Possum Trot Golf Club
Possum Trot Golf Club offers a variety of challenging holes with wide enough fairways to accommodate all levels of play, hence its billing as “Friendliest Course on the Strand.” The Sun News has named it “Best of the Beach” and “Best Course For The Money” (2007 Finalist), while Golf Digest gives it “Most Underrated Golf Course in Myrtle Beach” (2005) and “Best On-Course Practice Facility in Myrtle Beach” (2005).
The signature hole on this course is No. 13, a 203 –yard par 3 known as “Analysis is Paralysis,” requiring mental toughness as much as physical skill. The 10 feet of space between the green and water hazard is enough to make any golfer think twice. The course also features two other recognized holes: No. 11, a 460-yard par 4 known as the “Big Possum,” which has been rated the most challenging hole on the course. To reach this green in regulation not only do you need to find the fairway on your first shot, but the following 150-yard, uphill approach shot can be nerve-racking. Finish off your round at No. 18 is a 535-yard par 5 (“Oh, No”), which is in view of the clubhouse and the fountain pond. Players must be aware of the water hazard that follows the right side of the hole, and also in front of the green. Playing there second shot strategically and not leaving it short is crucial to saving strokes, avoiding the dreaded, “Oh, No.”
Possum Trot Golf Club Course Course Reviews
StevenDate Played: 07/04/2019
AVOID...course closing soon. Poor condition
StanDate Played: 05/04/2019
Enjoyed my round
GerryDate Played: 04/29/2019
Very nice course for a nice price.
WalterDate Played: 04/14/2019
Love this course, underated layout. Can be tough in the wind. Hope someone saves it.
BrianDate Played: 07/22/2018
MikeDate Played: 06/14/2018
CharlesDate Played: 05/22/2018
Great layout , First class operation....only flaw was some idiot took a cart a did donuts on a couple of greens, repairs were well done did not effect ball roll.
CharlesDate Played: 05/21/2018
just ok.. putting on greens very slow maybe due to all the rain in area that week, also some very wet areas on fairways.... older course that slows it's age...that said still had fun there
BrianDate Played: 10/28/2017
As a golf director I try to play a different course each week. Possum Trot overall in excellent shape from bag drop to beverage wagon. All staff 5 stars
TedDate Played: 02/24/2017
Great Old Style Golf Course. Everything is right out in front of you. Overall conditions were good. Some fairways a little thin & some greens bumpy but putted true. This course gets so much play so I am not complaining. Very friendly staff & pace of play was 4 hours on a very busy day.
TedDate Played: 09/07/2016
Greens - Good Shape: Tee Boxes - Lots of bare spots: Fairways very narrow due to using this course in the World Am: Staff - Always very nice:
TedDate Played: 04/26/2016
Older Golf Course but a fun place to play. Pro Shop & Bag Drop People very friendly. Tee's,Fairways & Greens are in very good shape. Pace of play started a little slow but the rangers got the slower groups moving & we finished in just over 4 hours.
ChipDate Played: 04/15/2016
4/14/16 The course was in great condition. We played as a twosome and played in 4:15. Moved along nicely.
TomDate Played: 12/02/2015
Attendants were nice and polite. Start times were on time. Course was in good shape for prior conditions. Enjoy the round of golf. Thanks.
DanDate Played: 09/14/2015
Was there last week. Due to the 2 weeks of rain before our arrival it was hard to judge the course. The staff were great and the look of the fairways and greens that could be seen under the water look good.They allow our wife's to ride with us at NO COST The only negative thing was that the cart paths need a fair bit of work due to pot holes.
TomDate Played: 08/09/2015
Really enjoyed this course. Wide fairways and good greens.one of the strangest things I've ever seen on a golf course was this male golfer who was walking the course had 15 dogs walking with him. When he put down his bag to putt the dogs all laid down and waited for him. Once he was done putting off they went VERY well behaved.the course was in very good shape. From the tips (blue tees) it played long. I would highly recommend this course
JoshuaDate Played: 07/15/2015
Pace of play was extremely slow.
EdwardDate Played: 06/23/2015
BrianDate Played: 06/15/2015
Greens were terrible!!! Very disappointed with the course period!! Drove a hour just to play and ended up with a very bad choice.
