charleston sports + leisure

From spending a day at the beach or crabbing off a dock, playing golf at one of the area's numerous public and private courses, ocean sailing with friends, playing tennis at Charleston's world-class tennis stadium, hiking in a national wildlife refuge or watching a professional soccer match, there just is not enough time to get it all in, or is there?

Professional Sports

Sports fans rejoice. In Charleston, you can take advantage of the region's many sports teams. There is minor league baseball at the "Joe" on the banks of the Ashley River, professional soccer at Blackbaud Stadium--the first privately funded soccer stadium in the United States--professional tennis at the Family Circle Stadium on Daniel Island and professional hockey at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Charleston Battery - Soccer
Charleston Riverdogs - Baseball
Family Circle Cup - Tennis
Charleston Stingrays - Hockey


Collegiate Sports

Charleston Southern Buccaneers
College of Charleston Cougars
Citadel Bulldogs

Leisure + The Charleston Landscape

Charleston's built environment has developed with careful consideration for our fragile coastal environment. There is a strong commitment from the various county and municipal governments in the Charleston region to preserve open spaces. This commitment along with the dedicated leadership of organizations including the Coastal Conservation League and the Lowcountry Open Land Trust ensures Charleston will forever remain one of America's best cities to live and work. 

A selected list of beautiful parks, preserves and gardens scattered throughout the Charleston Region include:
Middleton Place 
Francis Beidler Forest
Ace Basin National Wildlife Preserve
Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge

Annual Sporting Events

Family Circle Cup Tennis
Cooper River Bridge Run
Kiawah Island Marathon
SC Governor's Cup Billfish Tournament

Golf Courses + Clubs

If your idea of serenity is a pristine green on a beautiful day, Charleston’s got your ticket. For a comprehensive listing of golf in Charleston, please visit:

Charleston Golf
Rivertown Country Club
Charleston National Country Club
Golf at Kiawah Island
Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club




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