Founders Club at Pawleys Island reopened Wednesday, August 27, meaning every 18-hole course along the Myrtle Beach golf scene that temporarily closed during the COVID-19 pandemic is now hosting players.
Golfers were delighted by the reopening of the Thomas Walker-designed course, which was maintained throughout its closure. The layout, largely devoid of cart paths, is defined by the waste bunkers that frame elevated fairways and greens.
Surrounded by courses that are renowned for their lowcountry landscape, Founders Club offers a different experience. The combination of the waste bunkers and elevated fairways ensure the layout, which is open off the tee, drains as well as any along the Grand Strand and keeps players riding the fairways.
The waste bunkers also provide Founders Club with a unique look that players have responded to.
With demand dictating the reopening of the course, golfers will return to a layout that is highlighted by the par 4 18th hole(pictured above). The final challenge at Founders Club requires a carry over water to a green that plays in the shadow of the clubhouse and it’s the course’s most photographed hole.
Founders Club offers a different experience than its nearby neighbors and golfers are able to again appreciate the variety the layout offers.