the Upstate, to the Grand Strand.
The staffs of the Carolinas PGA Section and Dataw Island Club look forward to putting on a premier championship to entertain the field, promote local event partners, and benefit the surrounding community. Please join us at Dataw Island Club May 22nd - 24th for this event.
About Dataw Island
Dataw Island is a gated golf community fifteen minutes outside of downtown Beaufort. The island features two recently renovated Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills golf courses, a tennis center, a Community Center with workout /massage facilities, two restaurants and croquet lawns. Dataw’s Cotton Dike Course as been ranked as one of the top 50 golf courses in South Carolina by the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel and the community has also been ranked the number one best retirement destination in South Carolina for the past year by www.bestretirementdestinations.com.