Sports enthusiasts and event planners alike will find everything they want in the State of South Carolina. From charming cities with major events like Columbia to outdoor adventures in Oconee County, there’s always plenty to discover. The South Carolina State Guide by Sports Planning Guide (SPG) provides in-depth coverage of the Palmetto State all in one place, lifting some of the weight on setting up events.

SPG’s 2022 South Carolina State Guide covers multiple regions, featuring 27 facilities across six destinations including Aiken, Beaufort, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Oconee County and Spartanburg. Each destination’s Site InSpection delves into the essence of what makes them unique, providing a slew of critical information. Planner perspectives on facilities offer direct insight from those working within the sports tourism industry, and popular activities such as local hot spots are highlighted for fun and relaxation during downtime.

“The sports market in South Carolina is among the best in the Country for amateur, collegiate and professional level competition,” said Phillip Shirley, CPRP, TMP, director of parks, recreation & tourism at Oconee County, South Carolina. Successful business is all about relationships. Sports Planning Guide provides direct visibility to showcase our facilities and diverse offerings to event owners and partners to build positive and productive relationships.”

The South Carolina guide also contains two feature articles. First, Golfing the Great State of South Carolina is one the greatest joys golfers can experience; covering six key areas to discover. SPG also looks at how When the Games Move Inside, South Carolina Has the Venue for You, showcasing some of the top indoor facilities in the state which cover virtually every type of indoor competition.

“Aiken, South Carolina is the Sporting South and with the help of SPG, planners get a glimpse of the gem that Aiken is,” said Sam Radford, CPRP, tourism manager at Visit Aiken. “SPG showcases our facilities and gives planners a glimpse into the southern hospitality that comes along with hosting an event in Aiken.”

The 2022 edition of the South Carolina State Guide is now available both in print format and via digital download. To reserve your copy, visit

About Sports Planning Guide

As the leading print and digital resource for the competitive sports tournament and event industry, SPG connects tournament and event planners with sports destinations and facilities which will help them plan better events. SPG is a Premier Travel Media brand.