Consistently rated as a top course in South Carolina and with honors from Golf Digest and national outlets in its back pocket, Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club has combined Jack Nicklaus’ design with a perfect Lowcountry setting unlike anywhere else along the coast.
From the tree-lined fairways on the front to the marsh-laden back nine, Nicklaus’ reach extends further than “Jack’s Tree,” an oak in the middle of the fairway near his old house on No. 14.
“It is a fantastic golf course,” head professional Ryan Mooney said. “I’ve worked at a few facilities throughout the years. It’s constantly in impeccable shape. It’s one of those courses where people can shoot 100 and they’re still happy when they leave.”
No hole here may be as consistently challenging as the “Shortest Par 5 on the Grand Strand” - a par-three No. 13 that has been giving players fits for years. Just 145 yards from the back tees, the green lies offset of the strip of tees that line the initial portion of the inlet. The shared rolling green (with No. 16) is surrounded on three sides by marshland. In other words, Jack wasn’t gonna let you off too easy.
by Bill - 03/10/2017
Love this course! Probably one of my top three courses to recommend to people coming in from out of town. Beautiful "low country" setting with established lush layout. Has both challenging holes for avid golfers, and playable holes for people just picking up the game. I've played here many times in the three years I've lived in the area and I can honestly say the course is never in bad condition. The groundskeepers do a great job all year round making it an enjoyable round. The staff is friendly from the bag drop/pro shop to the snack bar/restaurant. They make you feel welcome.
by Jim - 03/05/2017
The layout is fantastic, the course conditions were great. The staff treated us very well. It is a course I will definitely play again and put on y Myrtle Beach rotation. My favorite hole is 16, a very demanding b UT beautiful part with the marsh and the actual Pawleys Island in the background. I wish I had my camera with me. The pictures I n the website are better than I could take because of the use of a drone, very picturesque. The food in t g e was very good and the O rices were reasonable. All of the staff from the proshop, bag drop, rangers who helped me find my ball, and the wait staff were kind, friendly, very helpful. I give this a very high rating
by John - 03/01/2017
This place is fantastic! From tee to green (especially the greens) the course is in superb condition. I would recommend this for any golfer. Can be challenging, but it is fun and fair. Staff takes care of you from bag drop, starter, course ranger, and golf shop. The pub is great for post round drinks and the food is excellent. These folks know what they are doing.
by Jennifer - 03/01/2017
Beautiful club. Course is great! Back 9 is one of the most scenic in Myrtle Beach. Will be back.
by Brennen - 03/01/2017
Course is in the best shape I have seen. Greens are in excellent condition. Any past issues have been resolved. Hats off to the greens keeper. All around great club. A must play!
by Norm - 11/15/2016
Despite the recent previous reviews the back nine continues to suffer from the hurricane. Debris on the fairways and many areas saturated. Parts of fairway have been designated as ground under repair. Very disappointed in the conditions. Greens were slow and grass long, however they did roll well and true. Would not play this course until after the spring. Front nine was better condition.
by Tom - 11/07/2016
This is a fine course. Everything on the golf course at least 8 out or 10 condition. The pub area was very nice, and the people there are all very nice.
by Peter - 10/24/2016
Played Pawleys Plantation course on 10/21/16. The area was impacted by the hurricane, but you would never know it playing the course. The course was in great shape. If you haven't played here, the back-nine has some of the best views in Myrtle Beach. The staff was terrific. Both rangers were talkative and very helpful. I would highly recommend playing at this course as everything was top-notch.
by David - 09/26/2016
Greens and fairways were in great shape. Back nine views are incredible as the course takes you twice through the marsh. Don't need your driver if you play from the white tees due to many dogleg fairways. Great course and will definitely play again.
by Paul - 09/02/2016
Slightly different from the other courses in the area as it goes out into the marsh for several holes which makes it a bit special. It demands accuracy rather than length and my driving was wayward so I spent a lot of time in trouble. Staff were very friendly and helpful as with all the courses we played on this trip. We did not eat there so cannot comment on the grill. Course was in good condition (Caledonia is my benchmark). My wife found the proximity of the houses to the fairways intimidating. I personally would want to play again if my game was in better shape.
The slightly more selective of the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel’s two bi-annual rankings is loaded with Grand Strand options. In total, 13 of the 31 Best You Can Play Public Access Courses in the state fall inside the Myrtle Beach area, and they are a regular who’s who of the regularly awarded tracks.
Have you ever wondered what taking the 18 best of those holes and combining them to create one championship golf course would be like? The South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel and Myrtle Beach Golf Trips recently teamed up to find out.
When some of the biggest names in professional golf began venturing into course design, owners had high hopes of where those side projects would lead. Roughly one in nine courses along South Carolina’s Grand Strand were designed by someone who won multiple PGA Tour majors and who has already been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
In his recent visit to the Grand Strand, The Traveling Golfer host Tony Leodora took in the splendor of a Lowcountry Classic: The Jack Nicklaus Designed Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club.
It’s the lure of warmer temperatures, green grass and real golf, not the three-layered, temporary-greens, frozen ground variety that sneak out to play when the temperature at home gets above freezing. That’s what Myrtle Beach offers in the late winter and early spring – the warmth of the sun on your face and a gentle breeze at your back as you try to reach a par 5 in two.
Natalie Gulbis Sweepstakes Weekend at Pawleys Plantation
Highlights from the November 2014 visit of LPGA Tour star & Myrtle Beach Trips spokesperson Natalie Gulbis, as she spent time with sweepstakes winners who entered for the chance to win a golfing weekend with her at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club. A great time was had by all participants!
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