Join Jack Nicklaus, Golf’s Greatest Player, at Pawleys Plantation

Golf’s greatest player is coming to the game’s most popular destination.

Jack Nicklaus will be at Pawleys Plantation Monday, October 22 to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the course’s 1988 opening. The 18-time major champion designed Pawleys Plantation and the layout has been among the area’s most memorable since the first tee shot was struck.

Five holes on the back nine play along a tidal marsh, and Nicklaus took full advantage of nature’s canvas, crafting a course that has stood the test of time.

As part of the day’s festivities, the Golden Bear will be conducting a clinic with members of the First Tee of the Coastal Carolinas. At 5 p.m., there will be a VIP cocktail reception, followed by dinner, at the Pawleys Plantation clubhouse.

Tickets are available for the VIP reception and dinner. The pricing structure is as follows:

— $250 per person – Private VIP cocktail reception with Jack Nicklaus followed by dinner
— $150 per person – “Jack & Friends” dinner only
— $1,000 – Private table for “Jack & Friends” dinner (8 Guests)

As part of the “Jack & Friends” dinner, Nicklaus will address the crowd and participate in a Q&A moderated by Gary Schall, a Grand Strand resident and past president of the PGA of America.

To purchase tickets for the event, please contact Alisa Smith at or 843-282-2665.

The celebration will also include Long Bay Club, another Nicklaus design that opened in 1988 that is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year as well.

To experience Nicklaus’ trip to the Grand Strand in real-time, follow the Facebook page, which will be posting live video and pictures throughout the day, or our Instagram account.

Long Bay and Pawleys Plantation are the only two golf courses Nicklaus designed in the Myrtle Beach golf scene.