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Wachesaw East

  • Overall: - 7.47

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.

  • Overall:
    - 7.47
  • Tees:
    8
  • Greens:
    6
  • Fairways:
    8
  • Proshop:
    8
  • Grill:
    7
  • Staff:
    8
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Last 5 Reviews

Myrtle Beach Golf Insider
  • beausoleillouise - We played that course many times. It was sure value until yesterday. The majority of the greens are in really bad condition. Because of it they gave us a round free witch is fair. I would suggest not to play this course right now. Wait for the habitual course conditions.It's usually a very Nice course. - 05/03/2016 - 7

  • Ron - This course is typically in descent shape and a nice layout. However,at present the greens are in very bad condition and in my opinion the course shouldn't even be open until they get this current problem fixed. At very least they should be notifying patrons of the problem when they call in & they should be charging them a reduced rate. I fully realize what a financial burden this might cause but it is totally unfair to pass that burden on to unsuspecting golfers. - 04/01/2016 - 4

  • LY - This is normally a nice course BUT until the greens are back in shape, it is a bit discouraging. The majority of greens are like putting on cardboard. We understand that the weather has been an issue but that should be told or the customer before the tee time is made. - 03/21/2016 - 7

  • Timothy - I like the layout of the course and the staff is friendly but that's about the only good thing that can be said at this point in time. TOO MUCH RAIN and not enough drainage. Carts on path on some holes and should have had the carts on paths on every hole. The fairways are thin and about 1/3 of the greens have NO grass. They are painted and almost unplayable. I would go anywhere before I go back to Wachesaw because putting is a big part of the game. Sorry that I have to give them a bad review but I would avoid this course until the greens recover. - 02/09/2016 - 8

  • Timothy - Go someplace else for now. Two things, the course doesn't drain well, so 6300 yds from the white tees plays like 6800. The worst about Wachesaw is the greens right now. They are painted and a number have no grass at all. It's a shame but I think either disease or too much rain has ruined the greens for now. I really enjoy the layout but if I were to play again, I would use a 2 putt maximum rule because some are unusable. I do hope they can have a good growing season this spring but I would not go there until then. I was very disappointed because last winter they were okay. - 02/03/2016 - 7

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