South Carolina Golf

Heading out for some South Carolina Golf

It is getting close to that time of year where we head off to to our US base in Pawleys Island for some South Carolina golf.

after a miserable spring in the UK we are looking forward to some warm weather and great golf. We enjoy membership at two of the very best courses in South Carolina. True Blue Golf Plantation and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. Both outstanding layouts, but very different in look and feel, despite both being designed by the late Mike Stranz.

True Blue
The 18th hole at True Blue

Both courses are consistently ranked in the top 100 public courses in America in sources such as Golf Digest. The courses are maintained to an exceptionally high level and managed by a highly professional and friendly staff.

Everything about the setup of these two great golf courses is top class. Two challenging and interesting 18 hole layouts backed up by well stocked pro shops, good practice facilities and excellent grills. True Blue in particular is popular for breakfast and both are great places for lunch. Caledonia is always busy for lunch and is a regular hangout, not just for golfers, but local residents enjoy the setting and excellent food as well.

We love nothing more than playing 18 holes in the morning followed by a hearty lunch in the grill and maybe a cocktail or two on the veranda overlooking the 18th hole afterwards.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
After lunch you can enjoy a spot of relaxation overlooking the 18th green at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

Pawleys Island Golf

But the Pawleys Island area also boasts many other outstanding courses. Stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort and you have several courses close by. Litchfield CC, River Club of Litchfield, Tradition Club and Willbrook Plantation are just stones throw away,  whilst Caledonia, True Blue and Heritage are around 10 minutes drive. Pawleys Plantation and Founders club of Pawleys Island are within fifteen minutes of the resort. You can find out more on our Pawleys Island Golf page.

Pawleys Plantation
The 16th hole at the Jack Nicklaus designed Pawleys Plantation

Head north towards Myrtle Beach and you have many courses within a 30 minute drive including TPC of Myrtle Beach, Blackmoor, Arrowhead CC and Prestwick CC. Indeed, most of the 80 or so golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area are within an hours drive from the Litchfield, Pawleys Island area. See our Myrtle Beach Golf page for more information.

TPC of Myrtle Beach
View of the 18th hole from the veranda at TPC of Myrtle Beach

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Pawleys Island itself is a largely residential location but the public beach access makes it a favourite spot for many visitors. We love nothing more than to drive over the causeway to one of several public parking areas and walking along the beach or, along the road on the marsh side of the island.

Pawleys Island
High tide on Pawleys Island beach

Pawleys Island Marsh
View of the marsh and inland waterway from Pawleys Island

We love the Pawleys Island area in general because it is less commercial than Myrtle Beach, more in tune with nature. If you love your flora and fauna, there are few better places to take a golf break.

Apart from the beaches, waterways and stunning golf courses, the major attraction in the area is Brookgreen Gardens. Entry is inexpensive and gives you a weekly ticket so you can return as many times as you like within 7 days.

Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens combines lush gardens, original American Sculpture and wildlife exhibits

Pawleys Island is also home to quaint shopping malls including the Island Shops and Hammock Shops as well as a wide variety of quality dining establishments offering local Low Country cuisine.

The Hammock Shops
The Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island Golf Breaks

April in South Carolina is peak golf season. Golf rates are at their highest and the courses at their busiest. But come the middle of May things quieten down, green fees are cheaper and the weather, in general, is superb.

Seriously, the second half of May, through June is a great time to play golf in South Carolina. Temperatures around 85F and nice and sunny. Humidity does not start to become a factor until later in June usually, so it really is perfect golfing weather.

May and June is the time when courses undertake greens maintenance but we use our local knowledge to make sure your package is free from such issues.

Caledonia
The short 9th at Caledonia will test your control of distance with your wedges.

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