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.
5 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.
10 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.
8 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.
10 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.
9 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.
7 by David - 06/27/2016
Played here having left Caledonia due to their greens having been punched. Nice layout and greens were decent, however some of the fairways were in terrible condition. We were told that the whole course was due to be punched so they may improve after that.
9 by Jordan (Mt. Pleasant, SC) - 06/13/2016
Greens have recovered quite well from their spring conditions. It's worth a return trip!
9 by Jong - 05/02/2016
Nice course layout. Tough but fair. Back nine reminds me of Tidewater with nice views of the marsh. Conditions were pretty good except for the greens. Very slow and lots of rough patches due to some type of fungus that has killed the grass. Local couple that I played with said that greens should be healed in a month or so. Hopefully the greens will be back soon. Will play again once the greens are back. Staff was very nice especially bag guys who got me started early in front of a large group. Thanks.
6 by Mike - 05/01/2016
Course is not in good shape. Rough is dirt and greens are in very bad shape - bumpy with fungus. Asked before the round how the greens were and was told by the starter that 3 greens had fungus problems...It was more like over half were bad. Would not play there again until conditions improve.
3 by scupper - 04/21/2016
Course is not is good shape. Fairways are thin and rough is dirt. Greens are terrible. Save your money.
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.
With the Summer Olympiad soon to unfold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the world of golf has gone a bit nutty for torches, medals, five-ring logos and all that good Olympic stuff. To put a cherry on top of it all, we’ve decided to present this whiz-bang Myrtle Beach travel article with, you guessed it, an Olympic theme.
Back-to-back rounds aren’t for everyone. For those electing a jam-packed day of golf, South Carolina’s course-loaded Grand Strand has options galore for a morning-afternoon combination. Sure, several locations host multiple golf courses. But we’ve got something else in mind.
Both Jack Nicklaus signature courses in the Myrtle Beach area may be tough nuts to crack, but both are exhilarating experiences in areas of great natural beauty: Long Bay Golf Club in Longs, and Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island.
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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