River Club is one of the premier golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area because of its great layout and aesthetic beauty. As the name suggests, water is an integral part of the River Club experience. Bunkers also play an important role in this Tom Jackson design.
While it is both beautiful and challenging, River Club is also golfer-friendly. When played from the right tees, golfers of all skill levels enjoy River Club. Accuracy hitting off the tee is not as important as hitting good approach shots into the greens, as most fairways provide a generous landing area and most greens are guarded by sand or water.
The finishing hole at River Club is one of the finest around. This par-5 dogleg left was featured in the “The 100 Greatest Holes Along the Grand Strand.” With water running down the left side, aggressive players may try to take shortcuts, often reaching the green with two well-struck shots.
While everyone remembers hole # 18, there are many other memorable holes at River Club as well. The beautiful landscaping and consistent conditions make an impression on all who play here.
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.
8 by Paul (Frederick, MD) - 02/03/2015
9 by Timothy - 01/23/2015
We were the first out on the front at 9:00 and had a great time.
The staff was very nice and friendly to deal with. If your hitting the ball in play it's not that difficult but if your straying the water Gods will enjoy the sacrifice. The fairways were a bit wet and a little thin but overall playable. Tees and greens were in good shape. We play it often and will return.
10 by Kyle (Edgewater, MD) - 12/14/2014
This is my favorite course on trip, nice course/people are helpful & kind. Weather was cold, grill offered hot chocolate and what seemed to be home made chicken soup. Excellent service from arrival to departure, from everyone onsite.
9 by Douglas (Drums, PA) - 12/10/2014
7 by Gilbert & Anne (Ottawa, ON) - 12/03/2014
9 by Lee (Orleans, ON) - 11/25/2014
9 by Jim & Lois (Seville, OH) - 11/21/2014
9 by Ben (Chantilly, VA) - 11/15/2014
Played the same as the above course. Still would play both courses again.
9 by Brian (Toronto, ON) - 11/11/2014
I have played River Club before and enjoy coming back for another try.
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.
LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis recently joined renowned golf instructor Mel Sole on a visit to River Club in Pawleys Island, South Carolina – home to numerous memorable holes, including the island green, par-3 14th.
The Grand Strand has almost 100 courses stretching from Georgetown, S.C. (near Charleston County) to the southeastern edge of North Carolina. Though they are sometimes lumped together under one moniker, there are some clear distinctions between the North, Central and Southern Grand Strand.