Come out and Play
There's more to Thoroughbred Country than just history and beautiful scenery. The area also offers many opportunities to come out and play!
Tee off at one of several championship caliber courses. Notables such as Ellis Maples, Jim Fazio, Arthur Hill, Bob Cupp, Joe Lee and Rees Jones have designed our courses. Public and semi-private courses include The Aiken Golf Club, The Golf Club at Cedar Creek, Houndslake Country Club, Midland Valley Country Club, Mount Vintage and The River Golf Club. Further out in the region enjoy Bamberg Golf & Sports Club in Bamberg and Sweetwater Country Club in Barnwell. Both of these boast 18 holes and serene settings. From rolling hills and creeks to stately pines and beautiful landscapes, the scenery of Thoroughbred Country's golf courses is indisputably some of the best in the state.
The area's four state parks and abundance of local parks also provide many opportunities. Enjoy picnic facilities, walking trails, a canoe trail, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, fishing and boating.
It's race time at Cooterfest and the annual Aiken Triple Crown. Join the folks in Allendale County in the spring for Cooterfest and watch the turtles race. If you aren't much for turtles, then join the folks in Aiken's equestrian district to watch the thoroughbreds race. More racing can be found on Langley Pond, a premier rowing venue and the only Olympic sized course in South Carolina.
The Town of Ehrhardt invites you to take part in its annual Schuetzenfest, held in August. This festival promises fun and fellowship as the town celebrates its German history and hospitality.