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Willbrook Plantation

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Rates for January 19, 2018
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Willbrook Plantation

Built upon an old rice plantation originally developed in the 1700s, Willbrook Plantation exudes more than just the game visitors here now come to enjoy.

The course features six historical markers illuminating a deep, and often trying, history of the land that in recent years has be turned into a round worthy of being honored as a top-50 national course for women and a consistent 4.5-star honoree in Golf Digest’s Places to Play. Opened in 1988, Dan Maples design put all the live oaks to use in the Lowcountry design, one that has water on 15 of the 18 holes and very much in play on at least half of those.

“He’ll give you a challenging hole,” head professional Kevin McGuire said of Maples. “If you don’t do well, he’ll give you a couple holes to let you get your head back in the game.”

The sixth hole, depending on how it is played, can be considered both ends of the spectrum. The green lies no more than 127 yards from any of the current sets of tees. However, the island landing zone is protected on all four sides - save for the wooden bridge connecting golfers to the green.


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Willbrook Plantation Course Reviews

Recent Reviews

by Don C - 01/13/2018
In great condition especially for January. Our group of 8 locals had a great time. On the 18th hole, our foursome had 4 par putts. 3 about 15-20 feet and one about 10 feet. We all drained them, making for a memorable finish.
by Michael J - 11/23/2017
Very well maintained and staffed, a great value and I really appreciate their children's policy.
by Dave - 11/07/2017
Course was in great shape, even though it is "Overseeding" time this time of year. Will be perfect once all the "Winter Grass" grows in. Very scenic holes.
by JOHNNY D - 03/28/2017
Fair and balance (local resident) A great Maple design but fair throughout even with the water holes. The course at this point in time is immaculate from tee boxes to greens. If you are on a golf package make certain to include this one as part of the outing. You will enjoy a scenic view, superb conditions and great staff...have fun!
by Timothy - 03/02/2017
I have to say the course is in very good condition tee to green. My complaint is that I booked a threesome and they added a fourth to my group which is not uncommon but I was forced to share a cart with someone I didn't know. They told me they didn't have enough carts to give the other guy his own cart. This is not a comfortable position to be put into, so I will think again before booking at Willbrook. To me, they did not consider my feelings, they just were packing in as many players they could for the money. If you care more about the course than the customers, you will lose customers.
by Charles Cavalaris - 02/25/2017
Lots of water on the front. Island green. Great course in great condition.
by Mike(Oneida,NY) - 02/20/2017
This is a great layout. The course was in very good condition, a little dry from lack of rain. Unfortunately it was a very slow round, not really the course fault, it was just very busy. Great gal in the grill, super hot dogs.Play here often and will be back again.
by JA - 02/17/2017
This was one of the last courses I played in the Primetime Founders Group but moving forward it will be one of the most frequent. We loved this course and as mid/high handicappers it was fair and it was in spectacular shape. This is one of my favorite courses down here now and we will be back very often.
by Teresa (Annandale, VA) - 02/07/2017
The course was in great shape with fast greens. Excellent service. I will definitely be back.
by Laura (Sunman, IN) - 01/01/2017
Very scenic course. Beautiful setting.
by Ken (Pawleys Island, SC) - 11/11/2016
Tees, fairways and the green were very good on my visit. I had plenty of roll in the fairway and the green were of good speed. Starter let me play by myself and I got my round in under 3 hours with a stop after 9 holes.
by Brenda (Plainville, CT) - 11/10/2016
I love this course. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The stories that are told along various holes makes it unique. I rated the course condition as good and not excellent because this time of year they are reseeding and its almost end of season.
by Dustin - 09/19/2016
Beautiful historic property, course was very eye appealing and in great condition. We will return.
by Susan (Dallastown, PA) - 09/13/2016
Really enjoyed it. Good value, nice course.
by Allen (Charlotte, NC) - 09/06/2016
by Mark (Grove City, PA) - 09/06/2016
Accommodated a single, really appreciated that.
by Tim (Louisville, KY) - 09/04/2016
The design of the course and the beautiful layout on a plantation with moss covered trees was picture perfect.
by Beastlybill - 09/01/2016
