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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.
Level ladies tee boxes
Nice course. Would play again.
Great layout, we had a lot of fun. (Even though we accidentally snapped our buddy's driver in half).
You have a great course. From its reputation, I thought it would be harder than it was. My biggest problem was being distracted by the beauty of the course. Be proud!
I would say this a great overall course. The unique set up of the course, the friend and accommodating staff made this course a pleasure to play, would definitely play there again. For the 6 rounds I've now played in Myrtle Beach, this is definitely tied for 1 of the favorites.
Course was in great shape. Greens were quick.
Relatively tight fairways, trees and tee box placement make this course an inviting challenge! Well-maintained.
Unique holes out in the marsh. Nice people in the grill.
Causeway par 3's were spectacular.
I enjoyed my round. Course was a good test. The staff was good, however, my wife was waiting for me in the grill and was ignored and overlooked for another male golfer. It did not leave a good impression on her.
Very pretty looking course and challenging greens.
Beautiful course great holes and scenery greens tough to read but can't wait to play it again. Pro shop was nice as well as the pro.
Decent track, except hole 17.
The staff were very friendly and explained the course in detail. Their expertise and knowledge made my experience here the best of all the courses I played. The course was in immaculate shape with the greens rolling perfect. What a fun course to play. I will be back. Thank you!
Great layout and not cart path only like the others.
I was a little disappointed with the condition of fairways. For an upscale course fairways were not lush. Several of holes on back nine were really beautiful. All in all it was a great day on the golf course ...
I play Pawleys every year when on vacation. I like the fact no homes are involved, you are not penalized for hitting into the rough, the greens are consistent, bunkers contain nice sand, views are spectacular, visual view from tee box sets up for a great drive. The cart attendants were polite and helpful and the pro shop staff was professional. The ranger took a picture of us on the majestic par three on the back nine - a nice gesture.
Very challenging course.
Course was great.
We played Man O' War earlier in the week, and this course was much different in terms of quality and difficulty. Unfortunately it rained our entire round so did not get the experience we hoped for. I would like to play it again in dry conditions. The development was very unique in its layout and architecture. Certainly appreciated the par 3s in the marsh, very creative way to present the product. Glad to have played the course.
Loved the course. I have been to Muirfield in Columbus to watch golf, and this reminded me of what Nicklaus did at Muirfield. Beautiful course, great time, will definitely play again. It quickly became one of my favorites.
Extremely nice course for the price.
Awesome track, holes 13 and 17 are fantastic par 3s over the marsh.
I love the course but the greens especially were in very pour condition. Not the fast manicured greens we remember.
Great layout. Very fun course to play.
THANK YOU for your magnificent course, the best I have played in Myrtle Beach. This week was my best round ever (83 from the gold tee); when I go back you can be sure that I will be stopping by your place. It is a GOLF EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER - THANKS AGAIN.
Excellent course. Good staff.
One of my favorite courses in the Myrtle area. Great course condition and always challenging. Beautiful views and course layout. Thanks for another great golfing experience!
Course was in good condition, greens were a little rough around the edges, but did not affect play and where they had the hole placed. Fun course, will play again ...
Pawleys Plantation delivered again as always, I was on vacation with the family and worked in a p.m. round for $35 through an online tee time. I will be back in Myrtle in early August with the guys and wanted to check the conditions of the course. I thought something must be wrong with the course to offer such a low price for one of my past favorites. The course was in great shape, front side greens were perfect, but the back had sand on them. They still rolled great, not sure why they were sandy. You didn't even notice the sand until you were on the green. Overall, great shape and will bring the guys down to play this gem for sure.
Staff was fantastic. Obviously great leadership from the top.
Overall course was nice. Greens were extremely sandy.
Got there late because GPS takes you nowhere near course - so we met no staff, ran to first tee, saw gator on par 3 few holes later, didn't even have time to take a picture, still running. Loved it 20 years ago so I came back with my son-in-law, who just started playing. Don't love it anymore, will not be back, way too many houses along fairway, I felt so bad for him. Too hard for a beginner.
Very challenging layout. Flags need crystals, so rangefinders would work or carts need GPS. There is quite a few forced carries and trees in fairways. Tees are not very level and 2 of the par 3 tees have no grass on them. Greens were quite slow and had been punched and sanded within last 2 weeks, but had bare spots. Some pins were in poor locations based on the conditions of the greens. We would play here again based on the course layout, but we will definitely call about the condition of the greens prior to booking a tee time.
Great course and staff!
Excellent condition. Staff was very courteous. Will definitely play again.
The Club Championship was being played directly in front of us, 5-hour round, was painfully slow. Wished we would have known that. Course was in great shape, and is absolutely beautiful on the back 9.
Played this course twice during the week of June 18th to June 22nd. Course was in great condition and very scenic. Pace of play was decent. Very pleased with the condition of the course! This was one of the only courses that had not recently punched their greens in this area of the Grand Strand. Only negative was the snack bar closed before 4 p.m. during our 2nd round. Overall we were very pleased with our golfing experience.
Pawleys was simply a really nice place to play. Except for a tree or two in the middle of the fairway, I thought the layout was very good. The fairways were sparse in just a few areas but that did not take away from the enjoyable time we had.
Fabulous experience with the golf. The bartender however was not very personable. We felt like we were bothering her. Just seemed very odd to have that kind of wonderful golf course and then receive indifferent service. Just thought you should know.
(Liked the) greens, marsh views. Course was too crowded. Had to tee off on back nine. Would rather play course 1-18.
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Posted on 03/07
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Posted on 09/27
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Posted on 09/07
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Posted on 08/28
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Posted on 08/25
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Posted on 08/16
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Posted on 08/14
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Posted on 07/03
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Posted on 06/19
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Posted on 05/22
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Posted on 05/15
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Posted on 04/09
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Posted on 03/16
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Posted on 03/08
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Posted on 02/01
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Posted on 01/23
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Posted on 11/04
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Posted on 02/17
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Posted on 12/17
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Posted on 09/30
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Posted on 07/10
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Posted on 01/30
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Posted on 01/24
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Posted on 10/11
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