Archive for December, 2011
P.O. Box 2580, Hwy 17
Golf school operates year round at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club. 1,2 and 3 day schools plus 1 hour private lessons and inexpensive group clinics. Video analysis and take-home CD of lessons. Specially-trained PGA Teaching Pros. Stay onsite in rental villas or attend as a commuter student. All skill levels from beginner to low handicap are welcome.
Few golfers are as passionate for the game as Gary Player, one of only four golfers to win all four majors. Gary brings that same passion to the courses that he designs, including Blackmoor, his only Grand Strand signature course. His deep love of Scottish courses is evident throughout – simple, playable, challenging and rewarding. Built along the banks of the scenic Waccamaw River upon the site of a 19th Century plantation, Blackmoor is regarded among the best maintained and well managed courses on the Grand Strand. And like the man who designed it, Blackmoor has enjoyed its own victories, including being voted “Myrtle Beach’s Golf Course of the Year” in 2001. If you love golf, you deserve to play Blackmoor.
Website: Blackmoor Golf Club
Built upon the site of a southern rice plantation, Caledonia has been widely recognized for its superb design and incredible beauty. When it opened in 1995 Caledonia, was ranked 5th Best New Public Course in America by Golf Digest and was recently ranked 25th in America’s “Top 100 You Can Play” by Golf Magazine 2006. Golf Digest has further ranked Caledonia as one of the Top 31 “Best Upscale Courses in America,” awarded it 4½ stars in its “Best Places to Play to Play In America” 2004 and ranked it among “America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Courses” every year since 2003.
Website: Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
A day at The Heritage Club is a trip back in time. Built on two historic South Carolina plantations along the scenic Waccamaw River, The Heritage Club is a traditional favorite of Grand Strand golfers. Over 600 acres of giant magnolias, 300-year-old oaks, freshwater lakes and marshes have been transformed into a golf course that rivals any course in the Southeast. Ranked among the “50 Best Public Courses in America” by Golf Digest in 1990 and rated 4½ stars in “2006 Places to Play”, The Heritage Club, a par 71, is pure southern charm and hospitality.
Website: Heritage Club
The gracious charms of this country club are enjoyed by a private membership and a limited number of visiting golfers. The mature tree-lined fairways wind amid giant oaks and shimmering lakes of a former Carolina rice plantation, creating an extraordinarily challenging “country club” experience. Built in the early 1960s under the watchful eye of Willard Byrd, this traditionally styled layout is the flagship of the great plantation courses of Georgetown County. Awarded 4 stars by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play.”
Website: Litchfield Country Club
This Jack Nicklaus signature design is a player’s course that demands strategy, ingenuity and concentration. The classic Lowcountry design has earned it recognition and praise from some of the nation’s foremost golf authorities, including Golf Digest, Travel & Leisure, Golf and Golf for Women Magazine. Golf Digest ranked Pawleys Plantation among South Carolina’s “Top 25 Layouts” in 2001 and recently awarded it 4 stars in “Places to Play.” Zagat has ranked Pawley’s Plantation among the top courses in the United States in its 2007/08 guide, “America’s Top Golf Courses.” This course is the centerpiece of one of the premier golf communities on the Carolina Coast, blessed with an abundance of live oaks and breathtaking views of the saltwater marsh.
Website: Pawleys Plantation
The semi-private River Club at Litchfield is one of the highest rated courses on the Grand Strand, receiving 4½ stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play”. Featuring the only bentgrass greens in the Pawleys Island area, this Tom Jackson signature design is a favorite among local and visiting golfers alike. The course offers golfers plenty of room off the tee, but as the name implies, water is present on almost every hole, along with over 100 bunkers awaiting the stray shot. The dramatic par-5 18th hole offers one of the most exciting risk-reward finishes anywhere!
Website: River Club
Walk in the footsteps of some of golf’s greatest legends, including Tom Watson, Gary Player, Ray Floyd, Lee Trevino, Lanny Wadkins and others, at the PGA TOUR’s own Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach. Host of the prestigious 2000 Senior Tour Championship, this relatively young Tom Fazio design is already regarded among the top courses in America. Golf Digest ranked it among “America?s Top 10 New Upscale Public Courses” in 1999 and recently awarded TPC 5-Stars in “Places to Play.” Golf Magazine included TPC among their list of the “Top Courses You Can Play” in 2000. Additionally, TPC has earned honors as “Top 10 Courses in South Carolina” by GolfWeek in 2002 and was voted “South Carolina?s Golf Course of the Year” for 2005.
Website: TPC of Myrtle Beach
The Tradition Golf Club was voted “Golf Course of the Year” by the South Carolina’s Golf Course Owners Association for 2000 and recently earned 4½ stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play.” In 1998, Golf for Women awarded it “Top Fairways in America” and Golf Digest placed it among the “Best New Public Courses” in 1996. Located adjacent to the Willbrook community in Litchfield Beach, Tradition Golf Club brings to the Lowcountry a championship course that boasts the proud traditions of other great layouts that have stood the test of time. Amenities abound at the Tradition, from comfortable dining, to an elaborate practice facility. Come experience the serenity of the game amid unsurpassed natural beauty.
Website: Tradition Club