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What You Need To Know: Santee Cooper Country Club

What You Need To Know: Santee Cooper Country Club

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
Opened in 1967, Santee Cooper Country Club offers perhaps the most scenic round of golf in the area. A George Cobb design, the course is set amid majestic pines and native foliage and features Mini Verde Bermudagrass greens. This well-conditioned layout will test every shot in your bag with its series of beautiful dogleg holes, strategic bunkering and challenging par 3s. You are certain to enjoy the magnificently designed risk-reward par 5s and the course's elevation changes. Santee Cooper Country Club offers the best closing hole in Santee with a panoramic view of Lake Marion's sparkling waters.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Three main reasons to play the golf course.

* Proximity to I-95
* Scenic water views
* Affordability

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Keep it in the fairway. If you stay straight off the tee you will set yourself up for scoring opportunities.

Any recent changes to the golf course? Or any upcoming changes?
The addition of Palmetto Traverse Putting Course at sister course, Lake Marion Golf Course, in 2020.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #18

A mid length par 4 that ends with the water in the background.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Hole #1.

It's a hard dog leg left par 4 that goes around water.

Bite off as much as you want, but watch out for the water, it safe and have a short iron into the hole.

For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
As part of Santee Cooper Golf Resort, Santee Cooper Country Club offers a wide variety of lodging options from it's sister property Lake Marion Golf Course's on-course Townhouses and Golf Villas to local condos, hotels and inns...all within a stone's throw of all the Santee area courses. Visit to view all featured lodging options.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6578
Slope: 129
Rating: 71.7

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Santee Cooper Country Club
630 Santee Drive
Santee, SC, 29142
(803) 854-2467

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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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