Bumping this thread from the dead with hopes of refugee wisdom. Looks like both @MerchCzar & @Tron (Braintrust collective) have some pretty detailed experience of the area.
As I’ve mentioned, my bachelor party is going to be in Charleston the weekend before the Masters, and we will just roll straight to Augusta after the weekend. I think I’ll be playing at Patriot’s Point for one of the days, as it appears to be the “vibey” muni that should fit the needs of my diverse friend group (not many are golfers).
I’ve lobbed out Kiawah to the group in hopes that there are at least (3) others that may be interested in paying 4 bills for the round. Looks like everyone here agrees that the money is worth the experience, but it’ll be tough to convince my group of that fact.
My real question is, where should we set up home base? Looks like the RV route isn’t going to work so I’m looking at rentals. Reddit has pointed me towards Folly Beach as the low cost option to stay on the beach. Is that the move? It’s about the same cost to stay in downtown Charleston, and I think I want to be on the beach. Something about the sand and salt water makes the trip more authentic.
If I’m way off base, someone please let me know where I should stay. For reference, we’re all on the back half of our twenties/front side of thirty so it’s not like we will be burning couches on the front lawn or anything.
Also, say my group says NO to Kiawah is Wild Dunes a happy medium? I’m a big fan of cheesecake…