Staff of starters need to get a clue. We were a twosome paired with another twosome. Teed off at 8:30. No one was in front of us for atleast two holes. At the seventh hole this ancient little Irish guy told us we needed to pick up the pace. He was totally off base. We were hitting from the whites. Two groups in back were threesomes with some hitting from the yellows. We played the front nine in two hours five minutes and the 18 in four hours 19 minutes. Well within reason. Tough crap if a threesome has to wait. Foursome has priority. It threw off our game for a couple holes until we realized we were within the proper time. Guess what Will room this is a resort course. Take your misplaced authority and stick it. Another time I was here and ten minutes before my tee time I was pressured to hurry because of twosomes they let out early but couldn't make the turn because of the double teeing. This is total BS. The starters and Marshalls need some lessons in etiquette. I told this to the golf pro and was given lip service that they would take to the Marshall. Check prior reviews and the staff here is full of themselves. Greens were not cut and shaggy. Minimal rain day before.
by David (Sumter, SC) - 08/30/2016
The course plays much longer than the indicated yardage. This is due to the fact that there are many subtle angles that reside within each hole. Failure to position the ball in the correct side of the fairway can make the course very difficult. Having said that, by locating the ball in the correct locations many greens provide that opportunity for a very fun and enjoyable afternoon of golf. I played with my wife and she was inside of 125 yards on many of the par 4 and par 5 holes hitting to the green in regulation. Hope this provides useful information for the women who are interested. There were a few burnt spots due to lack of rain. None of these impacted the play of anyone in our group.
by Tony - 08/15/2016
Great course!
by Stan - 05/31/2016
Every hole on the course is interesting. You really have to have a keen sense of managing your game and where to be for your next shot. Course management is very important.
by Kevin (Browns Summit, NC) - 05/23/2016
The course is very attractive. Holes are challenging, fair, and all are very different from one another.
by Richard (Murrells Inlet, SC) - 05/14/2016
Great, fantastic experience... but played like crap. My son and I will definitely play this course again. Loved seeing the 10 foot gator, glad my ball wasn't near him
by Scott (Luckey, OH) - 05/13/2016
(Liked the) greens
by Steven (Greensboro, NC) - 05/09/2016
Willbrook Plantation was the best course we played out of the eight courses we played.
by Linda (Beverly, MA) - 05/01/2016
Extremely slow. 5 hrs and 45 min way too long.
by Mark (Marcy, NY) - 04/30/2016
The course overbooked. It took us almost 5 and a half hours to complete our round. That is unacceptable. Will not golf there again.
by Steve - 04/20/2016
The golf course is in phenomenal shape. Highly recommend playing Willbrook!
by Jon (New Concord, OH) - 04/18/2016
Great all around experience. We really liked this course.
by Brian (Rochester, MI) - 04/09/2016
Always enjoyable
by Andre (Myrtle Beach, SC) - 04/08/2016
(Good) Staff
by Patrick (Kanata, ON) - 03/27/2016
Course was in excellent shape. Was interested to play another Dan Maples design (one of my favourites is his Oyster Bay) and was definitely not disappointed with Willbrook.
by David Smigel - 03/22/2016
Course was great as always. One of my favorites. Didn't disappoint, highly recommend.
by James (Springville, IN) - 03/01/2016
I have played this course many times and it is always in great condition.
by Jim - 02/22/2016
Golf Course is in great shape. Greens are rolling nice. A must play if your in or around Pawleys Island.
by Ed (Grande Digue, NB) - 02/13/2016
Nice layout. Good conditions for time of year.
by Roy (Gainesville, GA) - 02/09/2016
All around a good experience, greens good and fairway drained well.
by Michael (Ellicott City, MD) - 01/20/2016
Best course in the southern tier. Takes a bit longer for this course to dry out. Greens in great shape.
by James (South Yarmouth, MA) - 01/16/2016
Real nice tract -- great layout -- enjoyed -- target golf for sure .. I wish tree could talk -- a lot of history there .
by Timothy - 01/12/2016
Had a great day. Pace was good, about 4 hours. Fairways were wet but we could still run the fairways, 90 degree rule. Overall nice shape, with only a few bare spots on the greens but it appears the maintenance was working with them to get them back to normal. Always a good spot with very nice scenery being a plantation course. We will return soon.
by Gary (Cornelius, NC) - 01/04/2016
The course was in great shape. Played from the senior tees challenging but not overly difficult. Really makes you choose your club carefully. Plays 1-2 clubs longer probably due to the huge greens.
by Benjamin (Gastonia, NC) - 12/04/2015