ElmerDate Played: 05/26/2015
I called the pro shop to see if I could walk the course. I was told I could. After getting there, and paying a young incompetent man behind the desk I went to the driving range. The individual in charge wasn't there, and had a sign up that said Be Back In 2 Minutes. I waited 15 minutes! It was a elderly gentleman, and he didn't apologize for my wait. Afterwards, I hit my range balls, and then went to tee-off at hole number 1. Upon my way there the starter said where is your partner? I said, I am a single, and I paid to walk! He said, Singles can't walk, and play until the afternoon. He also didn't have my name on his list. I showed him my receipt. He went inside, and another individual came outside, and said I was good to go. I said, Well since I was charged for a cart I am taking one. He said, I completely understand, it's all just a misunderstanding. I then continued to play golf. Through 14 holes I had a 10 minute wait time at each tee-box. Also, after paying $50 dollars I was very unhappy because the course was in terrible condition! Four of the greens where burned up. After playing multiple courses in Myrtle Beach I have came to one conclusion! Golf is ridiculously expensive, and decent course is going to cost you $65 plus dollars!!! A good course $80+++!!!!! In Tennessee this course would be a $25 dollar course!!! Possibly not worth that much!
JongDate Played: 05/20/2015
Course was in good shape, not great. Greens had just been punched, but still rolled well. Fairways were in good shape. Nice layout. I would rate the course as a 7.5. Would rate it a little higher if the grill was better. Only cold sandwiches and hot dogs. Nice middle of the road course for warm up. I have played it before because it is very close to where I was staying. Staff was very nice.
GaryDate Played: 04/20/2015
The friendly staff, good course conditions, well paced round, and the lovely natural setting with mature tree lined fairways and interesting layout, made for a very enjoyable round.
MarkDate Played: 03/16/2015
The course was fine but I had the unhappy problem of losing my cell phone there. When a young lady at the desk went out to check with the cart crew she was loudly criticized by another man at the desk, saying That's not her job! I left a number to reach me at the desk with the helpful young lady, as she did not find it ... luckily the phone was found by an honest man within 24 hours. But when he attempted to turn it in he was told at the desk to just take it and sell it!!! This kind man was able to contact another member of my group through my contact list and I got the phone back. He even refused my offer of cash for his trouble. Given my experience of the previous day there is no reason to doubt his description of events, I found the attitude of some of the staff to be simply stunning.
JohnDate Played: 03/06/2015
Cart path only (the day we played).
AnsilDate Played: 01/06/2015
Course was great, pro shop was rude on arrival.
JohnnyDate Played: 12/03/2014
The friendly, professional staff welcomed my wife and me and we will play here again on our next trip to Myrtle Beach.
GerryDate Played: 11/28/2014
HowardDate Played: 09/29/2014
Will it rain smile
JohnDate Played: 09/15/2014
There was a lot of standing water on the course.
JohnDate Played: 03/21/2014
I was disappointed in the rating system used. We played 3 courses, Possum Trot was rated the highest! By far, Possum Trot was in the worse condition of all 3 courses. Please do something about this as people new to Myrtle Beach rely on this information to make choices.
AlecDate Played: 08/14/2013
MiguelDate Played: 08/01/2013
I liked the course. It was tended fairly well. It was also a bit challenging in layout.
StanfordDate Played: 07/18/2013
I've always liked Possum Trot. Was really wet and could not ride the fairways and make play slow, but I can't fault the course for that. Enjoyed the course.
SandeDate Played: 05/02/2013
ClayDate Played: 04/29/2013
We play possum trot every year. The things that bring us back would be: 1. Southern hospitality, 2. Course layout, 3. Greens/fairways
JoshuaDate Played: 03/04/2013
The layout is great for anyone. Extremely wide fairways. Layout a solid 9. Overseeding did not take great on fairways and greens but played in March so it was expected. Solid recommendation definitely would play again.
GordonDate Played: 10/13/2012
Course was fair for my type of game.
GaryDate Played: 10/10/2012
WalterDate Played: 10/03/2012
Always play there. Very forgiving. Damn moles. Some of the fairway grass is not condusive to taking a divot - ball sits too high.
KennethDate Played: 09/25/2012
Nice course with alot of trees and shade. Greens a little slow but consistent. Would definitely play again.
JoeDate Played: 09/02/2012
We play this course every year during our vacation and that's because it's a great course. However, it would have been good to know how wet the course was and that the grass on the fairways had not been cut in a week.
ScottDate Played: 07/23/2012
Nice layout. Greens should have not had been fertilized just before we went out - 7:00 a.m.
JohnDate Played: 06/29/2012
It was GREAT ALL AROUND.
IanDate Played: 05/02/2012
Played the course on 13/04. Had a great time on a well groomed layout.
