Wild Wing Plantation - Avocet Course

4.2222000000 4.2 stars from 5 (27)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7127 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

  • 1000 Wild Wing Blvd, Conway, South Carolina 29526, Horry County
  • (843) 347-9464, (877) 283-2122
  • (843) 347-5732
  • www.playwildwing.com
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Year built: 1993
Architect(s): Larry Nelson (1993), Jeff Brauer (1993)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7127 yards 74.5 132
Blue 72 6658 yards 72.4 127
White 72 6226 yards 70.8 118
Yellow 72 5870 yards 68.4 114
Red (W) 72 5230 yards 70.4 118

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 27 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
12
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

25 out of 27 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Challenges include bunkers  

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"Beautiful Property"


tkmarsh's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was by far the best course I played my week in Myrtle Beach. Reminded me of a desert course. The rough was brown but the tees, fairways and greens were bright green. It was fairly soft and played very long. I played the white tees but probably should have moved up 1. Tough greens to read and lots of undulation. Played on a Thursday afternoon and the course was basically empty.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course and super conditions but be prepared for SLOW play"


mckeenlw's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I love playing this course except for one reason I'll discuss at the end. The conditions are consistently some of the best in Myrtle Beach. Greens are always fabulous. The course can get wet, call ahead to check on cart restrictions as there can be a lot of walking on cart path only days.

It almost always takes 4.75 to 5 hours to play however. The rangers are useless and will never ask anyone to pick up pace of play. I prefer to call them course monitors, they tell you it is playing slow and why but do nothing about it.

Cart girl deal of the area: $5 for a hot dog and drink.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Avocet"


u000001098586's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape...greens were smooth just rolling a touch slow..prob 9 on the stimp....for the right price this course is worth playing. Layout was good with some interesting holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Day 2 2016 Myrtle Beach World Am"


rkimbrell's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Drew Wild Wing Avocet for Day 2 of the 2016 Myrtle Beach World Am. We had 96 players on the course and the staff handled it well. T hey were very friendly and courteous. The course was in excellent shape. The greens were fast by Myrtle Beach standards for summertime. Very smooth and putted true. Lots of undulations. The fairways were nice, tee boxes in good shape and the bunkers were groomed well.

Very good layout with some very good holes.

Well worth playing if you are in MB area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wild Wing a True Test"


JackStraw6's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Don't let the first hole fool ya. After this manageable dogleg, the holes lengthen and the long irons have to come out of the bag. Quite a few long par fours here folks. I found myself hitting 4/5 irons into greens instead of 7/9.As with most courses down here, it's in great shape and the greens fast and true. As most hackers do, I prefer them a little on the slow side. I'd definitely bring the fellas here for a round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Finally played Wild Wing"


cigarsmkr1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

After travelling to Myrtle Beach and playing golf there for 25+ years, I finally made it to Wild Wing - no disappointment here. Rick Schultz, PGA Head Pro, helped me make a tee time prior to my trip. Rick was communicative about the course and his assistance set the tone for the round. Matt greeted us in the Pro Shop - welcomed our group and was very friendly and happy for us to play. Jeff was our cart guy - super nice. Howard was the designated starter and gave us a preview of what to expect.
Avocet at WW is a challenging but fair layout. There are four Par 4s with better than average length from the white tees. Lots of variety on each hole, bunkers in great shape as well as the greens.

Don't wait or hesitate to play WW!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course if you have 6 hours to play 18 Holes"


