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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.”
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
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.
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:
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.
4/14/16 The course was in great condition. We played as a twosome and played in 4:15. Moved along nicely.
Attendants were nice and polite. Start times were on time. Course was in good shape for prior conditions. Enjoy the round of golf. Thanks.
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.
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
Pace of play was extremely slow.
Greens were terrible!!! Very disappointed with the course period!! Drove a hour just to play and ended up with a very bad choice.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Cart path only (the day we played).
Course was great, pro shop was rude on arrival.
The friendly, professional staff welcomed my wife and me and we will play here again on our next trip to Myrtle Beach.
Will it rain smile
There was a lot of standing water on the course.
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.
I liked the course. It was tended fairly well. It was also a bit challenging in layout.
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.
We play possum trot every year. The things that bring us back would be: 1. Southern hospitality, 2. Course layout, 3. Greens/fairways
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.
Course was fair for my type of game.
Always play there. Very forgiving. Damn moles. Some of the fairway grass is not condusive to taking a divot - ball sits too high.
Nice course with alot of trees and shade. Greens a little slow but consistent. Would definitely play again.
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.
Nice layout. Greens should have not had been fertilized just before we went out - 7:00 a.m.
It was GREAT ALL AROUND.
Played the course on 13/04. Had a great time on a well groomed layout.
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.
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.
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.
Not as nice as Shaftesbury but excellent value.
Just a nice little golf course, this will be our starting course next year. Fastest round of the week (just under 4 hours).
Played Possum Trot on the 22nd and had a great time. The course was a little wet but in good shape. Will play again.
Course was in very good condition. Will play again before I leave the beach.
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.
In general, course conditions were good. More work is required on maintenance of the bunkers.
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.
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