BarronDate Played: 04/20/2012
WaltDate Played: 04/18/2012
Very nice course to play, once you get past the rudeness of the staff. It's as though they didn't want us, or our money there. The folks who work there need to learn some people skills. They're very unpleasant.
RobDate Played: 04/05/2012
Played back tees and enjoyed the course. Only one tee shot felt was unfair from back tees. Can't remember hole for sure but there was no clear view of green from the tee. Tees were a little hairy and not very flat but OK. Overall would give it a 7. Thanks.
DarrenDate Played: 04/03/2012
Played it (Monday, April 2, 2012). Good practice area, but it was very busy. May be the busiest practice area on the Strand I was told. Course was a pleasant surprise. Greens were very full, a decent speed & overall receptive (a couple seemed a little firmer than others). Fairways were in great shape, very light rough. Tees were a little long, but not bad really. Course is a fair test of golf, that should not beat up the average golfer. The Par 5, #18 is a great finishing hole. The grill is very basic, cart service was good. For the $$$ a good value, & I will likely be back.
MarkDate Played: 03/15/2012
Not as nice as Shaftesbury but excellent value.
DJDate Played: 11/25/2011
Just a nice little golf course, this will be our starting course next year. Fastest round of the week (just under 4 hours).
BobDate Played: 10/24/2011
Played Possum Trot on the 22nd and had a great time. The course was a little wet but in good shape. Will play again.
BobDate Played: 10/23/2011
Course was in very good condition. Will play again before I leave the beach.
JeromeDate Played: 10/17/2011
From starter to the 18th hole our group had a lot of fun. This is the second time we played this course and would play it again.
GeorgeDate Played: 10/11/2011
In general, course conditions were good. More work is required on maintenance of the bunkers.
JohnDate Played: 07/06/2011
Friendly staff/course was fun/accommodating for members in my party who are not regular golfers. Not sure what Handicap Score is supposed to be. My index is 14.7 for private course.
RobertDate Played: 06/01/2011
Course was just aerated ... (would like to have known prior to play the) maintenance schedule for greens.
MorganDate Played: 05/30/2011
Great value. Superb course conditions. Friendly staff. One of my favorite courses.
RichDate Played: 05/16/2011
It's golf, but just barely. OK for taking the kids for a round of fun. But if you are serious about your golf, don't waste your time or your money.
DouglasDate Played: 05/10/2011
The starter was very good and attendant, Bruce, was great. Bruce needs to be cloned. Overall had a good time until Chuck the Marshall came around and told us to speed it up now as we were 3 holes behind on the 11th hole. The fact that we had teed off behind two twosomes that had quit at the turnaround didn't seem to enter ol' Chuckie's mind. The next Marshall understood but by that time the spirit of fun we were having was lost.
JerryDate Played: 05/09/2011
Great course. We did have a huge problem with slow play. It took 5 hours, 20 minutes because of this. The foursome ahead of us appeared to be hitting more than 1 ball, and there were open holes in front of them.
DeffreyDate Played: 04/21/2011
We normally play this course each November, but we played a round there last week. The course was in great shape and I could not believe how well the greens were rolling. The staff/service was impeccable as usual ... will be back in November.
RobertaDate Played: 04/18/2011
Our favorite G.C.
MichaelDate Played: 02/22/2011
Possum Trot is one of our favorites! We always play there when we come to Myrtle. It's a very playable course for my wife (she only plays about 10-12 times per year) and it offers enough challenge for me from the back tees. Other courses could learn a lot from the staff at Possum Trot. I used to word as a cart attendant at Biltmore Forest CC in Asheville,N.C. (a course with a traditionally rich PGA Tour history where the likes of Hogan, Snead and Jones played) and I know how to provide excellent customer service, and I know excellent customer service when I see it and Possum Trot provides that every time we visit them.
JimDate Played: 10/20/2010
Staff excellent, especially dealing with an injury issue. Course in great condition and great value.
RogerDate Played: 09/11/2010
As far as the course it was GREAT. I was unsure at times how far out I was after a drive. I had to look to see where the blue, red, or white lines were. I will play the couse again. Keep doing what you are. Thanks ... Roger... John 3:30 ...
JosephDate Played: 09/01/2010
Due to excessive rain the course was not in that good of shape, (but) it is still one of my favorites.
JeffDate Played: 07/29/2010
Not a difficult course so I'd recommend it to other hackers like myself; lower handicaps won't be challenged much. Despite what I read in other reviews the staff was very friendly and helpful, course in pretty decent condition for this time of year, great practice facilities. Juniors 17 and under playing free is a huge plus.
