Much of the appeal of the Waccamaw Golf Trail is the sheer variety of golf courses it offers. When looking for a great golf course or golfing experience, many factors come into play – including playability for all types of golfers, practice facilities and memorable holes, to name a few. Based on these criteria, one Trail course in particular stands out:. Wachesaw Plantation East, home to many strategic but playable golf holes.
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.
River Club is a sensational Tom Jackson creation that has been delighting – and frustrating – golfers in the Myrtle Beach area since it opened in 1985. Over the years, it has received numerous accolades, including 4.5 Stars from Golf Digest’s “Places to Play”, and having two holes named to the Myrtle Beach Sun News’ 100 Greatest Golf Holes Along the Grand Strand; the 14th and 18th. More on those two holes later.
River Club is located in Pawleys Island, about 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach and exemplifies everything Lowcountry golf is about. Built on the site of a former rice plantation, golfers will encounter pristine wetlands, maritime forests, Spanish moss-draped trees, abundant wildlife, over 100 sand traps and bunkers and lots of water, both natural and manmade. In fact, water comes into play on at least 14 holes. While the course is aesthetically pleasing, it can present a challenge to just about any caliber of golfer.