In the U.S. state of South Carolina, the middle area of the state, between the coastal Low Country and the more hilly Up Country. "Sandhills" is a very accurate description, as a few million years ago when the ocean level was higher, this area used to be the beach, and the soil is still nothing but sand. However, the area is also called "the Midlands" but those who don't want to sound like they're putting the area down (such as Columbia TV stations). Possibly related to the older name for South Carolinians, "Sandlappers."