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Spotlight: Pawleys Plantation Marsh Holes with Natalie Gulbis

During her recent visit to the Myrtle Beach area, LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis took time out to visit Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club – and, in particular, to get a tour of their spectacular marshland holes provided by Mel Sole of the Mel Sole Golf School!

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Mel Sole: Hi, this is Mel Sole with the Mel Sole Golf School, and we’re here with Natalie Gulbis, LPGA superstar. We’re at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club – this is my home course, and I’ve been here for 24 years.

Natalie, this is the signature 13th Hole. From the tips it’s 150 yards, and I rate it as one of the hardest par 3s on the planet. What do you think of this hole?

Natalie Gulbis: I think this is one of the hardest par 3s I’ve ever seen. It is an island green surrounded by water and marsh, and at 115 yards (from where we’re playing it today) it looks like you could make some pretty big numbers pretty fast!

Mel: Yeah, it’s a little intimidating, but let’s see what you’ve got!

Mel: Natalie, we’ve just finished playing Number 13, and I thought I’d bring you over to Number 17 as well, just to show you that these two holes are probably two of the most unique holes in golf. When Nicklaus built this golf course in 1988, he created two amazing golf holes built into the beauty of the South Carolina marshland. What do you think of this area?

Natalie: It’s unbelievable, and I don’t think video or pictures do this place justice. I’ve seen this now, and to be able to see this live and see the surrounding marsh area, it’s spectacular out here. I hope everyone gets a chance to experience what these two holes are like out here!

Mel: Well, there you have it. Natalie has played all over the world, and Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club is one of the places to visit.

Folks, come down to enjoy Myrtle Beach and, in particular, Pawleys Plantation – and get to play these two unique holes!

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