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.
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 Paul Moncman - 02/12/2017
The cart paths need repair, but otherwise the course was in excellent condition.
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 beausoleillouise - 11/30/2016
As always the course is in great condition. Even better than usual. A bit wet in some fairways however. Many trees were down because of Hurricane Matthew but the course is not affected. Everything has been removed.
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.
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Meredith speaks with Willbrook Plantation's Head Golf Professional Kevin McGuire. Kevin discusses that Willbrook has something to offer every golfer, no matter the skill level. This Lowcountry gem should be included on your next trip to Myrtle Beach!
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These photos of the beautiful Willbrook Plantation Golf Club were taken from our recent visit to this Dan Maples signature golf course on 5/3/17. If you want to experience southern charm and Lowcountry beauty, Willbrook is the place to play!
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