One of the first eight courses to be built along the Grand Strand, the Willard Byrd designed Litchfield Golf Course opened for play in 1966 and still retains that classic old-style Southern golf course charm. A deceptively short 6,295 yards wind through a residential development with tight fairways often canopied under pines, mature oaks and an assortment of other trees.

With most of the holes short and narrow, it’s not a course for big hitters. Hybrids and 3-irons, however, should get a good deal of use. While the fairways may be tight, the approach areas open up to low profile bunkers and open greens. The course features a number of dogleg holes with water features.

Greens on the course are generally small and for the most part flat and slightly elevated. And while there are plenty of bunkers to the side of those greens, few require tremendous effort to get out of. Short and straight hitters will enjoy the course’s par-4s with a range of 330 yards to 375 from the white tees. Each of the course’s four par-3s is of moderate length but with small greens that can be hard to hit. No. 13, a par 5, features the most water on the course, with water running the length of the fairway to the green.