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Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club

  • Overall: - 8.60

Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club is a Jack Nicklaus design introduced to the Myrtle Beach-area golf scene in fall 1988. The golf course, built around a rice plantation, has acquired multiple awards over the past 25 years.  Nicklaus’ use of Mother Nature to create a beautiful yet challenging layout has earned accolades from around the golf world, including Top 22 course in South Carolina (Golf World), Top 10 Course on the Grand Strand (South Carolina Magazine), America’s Top Courses (Zagat), Best Places to Play 4 Stars (Fodor’s), and Top 25 Layouts (Golf Digest).

There are two golf holes that Nicklaus designed to truly catch the golfer’s eye. The signature hole #13 is a short but challenging par 3. The hole can range from 40-150 yards depending on what tee markers you are playing. Nicklaus really used his imagination and what Mother Nature provided when designing this hole. The tee box is built atop a dike used to separate the marsh from the old rice plantation. He has you hitting to a peninsula green that is small and slopes from back to front.  With this hole always having wind in any direction, a solidly struck tee ball is a must! The finishing hole #18 is a long, challenging par four that frames the pristine white clubhouse behind the green. It requires all you can muster from the tee while avoiding the marsh and sand trap on the left with a heavily wooded area on the right. The green is long and narrow with subtle undulations, and requires a good mid-iron shot into a green protected by water and sand on the left side. A par on this hole will have you leaving the course with all smiles.

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Last 5 Reviews

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  • JimV - Wonderful play with a great layout. The back 9 is a true challenge. Unfortunately, caught up to a "fivesome" (yes, I said "fivesome") on the back nine which created quite a backup. Guess no Rangers are on duty in the afternoon. Anyway, highly recommend as a must play when in the area - 09/05/2015 - 8

  • Jase - This was the 2nd course we played on our 2 week trip and was certainly one of the toughest tests. Great set up, some great holes let down only by a few poor greens. The best staff encountered all trip bar Kiawah Island and a thoroughly enjoyable if tough round of golf. Afternoon was spent at the equally excellent Mel Sole Golf School. - 05/18/2015 - 9

  • Jeffrey - Fantastic golf course ... very good in all aspects!! - 05/05/2015 - 10

  • James (Quincy, MI) - Very good. - 12/08/2014 - 8

  • Lee (Orleans, ON) - Excellent. - 11/25/2014 - 9

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Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club Articles

Big Break Myrtle Beach Video Spotlight: Building the Big Break Sand Sculpture

The anticipation continues to build as the premiere of Big Break Myrtle Beach approaches! Golf Channel’s hit reality series visits the Grand Strand in its season debut on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 9 p.m. ET. - Read More

Golf Channel’s “Big Break” Coming to Myrtle Beach

Golf Channel announced in July that "Big Break Myrtle Beach," the 22nd season of the network's "Big Break" series, will be hosted on the Grand Strand and feature four renowned Myrtle Beach-area golf courses - including Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club and the Dye, Fazio and Love courses at Barefoot Resort & Golf. - Read More

Mel Sole Golf School Awarded 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

For the third year in a row, the Mel Sole Golf School at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club has received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The award honors hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. - Read More

Master the Knockdown Shot with Mel Sole’s Video Tip

In this installment, Mel Sole of the Mel Sole Golf School at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. demonstrates how to execute the knockdown shot. This tip will save you strokes on your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation! - Read More

Myrtle Beach Restaurants: Pastas and Pizzas Reign at Landolfi’s

Landolfi’s in Pawleys Island doesn’t look notable from the outside, and if you aren’t looking for it you might not notice this restaurant’s inconspicuous sign, but once inside prepare to be dazzled. - Read More

Meredith’s Take: Make Valentine’s Day Weekend a Couples Golf Outing!

Ten years from now, she won’t remember the roses – but she will treasure the memories of a lifetime you’ll create during the romantic golf weekend you give her at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club. - Read More

LPGA Tour’s Gulbis Planting Roots in Myrtle Beach Area

Read Alan Blondin's report as published in the Myrtle Beach Sun News on Jan. 20, 2014. - Read More

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: The Southern Beach Collection

Nestled along the Grand Strand's scenic southern shores are seven of the area's most in-demand designs - part of the Southern Beach Collection that has vacationing golfers raving and returning year after year. Join us in this video tour as Myrtle Beach golf ambassador Meredith Kirk profiles each of these spectacular layouts. - Read More

Stroke Savers: The Punchout

Mel Sole, director of instruction at the Ritson-Sole Golf School at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club in Pawleys Island, S.C., shows us how to properly execute the punchout shot from the trees. Video was shot on-location at Pawleys Plantation. - Read More