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What You Need To Know: Lake Marion Golf Course

What You Need To Know: Lake Marion Golf Course

An Insightful Interview With Todd Miller, PGA, General Manager

By Brian Weis

Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Todd Miller, PGA who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Located in the heart of Santee lies one of the more rewarding golf experiences in the area. Opened in 1978, the Eddie Riccoboni-designed Lake Marion Golf Course is a perennial favorite with traveling golfers and features fantastic Mini Verde Bermudagrass greens that are in perfect shape all year long. Lake Marion will challenge you with pine tree-lined fairways, bordering lakes and 47 sand bunkers. But don't let these challenges fool you. Lake Marion is an extremely fair test of golf and is sure to please players of all abilities. The Lake Marion Golf Villas and Townhouses overlook this beautiful layout and a lighted driving range, golf shop and the amazing Palmetto Traverse Putting Green are conveniently located on property.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Three reasons

* Affordability
* Convenient location off I-95
* A fun layout

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Keep it in the short grass to setup your scoring opportunities.

Any recent changes to the golf course? Or any upcoming changes?
New sand in all bunkers in June 2022. The addition of Palmetto Traverse Putting Course in 2020.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #1

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Hole #6

It is a challenging downhill lie over water.

Choose your club carefully!

For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
For the traveling golfer, do you provide lodging if so please share your accommodations or do you partner with any local lodging establishments.

As part of Santee Cooper Golf Resort, Lake Marion Golf Course offers a wide variety of lodging options from the on-course Lake Marion Townhouses and Lake Marion Golf Villas, to local condos, hotels and inns...all within a stone's throw of all the Santee area courses.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6413
Slope: 120
Rating: 70.9

More Information
Lake Marion Golf Course
9069 Hwy. 6
Santee, SC, 29142
(803) 854-2554

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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