WILLBROOK PLANTATION GOLF CLUB (843-237-4900)
Myrtle Beach Golf Course Review
Willbrook Plantation is a Don Maples Signature Course that has been awarded 4 stars by Golf Digest Places to Play. It also has been listed as one of the Top 100 Courses for Women by Golf for Women Magazine! The course is affiliated with a group of area golf properties that includes Aberdeen, Litchfield Country Club, Long Bay Club, the Southcreek, West Course and King's North at Myrtle Beach National, Waterway hills and River Club. Special programs are available at Willbrook and all the other courses on this list to accommodate golfing guests including Kids play free, All you can play, Multi-round specials and frequent players programs. For tee times and more info call 800-344-5590.
Willbrook is located Pawleys Island just south of Myrtle Beach, and incorporates wide fairways with sand bunkers sculpted into perimeter mounding along the landing zones and greenside. In total 45 sand traps and waste areas come into play, and water features affect the tee shot or approaches on 14 holes. The ponds, tributaries and creeks are mostly situated along the perimeters, although carries off the tee or on approaches are demanded on four of the holes. The three hole stretch from 12-14 is particularly interesting, with a pond and large waste bunker fronting the green on the par three 12th. A wood retaining wall seals another waste bunker and fronts the fairway on the par four 13th, and a creek laps the green complex forming a watery horseshoe on number 14.
Perhaps the prettiest hole is the par three 6th, which features an island green with a wooden bridge/cart path leading to and from the complex. The par four 6th may be the most challenging, as a pond flanks the right side of the fairway and cuts across the playing area about 100 yards away. The green complexes at Willbrook Plantation are generally raised and protected on the sides by deep bunkers with some mounding, but often have openings in front that invite a variety of chips and pitches. Golfers will encounter large, sloping bent grass putting surfaces that run quick and true. Land in regulation and good scores can be had.
On property is a full service clubhouse with pro shop, restaurant/lounge serving breakfast and lunch menus, plus locker rooms with showers. Practice facilities are comprehensive and include a targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunker, plus putting green. The carts are equipped with rear covers to protect clubs during inclement weather, and also have mounted ball & club washers. This course is full of character and aesthetic beauty, with wooded bridges, white sand bunkers, plentiful lakes, pines, willows and moss draped oaks. Though it winds through a residential community, the experience is one of seclusion (as the homes are far removed). Historical plaques describing the former land use of the property are intermittently located and provide a nice touch.
There are 4 sets of tee boxes on each hole, with distances and slopes measuring 6722 yards/133 slope, 6292 yards/128 slope, 5829 yards/118 slope for men and 133 for women, and 4956 yards with a slope of 118 for ladies playing from the forward tees. On course the sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green, the Kirby Marking System is in place both on the fairways and cart paths, (markers every 25 yards from 200-75), and 150 yard stakes are positioned in the fairways of all par fours and fives. Color coded flags indicate the day's hole locations and pin placement sheets are also provided.
This is a pretty course that is well taken care of, and is one of the best golf values in the area. For more information, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.