Witch Golf Club
Located just off U.S. 544 in Conway, The Witch Golf Club is a short drive from Myrtle Beach and easily accessible from nearly any portion of South Carolina’s Grand Strand.
The course measures in at 6,798 yards from the back tees. It’s not exactly a formidable distance for big hitters, and it becomes even more playable from the whites, which check in just shy of 6,300 yards. As for a signature hole? The Witch boasts three. The 574-yard No. 5 isn’t quite the longest hole on the course; that distinction belongs to the eye-popping 599-yard No. 8. However, you’re going to appreciate every bit of the course’s notoriously wide fairways if you muscle up too much. The par-3 No. 7 is also included in that signature category. Like the other holes on the front nine, it is affected heavily by the natural wetlands that inhabited the area prior to Dan Maples designing and opening the course in 1989. The back nine starts you off right with a 390-yard par 4. However, it crescendos to No. 17, the third extraordinary hole on the course. The par-3, 177 yarder is already picturesque, even before considering the wildlife. The course is home to alligators, wild turkeys and plenty more species that call this preserve home.
The Witch Golf Club recently received a rating of 8.0 from reviewers at Myrtle Beach Golf Insider. It received even higher marks for the on-course aspects – tees, fairways and greens – as well as the staff. The 500-acre, house-free track of land has also been honored as a 4.5 stars course and “Most Underrated Course in Myrtle Beach” from Golf Digest and was named a “Must-Play Myrtle Beach Course” and “Best Bargain” by Golf.com and Sports Illustrated. Often overlooked because of its location outside of Myrtle Beach city limits, The Witch has more than made up for it.
Witch Golf Club Course Course Reviews
DaveDate Played: 10/13/2019
The Witch seems tired. The layout and design are good. The course condition was average or below compared to others in the area, but the greens rolled true. More signage is needed on the cart paths. More drinking water is needed out on the course. The course still has potential, but there are too many other very good courses on the strand that stand out in positive ways. The Witch does not.
AnthonyDate Played: 10/05/2019
Nice layout. Greens in pretty good shape but many tees had sparse grass. Challenging but fair course. Would have been nice to have checkered flags where water came into play.
AnnaDate Played: 05/13/2019
Enjoyed the course. Greens were rough but overall good playing.
GerryDate Played: 05/01/2019
Great course for the money but the greens were not very good
BrianDate Played: 06/16/2018
June 2018, greens were ok. Must have punched them in the last week or so. Great fairways, and everything like that. Will be back next year
MichaelDate Played: 05/23/2018
Good fairways and tees.
ScottDate Played: 05/18/2018
this course was a little uneventful for me. great course, was looking for more uniqueness
ScottDate Played: 05/17/2018
great course, great layout, very unique, snakes, gators, and turkeys
JosephDate Played: 03/24/2018
All around nice experience, loved the course layout. course conditions were a little rough, greens were a little sparse in spots
JamesDate Played: 02/22/2018
LouiseDate Played: 11/12/2017
Greens are not in good condition. New grass for the winter. Same thing with some tees...Course needs some love....
BryanDate Played: 02/19/2017
Staff were great. Course was in great shape overall. One or two wet holes. Wonderful day to play. Alligators sunning themselves was most interesting.
GolferDate Played: 01/20/2017
Course is over seeded well. Greens are in good shape. I find that through the years of playing this course that the front nine is always very wet. Driving range is a little far from the club house and you can't take carts there. For a par 71 course, I wish they had a set of tees that was set to around 6000 yards. Too many of the Green (Senior) tees are set with the ladies tees. This was on 8 of 13 holes that were not par 3's. Finally, cart paths are in serious need of repair. It's a rough ride about the course.
PhilipDate Played: 11/27/2016
Starters were excellent. Some damage to course from hurricane. Food in Grill was awful!
MichaelDate Played: 10/26/2016
We were not told only 9 holes were open and course in pretty rough shape since the hurricane.
RonDate Played: 10/04/2016
Day got started poorly as the person in charge added a group in front of us on the 10th tee (our starting hole) When I asked why, I was told it wouldn't slow us down. I protested this and we were moved to tee number one. We played behind a group of women for the first few holes and they let us through. When we got around to the backside, there were 3 groups on ten tee. They then rerouted us to start on hole 13 and we finished our round on hole 12. The course was fine, but not up to my expectations from playing it previously. I will look for other options on my frequent visits to the MB area.