Course was in great shape and always enjoy playing this course when we visit Litchfield. Challenging course that requires accuracy off the tee and into the greens but visibly attractive with the Spanish moss off the trees and well shaded.
by Sims (High Point, NC) - 11/27/2015
The entire staff - starter, attendants, course marshalls, grill - super friendly and professional! Beautiful course.
by Dayrell (Haymarket, VA) - 11/24/2015
Played here before this is a special place with its History. Excellent service.
by Nancy (Morristown, NJ) - 11/01/2015
A really pretty course, due to a lot of previous rain, was cart path only, we understand why but always feel taken advantage of when not told or notified ahead to choose to play under those conditions or inform us and a course 1/2 price discount, or carry bag and walk it and don't charge the cart fee. we respect the clubs course protection, but we met players due to health can't do all the walking, or driven a distance to far to decline and leave. Customer service should be job one.
by Paul (Boisbri, QC) - 10/24/2015
Nice golf course. Food at the grill could be better.
by Ron (Charlotte, NC) - 09/25/2015
The Course was in great condition, greens rolled true, fairways lush and fair and tee markers to match age and handicap of golfers. A good golfing experience for our foursome.
by William (Douglasville, GA) - 09/23/2015
The best course I've played in the area. Bring all your clubs. You can bomb it and will need precise shots as well. Southern charm at its best.
by Levi - 08/20/2015
Beautiful course. Of the three courses I played while visiting, this one by far was the best. Staff in the clubhouse were friendly, and even got a cigar for the back nine. The views were great, holes were challenging but not too difficult. I will be playing this one again when I am back. The greens had been plugged on the 11th, and by today were about 85% back, but still rolled nice. I would like to play it when they are at 100%, but I still had a great time.
by Kristian (Mount Pleasant, SC) - 08/10/2015
Really fun golf course!
by Claude (St. Laurent, QC) - 08/01/2015
by Marcia (Pilesgrove, NJ) - 07/31/2015
Course was in great condition and beautiful scenery as always. I played at 5:00 so didn't use the grill and starter wasn't there so I gave an n/a. Guy at the pro shop was super polite and friendly. Club has that beautiful old southern plantation charm. Always been one of my favorite places to play!
by Rick (North Charleston, SC) - 07/15/2015
I enjoyed playing this course and I would play it again. The starter deserves special recognition as he quickly made a decision to start my wife and I on the 10th tee instead of playing behind a large group of 6 foursomes. His quick decision allowed us to finish in 3 hours rather than the 4 1/2 hours it would have taken if he had placed us on the 1st tee at our original tee time. My only issue with the course was the grass on the tees was little too high.
by Phil - 06/08/2015
Very nice golf facility. Good layout and fun golf course to play. Golf course in very good condition considering the summer heat is playing havoc with some of the local courses. Willbrook is planning aeration of the greens on 6/9/15. In a couple of weeks this golf course will be playing as well as most of the other golf courses in the area. Very nice, professional staff and with a nice grill and Pro Shop. I would recommend this golf club to anyone.
by Tim (Nashville, TN) - 06/07/2015
I enjoyed the course. It was a fun layout. The historical markers were a nice touch. I would love to play it again on my next visit to Pawleys Island.
by Richard (Ormond Beach, FL) - 06/07/2015
Course design is outstanding and challenging. Course condition was not so great. Tees and fairways were spotty with respect to grass. Greens rolled fairly well but were bumpy in spots probably due to ball marks previous groups didn't fix.
by Scott (Goshen, IN) - 05/30/2015
by Brian (Pawleys Island, SC) - 05/29/2015
Very good.
by Jack (Clemmons, NC) - 05/08/2015
My wife found the course enjoyable and woman friendly. It was the most beautiful day of the year so far.
by John (Hoschton, GA) - 04/24/2015
Great traditional course design. No gimmicks or convoluted hole layouts. Very enjoyable for the higher handicap players in our foursome.
by Beverly (Great Valley, NY) - 04/14/2015
It is our favorite of the area the natural surroundings.
by Lora Lee (Myrtle Beach, SC) - 03/28/2015
Just a real nice experience being as it is built on a 1800 working plantation. Especially liked reading the plaques, very enlightening. Staff very friendly and helpful and welcoming. Our favorite course among all the nine games we played. Highly recommend playing here.
by Roger (Yonkers, NY) - 03/27/2015
Great course.
by Derek (Chamcook, NB) - 03/26/2015
Great experience and can see why it's rated so highly so would not hesitate to recommend it to friends.
by Robert (Halifax, NS) - 03/24/2015
Trees in the fairway are a problem. Your ball hits the Spanish moss and drops like a stone. Cold and windy on the back.
by Philip (Fairport, NY) - 03/21/2015
