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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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9 by Ted - 09/26/2016
Tee Boxes & Greens are in good shape but the fairways need some maintenance. Lots of weeds growing the fairways & around some greens. Pace of play was good. Interesting design, you need to play the course a few times to enjoy it more.
7 by Susan (Sebright, ON) - 09/21/2016
Very different design with all of sand fairways.
7 by Norman (Bristol, CT) - 09/15/2016
The course was more of a target golf than a grip and rip it course. Greens were in really good shape and rolled true. This couse is a good value and a course to start your vacation.
9 by Christine (Ladson, SC) - 08/08/2016
It was a challenging course. I think had we not been with friends who have played the course before, it would have been hard to find the next hole, especially where there are road crossings. Signage could be better. All in all, we enjoyed our round.
8 by Gary (Rock Hill, SC) - 07/07/2016
Nice, fair course. We played from the gold because we had a new golfer with us, but will return to go from the whites for a truer picture.
10 by Ray (Madill, OK) - 06/29/2016
Last played when it was SeaGull. Loved the course changes. Was nice not to hit any cart paths with your ball.
5 by Timothy (Bristol, TN) - 06/28/2016
The layout is really fabulous but unfortunately, I'm sure because of money, the condition has suffered to the point that the greens were truly unplayable. Absolutely great layout though if it was even in marginal shape.....
5 by Charles (Charlotte, NC) - 06/28/2016
I understand the need to aerate the greens, but it seems as though someone went a little overboard this year.
5 by James (Boiling Springs, SC) - 06/11/2016
(Would like to have known prior to play) that the greens were in such cases poor condition.
8 by Nick (Wolcott, CT) - 06/08/2016
Very unique course for the area. Had a great time playing here. Not too flashy of a track but provides challenge.
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