River Club is a course you want to play on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip. Its Lowcountry setting is memorable and the layout has been awarded 4.5-stars by Golf Digest.
The Tom Jackson design requires players to hit a variety of shots, but the challenges are always visible from the tee or fairway. The layout is of moderate length, playing 6,240 yards from the white tees, but it’s a second shot course.
The fairways provide ample room to bomb away off the tee and the greens are conducive to making putts, but you have to be in the right spots. Some combination of water and sand protect nearly every green and the majority of the trouble is in the front, so, when in doubt, pull an extra club.
The 15th – a 409-yard par 4 that requires a carry over water off the tee and on the approach – is the course’s hardest hole, but the the par 5 18th is the most memorable. The 18th, which was named one of the Grand Strand’s 100 most memorable holes by the Sun News, plays 493 yards from the white tees and water runs from the left side of the tee box to the green.
The ambitious go for the green in two, but length, accuracy and more than a little daring are necessary for success. Regardless of how you play it, River Club is a treat.
10 by Ted - 08/19/2016
Course is in outstanding shape from Tees to Green. Greens putted true & rather quick. Staff is very accommodating. Pace of play was 4hrs. The 18th hole is great finishing hole. Highly recommend playing here
9 by D C - 07/23/2016
Great course. Everything is out in front of you . Quality greens and fairways . Would play it again.
10 by Cassidy - 07/08/2016
All the staff were friendly. Snack bar had the typical food you can get at a golf course. Course is in very nice shape. Some damp spots but not bad seeing as rain the past two nights. Greens roll true and at a good speed for the average golfer. Have a nice practice area for chipping and putting, but no range for longer clubs. Will play again if we stay in the area.
9 by Mike (Oneida,NY) - 03/09/2016
Course in good condition. Painted greens seemed to affect the putting a bit. Other golfers ahead of us weren't raking traps. Very frustrating landing in someone's footprint or divot. Enjoy the layout and people who work here, one of our go to courses.
9 by Timothy - 02/18/2016
Great course with friendly staff. Just a couple of greens were not in good shape but most were very playable. Cart path only on a couple of holes which was surprising because we've had lots of heavy rain lately.
It's a must play course for visitors.
9 by Gary - 11/23/2015
Well maintained, tees, fairways and greens were in great shape for November. Would play again. One drawback, no practice range, only a hitting net.
9 by Tony - 10/27/2015
Tees, fairways, and greens all in great condition. Greens rolled true and fast. Generous landing areas off the tee if you don't get too aggresive. Lots of big bunkers in the landing areas and around the greens. Bunkers had good sand and were well maintained. Bag drop, Pro shop, and Starter were all so nice to us. Got out about 30 minutes ahead of our tee time, and played in 4 hours. Awesome day.
6 by Pete - 07/08/2015
The price was right for an afternoon round. The course was beat up from a bad winter and a lot of play. All around a good day on the course.
10 by JJ - 03/31/2015
The course was in excellent condition, despite the recent wet weather. This was the only course during our recent trip that allowed carts. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
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.
We’ve all had those days where the par 5s just seem longer. Maybe it’s the heat, a bit too much fun the night before or you’re just not feeling it. A few of the longer holes on the Grand Strand may leave you feeling that way regardless of your mental or physical state. We call them “The Monsters.”
No matter how great the first 17 holes of a round might be, the memory of a course is often tied to the finisher. A jaw-dropping No. 18 can put you in an emotional state that leaves you craving more. Up and down South Carolina’s Grand Strand, five of the area’s courses are home to some fantastic finishers.
LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis recently visited River Club in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and played its signature finishing hole – the par-5 18th, featuring plenty of risk/reward opportunity. Mel Sole of the Mel Sole Golf School at Pawleys Plantation and Grande Dunes Resort Club in Myrtle Beach was on hand to offer a guided tour.
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