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.
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.
3 by thescupper - 04/21/2016
Course is not in good shape. Thin fairways, rough is dirt and greens are in very bad shape - bumpy and looks like a fungus. Would not play there again until conditions improve.
8 by JimV - 09/05/2015
Wonderful play with a great layout. The back 9 is a true challenge. Unfortunately, caught up to a "fivesome" (yes, I said "fivesome") on the back nine which created quite a backup. Guess no Rangers are on duty in the afternoon. Anyway, highly recommend as a must play when in the area
9 by Jase - 05/18/2015
This was the 2nd course we played on our 2 week trip and was certainly one of the toughest tests. Great set up, some great holes let down only by a few poor greens. The best staff encountered all trip bar Kiawah Island and a thoroughly enjoyable if tough round of golf. Afternoon was spent at the equally excellent Mel Sole Golf School.
10 by Jeffrey - 05/05/2015
Fantastic golf course ... very good in all aspects!!
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.
Out on the course, a few light beers from the drink cart or out of the cooler you hope isn't dripping on your clubs hits the spot. For some, the hours after the round are about finding something more: Better drinks, better food, better environment.
The high, soft bunker shot is a departure from a typical bunker shot. In one of his latest tips, Mel Sole of the Mel Sole Golf School at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. shows you four keys to mastering this shot.
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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