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River Club Golf

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.

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River Club Golf Course Reviews

Recent Reviews

by Kent Lewis -
Best fairways Ive ever played.
10 / 10
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by Mike D -
Course is in great Shape. Friendly staff every step of the way. One of our favorites in MB
10 / 10
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by Robert Kuhn -
Beautiful and interesting
8 / 10
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by Rollin Young -
Nice course. Friendly staff.
9 / 10
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by Patricia Ellison -
My favorite golf course in the area. Very senior and women friendly course in very good condition (played in February). Staff was very courteous, friendly, and helpful.
10 / 10
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by Danny Adams -
I try to golf the River Club course whenever Im in Pawleys Island because I really enjoy the course on the water with a variety of approaches!
10 / 10
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by Scott H -
Always love playing here, great mix of holes. Course in very good shape for the time of year, will be back in the spring
9 / 10
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by Gwen Kelly -
Played River Club on 1/9/19. Course is in beautiful shape. Front nine were CPO, back nine was 90 degree. Enjoyed the round. Enjoyed the meatloaf sandwich.
10 / 10
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by Duane Ratcliffe -
Golf Course year around is always in great shape. Great Staff that want to help their guests have an enjoyable time.
10 / 10
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by Ray M -
One of my favorites to play, great layout.Even though the area had received rain over the past week or so we were able to drive on most of the fairways. Staff members very pleasant and accommodating.
9 / 10
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by Charles Garneau -
Very nice and great staff!! We had a great time.
10 / 10
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by Charles Garneau -
Realy... Realy... Nice course... Will Play IT again .
10 / 10
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by Dave Murtaugh -
Been coming to The Grand Strand for 13+ years for an annual buddies golf trip, and we enjoyed The River Club. The course is in very good condition, and the layout really stands out among other courses in the area. The course is challenging, but very fair, and we had a lot of fun! You'll use close to every club in your bag. There is no driving range, so hitting into a net was a disappointing warm up. The staff were kind, but it seemed like they needed a few more people for a very busy day. We still find the tee times too close together, which leads to a lot of waiting, but we played in the busy season, so we were disappointed but not surprised. Even with all that, we said this one goes on the "play it again list" and recommend that you give it try.
8 / 10
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by Melanie Clements -
Course is in great shape. Has lots of character.
10 / 10
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by Melanie C -
Course is in great shape. Has lots of character.
10 / 10
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by Will M -
One of the most beautiful golf courses I've ever played. Highly recommended!
10 / 10
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by Paul M -
Good course good condition
8 / 10
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by Bob B -
One of my favorites to play. Very challenging to play. Lots of sand and water.
9 / 10
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by Mark S -
Course is in great shape, will be playing here again.
10 / 10
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by Shane C -
Great course
10 / 10
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by Pat M -
This is a beautiful golf course!
10 / 10
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by Hans G -
Always great to play here. Super friendly staff. Course in great shape.
10 / 10
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by Bruce M -
Played two days. All in all after a long winter and no spring...outstanding
10 / 10
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by Jerry -
For February, course condition was excellent. Staff was very helpful, I felt welcomed at the course.
7 / 10
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by Kevin B -
The course was in great shape and we enjoyed our play there. The staff was friendly and helpful.
10 / 10
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by Tom -
Local play it often one of the nicest well maintained golf courses down here perfect from the tees to fairways to green make a tee time and play it.
10 / 10
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by Tom B -
Local play it often one of the nicest well maintained golf courses down here perfect from the tees to fairways to green make a tee time and play it.
