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Wachesaw East

  • Overall: - 8.12

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.

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Last 5 Reviews

Myrtle Beach Golf Insider
  • Chris - An absolutely beautiful course with an outstanding staff. Fairways are in excellent condition and greens are like velvet. A challenging yet very rewarding course that everyone should play at least once if not multiple times. The grill is excellent for a 19th hole as well. Very good fare with great drink prices! I give it two thumbs up and five stars! - 09/11/2015 - 10

  • Brent - First time to play the course and really no map on the scorecard, so a couple holes had water dangers that I was not aware of. Overall very playable course. Course was in good shape. - 08/04/2015 - 7

  • Stephen (Murrells Inlet, SC) - Greens were in good shape. Fairways are decent. Course is relatively tight and tough. Plan on coming back. - 08/02/2015 - 8

  • Bruce (Salisbury, NC) - The course was in great condition. Will come back and play again. - 07/23/2015 - 9

  • Allan - Despite the greens being recently aerated, and bit sandy, I had a nice time here. The course is challenging, with a nice mix of holes. The wind was up, which made club selection more difficult than perceived - you definitely had to think. #17 is a funky par 5 that will infuriate some on the first play, but if you play it again, shows off its charm. #3 is a gimmicky par 5. Your ideal second shot should be just in front of the 150 yd marker, but the trouble is, the fairway slopes down, turns into dirt, and runs into a marshy area. Distance control is key. #7 is a long, strong par 5. you need three good shots to reach the green. Would like to come back when the greens are a little further away from aeration. Fun course. - 07/02/2015 - 7

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