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Founders Club

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Founders Club

Founders Club is located on the quiet, tranquil southern end of the Grand Strand in the town of Pawleys Island. Originally opened in 1969 as Sea Gull Golf Club, the course was completely redesigned by Thomas Walker and reopened in 2008 to rave reviews from locals and visiting golfers alike. Walker maintained the corridors of most of the holes but introduced a thoroughly modern aesthetic and type of shaping, moving more than 250,000 cubic yards of dirt and bringing the course boldly into the 21st century. Walker replaced much of the long rough with sandy waste areas that allow for creative recovery shots by all levels of player, adding more fun to the experience of playing a round at Founders Club. It is the only course on the Grand Strand to use Emerald Bermuda grass on its greens, which are known for being kept in excellent shape year-round.

The course at Founders Club builds to a climax on the back nine. The inward half of the course is stellar, kicked into high gear by the split-fairway par five 12th, where going for the green in two requires an fairway wood shot that must carry a pond to a shallow, elevated green surrounded by bunkers and chipping areas. The 14th through 17th holes sit in an undulating, pine-forested part of the property, bookended by two long par fours where a par is an excellent achievement. The closing hole, a short par four is actually a birdie hole if one can find the fairway off the tee.

Founders Club’s facilities got a major upgrade along with the golf course in 2008. The new plantation-style clubhouse features a wraparound porch, well-appointed pro shop and cozy dining area overlooking the 18th green. The practice putting and chipping green simulates most any short shot or putt one is likely to find on the course and a large driving net is available for warming up before the round.

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Ranked TOP 25 in Golf Insider!
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219 reviews

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Founders Club Course Reviews

Recent Reviews

by Timothy - 03/04/2017
A great layout and in good condition. The staff was very friendly. You just might wear out your sandwedge here because there are many bunkers but that's part of the game.
by Ted - 03/03/2017
Fun Course. Lot's of waste area's but very playable. Several holes with elevation changes which is unusual for MB. Might not be some players cup of tea but after playing it several times I think you would enjoy it. Pace of play was excellent.
by Ted - 03/03/2017
Fun Course. Lot's of waste area's but very playable. Several holes with elevation changes which is unusual for MB. Might not be some players cup of tea but after playing it several times I think you would enjoy it. Pace of play was excellent.
by John (Chesapeake,VA) - 02/22/2017
Also great. Tough layout. Getting a replay after first 18 was easy. Pro shop staff was great.
by Bryan (Murrells Inlet, SC) - 02/10/2017
Staff are professional and very accommodating. Great customer service
by garry - 01/26/2017
Great course. Groups nicely spaced out, friendly staff.
by Ted - 01/14/2017
Nice Course. Not for everyone with all the waste bunkers but well designed. Course was in good shape overall, some very wet spots in some fairways but not unplayable. Some of the greens have some rough spots but overall nice. Very nice staff. Would recommend playing here.
by Ken (Pawleys Island, SC) - 12/01/2016
Staff and everyone was very helpful. Little tricky getting from some greens to the next tee box, but we managed. Course gave us a information booklet for the course giving yardages and tips that was very useful.
by Brian (North Bay, ON) - 12/01/2016
Staff was great. Only negative comment is too many waste bunkers.
by David (Manchester, CT) - 11/28/2016
First time playing Founders since the renovation. They did a nice job but might have gone a little overboard with the waste bunkers. They come into play on almost every hole. But did enjoy the course.
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{course-image-caption} {course-image-caption} {course-image-caption} Photo Gallery taken at Founders Club in Pawleys Island on Wednesday October 11th. Founders Club is the Grand Strand's southern most golf course and is one of Myrtle Beach Golf's most unique designs. This is a visually stunning layout with mounds and elevation change. View Gallery
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Save $5.00 per round off this Fall's best single round pricing by playing 2 rounds or more! Mix and match from your choice of 22 Award-Winning Founders Group courses along the Grand Strand. 2 Round pricing starting from $69 per golfer. This is a limited time offer only and expires May 31st, 2017.

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Get the Waccamaw Golf Trail's Lowest Multi-Round Pricing! Save an extra $5 per round off the award-winning Waccamaw Golf Trail's lowest single-round rates. Book 2 or more rounds, and choose from 11 renowned South Strand designs including Caledonia, Heritage Club, TPC Myrtle Beach, Blackmoor, Litchfield Country Club, Founders Club at Pawleys Island and more! 2-round late pricing starts at just $78.

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Stay at the luxurious Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and get the best pricing no matter how many rounds you play or how many nights you stay. Choose from 22 Prime Times Founders Collection Courses, including the designs of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus!

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