Possum Trot Golf Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6966
Slope 127
Rating 73.1
Type Public
Possum Trot opened in 1968 with a mission to serve the common man and it's stayed that way all these years. They allow walking, which is nice because the course is known for its year-round conditioning. It was built to give the average gentleman or lady golfer a pleasantly challenging, but not threatening, morning or afternoon on well-kept fairways and manicured greens. It's a Russell Breeden design, and he put in wide, mostly flat fairways and large, mostly flat greens. The course plays through Carolina pines, a few oaks, lakes and ponds. Look for the 200-yard, par-3 13th, which has water the length of the left side and five large bunkers backing the green. Hey, that's why you brought the cooler. It's a public course and a traditional coastal Carolina layout, and they space the tee times so you can enjoy the beer you brought, although there is a size restriction on the coolers. Bring small beer. It's a very playable course, with a slope rating of 127, and the greens are TifDwarf Bermuda. A great bargain for the price. Improvements have been made in the last few years, including reshaping tees and fairways, improving additional mounding and irrigation and drainage improvements. Possum Trot also has the first complete indoor-outdoor practice and instructional facility in Myrtle Beach. This was Possum Trot for generations of winter, spring, summer, and autumn visitors to the Myrtle Beach area and for resident golfers at special winter and summer rates. Things have changed dramatically at Possum Trot in the last few years; the conditioning, the course appearance, and the friendliness of the staff are all still here. But many improvements have been made including reshaping tees and fairways, improving additional mounding and irrigation and drainage improvements. Possum Trot has the first complete indoor-outdoor practice and instructional facility in Myrtle Beach.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6966 yards 73.1 127
White 72 6343 yards 70.4 118
Gold 72 5505 yards 66.2 108
Red (W) 72 5153 yards 68.6 111
Scorecard for Possum Trot
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.1/127 533 390 415 530 410 208 360 185 438 3469 500 460 390 203 385 393 205 426 535 3497 6966
White M: 70.4/118 500 355 380 485 368 150 340 170 408 3156 471 430 350 163 347 374 168 395 489 3187 6343
Gold M: 66.2/108 481 299 305 472 352 130 282 150 319 2790 433 343 330 115 318 319 119 316 422 2715 5505
Red W: 68.6/111 420 291 293 405 313 120 274 138 310 2564 419 335 315 106 278 305 111 310 410 2589 5153
Handicap 17 8 4 6 11 15 13 18 2 7 1 16 9 12 10 14 3 5
Par 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 2 14 18 4 12 8 16 10 6 7 1 15 5 11 13 17 9 3

Course Details

Year Built 1968
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Tif Dwarf Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Russell Breeden

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.5
12
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Playin" Possum

Read a review on a brochure that said that of all the Glens courses this was the most player friendly. I've played them all now and i agree. Wide fairways and not as long as the other Glen courses. There is some water(not much) and some bunkers( again not much I found one all day and of course it was right against the lip. Took three to get out, made a snowman.) All the par 3's were mid irons and the 5's were very manageable. The greens had been punched a week prior but they still rolled better than the local muni I play up north. They were holdin' too Fairways were in excellent shape and the rough was not that bad..It's not a WOW! course but as some of the reviewers have stated before, it's a good one to get going on and build some confidence. The price is defintely right .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Playable warm up course

Nice fair layout. Fairways forgiving with undulating greens. Fairways nice enough for summer rules. Only complaint was green speed estimated at 6 on stint meter. Too slow to get a nice feel. Too bad

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Old Style Course

Nice old style golf course with everything right out in front of you. Overall conditions were good. Some fairways were a little thin & some greens bumpy but putted fine. No real complaints considering the amount of play thus course gets. Pace of play was 4 hours as a foursome. Stall very friendly

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
New Hampshire Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Decent course...

A good course for a warm up round. Greens weren't great, but they were very puttable. Ran about a 8.5 on stimp. Fairways were about a 7 and had to roll the ball upwards of half the time to get reasonable lie in fairway. Traps had good sand, but weren't raked. Lots of foot prints. We were first out so they were there from day before. It's a pretty interesting design, actually. Just has a bit of a muni feel to it. Overall I'd give it a 7 out of ten.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

Easy track - great greens

The course has received 3 days of rain, but there was little standing water, bunkers where in expected shape, not raked, with water in the low spots. However, the greens were superb and true. It is an easy track and you can score well there. Big fairways, but the cuts were narrow. Rough was very shot. Played this track in the World Am.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Nice Course

A fun course to play. Course was in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

great track

Very good experince. great design and a pleasure to play. will be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

The course is in poor condition

Paid too much for a less than average course. There are plenty of great courses and with fair green fee.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very enjoyable

The course was in very good shape considering we had 3 inches of rain the night before therefore cart paths only. Greens rolled well tee boxes were in fair shape. Fairways in excellent condition. My wife enjoyed it and stated she would play there again given the chance. Good bang for the buck

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice little course for a quick round

There had been torrential rain in Myrtle Beach the day before and the day of our round. I was surprised the course was open. There was standing water in the fairways (cart path only) but the greens held up very well. No water on the greens and putted well. Because of the weather the course was empty and we played in just over 3 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely course with smiling faces

Arrived early to ensure plenty of time to hit range balls and practice putt on those difficult bermuda greens. Starters are sticklers for timeliness so don't roll in at 810 for a 812 tee time. Play was fast with lots of beautiful holes, little water, fast greens. The squirrels are tame and have little masks, like bandits. Played the back 9 with Ted, a starter and a character for sure. Possum Trot is officially my favorite MB course. Will return and have already recommended to my friends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good warm-up course, but not a good value

The course was in good condition although a little soggy in spots due to rain the night before. The fairways had good grass coverage and rough was in good shape. My only complaint was the speed of the greens. They were painfully slow; probably some of the slowest I've ever played in MB over the past 12 years. It's a decent warm-up course as it's fairly wide open so you can recover from most wayward shots. Overall though, I don't think it's worth what they charge to play there. MBN South Creek, which I could have played for about $15 less, is comparable in my opinion. PS - I am male despite what my profile says.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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