10 / 10
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by Danny B -
Course is in great shape and would play there again
10 / 10
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by David -
River Club is a Tom Jackson creation that has been delighting and frustrating golfers in the Myrtle Beach area since it opened in 1985. Over the years, it has received numerous accolades, including 4.5 Stars from Golf Digests Places to Play, and having two holes named to the Myrtle Beach Sun News 100 Greatest Golf Holes Along the Grand Strand; the 14th and 18th. More on those two holes later. River Club is located in Pawleys Island, about 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach and exemplifies everything Lowcountry golf is about. Built on the site of a former rice plantation, golfers will encounter pristine wetlands, maritime forests, Spanish moss-draped trees, abundant wildlife, over 100 sand traps and bunkers and lots of water, both natural and manmade. In fact, water comes into play on at least 14 holes. While the course is aesthetically pleasing, it can present a challenge to just about any caliber of golfer. From the Black Tees, River Club plays 6,677 yards with a course rating of 72.3 and a slope of 134. The White Tees (6,240/70.2/127) provide a great challenge with some allowance to exit the facility with a little bit of dignity. Seniors can choose to play from the Gold Tees (5,807/68.4/120) and Ladies will be tested from the Red Tees (5,084/68.8/122). Pick the tees that best suit your game and youre likely to really enjoy yourself. My Favorite: Number 6, Par 5, 477 yards. If you can reach the dogleg off the tee on this par 5 hole, youll set up yet another risk/reward opportunity. It will require a drive of at least 255 yards from the White Tees and set up a manageable 223-yard approach over water to a slightly elevated green. Should you choose the three-shot route, beware of the fairway bunkers that dot the left side of the fairway and protect the back of the green. Members Favorite: Number 14, Par 3, 149 yards (White Tees). Im not surprised the members chose a par 3 as their favorite hole, for some reason a lot of golfers seem to think that par 3 holes are the easiest holes on the course. Number 14 is anything but; it features an island green fronted by four sand traps that catch anything hit short. The green holds the ball quite well, although a back-left pin position can prove to be very trying. Theres no way to get on the green without hitting over the water at some point. Number 14 will test both accuracy and distance control. Par is a good score here. Staffs Favorite: Number 18, Par 5, 493 yards (White Tees). As I mentioned earlier 18th hole was one of two holes named as one of the Grand Strands 100 most memorable holes by the Sun News. I spoke with several members of the staff who all gave number 18 the nod as their favorite hole, now I understand why. Its a par 5 that plays 493 yards from the White Tees and is considered one of the harder holes on the inward nine. My guess is that the water that makes up the entire left side of the fairway has something to do with that. If you can manage to find the thin peninsula of fairway that sticks out just past the fairway bunker, youll leave yourself a little over 200 yards to the green; a manageable distance, or at least worth the effort. The way the hole is shaped and the green is set up, youre most likely going to have to go over the water at some point or another, so its well worth the risk. Find the trap off the tee, and your chances of getting on in two diminish greatly, as I found out. The green is set at an odd angle and, if youre playing Number 18 as a three-shot hole, its much wider than it is deep. In any event, par is always a good way to end the round. Last Word: Because land is at a premium in this area, there is no formal driving range; pre-round warmup is limited to hitting into nets. However, there is a very large chipping and practice putting green, so no driving range is not a valid excuse for a bad first couple of holes. The majority of golf holes out here have ample room off the tee, giving you the opportunity to keep it in the fairway. River Club is more about second shots, whether its sticking it close to the pin on some of the shorter par 4s or setting up your approach shot on the par 5s. What you see is what you get; there are no hidden surprises such as water hazards, pot bunkers or unexpected rough in an otherwise inviting landing area. Execute your second shot on each hole and youll be well rewarded. The greens are receptive and conducive to making putts, but you have to put the ball in the right spot. With water infringing on so many holes, accuracy and proper club selection is essential to shooting a favorable score as is the ability to hit a variety of shots. If thats not enough, theres more than 100 traps to contend with. As a matter of fact, if you can make your way around River Club with the ball you started with and never having to hit out of the sand, youve accomplished something hopefully a low score.
10 / 10
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by Stacy -
River Club is one of my favorite golf courses in or around Myrtle Beach. Serene, always in terrific shape, a tester yet not overly complicated...simply a joy to play!
10 / 10
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by James P -
Course is looking and playing great!
10 / 10
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by Craig C -
Awesome low country golf course, holes are framed beautifully
10 / 10
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by Randy -
Always enjoy playing River Club, great conditions and customer service keeps us coming back
10 / 10
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by Brian -
Great layout, course and greens were in excellent shape. Pace of play was very good. Staff was courteous and efficient. Overall, great experience.