PaulDate Played: 09/03/2016
Some of the tees showed the stress of summer heat but course overall in excellent shape. Very quiet as no houses, hi ways through much of the course, just you and nature with a good mix of hole designs and shot requirements. Will definitely return.
RichardDate Played: 08/11/2016
FrancoisDate Played: 08/10/2016
BrianDate Played: 08/07/2016
The greens were rolling great! It wasn't our first time playing here and it definitely won't be the last. You won't be disappointed. Any handicap golfer would be challenged. The views and wildlife are an added benefit.
LeeDate Played: 07/07/2016
Very nice course, but was really tough that day.
JohnDate Played: 05/12/2016
this was the 4th course we played on this trip really enjoyed the course was in great shape
JohnDate Played: 05/09/2016
This is a must play course when you visit the area. Kudos to the turf crew as they keep this one in immaculate shape (tee boxes, fairways and greens). I played a few courses last week and this is by far the best one!
DouglasDate Played: 05/06/2016
Beautiful course. Great condition. Watch out for the gators.
BarryDate Played: 05/04/2016
Nice and Green.
TedDate Played: 04/06/2016
Course is in outstanding shape, fairways & greens are perfect. Cart paths need some work. Staff was very friendly & accommodating. Saw 6 gators on the course. 2 of them were very rather LARGE. Must play.
RobertDate Played: 03/25/2016
Liked the layout and scenery. Very pretty course. Wildlife wasn't bad either.
RichardDate Played: 02/21/2016
When we got to the course, we were told the front nine was closed because of flooding. We played the back twice, enjoyed it. Loved the course layout, and the staff did a great job since only nine holes were open. They made sure are pace of play was good and had us play through a group when we made the turn, so there was no back up on the turn. I would definitely go back here.
StephenDate Played: 12/15/2015
Staff were very friendly. Course is a hidden gem! Beautiful layout! Everything was well maintained. First time playing the course and will definitely return as often as I can.
LarryDate Played: 11/11/2015
Course was very wet due to recent rains. Not much you can do about that.
JohnDate Played: 07/19/2015
Absolutely love the course layout. Very challenging and unique. Greens were good, but a little on the slow side. The only thing I was not impressed by was some of the tee boxes were almost down to just dirt. Other than that I really enjoyed the course. The staff was courteous, and helpful. No other place like it for the front 9. South Carolina swamp land at its best with a golf course running through it!
TedDate Played: 07/01/2015
Unique layout and some very challenging holes. Some of the tees and greens exposed to the sun were rough, but overall very good shape.
CraigDate Played: 06/30/2015
Fairways and greens were in very good shape. The tee boxes on a couple holes were in bad shape with little grass, seems they should take out some trees to let in the sun shine. Anyway, I have always liked the layout and again the greens were nice.
JonDate Played: 06/01/2015
We had a group of 12 playing 2 rounds on Saturday, when we got there I overheard the pro shop attendant tell the other employee how pissed off he was about the way the sister course Wizard was talking about the Witches course. I didn't know what to think until we got out there and they were right, the course was supposed to be the best of the 3 courses (Man-o-War, Witch and Wizard) but as we found out the hard way it was by far the worst and of all the courses I have played over the years it was the bottom of the list!! Will never play there again!!
DavidDate Played: 05/23/2015
Friendly staff. Nice pace of play. Greens were a little sparse.
BryanDate Played: 05/23/2015
Greens in very bad shape.... Green fees to high for the greens to be in bad shape.....
AlanDate Played: 05/14/2015
Was looking forward to playing the Witch, was very extremely disappointed. The greens were not playable. They were totally baked. But after speaking with an employee they said they reseeded the greens but when you're putting on sand it's really not enjoyable. They should have notified us about the playing conditions of the greens. It's not worth paying full price. A discount would have been nice. Snack bar charged 6 dollars for a ham and cheese sandwich that felt like it was 3 days old. After the round was over we spoke with the clubhouse employee about the playing conditions they responded with an OK. Was planning on doing replay; save your money.
RickDate Played: 04/07/2015
Sand traps and cart paths need improving.
TimothyDate Played: 03/08/2015
This is a feel good course because it plays easy. I enjoy this course after playing some of the tougher courses in Myrtle. There are few trees in play and the water can be avoided. The greens were a little furry but still playable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I will return when my game needs a pick me up.
