911 Riverwood Drive, Murrells Inlet SC 29576Play Today: $43.00
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Home to four nationally televised LPGA events, Wachesaw Plantation East Golf Club has captured numerous awards and accolades since its opening in 1996. On a local level in 2007, Wachesaw East was named Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year by the Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owners Association. Golf Digest ranked Wachesw East 26th in its “Top 50 Courses in Myrtle Beach” listing, and South Carolina Magazine included Wachesaw East in its listing of “Top 30 Best You Can Play” in South Carolina. National acclaim came from the likes of the 1998 Golf Digest Service Ace Award, which ranked Wachesaw East #13 in the USA for Customer Service, and Golf For Women Magazine’s “Top 100 Fairways” honor.
Architect Clyde Johnston chose to give players a challenging finish with Wachesaw Plantation East’s final two holes. Its signature hole, the par-5 17th, is a fantastic risk/reward hole giving the golfer numerous shot options. It boasts a double fairway to assist errant tee shots, and also offers multiple second-shot options. Your safest bet will be laying up and hitting a wedge over the stream ensuring you get past the false front on this green. Hole #18, named after the golf course architect Johnson, is a long uphill par 4 offering a generous landing area for tee shots. The hole gets more difficult with the lake in view and surrounding bunkers, but typically more visually intimidating than it looks. Keep right to play it safe and give yourself a chance at par.