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Tee It Up at the Top 5 Pawleys Island Golf Courses

Drone of River Club Hole 14

Tee It Up at the Top 5 Pawleys Island Golf Courses

There are plenty of great reasons to visit Pawleys Island, from their magnificent beaches to wonderful restaurants and unique shops and boutiques. And since Pawleys Island is part of the Grand Strand, you can be assured that there are plenty of first-class golf courses in the area to challenge your game. When you’re planning your next vacation to Pawleys Island be sure to pack your clubs and book a tee time (or five) at one of these fantastic Pawleys Island golf courses.

Caledonia Golf and Fish Club

Hailed as one of the finest public courses in the entire US, Caledonia has delighted golfers far and wide since its opening back in 1994. Legendary course architect Mike Strantz created a masterpiece out of the Lowcountry landscape and the former grounds of rice plantations, featuring sprawling live oaks and vibrant annual and semiannual blooms. Both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest have featured Caledonia on their annual top 100 public courses lists. After the turn be sure to stop by the shack between the 9th and 10th holes for a free cup of their famous seafood chowder. Packed with southern charm and world class course design, Caledonia is an absolute must play course on your Pawleys Island golf vacation!

Drone of Hole 18 at Caledonia Golf Course

True Blue Golf Club

After playing the first Mike Strantz golf course along the Grand Strand, you’re sure to leave ready for another crack at his unparalleled course architecture. Luckily True Blue Golf Club is here to make that happen! This magnificent course opened in 1998 and poses golfers with a 7,126 yard layout that is equal parts challenging and rewarding. True Blue has found itself listed prominently on Golf Magazine’s list of top 100 public courses in the US. Strantz’s trademark design capitalizes on the coastal Lowcountry landscape of Pawleys Island, with natural saltwater marshes, native grasses and live oaks coming into play on many holes. Be sure to prepare for the challenge of True Blue on their fantastic practice range, as all rounds come with unlimited range balls to get ready.

Done of Hole 16at True Blue Golf Course

Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club

Why is Pawleys Plantation a can’t miss course during your vacation? Does the name Jack Nicklaus mean anything to you? The Golden Bear supervised the design of Pawleys Plantation, sculpting this 7,026 yard course among saltwater inlets just inland from the Atlantic Ocean. As golfers continue their round, gentle (and sometimes not-so-gentle) sea breezes leave coastal grasses dancing in the wind and demand accuracy to avoid water and devilishly-placed bunkers. Since opening in 1988, Pawleys Plantation has been a frequent mention on top public course lists from Golf World and a four-star review from Golf Digest.

Drone of Hole 7 at Pawleys Plantation Golf Course

Heritage Plantation

Hailed as the #7 golf course in South Carolina by GolfWeek Magazine, Heritage Plantation is one of the finest representatives of what coastal Carolina golf courses have to offer. Architect Dan Maples designed this 7,116 yard course, showcasing centuries-old live oaks, lush magnolia trees, freshwater lakes and saltwater marshes that ensure your round will be a memorable one. Water features creep into play heavily throughout the course, especially on the back nine, as a daunting three hole stretch on 12, 13 and 14 leads to a remarkable par 5 18th hole. Be sure to grab a bite to eat and a post-round cocktail at the clubhouse, regarded as one of the most visually stunning along the Grand Strand.

Drone of Heritage Golf Course Hole 13

River Club

With a name like River Club, you might expect water to come into play, and that’s exactly what architect Tom Jackson had in mind when he conceived this par 72, 6,700 yard course. The River Club will challenge your accuracy as water comes into play in 14 of 18 holes. Jackson also placed over a hundred bunkers throughout the course, demanding careful shot selection and rewarding well-placed shots. Golf Digest awarded River Club 4.5 stars, and we’re sure you will also thoroughly enjoy a round or two at this fantastic Pawleys Island course.

Drone of River Club Hole 14

On top of these tremendous golf courses, dozens upon dozens of other great courses will be within a short drive during your golf vacation to the Grand Strand. And no matter the time of year, you can be assured that it’s always a great time for a few rounds of golf along the Myrtle Beach area coast. Visit the accommodations page of The Litchfield Company website to browse our fantastic assortment of Pawleys Island condos at Litchfield Beach and Golf, Pawleys Island Resort, and True Blue Resort. We can help you book the best Pawleys Island vacation rentals for an unbeatable price in just a few minutes!

Stay Active During Your Beach Vacation

Woman getting ready for a run

Stay Active During Your Beach Vacation

Sure, vacation usually means relaxing by the pool, indulging in delicious dinners, and enjoying escaping from the everyday stresses of life, but when you stay in the Pawleys Island area near Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of experiences that will keep you active while enjoying your much-needed vacation. If you’re looking to burn some calories while having fun in Myrtle Beach, check out our Top Ways to Stay Active during your Grand Strand condo rental vacation.

Woman getting ready for a run

Walking / Running / Beachcombing

When you take a vacation to the beach, one of the most alluring parts of the trip is being near the ocean. Take advantage of lovely coastal views, sunny skies, and the beauty of nature while staying active when you spend some time walking or running along the coast. Start off on the beach at 2nd Avenue Pier, and make your way north to Pier 14. This one-mile jaunt allows you to experience the excitement of the ocean, while getting in some quality exercise! Keep an eye out for seashells and other marine treasures as you walk, jog, or run parallel with the coast.

Sticking closer to Litchfield? Try out the trails at Huntington Beach State Park or bike along the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway for a day of fitness and activity.

Golf / Mini Golf

Arguably one of the most sought-after sporting experiences in Myrtle Beach is golf, and the courses here draw in thousands of visitors every single year. Enjoy a casually-paced excursion to one of the many premier golf courses along the Grand Strand, where you can keep active while challenging yourself and having a great time. If you’re not confident in your golfing abilities or are travelling with a family group, take advantage of the mini-golfing opportunities that are scattered all along the coast. Try out Hawaiian Rumble Mini-Golf, which hosts the Mini-Golf Masters Championship each year. Show off your putting skills, while staying active with golf during your Myrtle Beach vacation!

Outdoor Ropes Courses

If you’re looking for a real challenge that burns calories like crazy, try out Radical Ropes in Myrtle Beach or Go Ape in North Myrtle Beach, for a tree-climbing good time. Put your fitness to the test when you attempt to complete the entire courses. This outdoor adventure will keep you immersed in the sights and sounds of the Grand Strand, while pushing your physical and mental limits!

Watersports / Swimming

Grab a boogie board, paddleboard, or surfboard, and make your way into the waves for a fun-filled, action-packed day in Myrtle Beach. Use your balancing and swimming skills, as you stay atop of the surf. If you’re more interested in swimming, just remember to be safe, as rip tides have been known to take swimmers away from their point of origin. Always swim parallel to the coast if you feel that you’re being caught up in the wrong current. You can also visit Litchfield’s on-site fitness centers like the Beachside Health & Fitness (membership is required).