SCSandiB's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course itself is lovely. Challenging holes and longer than I am used to from the ladies' tees. The starter was very friendly. We are locals and we like to support golf clubs other than our own, by playing different courses on the weekends. There were 11 in our group on this day. We all had rain checks from a previous visit when, after 3 hours and we had only arrived at the 9th tee box, we ended our play. On that previous visit, we assumed the slow play was due to the group in front of us using "caddy girls" which dramatically slows down the pace of play. However, we have realized that maybe the caddy girls weren't the only problem. On yesterday's visit, the group in front of our first foursome was as slow as could be. They would hit multiple balls each off the tee, if they weren't happy with their first shot. Also in the fairway, if they weren't happy with a shot, they would pull another ball out of their pocket and keep hitting until they liked the result. On one tee our ladies inadvertently hit into them...surprised that the tee shot went as far as it did. It trickled close to where they were standing, and they actually drove their carts BACK to our group and told them to go back to THE home! When the ranger finally came by to check, I don't think they did anything to move the group in front of us since it never got any faster. At one point all three of our groups were waiting to tee off, with the twosome behind us joining us just as our first group finally got to hit. Our round took over 5 1/2 hours, and the course was not very crowded. After we finished, one of our group went in to the pro shop to express our displeasure. They did not seem too concerned over the pace of play except to offer us another rain check. Maybe instead of being so generous in passing out rain checks to us for slow play, they might try to figure out how to speed up the play! Our group of 12 locals will likely support other courses in the area. Too bad, since it is a pretty and interesting course. You can tell I am upset, but there really isn't any excuse for such slow pace of play. I feel the rangers primary job is to make sure the pace of play is met, by moving the slower players along. Maybe for this course, this is not a priority.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"don't play"


tpagillen's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was great for this time of year. . Now that is all I can say that's positive. Had a1:2
0 tee time pushed back to 1:45 /2 because they had no carts?????? Now for pace of play - playing in two groups of three, after three hrs we were only on the12th hole looking at another two hrs minimum??? Now about staff showing compassion, sorry just doesn't seem to cover It.I can see why they went from 72 holes to their current 27. Would I recommend playing there, only off you have about 7 hrs to spare


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good course, slow play"


cwright137's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Challenging course. Conditions were a bit dry and 4 holes were being overseeded and were cart path only. Played the front nine in good time but then play slowed on back nine (played holes 10 and 11 in 40 minutes). Had to wait for cart on check in (cart guy did not seem too organized) but starter was very friendly and helpful and offered advice on course. No GPS on cart. Would play again but for the money, thought other courses we played were better value (e.g. Long Bay). Women's tees were fair.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I really enjoyed the course. The staff was really friendly and helped me find a club that I left at a green."


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/18/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed the course. I was surprised the slope rating from the blue tees was only 127 since they had 2 par fours that were around 450 yards .

The staff was great and also the people that I was paired with.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent setting, no homes on course."


u000006805407's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in great condition, fast, but true.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Tough greens"


Johnny5065947's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/30/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condtion. Plays long and greens can be frustrating depending on pin placement.
Excellent value and nice scenery.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fairways flooded"


u000004361355's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/2/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

I played this course after heavy overnight rain,it was very wet,even tee boxes bringing up water ,after a couple of heavy down pours,fairways flooded ,bunkers also flooded.greens held up well.at 52 dollars it was not worth it. Price should have been reduced to suit conditions..feel they just wanted the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is a hidden jewel."


hh2b's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/05/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I found this course suited for both high and low handicap golfers. Tee choice is key. Soft fairways reduced distance but kept more tee shots in play. Traps were well maintained and fair. Greens recently verticut confirming good maintenance. Staff very helpful and GolfNow Tee times arrangements were accurrate. Watch out for the squirrels and raccoons....they are very clever food scavengers when you are away from the cart on some holes!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Golf."


dewburd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had our final MB round here at Wild Wing - Avocet.
It was a GREAT conclusion to our golf trip!
The Best Course we played. Very Scenic. Perfect Greens.
Lots of bunkers, with good sand. Nice slopes.
We will be sure to play several times here our next MB trip.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"this has been one of my favorites in the area for 20 years"


BostonGolfTraveler's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Wild Wing complex is one of my favorite places to play whenever I am in Myrtle Beach. With the Legends complex also on Hwy 501, you don't even have to leave that area and have 5 great courses to play. The layout at The Hummingbird is one of the best in the area with water and well placed bunkers to make it a true test of golf. The staff is great and will help with everything, even directions to anyplace you're heading in the area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


Biscuitman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/30/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Play was a little slow due to Ranger not being out on course very much. If you let twosomes play you have to regulate play. Other than that it was a great day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Big Fairways, but lots of trouble!"


Jbunn003's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/9/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was the first one out on a beautiful day. Well maintained, with big fairways and bunkers. Got a deal for $54 since I teed off so early.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good enough"


Jbaron11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good enough, wouldn't go out of my way and wouldn't skip it if it were free. Folks nice....


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"For the price, this was a good cousre."


johnsonrl69's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really played slow. Close to a 5 and 1/2 hour round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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