Opened in 1929, the Country Club of Charleston was designed by renowned architect Seth Raynor, whose works include Fishers Island, Fox Chapel in Pittsburgh (2002 Curtis Cup) and Yale Golf Club (1952 U.S. Junior Amateur).
Given the relatively flat topography, Raynor still managed to create interesting green complexes. Raynor was never one to move a lot of dirt until the golfer approached the green. His bunkers were deep with a flat bottom and featured steep faces. He also tried to create four short holes, and he achieved this philosophy at the Country Club of Charleston. Some of Raynor’s genius in creating interesting green complexes is illustrated on holes eight, 10 and 14.