Willbrook Plantation Golf Club Reviews

426 Tidewater Circle Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Average Rating: 
4.3
 of 5.0  
Based on 4 member reviews
Average Cost: $74.00        
3 member(s) paid on avg $74.00
Willbrook Plantation Golf Club is a public golf course that features 18 holes of fine golf in Georgetown County. This par 72 golf club is located in Pawleys Island, SC. We offer Willbrook Plantation Golf Club Tee Times for this course below.
Par: 72 Holes: 18
Phone: (843)237-4900
Courses Near By:
Tradition Golf Club ~ 2 miles, Litchfield Country Club... ~ 2 miles,

Willbrook Plantation Golf Club Reviews

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Willbrook Plantation Golf Club Reviews ~ ( 4 )




Lakeland, FL
33 Reviews
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Overall Rating:  
4.0 out of 5.0
  Cost: $0.00
When Willbrook Plantation opened in 1988, golf course architect Dan Maples referred to it as “One of my best”. The ladies seem to agree. In fact, Golf Digest named Willbrook Plantation as one of America's Top 50 Courses for Women in 2010. Golf for Women Magazine has ranked the course as high as 25th in the US for women. However, all the guys I spoke with describe it to be a challenging layout, as well. In 2006, Golf Digest awarded Willbrook 4.5 stars in their "Best Places to Play."

Willbrook Plantation is built on land that was once two Carolina plantations, dating back to 1798 as evidenced on their logo. As you make your way around the course, you’ll see several historical markers denoting the various historic points of interest. One tells about the mounding built by slaves in the 1700s that served as the property lines between plantations. All kinds of non-golf related facts that add to the round’s enjoyment.

Willbrook Plantation plays 6,722 yards from the back tees with a rating of 72.4 and 133. The White Tees at 6,292 yards (70.3/129) provided a great test for me. Ladies play from 4,981 yards (68.3/120). Pick the right set of tees and when it doubt, do what Jack says and play it forward.

The golf course at Willbrook Plantation weaves its way through lowcountry marshes, and natural grasses. Along the way you’ll encounter centuries-old oak forests and a blend of wildlife you don’t see at other venues. It’s not uncommon to see the occasional deer, hawk or alligator during your round. The course is very player-friendly, especially for those that have never played the course. Water hazards that may have gone unnoticed, are marked with large yellow flags, so the “I didn’t know there was water there” defense is no longer valid. Water is very much a part of the action at Willbrook Plantation; you’ll see it in some form or another on at least 14 holes, although it only comes into actual play on about half of them.

There are several holes at Willbrook that could be considered “signature-worthy” but here are my choices:

Most Memorable Hole: Number 6, Par 3, 127 yards (White Tees). A challenging island green gets your attention on this short par 3 hole. A large bunker guards the left side of the green and two grass swales guard the far end, so if you miss the green left, up and down becomes an arduous task.
Last Word: It’s easy to see why Willbrook Plantation is consistently ranked one of the top courses in the Myrtle Beach area. Accuracy is at a premium, especially when avoiding large trees. It’s not the longest course on the Strand, but it is going to make you think your way around it. It’s also very peaceful and serene on the course; I think this is what Mark Twain was talking about when he said, “a good walk spoiled.”

In addition to the course, Willbrook has a great practice area and a grill that is popular with both visitors and locals. In fact, when I asked several players on the course which hole was their favorite, the majority said it was the 19th!

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Severn, MD
321 Reviews
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Overall Rating:  
4.0 out of 5.0
  Cost: $74
Not an overly challenging course, but well maintained, interesting holes, and scenic. Old southern plantation clubhouse, Spanish moss hanging from the trees, marsh areas (it was originally a rice plantation), and alligators lurking. The course was in great shape, but the bunkers had really heavy sand...felt more like dirt. But, that's minimal compared to the great conditions. Greens were fast, but readable. The staff were wonderful--from the pro shop to the cart guys. Special kudos to the cart guys--I was a single and a woman and they put me in with a men's golf trip! Oh, boy! But, the cart guys gave me a cart by myself, which worked out great. They were extremely nice guys, but not terribly good golfers, so my having a cart helped with pace of play because I could go directly to my tee, help look for balls, and not interfere with their boys' trip experience. We did chat, but I gave them the space to enjoy themselves--and was able to do so because the cart guys had the foresight to let three carts go out together. Nice touch and very much appreciated!

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Severn, MD
321 Reviews
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5.0 out of 5.0
  Cost: $73
Excellent overall! The tee boxes, fairways, and bunkers all in excellent shape, The greens were magnificent! Our first round of a 5-day golf trip and the greens were pristine and about 12 on stip. The landscaping is beautiful and the layout not overly difficult, but variety with both easy and challenging holes. Built on old rice plantation, there is history, beauty, and ambiance while playing golf. Loved this course. And, the staff was amazing as well.

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Mitchellville, MD
13 Reviews
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Overall Rating:  
4.0 out of 5.0
  Cost: $75
Came down to MB for vacation, and get a little golf in. Course was listed as female friendly, and since my wife plays, I figured we give it a shot.
Course was in great condition overall. Greens were a little slow, and didn't break as much as it looked they should, but after a few holes we were able to get use to it. Greens were very consistent. Fairway and tee boxes were in good shape, and the rough was a little on the high side.
Pace of play was good, as we never had to wait, nor were ever pushed to finish a hole.
Staff was friendly and helpful.
Would certainly play again. A true gift as compared to the courses back home.

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