WilleDate Played: 11/14/2014
Had no tee time but worked us in, on Sunday afternoon. Great layout, greens need more coverage with winter rye. Worth the greens fee! Only complaint, a live cat was laying in the pro shop and my girlfriend is allergic to cats. Could not return to the clubhouse the rest of the day.
AngeloDate Played: 09/24/2014
JeffreyDate Played: 09/18/2014
Great course. We were rained out on Sunday but the staff rescheduled us for the next day. Conditions on the course were very wet and soupy. Will be back to play the course and hope for better weather. I really enjoyed the complimentary 2 hotdogs and 2 beers.
GarrenDate Played: 06/18/2014
Greens were punched and lots of sand. The fairways were in awesome condition. The employees were really nice.
DanielDate Played: 06/18/2014
Very good especially for the season
JoeDate Played: 06/02/2014
Superb playing conditions. Fairways & Greens were impeccable. Very slow play speed though, no ranger. 18 holes took little over 6 hours, got stuck behind an elderly foursome.
NormandDate Played: 03/26/2014
Fairways and greens where in very good condition for the time of the year. Unfortunately short game was off a bit.We were a bit surprise to see how many alligators and wild turkeys there was.Overall will definitely come back for another round.Thank's for the great hospitality and the great golf course.
BradDate Played: 10/23/2013
1st time i have played this course and the greens where not as good but everything else was great
GeorgeDate Played: 07/25/2013
I hate to complain, but when we arrived we were told that the front 9 was flooded and we had options. We could play the back 9 twice or switch to one of the other courses. We thought about it and decided to stay put. That was a mistake. The greens hardly had any grass on them. They were way too sandy and in very poor condition. Most of the tee boxes were in also bad shape. I was so excited to play at Myrtle Beach as my brother has been in Afganistan for the past 3 years. We met in Myrtle Beach and wanted to play there because he hadnt played any golf in 3 years. We did enjoy our time together but both of us were very dissapointed with the condition of the course. I would of loved to have the option to know that half of the course was shut down ahead of us arriving at the course, we would have gone somewhere else.
BarbaraDate Played: 05/29/2013
The course was not in good shape at all. Fairways were only nice thing about course. Employees were great but cours was not.
AlanDate Played: 05/13/2013
Very women friendly.our wives ALL loved it...the lunch package was FIRST rate and the course was very challenging
AstorDate Played: 05/13/2013
Too much of a swamp for me. Would not schedule the course in the future.
DonDate Played: 04/12/2013
We Had A Wonderful Time. The Weather was Great. The Course Was in Good Shape. The Staff took Good Care of Us. Thank You For The Hospitality. Don & Eileen Raft
BobbyDate Played: 03/04/2013
TimothyDate Played: 01/23/2013
We played on 1/21/13. I love this course layout and the staff is friendly. The greens were not in great shape, I have to rate them low. This is one a gem as far as having a variety of holes and hazards. I especially love the front nine where there are no houses in sight, just the golf course and ponds and gators. We play it every year and will return.
MukeshDate Played: 12/27/2012
Beautiful course with water features. Only issue - did not get my confirmation email about my booking in time. Received the email 10 hours after the tee time.
BrianDate Played: 11/20/2012
Played it 3 years in a row - last time in March 2011. Four groups backed up on one tee on back nine and not a marshall or a ball-washer to be found. Off our play list for 2013.
TomDate Played: 11/14/2012
JeanDate Played: 10/30/2012
Except for one green, the course was in good condition.
MattDate Played: 08/07/2012
Excellent course. Would play it again in a heartbeat. Pros: no houses, friendly staff, nice layout, WILDLIFE, course flows from one hole to the next. Cons: bunkers in poor shape, cart paths in need of work, it's in Conway and is a drive from the beach.
BradDate Played: 06/29/2012
Pro shop merchandise had a ridiculous markup. Liked the included lunch, and course layout is favorite down here. Always a must play!
JoeDate Played: 06/15/2012
The greens were punched, which was very disappointing. Avoid the woods on the front 9 ... those balls are goners. Definitely want to come back when the greens are smooth.
KennyDate Played: 06/06/2012
Greens are very fast. Had quite a few bad spots. Pin positions were brutal.
RobertaDate Played: 05/16/2012
See you next year!
RogerDate Played: 03/17/2012
Played on 3/7/12 with friends in from Canada, course was in fair condition, play was slow (6 hrs), the course overbooked, I left my phone number to see if anyone would call to explain the mistake. No call,it was all about the $$$, will never play this course again. There are too many courses in the area to go back to one that has disrespect to golfers of all levels.
