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Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
86.3%
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3.3
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4.0
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4.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6732
Slope 131
Rating 72.5
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6732 yards 72.5 131
White 72 6124 yards 69.6 120
Red 72 4963 yards 67.7 118
Scorecard for Willbrook Plantation
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: 72.4/133 428 394 553 175 383 145 355 519 390 3342 379 336 199 363 419 572 404 173 535 3380 6722
White M: 70.5/133 400 360 520 155 369 127 324 501 355 3111 356 329 180 342 380 538 381 160 515 3181 6292
Gold M: 68.3/120 382 335 503 145 343 107 314 485 330 2944 334 292 156 325 370 448 342 147 471 2885 5829
Red W: 67.7/118 280 264 452 106 332 87 280 410 220 2431 294 251 149 275 334 438 234 129 421 2525 4956
Handicap 2 6 8 16 4 18 10 14 12 7 13 15 9 5 1 3 17 11
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 7 3 15 1 13 11 5 17 12 18 8 16 6 2 10 14 4

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Maples

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs 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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.2
17

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Brunch 1
Drinks 1
Patio Dining 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 1
Elevation Changes 1
Water Hazards 1
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 1
Advanced Golfers 1
Beginners 1
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 1
Convenient to the City 1
Near the Airport 1
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Layout, Playable Course

I thought this golf course was very playable (wide fairways) and in good shape. Nice layout. The greens are the old Bermuda greens - a thicker blade of grass. The only down side were the greens. They were slow and bumpy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Willbrook Plantation

Played here on a windy day after reserving the tee time through MBGOLF.COM. Paid $32 to reserve the tee time and we were to pay the remainder upon arrival at the course. Our group had been playing courses in the Founders Group Co. Each receipt had a $10 off the rate if we showed the receipt at the pro shop prior to play. HOWEVER, the wonderful gentleman at Willbrook's pro shop would not apply this discount due to "booking our tee time online" when we inquired into this, another upstanding gentleman rushed out of an office, puffed up his chest and basically told us tough luck.

The course was in OK shape, but I wouldn't pay more than $50-60 to play here folks. There are nicer courses in the area with much friendlier staff!

Our group has elected not to return to this course for the fact of the rude pro shop staff.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Myrtle Beach / Pawley's Gem - Must play

Great course. Not only was the staff great, but they got us on tee at our time exactly and had the groups moving along at a good pace.

The course design is interesting, with a lot of risk/reward holes and accuracy over distance being rewarded. Conditions were AMAZING considering it was February - especially considering other "premium" courses in the area were in such bad condition. These greens rolled true, and were healthy as late spring / early summer.

Certainly would recommend to golfers of all skill levels - this course is great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice layout - enjoyable round

We play mostly as a twosome so often get paired up at busy courses. Meet a lot of new people this way, and golfers are generally a friendly type. That was the case today -- had an enjoyable round with a couple who traveled from Germany to play golf in Myrtle Beach. Course was busy and pace of play a bit slow, but diidn't seem so bad with new.friends to visit with.

Greeter/bagman and starter were very friendly, as was the cart lady.

Course was in good condition in spite of some rain the previous day, and some fall maintenance going on -- the crew was doing a great job not intruding on play. Like we've seen on other MB-area courses, there's not a lot of rollout on shots like we're used to up north -- and threre's no running shots up onto the green. So, choose your tee box wisely when you start your round, nd take an extra club to carry onto the greens.

Layout is very fair -- fairways are generous, but it's still important to hit it in the right spots to set up your next shot. No surprises (other than a few on green reads, perhaps!) -- it's all right there in front of you with no blind shots unless you get badly out of place.

Nice finishing par 3 and par 5 on numbers 17 & 18.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great staff

Played for the first time. Pro was courteous enough to let me go out early to jump in front of a group of 28. Pace of play was so good I got in 27 in 4 1/2 hours. Course got a ton of rain night before. All things considered it held up well. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A Top Grand Strand Track and The Ladies Choice in Myrtle Beach

When Willbrook Plantation opened in 1988, golf course architect Dan Maples referred to it as “One of my best”. The ladies seem to agree. In fact, Golf Digest named Willbrook Plantation as one of America's Top 50 Courses for Women in 2010. Golf for Women Magazine has ranked the course as high as 25th in the US for women. However, all the guys I spoke with describe it to be a challenging layout, as well. In 2006, Golf Digest awarded Willbrook 4.5 stars in their "Best Places to Play."