10 / 10
River Club Golf
by Ted -
Course is in excellent shape. Greens were a little shaggy but rolled nice. The staff at this facility is some of the nicest on The Grand Strand. One of the best tracks on the beach.
10 / 10
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by Timothy -
A great layout and wonderful staff. We were able to run the fairways after some very heavy rains two days earlier. Greens aren't exceptionally fast but in good shape. The staff running the place is the best in area, friendly and helpful. The only downside was putting on wet greens, they hadn't whipped the greens on the back side and that is where we started. I find this quit unusual and most likely an oversight with the greens keepers attending to the front nine. Still an overall great day, we will return.
9 / 10
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by Paul (uk) -
Not the most difficult course we played on this trip. However, there is a great variety of holes in very scenic surroundings so well worth playing. Also, the course was in very good condition and the staff extremely friendly and accommodating.
9 / 10
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by Ted -
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
10 / 10
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by Cassidy -
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.
10 / 10
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by Mike (Oneida,NY) -
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 / 10
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by Timothy -
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 / 10
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by Tony -
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.
9 / 10
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by Pete -
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.
6 / 10
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by JJ -
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.
10 / 10
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by Alan (Scarborough, ON) -
Very good.
8 / 10
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by Phil (Fayetteville, WV) -
Very good.
8 / 10
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by Cynthia (Union, NJ) -
The course was too wet possible bad drainage.
6 / 10
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by Henry (Matthews, NC) -
One of my favorite courses. Carts on paths due to large amount of rain the night before. Starter went out of his way to let my cart on fairways on back nine due to my recent knee replacement. Staff very friendly and helpful.
9 / 10
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by Barry -
Starter allowed me to go off back 9 as a single. Finished in under 4 hours. Course was in great condition; a few wet spots due to recent rains. Greens were fast but consistent. Great time!
10 / 10
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by Ann Mary (Lasalle, QC) -
Nice.course, pretty and well maintained. Friendly staff
8 / 10
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by William (Smithfield, PA) -
N/A
4 / 10
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by Brian (Beckley, WV) -
Fantastic
9 / 10
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by Phil -
Very nice golf course. This is a dependable golf facility that will garantee a good time. It is an enjoyable layout. The condition is normally good to excellant. We played in less than 4 and 1/2 hours on a day when the weather was great for golf. The staff is very friendly and is trained well to help your visit here. They've added an on course GPS system that was helpful with yardages. As long as you remembered to push the screen to advance to the next hole, the system remained current with your location on the golf course. I've played here before and will play here again. Good layout for the advanced to the beginner golfer as well........try it, you'll like it..!
10 / 10
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by Gail (Gibsonia, PA) -
Nice course -- please add more women's clothing to your pro shop
7 / 10
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by Lynn (Lutherville Timonium, MD) -
Great
9 / 10
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by John (Augusta, GA) -
Fantastic
10 / 10
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by Sean (Augusta, GA) -
Greens were immaculate. Rolled true with no bouncing. 24 of the 27 holes have water so be ready for it. They have GPS which helped a bunch. We even saw a 4 ft baby alligator spectator. It was a tough but fun round. I definitely would play it again.
10 / 10
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by Frank (Naugatuck, CT) -
Great
9 / 10
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by Steven (Louisville, KY) -
Fun, playable course. Plenty of water but excellent bail out areas. Loved it
9 / 10
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by Darrel (Charlotte, NC) -
Great
9 / 10
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by Christopher (London, KY) -
Very nice staff all around and great replay price. Course was in great shape, overall best course we played.
10 / 10
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by Tom -
The golf course was in great shape. Definitely worth checking out while you're there also go for the meatloaf sandwich always a highlight and a must get when I play here
10 / 10
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by Daniel (Naples, FL) -
Fantastic
9 / 10
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by Larry (Lees Summit, MO) -
Enjoyed the golf experience. Wish we could have been paired up as it may for slow play at times.
10 / 10
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by Danny (Conway, SC) -
Great
9 / 10
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by Tracy (N Myrtle Beach, SC) -
Nice course. Fun to play.
