The small South Strand towns of Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island are known for their beautiful undeveloped beaches, delicious seafood restaurants and hammocks shops. But now that their best-kept secrets are out, their biggest claims to fame just might be golf.
It all starts at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Club, a 600-acre property that features world-class accommodations, amenities and, of course, golf. With the resort adjoining the Litchfield Country Club, guests have access to one of the top courses on the Grand Strand within a short golf cart ride. Guests can rise and shine with a hearty breakfast at the resort, zip over to the golf course for 18 holes or more, then return for a relaxing dip in the pool or hot tub and a nap in your comfortable accommodations.
But it doesn’t end there. In fact, the Litchfield Country Club starts the southernmost stretch of courses on the prestigious Waccamaw Golf Trail, a strip of Lowcountry layouts located along the Waccamaw River. Guests are just a short drive away from some of the top courses among the 100-plus on the Grand Strand, and it’s well worth the longer trip for those staying 20 miles north in Myrtle Beach.
Located just down the road from Litchfield Beach are two of the most coveted tee times on the Strand – the historic River Club and Willbrook Plantation. The River Club, which features pristine wetlands, maritime forests and more than 100 sand traps and bunkers on the course, received a 4.5-star rating by Golf Digest and was named one of its 'Top Places to Play' in 2006. Willbrook Plantation is one of several local courses located on a former rice and indigo plantation. Renowned architect Dan Maples referred to this layout as 'One of my best' – a statement backed up by its 4.5-star rating from Golf Digest , and Golf for Women magazine also placed it on its 'Top 50 for Women' list for the course's combination of beauty and playability.
Just a bit farther south in Pawleys Island proper are four more award-winning designs – Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, True Blue Plantation, Pawleys Plantation, and the Founders Club. Sister courses Caledonia and True Blue share the same plantation lands for two dynamic courses with breath-taking beauty. Pawleys Plantation and the Founders Club also boast both scenery and greenery, as well as a true test of golf. It’s all just minutes away from Litchfield Beach & Golf Club, the ultimate place to stay and play for golfers.