Top Golf Courses in Pawleys Island

September 6, 2013

The River Club golf course in Pawleys Island - Great golf with a true lowcountry feel, just south of the Myrtle Beach areaThe top golf courses in Pawleys Island are as good as any in America.

Tucked away on the South Strand, golf courses in Pawleys Island offer a respite from the hustle of Myrtle Beach. Rollicking nights give way to casual charm and one of the nation’s highest concentrations of elite layouts.

Three golf courses in Pawleys Island have earned a spot on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses and all 10 are 4-star courses.

Without further ado, here is a look at golf courses in Pawleys Island:

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club – Mike Strantz’s first solo design is a classic. Caledonia is, arguably, Myrtle Beach’s most popular course, and it’s certainly among the most scenic. Caledonia is ranked among America’s Top 100 by Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golfweek.

Founders Club – Myrtle Beach’s newest course, Founders Club is defined by waste bunkers that run alongside side practically every fairway. The bunkers also double as cart paths, meaning the only pavement on the course is around the greens and tee boxes.

Heritage Club – The 33rd ranked public course in America, Heritage Club is a perfect combination of natural beauty and great golf course architecture. Hundreds of soaring oak trees create visual appeal, and the layout has some of the area’s largest and most undulating greens.

Litchfield Country Club – One of the area’s original courses, Litchfield provides a country club experience. The layout, which received 4.5 stars from Golf Digest, is a traditional design that rewards precision and creativity.

Pawleys Plantation – A Jack Nicklaus design, Pawleys Plantation offers one of the area’s most memorable rounds. Several holes on the back nine play along the marsh and it’s a spectacular setting.

River Club – Yet another 4.5-star Golf Digest course, River Club is true to its name, featuring water on 15 of 18 holes and over 100 bunkers.

Tradition Club – Set amidst property that was home to a plantation centuries ago, Tradition Club lets players test their power off the tee. Combined with exceptional beauty, it’s a course that is as enjoyable to play as it is challenging.

True Blue – The Mike Strantz design has been ranked among America’s Top 100 and it’s one of the area’s most visually dramatic layouts. The rolling terrain and native vegetation of the once thriving indigo and rice plantation makes for a spectacular round of golf.

Willbrook Plantation – One of Myrtle Beach’s most underrated layouts, Willbrook is among the top golf courses in Pawleys Island and the entire Grand Strand. Carved from the site of two Carolina plantations, Willbrook offers a tranquil blend of golf and wildlife.

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