You may be here for the golf, but Santee has a lot to offer after your round on one of our many great courses.

Getting around Town after golf is easy and walking is certainly an option, although having a vehicle is convenient especially if you want to get out and explore the State Park on Lake Marion which is also just down the road from Santee National, OK maybe 2-3 miles from Town. Southern Living Magazine in an article “The South’s Best Swimming Holes and Waterfalls” recently referred to Lake Marion as an “inland sea” as it spreads for 17 square miles over 5 counties. Lake Marion and the State Park is an ideal place to go for a swim, take a dive, water ski, kayak, canoe or take one of the lake tours offered. What Lake Marion is best known for is its fishing. Many State records for catfish and bass are held out of this lake as well as the odd world record – a fisherman’s paradise.

A new addition to Santee, which is ideal for families in the area, is the new Water Park.  And just before you reach the Water Park you can’t help but notice the relatively new Conference Center, with its breakout rooms it would be ideal for corporate retreats.

Happy Hour is alive and well in Santee and one of the best bargains ever was on my last visit this past June at Key Largo – offering up margaritas for only $1.99 and a selection of beers for just a BUCK!  I have to say that the food is pretty good here too!  All served up by the lovely Marsha! Santee offers up a nice selection of accommodation styles and, to the many returning visitors who have had difficulty securing condos at Lake Marion, you will be pleased to know that 10 new Townhomes are now available – bringing the total to 34 and all adjacent to the fairways of Lake Marion. In addition, a new Hospitality Clubhouse is available for groups of 16-32.  The Clubhouse is complete with kitchen, flat screen and expansive scoreboard that can accommodate up to 48 people.  The Villas and Townhouses now also have a pool within the complex to cool off in after golf.  http://santeecoopergolf.com

Pedro’s has certainly caught the attention of visitors to the area and with their 2 for 1 happy hour giant margaritas, its flavourgazmic menu selections, some of the yummiest nacho chips and selection of salsas, it more than anyone could ask for.  It’s a nice addition to the stable of fine restaurants that Santee has had the fortune to have.  Captains Quarters is great with its selection of steak and seafood (grouper is a favorite here!). Clarks Inn and Restaurant is the oldest business in Town and was singled out by Southern Living as one of the best places for a Pit Stop on I-95.  A martini in the English Style pub is generally my first stop at Clarks then on to the restaurant where the decision is always the Rib Eye steak or Fried Chicken which is as good as you will find anywhere in the south.  That would be after my Blue Cheese Cranberry Salad – yum yum.

You can’t be in the south and not get your fill of BBQ. Lone Star Barbecue & Mercantile not only fills you up with an all you can eat buffet but provides a most historic setting to do so in, and The Thai House offers up a different flair with its Asian offering which includes sushi.

You can see why when golf get here they can just relax and play golf.  No traffic worries, missing or late for tee times or how many cocktails one might have after golf.  It’s all just a 3 wood away.  You’ll be amazed with some of the Stay and Play packages offered by our in town Golf Packagers.

Golf Santee: http://golfsantee.com

Golf Packages of South Carolina: http://www.golfpackagesofsc.com 

Santee Cooper Resorts: http://santeecoopergolf.com