Jack Nicklaus-designed Pawleys Plantation a must-play on the South Strand
One greatly unique aspect of the Myrtle Beach golf scene is the prevalence of courses designed by some of the game’s foremost architects and builders, including one who just so happens to be game’s all-time greatest: Jack Nicklaus. With 73 total victories on the PGA TOUR and a still-record 18 major championships, Nicklaus as a course designer made it a point to leave his mark on the Grand Strand with multiple facilities, including his signature course in the Myrtle Beach area, Pawleys Plantation, which can be booked individually or as part of a play & stay package with MyrtleBeachGolf.net and SeaSide Resorts.
Pawleys Plantation is located in Pawleys Island, with Nicklaus presenting coastal golf in a way that few have ever been able to capture. His masterpiece in Myrtle Beach is visually stunning, with its Lowcountry setting, oak canopies and picturesque marsh views. Even more, Pawleys Plantation takes these marvelous views and lets you experience them up close and personal. That’s because a round at Pawleys Plantation means driving your cart across the top of an old dike spanning the marsh that was once a part of an old rice plantation located on the site, affording the opportunity to enjoy the wildlife which inhabits the area. A round at Pawleys Plantation is unlike any other in the world, mostly because the piece of land on which the course sits is remarkable, and as beautiful as it is exciting to play golf on.
As for the layout, Pawleys Plantation features quietly undulating greens, creative sand traps, challenging fairways dotted with water and unique obstacles on every hole. This course is one that demands patience, ambitiousness and, above all, concentration – all factors Nicklaus himself utilized to become one of golf’s greatest champions.