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Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club

Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club

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). 1-866-694-2448 $$$
70 Tanglewood Dr Pawleys Island, SC
Rated 8/5 based on 972 customer reviews 10 0

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.

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Dana (Pompton Lakes, NJ)



Bill (Greeneville, TN)



Bill (Beavercreek, OH)


Beautiful course. Very scenic with the marshlands. Probably not wise on starting with this course after taking the winter off. I lost 11 balls in the water and marsh. My favorite course of the week though.




Tank (Rustburg, VA)



Mark (Havre De Grace, MD)





Pawleys Plantation is always a great time. We played it on 1/20/14. The overall course is in very good shape for January. I have to say the staff was GREAT because they gave me the CHOICE to get paired up with another twosome or just play with my wife. I chose just us because my wife is not a strong golfer and can feel uncomfortable with being paired up. I can't emphasize how nice it was that we had the choice.



Greens were in good shape for being dormant. Rough was playable for all skill levels. Tee boxes were in good shape. I like the contrast between the overseeded fairways and the dormant rough. Helps for aiming purposes and is visually stimulating. I've played here many times before, once they finish the construction on 11 the par 5 will open up and be more accessible for players of all skill levels. The views are a most see and I recommend this course to all golfers visiting the Myrtle Beach area.

Walter (Columbia, SC)


The staff, course are always top notch even in January the course is in great shape.



I have played golf in 42 states and Pawley's Plantation is one of the most beautiful places I have been. The layout and care taken of the course are second to none. George L

Lin (Hawkinsville, GA)


Great facility!!

Paul (Warner Robins, GA)


Loved the course. It is just the right distance for senior golfers and provides a great test of golf. Greens were outstanding.



This is a beautiful challenging course. I have played it 2 times and it was in great shape both times. This course is a must play in the grandstrand area.



This was a great course to play. We (my group) think it is one of the best of the southern courses. We played Nov. 2013

Gary (Columbus, OH)


Great course, everything was great. Pro shop staff very helpful to find a 9 hole replay in pm at another course (Willbrook) because there was no room in pm

Michael (Douglasville, GA)


The course was in very good condition. The layout was good, although not as interesting as Pawley's with the marsh holes. The only downside was that I was a single put with a slow group. The Marshall's tried to keep us on pace, but it was a tough battle with those 3.

Tom (Stony Point, NY)



Jon (Totowa, NJ)



John (Elmhurst, IL)



Eric (Deland, FL)


Enjoyed playing it although we will probably do so earlier in the trip (it was the last course, afternoon, and you don't want to be tired playing this track!). The grill was excellent.

Bryan (Belle Vernon, PA)


As a single, i was told i would be in about four differet groups of golfers none of which was my tee time



I had the pleasure of playing PAWLEYS PLANTATION yesterday. The course is in EXCELLENT condition !! ... Greens are outstanding. The resources that MBN has poured into this great Nicklaus design make it a must play. The views/vistas on the back nine overlooking salt water marsh and Pawleys Island are compelling.

Don (Chandler, AZ)


The course was in good shape. Fairways are tight and need shot placement. Greens still sandy from aeration, not consistent. We weren't happy to start on the back nine without being told that when we booked time. It was very busy with regulars that played casual golf...all about speed and not about the rules. We played with a very nice regular player. He helped us with many of the must knows. Pretty views, but not our favorite course.

Robert (Knoxville, TN)



Karl (Bloomfield Hills, MI)


Holes set-up beautifully. The course has a great geography, the trees and planting are awesome, and the near ocean marsh holes are fantastic. The staff treatment was top notch. I would definitely return.




Stephen (Boerne, TX)


Disappointed in the course condition and staff outside. We were clearly treated as outsiders. We will not choose to play here again.

Emil (Rock Hill, SC)


Great course I would like to try again in future

Dennis (Reading. PA, + 6 handicap)


A contstant favorite of our group, the holes on the back 9 are beautiful both to the golfer and to the eye of any human that loves nature.



This Course is by Far one Of Top 10 on grand strand. Pawleys sits Right Up there with Tidewater and Caledonia. The Course Is women friendly and in EXCELLENT condition.... The golf Course is beautiful! Worth playing At least once a year.

Tom (Kernersville, NC)


Nice course but did not fit my eye or game

Mike (Whitsett, NC)



Dave (Hamilton, CN)


Very enjoyable course great greens

Michael (West Farmington, OH)


Good course, could have had a little more help at the start of round. Only problem was the over dressing of sand on the greens. Golfers that book packages need to know when any over seeding or top dressing occurs. What dates this has happened and when the greens will be fine. A must. Will play again.

Tom (Hoschton, GA)


The majority of our group didn't care for the course lay-out and found it rather boring. Also, one of our players had his first hole-in-one at age 70. The Pro Shop was unwilling to do anything for him or offer him anything to remember his accomplishment. In my opinion, this is just terrible for a group of 20 guys who chose this course to play!

Don (Hoschton, GA)


The 13th hole should be relegated to a goofy golf layout. Looks as though the course designer laid out 17 holes and then had to plug an 18th hole in somewhere.

Gary (Roanoke, VA)



Ron (Moneta, VA)



Chic (Bedford, PA)


Windy and cold that but still had a great time.

Ralph (Moundsville, WV)


Great staff, beautiful course, some of the trees in the middle of the fairways where annoying,

Dudley (St Michaels, MD)





Course was very busy when our group played that day. Greens were not in the best of shape & very, very slow. Nice layout, but thought some of the large trees in the middle of fairways were a bit unfair.



Greens were slow and furry

Patrick (Kingston, ON)


Great starters and proshop attendants. The course was great but had a lot of houses around it. Would definitely play here again.

L (Ada, MI)


Layout was interesting, course was in OK shape. Pace was tolerable in the morning, but very slow in the afternoon. I played three separate balls on each hole, and still was held up by the group in front of us.

Domonic (Simpsonville, SC)


Beautiful course always a great golf experience, especially the back nine!

Dave (Utica, MI)



Mike (Benton, LA)





Played on 2/16/13. A few of the greens were roughed up from play but for February they were acceptable. The layout is nice and the scenery can't be beat. I would recommend a day at Pawley's. Just beware the 2nd hole which is the number 1 handicap, it plays a lot harder than it looks.

Charles (North Myrtle, SC)



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