TomDate Played: 03/07/2012
Played this favorite on 3/5. Course was fine, despite heavy weekend rain. CPO not necessary, nor was the 5 1/2 hours to finish. We're done here.
TimothyDate Played: 02/26/2012
We played on 2/21/12. A very nice layout if you can ignore a couple holes near the highway. The greens were consistent and excellent. The staff was helpful and friendly. It's one of my favorites. If you have a good tee shot the holes become easy. We saw 2 gators on the course and one was 7 to 8 feet long. I will return because the scenery is stunning.
KathyDate Played: 12/20/2011
I loved the course layout; the only hole I did not like were the ones by the road. The staff was awesome.
RobertDate Played: 12/09/2011
Scenic natural layout. The course could be marked (distances) a little better. Witch was priced higher than some other courses we played that were in better condition (e.g., Arrowhead, Legends-Parkland, West Course at MBN).
WilliamDate Played: 11/08/2011
It's one of my (and my wife's) favorite courses. We like the layout and the fairness of the course.
H.P.Date Played: 10/23/2011
Shot 76. Loved it.
RichardDate Played: 10/20/2011
The scenery made the round of golf a truly unique experience!
GlennDate Played: 09/07/2011
Outstanding course. Will certainly play again. Scenic and wild, but playable. Staff was great. Free lunch was a bonus. Course was in fantastic shape.
MarkDate Played: 08/08/2011
I played this on my vacation to Myrtle Beach on a recommendation from someone I know. I was very disappointed in the shape of the tee boxes and greens. The tee boxes were beat up and had a lot of bare spots on them. The greens were very slow and not cut. The par 3's were very blah and uneventful. There were some holes I really did like but nothing to get me to come back here on future trips. Very disappointing after getting the recommendation and told how good the course was. I've played a lot better.
JohnDate Played: 08/06/2011
The course was in great shape except for the tee boxes, which didn't detract from the round at all. Overall the pace of play was a little slow ... had to wait on most holes even with a 7:45 a.m. tee time but still played in 4.5 hours. Would recommend this course.
DavidDate Played: 07/24/2011
(Would like to have known prior to play about the) condition of all greens, (and if there were) any bathrooms on the course.
DanDate Played: 07/23/2011
Enjoyed the course, greens were very nice and the layout very enjoyable. Pace of play was fast and service was good.
PeterDate Played: 07/20/2011
The Witch was a nice surprise as the course was in great shape for this time of the year. We enjoyed it very much and the people were very nice - we will be back soon.
BobDate Played: 07/05/2011
It was a pleasant experience playing without all the homes scattered about the course. Grill personnel were friendly and courteous.
JoeDate Played: 06/21/2011
Nice golf course, unlike some in the area, The Witch is very green. Not a big fan of the Bermuda greens (not Witch's greens, any Bermuda greens) but they are smooth with very few pitch marks. The course has real nice hole variation and with the exception of hole 12 you feel like you're the only people on the golf course. I do think they need to work on the tee boxes, some were a little rough. The fairways were in great shape, lush and green. Didn't eat or drink at the grill, but they did have a beverage cart that was around often. Looking forward to playing again.
JasonDate Played: 06/14/2011
Had a good time, very friendly and helpful course attendants/staff. A lot of bugs, though we should have known to expect that given the time of year and location.
BryanDate Played: 05/15/2011
I have been a big fan of the Witch for some time. I played it on my first visit 15 years ago and have played every year since. I played the course in mid March it was in PERFECT shape. The Witch brings you on a journey through the woods, with lots of wooden bridges, gators and wildlife. The layout is simply amazing and the course is challenging but fair for all levels of play. You will not play another course like this anywhere else on earth. Enjoy the Witch.
DanDate Played: 05/05/2011
The layout and course condition was a pleasant surprise. The course has a nice mystique.
GavinDate Played: 04/19/2011
We have played this course every year for the past 12 years. This year the course was in the best condition we have seen it. Food needs improvement.
AlDate Played: 03/18/2011
First time played, and definitely not the last. Have been golfing in March for over 15 years, and this course was in the best shape of any we have played at this time of year in area. Good mix of holes and excellent layout. All members of group agreed that we would play again next year. Staff was very friendly, and received a free lunch at the turn.
