Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club

Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club

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About Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club (Pawleys Island, SC)

Located in one of the East Coast’s oldest resort areas, Pawleys Plantation Golf Course is a Jack Nicklaus design that features gently rolling greens surrounded by sand bunkers. Stretching over 7,026 yards from the championship tees, this par-72 course provides 4 sets of tees to guarantee players of every skill level a great round of golf.

Laid out in the woods of a Lowcountry forest, the course overlooks expansive salt marshes and features tree-lined fairways dotted with homes and water. With obstacles of one type or another on every hole, the greens here are large with TifEagle Bermuda grass and bunkers around them. And while Pawleys Plantation has its share of tough holes, it’s the par-3 13th hole that has the honor of receiving most contempt from golfers. At 145 yards from the back tees and just 40 from the front, the shot over the marsh to a tiny flat green has been the undoing of more than one golfer.

The challenges of the course can sometimes take a back seat to its beauty, however. Most of the moss-covered oaks that seem to be everywhere are more than 200 years old. The course features a resort-style clubhouse with lounge, full-service pro shop, snack bar, practice facility with range and putting green, lockers, tennis courts and swimming pools. It’s also home base for the Phil Ritson/Mel Sole Golf School, one of Golf Magazine’s 25 best in America.

Golf course details



Year Built



Jack Nicklaus


Tif Eagle

Practice Area(s)

Chipping Green, Driving Range, Golf School, Putting Green

Course Record

68 - Jeremy Pope


The address for Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club is 70 Tanglewood Dr, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.


3.9 Based on 53 reviews

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Jack's design was to...

Jack's design was tough!

Published on September 30th, 2021

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Published on September 17th, 2021

Great layout / Some ...

Great layout / Some holes in tough shape

Published on July 13th, 2021

Scorched fairways ma...

Scorched fairways many damaged greens and a 45 yard temporary green. Very Poor Condition nice course layout

Published on May 26th, 2021

Dry - lack of rain b...

Dry - lack of rain but also problems with sprinkler system. Several greens with bare patches

Published on May 26th, 2021

Probably my favorite...

Probably my favorite course on the Myrtle Beach courses. Have to include this one if playing on South end

Published on May 22nd, 2021

The front nine is a ...

The front nine is a disaster really if Im paying top dollar for my vacation. I dont want to see dirt . The back nine makes up for everything. The signature holes is nice.

Published on May 20th, 2021

Had three or four gr...

Had three or four greens with no grass on them

Published on May 20th, 2021

greens were burnt ou...

greens were burnt out but great layout

Published on May 20th, 2021

Four stars for the l...

Four stars for the layout which was both attractive and difficult. Condition-wise only two stars as a number of the greens were burned out or dying and it seemed like there was a lot top-dressing. Service at grille room was slow and disorganized plus their computer wasnt working properly so some lunch orders never made it to the kitchen even though they were paid for. So overall a three-star rating.

Published on May 19th, 2021

A number of the gree...

A number of the greens were in bad shape but other than that it was a very pleasant round of golf. Staff was very accommodating.

Published on May 18th, 2021

Always a pleasure...

Always a pleasure

Published on May 17th, 2021

Fun course ...

Fun course

Published on May 11th, 2021

Great Course and gre...

Great Course and great test of golf.

Published on May 3rd, 2021

Very tough course ti...

Very tough course tight and tree lined.

Published on April 27th, 2021

Live the course and ...

Live the course and surrounding neighborhood

Published on April 26th, 2021

Bugs ate me up!...

Bugs ate me up!

Published on April 26th, 2021



Published on April 26th, 2021

Just awesome surroun...

Just awesome surroundings.

Published on April 25th, 2021

things went smooth.....

things went smooth...nice course

Published on April 25th, 2021

very nice a long tun...

very nice a long tunnels of trees to hit down a premium on the fairway. Greens were in great shape

Published on April 25th, 2021

the course was in ov...

the course was in overall good condition. Probably the most challenging course on our rotation.

Published on April 25th, 2021

If the rough had bee...

If the rough had been growing it would have been much better.

Published on April 24th, 2021

Very good track. Tou...

Very good track. Toughest course we played all week. Tight fairways.

Published on April 23rd, 2021

Wonderful challengin...

Wonderful challenging course. We were pushed by 4 Woman members who each had their own cart.Ranger was apparently frustrated by this. They ended up only playing 9. Will be back.... pard 13...

Published on April 22nd, 2021

Course was in good s...

Course was in good shape conditions were tough cold and windy. Clubhouse staff was good.

Published on March 24th, 2021

Memorable holes...

Memorable holes

Published on March 15th, 2021

Looking forward to p...

Looking forward to playing again when construction is done

Published on March 12th, 2021

Course was under rep...

Course was under repair and had temporary holes. We should have been told.

Published on March 11th, 2021

Favorite of all golf...

Favorite of all golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area.

Published on March 7th, 2021

All time favorite!...

All time favorite!

Published on March 6th, 2021

Pawleys Plantation, ...

Pawleys Plantation, a Jack Nicklaus design in Pawleys Island, South Carolina has been ranked #11 In the Top 50 toughest golf courses in the U.S. by Golf Advisor

Published on February 4th, 2021

Pauley's is always a...

Pauley's is always a favorite. The course was in great condition. Challenging and fun. Carts could use GPS range finders.

Published on November 19th, 2020

a little surprised a...

a little surprised at the overall condition of course. cart paths in disrepair. not what i'm accustomed in Nicklaus course.

Published on November 10th, 2020

Nice course & greens...

Nice course & greens. Employees polite & friendly

Published on November 2nd, 2020

Top notch in everywa...

Top notch in everyway.

Published on October 29th, 2020

Greens were terrible...

Greens were terrible. Views were great!

Published on October 21st, 2020

Green's was fuzzy!!!...

Green's was fuzzy!!!! But its amazing lay out .

Published on October 21st, 2020

Best Greens they hav...

Best Greens they have ever had.

Published on October 14th, 2020

Beautiful Course!! I...

Beautiful Course!! In excellent shape! Only complaint greens were painfully slow...

Published on October 13th, 2020

Hole 13 was a very c...

Hole 13 was a very cool experience! Nice Golf Course

Published on October 2nd, 2020

Course was in nice s...

Course was in nice shape

Published on September 28th, 2020

First time I played ...

First time I played it in 30 years. Really enjoyed the course.

Published on September 13th, 2020

Nice course...

Nice course

Published on August 6th, 2020

Maintenance not up t...

Maintenance not up to the expectations for this course. That said had a fun day. Holes along the marsh never disappoint. With it being as hot as it was need to figure out better hydration options other than the two rest stations in the middle of each 9.

Published on July 26th, 2020

Bunkers were terribl...

Bunkers were terrible and no sand in them

Published on July 13th, 2020

Disappointing. So mu...

Disappointing. So much hype around this course before we got there. Fairways and greens were in sporadic bad shape. Not at all what we were expecting.

Published on July 6th, 2020

course layout was aw...

course layout was awesome greens were in tough shape.

Published on June 29th, 2020

Average condition bu...

Average condition but great layout.

Published on June 8th, 2020

Course in OK shape. ...

Course in OK shape. Greens OK..

Published on June 8th, 2020

Not great condition ...

Not great condition

Published on June 8th, 2020

Pawleys Plantation w...

Pawleys Plantation was in tremendous condition. It was a real treat to enjoy a complimentary lunch with beverages. A great experience.

Published on May 17th, 2020

The best course of t...

The best course of the week

Published on April 17th, 2020

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