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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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8 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.
9 by Brian (North Bay, ON) - 12/01/2016
Staff was great. Only negative comment is too many waste bunkers.
8 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.
5 by David (Essex Junction, VT) - 11/12/2016
Starting process and people not great. No good way to take clubs to car with cart. Course layout not to my liking. Course not in great shape, greens fair for time of year. Very slow and ranger didn't move anyone along. Would not play won't come back.
10 by Keith (Sheboygan, WI) - 10/24/2016
Another awesome experience.
9 by Robert (Towanda, PA) - 10/19/2016
Little evidence of storm. Beautiful layout. Makes tee shots fun with large landing areas. Second shots and more requires planning enjoyable afternoon.
10 by Ted - 10/15/2016
Course is in great shape 1 week after Hurricane Matthew came thru. Hat's off to the grounds crew. Their were lots of trees down everywhere but none that came into play. Fairways were dry in most spots & the Greens are rolling true. The staff are very nice.
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.
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