Wachesaw Plantation East is only 14 years old, but the South Strand course impacted the Myrtle Beach golf scene immediately upon its opening and hasn’t looked back. There are a lot of things people should know about Wachesaw, and here are five of the best.
1. Where Legends Have Played: Wachesaw hosted an LPGA event four times, and produced an impressive list of winners, though the great Annika Sorenstam was never able to breakthrough. Hall of famer Karrie Webb (twice), Rachel Heatherington and Grace Park all triumphed on the Clyde Johnston design.
2. Can You Top This?: Four-time LPGA major winner Meg Mallon fired a course and what was, at the time, an LPGA record 62 at Wachesaw. Mallon, who was playing from approximately 6,200 yards, called it the best round of golf she had ever played at the time.
3. Don’t Be Fooled: All 18 holes at Wachesaw golf course are tree-lined and standing on the tee, the fairways look perilously narrow. Trust us, there is more room than it occasionally appears. That isn’t to say you can spray the ball with impunity, but don’t psyche yourself out either.
4. Get There Early: Wachesaw is home to one of the most spacious practice facilities along the Grand Strand. The two-tiered complex, which is open to the public, was built to host tour events so there is ample room. Multiple practice areas make a warm-up session Wachesaw a must.
5. You Can’t Hit the Head Pro: Wachesaw’s head pro, Rob Mosser, will likely be the best pitcher you’ve ever met. The affable Mosser was a three-year closer for the University of South Carolina baseball team, including dominating seasons in 1992 and 1993 when he helped the Gamecocks into the NCAA Tournament.