Possum Trot Golf Club
Golf Digest’s Most Underrated Golf Course in Myrtle Beach for 2005 has also drawn rave reviews for its practice facility. Given that Possom Trot Golf Club is meant as a bit of a warm-up course, the two honors seem to go hand-in-hand.
The 6,343-yard extremely clean design is often considered one of the friendliest around South Carolina’s Grand Strand. Playability is then further magnified by a lack of homes on and around the North Myrtle Beach property.
“We’ve always tried to treat them well and we’ve kept the course in good shape,” head professional Bill Hulett said of the attraction Possum Trot. “It’s a nice course without a lot of houses on it. Yet, it doesn’t beat you up.”
Many of the holes here are straightforward or as close to that as possible. Where Possum Trot can add a couple extra strokes to the scorecard is on its uphill holes (Nos. 9 and 11, for instance), not to mention some conspicuously placed water.
That goes for No. 13, maybe more than anywhere else. The par 3 plays a maximum of 203 yards, but a lake separating tee from TifDwarf green makes the four backside bunkers seem like a relief.