JeffDate Played: 06/23/2010
One of my favorites! Holes into the wind play pretty long, even from the white tees. The 18th par 5 is a fun finishing hole.
DougDate Played: 05/10/2010
Nice challenging course.
SandraDate Played: 03/23/2010
This was a favourite course of mine ... however we will not play here again ... course was in very poor condition ... greens especially ...
ScottDate Played: 03/16/2010
Possum Trot is open with long difficult holes but has the truest greens for chipping and putting. The course was in excellent condition.
EugeneDate Played: 12/04/2009
Course does not drain well. Cart path only on multiple holes. Overseeding of greens left them quite shabby.
MattDate Played: 12/01/2009
This is a nice course for the money and a great choice for higher handicappers. My wife, who is a beginner, really enjoyed it. I really liked the layout of the holes. The greens were in rough shape and very slow but the rest of the course was in fairly good shape (even with a lot of rain over the previous week or two). The entire staff here was very friendly. We played on Thanksgiving and were given a complimentary turkey sandwich for lunch after the round ... nice touch! If you're looking for a decent, reasonably priced course in MB, I recommend playing here.
StephenDate Played: 11/13/2009
Always enjoy this course. Everyone wants to return and play again.9
HelenDate Played: 11/12/2009
The course and staff of Possum Trot has made this a favorite. Would recommend this course to anyone going down to Mrytle Beach to put on their play list.
JohnDate Played: 11/07/2009
Nice, easy track. Wide fairways. Greens in poor shape.
LeonardDate Played: 11/02/2009
Our favorite course and they are always very accommodating.
DonDate Played: 10/26/2009
Always a great experience on this mature golf course ...
JamesDate Played: 10/18/2009
Rain affected playing conditions. Course very wet.
IanDate Played: 10/15/2009
Good starter course.
WilliamDate Played: 10/10/2009
My wife had a very good round shooting 83. She liked the course very much and will play it again.
GusDate Played: 10/09/2009
Always nice to play this course.
DavidDate Played: 09/25/2009
Not the most glamorous course on the Grand Strand but one of the funniest with the best folks around. Older course that is a lot of fun without all the glitz and glamor they put in many courses these days. So good we played it twice in one day!
GeraldDate Played: 07/20/2009
The staff was extremely nice and helpful. Enjoyed playing the course, would definitely come back again.
ClaudeDate Played: 06/15/2009
I totally agree with the previous comment from A.E. I have also been golfing at courses in and around Myrtle Beach for more than 15 years and I have never had a bad experience as the one I had at Possum Trot, specially from the people on the course. They were not very welcoming. They probably don't understand how to be nice with people. I will not play that course again.
A.E.Date Played: 06/14/2009
The course was OK for a $50 course, but not great. I have been golfing at courses in and around Myrtle Beach for years and by far the staff at this course are the rudest I have ever encountered. Apparently this is a theme for this course based on previous reviews. As stated before the course was average, top it off with the ridiculously rude staff I will never play there again, and will ensure my friends and family will not either.
VanceDate Played: 05/27/2009
We all found this to be a really fun track. The facility is not as fancy as some of the other places we played, but it has everything we went there for - - a golf course with lots of interesting holes, a good pace of play, and a tasty hot dog promptly served at the turn. We played 27 holes and had a blast.
DavidDate Played: 04/28/2009
This was our first time at Possum Trot. We enjoyed the whole experience at this golf course. Nice layout, great condition, friendly staff. We went back two days later to enjoy it again!
DaveDate Played: 02/23/2009
GREAT COURSE FOR THE MONEY
BruceDate Played: 02/23/2009
Excellent course. looking forward to playing course again
RoyDate Played: 02/23/2009
Our tee-time was 1147 hrs. We enjoyed the course, BUT, the guys in the pro shop and the guy working the grill were grumpy and not very welcoming. The starter and his assistant (African-American guy) were very warm and friendly. Another old -timer who loaded the bags was rude when one of our foursome started to load his own bag on the golf cart. Again, we all enjoyed the course, but the behavior of a few of the employees was what we talked about after the round.
SueDate Played: 02/23/2009
I am not sure why top or over seeding should prevent you from driving your cart on the fairways. As wide as your fairways are, often it was quite a walk to your ball on the other side of the fairway. It also slowed up play, especially when you had to get another club because you had to shape your shot differently.
EricDate Played: 02/19/2009
A good start to the week. The greens were fuzzy and inconsistent by noon. From hole to hole it felt different which made it difficult to get into a rhythm.