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Top Sporting Events in Charleston SC



South Carolina is a beautiful part of the world, and Charleston is arguably the best city that is located within the state. It is the home of beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants, and the city just generally has a fantastic vibe about it. For that reason, it’s no wonder that there are various sports that have chosen to host an event there. This is precisely what we will be taking a look at in this post.

We will check out what events are due to take place in Charleston, whereabouts in the city they will be held, and when they will take place. If you want to check out any of these events, don’t forget to book your tickets in advance – and enjoy Charleston!

Charleston Open – WTA Tennis

The Charleston Open takes place every single year in Charleston, and it is one of the top events of the WTA Tour that is held in this part of the world. The tournament is usually held in early April, which means that you will need to wait until 2021 to see the best women’s players in the world battle it out for this trophy. The tournament really does attract some big names too, with last year’s final being contested between Madison Keys and Caroline Wozniacki.

The tournament has even seen the likes of Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams in the past, who are some of the best American players right now. Interestingly, this is the oldest professional women’s event of the calendar year, and there is a total prize money of $750,000. The tournament is located on Daniel Island, and it takes place at the Family Circle Tennis Center, which is a lovely venue!

The PGA Championship

Professional golf, while being a favorite for sport bettors around the world, didn’t really make its way to South Carolina until 2012 when Rory McIlroy dominated to win the Wanamaker Trophy. Since then, South Carolina has been a buzzing hub for both professionals and amateurs alike, and in 2020, things have never been better. Next year, in 2021, the PGA Championship is due to be held at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island. If you’ve never been to this place before, you should know that it is absolutely stunning, and the course itself has the most sea-side holes in professional golf.

That means that if you actually go to watch the event, you will be treated to a cool sea breeze along with some sensational golf for days on end. This is one of the most prestigious sporting events that is held in Charleston at the time of writing, and since the event will take place in May, you will experience glorious weather too.

Malibu Open – Water Skiing

Water Action Water Sports Ski Athlete Slalom

Okay, this sport might not be as prestigious as golf or tennis, but it’s a sport that is awesome to watch. The things that these men and women can do on a set of water skis are simply breathtaking, and since the event is held on John’s Island, what more of an excuse do you need to get those tickets booked? Of course, since the event is located on the open ocean, this is arguably the best (and cheapest) ringside seat you are going to get for any sporting event.

As we’ve highlighted above, both male and female competitors will be taking part, and there’s actually more than $70,000 in prize money available here. The event coincides with tons of other spectacular events taking place in the city of Charleston too, as it is held in early-mid September. Don’t worry about the weather either, for it will be nice and warm at that time of year.

Whether water skiing is your thing or not, you will still have a great time visiting Charleston and watching these incredible athletes in action.


Given how bustling and popular the city of Charleston has become, it is starting to attract more and more high-profile sporting events. So, while these three events are probably the most popular right now, this could be very different by the time 2021 rolls around. Until then, why not make the most of what is currently available in the city? You won’t regret the visit, and you’ll certainly be treated to top-level sport by going to these events.

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