KevinDate Played: 03/15/2011
TimothyDate Played: 01/29/2011
We played this on 1/29/11 and thought it was a spectacular-looking course and in good shape. The holes are different and vary between easy and difficult. The only thing that wasn't good was the fact that they have closed down the middle tees which I would normally play. A few times I was at the front tees but most often at the back tees which made it too long for me. I enjoyed the course very much and would recommend it to everyone.
EddieDate Played: 12/31/2010
Played 12/19/10 with 1 p.m. tee time. Nice overall course. Need a straight game as it is cut through a forest. Slice or hook your tee shot and goodbye ball. We lost over a dozen balls (2 players). As it rained the night before, again the bunkers were somewhat hard. Rest of course drained well. First-time players need to know course layout to enjoy it, so talk to the staff and go over scorecard map.
JimDate Played: 11/25/2010
BillDate Played: 07/07/2010
Good layout but bemuda greens made putting a difficult chore. The bunkers were so hard, I lost many strokes when my sand wedge just bounced into the ball. The course name should start with a B.
JasonDate Played: 06/15/2010
Very disappointed in the current conditioning of the course. Especially the greens. When greens are at this state, notices should be given for the benefit of the golfers and the reputation of the course management. Design-wise, somewhat of a overrated description. Very natural surrounding is appreciated. Staff - well, all I can say is what staff? Pro shop was not welcoming at all.
TrentDate Played: 06/09/2010
The greens were faster than I am used to. Awesome course overall.
WoodyDate Played: 05/06/2010
The Witch is our favorite course in Myrtle Beach. It is a challenging but fair course that offers diversity and plenty of scenery (i.e. wildlife). The staff was first-class in service delivery.
JeffDate Played: 04/25/2010
Did not know juniors could have played at a reduced rate. We had 2 high school players in our group.
NicholasDate Played: 04/18/2010
One of the best courses in Myrtle Beach.
ColinDate Played: 04/12/2010
I have new respect for alligators now. Nice layout with all the bridges through the wetlands.
StephenDate Played: 04/10/2010
I love this course, it is more like the type we play back here in Wisconsin.
JimDate Played: 12/31/2009
The only problem we had was slow play. Foursome in front was playing 2 or 3 balls each per hole. Marshall should have seen that and talked to them.
GilDate Played: 10/26/2009
It was our second time there, we loved the course but it was very wet and some of the holes were difficult to play. Still love the course.
TeryDate Played: 10/22/2009
Rained and felt course was in great shape considering conditions. Witch is our favorite course at MB.
BenDate Played: 10/21/2009
This is a great course but unfortunately was very wet due to the course being watered constantly due to overseeding. I would love to play it again when dry.
TimothyDate Played: 07/07/2009
Good solid course from start to finish.
KevinDate Played: 07/04/2009
Service was average. Course condition was below average, bunkers were full of debris and lacking sand, especially on the back 9. Mowers would not move out of the fairway with us on the tee, even after we hit them with our drives. If Myrtle Beach wants to be a golf destination, they have to make it better than this. My golf is better in Mooresville, NC.
ThomasDate Played: 06/20/2009
It was a bit wet from a storm two days earlier that saturated all of the Strand courses. That was a little odd for us, as we have typically found the courses dry and hard with some roll. This is why I say that the fairways were only good. I'm certain the following day they had improved. Very little roll for this round. The tendency was for the ball to plug. This, however, helped the greens hold good shots. This course is very good for us as the ladies' tees are very playable for my wife.
MikeDate Played: 04/08/2009
Enjoyable course. Some narrow fairways made it challenging. The course layout was very nice with good scenery.
CharlesDate Played: 03/10/2009
Frankly, we picked this course cause we were told it was really nice and it was not as expensive as the other golf courses that were in the upper end. We did it to budget our package but WOW. Frankly we were really shocked at how great an experience we had. Beautiful golf course. Being on in nature and the surroundings was incredible. We played a lot of the upper end and this one ranked with the best of them. Golf digest was right when they called this the best value or something like that at the beach.
JamesDate Played: 03/09/2009
Perfect day, good staff, good greens!
DavidDate Played: 03/04/2009
We had a great time at the Witch. The greens putted true for me today. Made my round even better. Great staff and fun golf course, high or low handicap.
RobertDate Played: 02/23/2009
Really enjoyed the clubhouse and staff. The layout of the course is fantastic! However, the tees and fairways were very wet and sprinklers were still going off. This made for a lot of lift, clean and play.