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Gary Player’s only Grand Strand signature design, offering the perfect mix of straightaway par 4s and 5s with picturesque par 3s along the historic Longwood Plantation site.
A longstanding Waccamaw Golf Trail favorite in a breathtaking Lowcountry setting, presented with modern features by a true maverick of golf course design, Mike Strantz.
A remake of a South Strand original with a masterful blend of subtle mounding and natural sandy areas common to the coastal region, evoking comparisons to Pinehurst No. 2.
The Waccamaw Neck’s debut course in 1966, a classic Willard Byrd design exuding Southern charm ever since with an abundance of magnolias, camellias and mature oaks draped with Spanish moss.
The Grand Strand’s marquee offering of “The Golden Bear,” Jack Nicklaus, showcasing several holes that play in and out of a spectacular saltwater marsh setting.
Tom Jackson’s popular design that fully lives up to its name, bringing water elements into play on 14 of its 18 holes and highlighted by one of the region’s most memorable finishing holes.
Home of the 2000 SENIOR TOUR Championship and the annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, presenting a tour-quality golf experience rated 5 stars by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play.”
Renowned architect Ron Garl brings a parkland-style design to the South Strand noted for a pristine playing surface that showcases spacious, rolling fairways and stellar TifDwarf greens.
A four-time host of the LPGA Tour events, a captivating Clyde Johnston design built on the site of an 18th Century rice plantation and inspired by several of Scotland’s legendary parkland courses.
The Dan Maples classic he calls “one of my best” designs, built on the site of two Carolina plantations dotted with historical markers and highlighted by stunning natural elements.
America's Most Awarded Golf Trail
One of the true hidden gems of golf lies 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, SC and just over an hour north of Charleston. South Carolina’s historic Hammock Coast is one of the oldest vacation destinations in America, comprised of the townships of Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown. Its bounty includes beautiful beaches, superb restaurants and shops, an outstanding selection of accommodations and some of the top-ranked golf courses in America, known collectively as The Waccamaw Golf Trail.
The Waccamaw Golf Trail features nearly a dozen award-winning courses, most built upon the sites of 18th and 19th century rice and indigo plantations, set amid ancient moss-draped oaks and gently flowing tidal rivers. Among the noted designers are Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Fazio, Dan Maples and the late, great Mike Strantz. Included among the numerous accolades awarded the Waccamaw Golf Trail courses are GOLF Magazine’s “America’s Top 100”, Golf for Women’s “Top 25 in America”, six 4½ -Star courses and one of only three 5-Star courses in the Southeast as rated by Golf Digest. We invite you to explore the opportunities along this historic trail, where you’re sure to enjoy the journey.
It’s often referred to in jest as “Myrtle Beach’s Shortest Par 5.” Indeed, that’s what it feels like if you don’t find the green off the tee at the (in)famous short par 3 on No. 13 at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club. Join us for a dynamic aerial tour of this hole, and see why this Jack Nicklaus design is a great fit for your next Waccamaw Golf Trail getaway!
In this video, Sean “The Beast” Fister of the Dustin Johnson Golf School at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, S.C. discusses how a fixed axis of rotation is critical to generating distance in both your driver, and your iron play. That axis, though, as Sean demonstrates, will vary depending upon the type of shot you’re trying to hit.
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club has all the makings of a championship-caliber course, including notable holes like No. 14, a somewhat lengthy par 4 that challenges players to hit it out parallel to a water hazard to the left to gain a better angle into the green. As with many holes at Caledonia, oaks and flowers set a picturesque backdrop for this truly fantastic hole, one that is sure to make a lasting impression during your upcoming golf vacation along the Waccamaw Golf Trail.