Love it now with GPS on the carts.
by Mike (Johnstown, PA) - 03/19/2015
The course is challenging but quirky. Loved it and will play again.
by Timothy - 03/19/2015
We had a nice day playing Willbrook. We had an afternoon tee time and got out a little early which is always nice. We saw a few gators and an Osprey diving for fish while were out. The course is in great shape at this time. GRASS on the greens is better than a lot of courses at this time of year. Pace of play was a little slow and no ranger in sight which took a little fun away because the group in front of us could not keep the pace. Overall it was a good experience.
by Daniel (Mount Kisco, NY) - 03/06/2015
I wish I knew before hand that the club overbooked the day so they had to start on both the 10th and 1st tees. I was taking someone out for the first time so I thought getting the last tee time for the day would have been perfect but the course was packed. We stopped after 11 holes because the wait on each hole was too long. Will not play Hillbrook again because of this.
by Jason (Florence, SC) - 02/05/2015
If you want a place filled with elders that have zero golf etiquette that make you wait and wait, this is the place for you. The people playing must be clueless or too old to be aware of their surroundings, maybe they should learn to give up golf or learn how to play ready golf.....
by Michael (West Farmington, OH) - 01/24/2015
Very playable.
by Blaise (Myrtle Beach, SC) - 12/21/2014
Course was in great condition. For the novice player, the homes around the course were far enough away not to intimidate, but close enough to keep you aware of your ball striking to avoid wayward shots.
by Thomas (Mount Pleasant, SC) - 12/20/2014
Nice mixture of long and short, easier and more difficult holes. Beautifully maintained, surprisingly light play that afternoon.
by David (Mokena, IL) - 12/07/2014
Great course, I try to play it every time I'm in Myrtle Beach.
by Gordon (Toronto, ON) - 11/09/2014
Everything was perfect. My son played the white tees and I played the senior tees. The replay round was very reasonable and we walked which we like.
by Robert (Ada, MI) - 10/26/2014
Fun layout! Challenging but not overly penal. Wide landing areas off the tee! Wives really enjoyed the course! Greens were shaggy and slow. Maybe in transition between seasons? Would definitely play again!
by Robert (New Milford, CT) - 10/16/2014
Everything was OK.
by Anthony (Austin, TX) - 10/09/2014
The course was flawless. Pace of play was good and the staff was excellent. Definitely a course to visit on my return trip.
by Debbie (Carolina Shores, NC) - 06/09/2014
Enjoyed playing. Starter had a great personality.
by Donna (Calabash, NC) - 06/09/2014
by Barry - 06/02/2014
by Mike (Cedar Rapids, IA) - 06/02/2014
Enjoyed the whole experience
by Bob (Oakville, ON) - 05/19/2014
Starter could of been more friendly.
by Jesse (Greeneville, TN) - 04/30/2014
by Richard (Waymart, PA) - 04/16/2014
This course especially on back nine is surrounded by beautiful wildlife and settings. The course itself was in the best spring condition of any we played in MB
by Richard (Cambridge, ON) - 04/03/2014
Alligators 4 separate holes. Too windy and wet to judge course properly.
by Thomas (Saint Paul, MN) - 04/02/2014
Like the setting.
by James (Millersville, PA) - 03/26/2014
Courteous service, beautiful course, well manicured, very fair, but challanging
by Jeremy (Gilbertsville, PA) - 03/12/2014
Great course. Staff very friendly
by David (Orlando, FL) - 12/02/2013
Historic markers from original plantation were interesting and informative
by Frank (Oceanport, NJ) - 11/25/2013
Great layout and quite challenging. Very enjoyable Will return to play it again the next time I'm staying in Pawleys Island
by Fredrick (Lancaster, SC) - 11/15/2013
by Luc (Gloucester, ON) - 11/05/2013
Beautiful trees. Fair challenge. Greens were hard to put. Not the best deal in town.
by Don (Wilmington, NC) - 11/05/2013
We played the gold tees because we didn't know the course. Some of us would like to come back and play the white tees. The course is beautiful!
by Margie and Ron (Ligonier, PA) - 10/18/2013
by William (Cincinnati, OH) - 09/23/2013
Beautiful setting
by Lagan - 08/20/2013
This golf course is in great shape. I like the layout and it is a fun golf course to play. Greens were nice speed and in good shape. Fun place to play with good friends and the people who work here were helpful and made you feel welcome. I'll play here again.
by William (Charleston, SC) - 07/25/2013
Nice layout, not crowded, course in great condition. Beer is way too expensive.
by Jeffrey (Youngstown, OH) - 07/11/2013
Very nice course. Staff was helpful and informative. I would like to know ahead of time IF we will be paired-up with other golfers. Willbrook is a great golf experience.
by Robert (Shelby, OH) - 06/24/2013
Tee boxes need work. Lots of bare spots. Would have been nice to know greens were recently aerated.
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