As the Myrtle Beach area continues to emerge from its COVID-19 lockdown, Willbrook Plantation and Wild Wing reopened on May 6.
Both courses closed in response to the loss of the spring golf season along the Grand Strand but were maintained throughout their six-week closure.
The Avocet Course, a Larry Nelson-Jeff Brauer co-design, features one of the area’s most creative layouts. The course features generous fairways, allowing players to swing away off the tee, highlighted by the drivable, par 4 14th hole.
Playing just 265 yards from the white tees, players can’t wait to tee it up on No. 14, especially if there is a wind at their back. Throw-in the double green holes 6 and 17 share, and Wild Wing offers plenty of take-home memories to complement a course that is in superb condition.
Willbrook combines the stunning lowcountry beauty of Pawleys Island with Dan Maples’ design work to offer golfers a memorable layout and tremendous value. Holes are framed by the soaring live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, and Maples is one golf’s most underrated architects.
With the reopening of Wild Wing and Willbrook, only seven area courses remain closed.
The reopening of hotels on May 1 allows golfers to resume taking trips, assuming they are comfortable doing so.