9 / 10
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by Tim (Sanford, NC) -
I ranked the starter as Poor because of his actions toward our group at the turn. I specifically look at my cell phone to determine the time we tee off as I am very aware of slow play. It was 9:10am. At exactly 11:24am, we were in the cart heading toward ##10. The starter accused us of slow play and I explained to him that our first tee shot on ##1 was at 9:10am and that we were within the 2hrs 15 min allotted on the scorecard. He was very rude and said that's not what he had on his sheet, but we spoke to him at the practice green, not at the tee. If they are going to make accusations, then the facts need to be correct. And, rudeness that he displayed will not be good for people returning to your course. The course was very nice, but I would hesitate going back because of this experience.
7 / 10
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by Steve (Charlotte, NC) -
Good course, nice staff, good experience
9 / 10
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by Thomas (Franklin, VA) -
Good
8 / 10
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by Martha -
Had a great day at the River Club this weekend. Course was in terrific shape. Greens in particular were in great shape and fast enough to make you really think. Distracted by the beautiful plantings this time of year. Great job by the superintendant. Staff as always cheery and helpful.
9 / 10
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by Phil -
Very nice golf course. I enjoy the golf course layout and the conditions. Staff is helpful, courtious and professional.
10 / 10
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by Phil -
This golf course itself was in very nice condition. The staff was courteous and professional. It is a very nice layout with interesting holes. It gives players at all levels a opportunity to have an enjoyable day of golf. They do a nice job here. Try it, you'll like it.
10 / 10
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by Stephane (Terrebonne, QC) -
Course is in amazing conditions ! Beautiful layouts...pretty much every greens are well protected by either sand and/or water...gave me problems all day ! Staff was friendly, but I found that they were more helpful in other golf club I played in the area. Still a great experience !
9 / 10
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by Cleveland (Randallstown, MD) -
Great
9 / 10
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by Tom -
Course was in good shape, bunkers were good considering after the rain we've had in the past. The meatloaf sandwich in the snack bar is the best thing to get love it
9 / 10
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by Philip (Roy, Utah) -
Outstanding
10 / 10
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by Jim (North Charleston, SC) -
Course was wet but very enjoyable to play
9 / 10
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by Phillip (North Augusta, SC) -
Very good
9 / 10
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by Gary (Attleboro Falls, MA) -
Got rained out after 9 holes. Lady (sorry forgot your name )in pro shop was wonderful got rain check and played back 9 next day. Thanks again
9 / 10
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by Quintin (Kingstree, SC) -
Great course. Loved the layout. Greens in excellent condition. Course very well marked for yardages.
7 / 10
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by Thomas (North Augusta, SC) -
Will play again on next visit.
9 / 10
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by Sherri (Pickerel, WI) -
Everything was great. Beautiful Course.
10 / 10
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by George (Lakeland, FL) -
Great
9 / 10
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by Michel (Lachine, Quebec) -
Outstanding
10 / 10
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by Richard (Conway, SC) -
Outstanding
10 / 10
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by Mary (Charlotte, NC) -
Outstanding
10 / 10
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by Richard (Oxford, PA) -
Okay
8 / 10
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by Jim (Spartanburg, SC) -
Great
9 / 10
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by Jane (Sebring, FL) -
A very comfortable course and definitely one to be repeated
10 / 10
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by Jay (Pinehurst, NC) -
Great
9 / 10
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by Kenny (Clarks Hill, SC) -
The staff was awesome! The course was in ideal condition! Greens were as consistent as any course I have ever played! Very enjoyable day!!
10 / 10
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by James (Schaumburg, IL) -
Great
9 / 10
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by Cheryl (Huntington, WV) -
Great course. All staff was excellent.
10 / 10
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by Chuck (Perrysburg, OH) -
Love the course have played it many times. The rough was very thin and soggy, but the rest of the course was great. I will be back.
9 / 10
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by Bob (Weems, VA) -
Great
8 / 10
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by Sharon (Sunset Beach, NC) -
Very difficult course under windy conditions. Course was in excellent condition.
6 / 10
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by Ray -
Great staff.
9 / 10
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by Susan (Knoxville, TN) -
Excellent.
9 / 10
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by Mike (Egg Harbor Township, NJ) -
Excellent course.
9 / 10
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by Steph (Saint Stephen, SC) -
Outstanding.
10 / 10
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