Willbrook Plantation is built on land that was once two Carolina plantations, dating back to 1798 as evidenced on their logo. As you make your way around the course, you’ll see several historical markers denoting the various historic points of interest. One tells about the mounding built by slaves in the 1700s that served as the property lines between plantations. All kinds of non-golf related facts that add to the round’s enjoyment.

Willbrook Plantation plays 6,722 yards from the back tees with a rating of 72.4 and 133. The White Tees at 6,292 yards (70.3/129) provided a great test for me. Ladies play from 4,981 yards (68.3/120). Pick the right set of tees and when it doubt, do what Jack says and play it forward.

The golf course at Willbrook Plantation weaves its way through lowcountry marshes, and natural grasses. Along the way you’ll encounter centuries-old oak forests and a blend of wildlife you don’t see at other venues. It’s not uncommon to see the occasional deer, hawk or alligator during your round. The course is very player-friendly, especially for those that have never played the course. Water hazards that may have gone unnoticed, are marked with large yellow flags, so the “I didn’t know there was water there” defense is no longer valid. Water is very much a part of the action at Willbrook Plantation; you’ll see it in some form or another on at least 14 holes, although it only comes into actual play on about half of them.

There are several holes at Willbrook that could be considered “signature-worthy” but here are my choices:

Most Memorable Hole: Number 6, Par 3, 127 yards (White Tees). A challenging island green gets your attention on this short par 3 hole. A large bunker guards the left side of the green and two grass swales guard the far end, so if you miss the green left, up and down becomes an arduous task.

Last Word: It’s easy to see why Willbrook Plantation is consistently ranked one of the top courses in the Myrtle Beach area. Accuracy is at a premium, especially when avoiding large trees. It’s not the longest course on the Strand, but it is going to make you think your way around it. It’s also very peaceful and serene on the course; I think this is what Mark Twain was talking about when he said, “a good walk spoiled.”

In addition to the course, Willbrook has a great practice area and a grill that is popular with both visitors and locals. In fact, when I asked several players on the course which hole was their favorite, the majority said it was the 19th!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather

Willbrook still a gem.

Played here in March and was very impressed so I thought I'd introduce my buddies to this place. They loved it. Got some heavy rain the night before so the fairways weren't rolling, but the greens they were a holdin'! Course is in great shape. They are gonna punch the greens next week though so beware.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Course for a Modest Price

I read excellent reviews of Willbrook Plantation before I played the neighborhood course, and the Pawleys Island track did not disappoint. Upon arrival the starter and bag drop attendant gave us clear directions of where to check in and how to proceed to the first tee. My one small complaint of the day (besides the weather, though that is out of the course's control) was our tee time at 8:17 A.M. was delayed till about 8:35 A.M. due to some slow play. However, once we teed off, we rarely had to wait on the group in front of us. The course was in excellent shape; thick, green rough, crisp fairways, true rolling greens, etc, it was all spectacular considering we paid less than $50.00 for the round. While some thunderstorms just after the turn did slow our round down, they did not hinder our group's overall enjoyment of Willbrook Plantation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

An Absolute Gem

Been wanting to check this one off my list for a while and I'm sorry I didn't do it sooner. It is now in my top 5 and will be bringing the fellas here when they come down. I played in the afternoon so it wasn't crowded at all. I've got nothing bad to say about this place. The course was in fantastic shape from tee to green. One of the most eye pleasing courses down here. Huge oaks with Spanish moss hanging, picturesque holes, and it's on a former plantation so there is some ( albeit not very good ) History here. There are plaques throughout the course detailing information about the place. I found it to be a challenging but fair course with some water hazards and well placed bunkers. The rough hadn't greened up yet so I guess if I was gonna get picky(and I'm not cause who cares about rough?) but every part of the fairways and greens was as green as St. Patty. The greens held all types of shots and rolled sweet. Get yourself down here to play this course. You won't be disappointed!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
First Time Playing

Great staff

Played here Thursday over my Litchfeild beach trip and wow! The staff was very friendly and accommodating and helpful from the time I checked in. The course was designed by Dan Maples in 1988. (Great course designer). The course isn't overly long but it's not exactly short. The course had a great restraunt which had more great staff.

The course itself was very nice with a good amount of water. The only thing I would complain about would be the bunkers that where a little wet. The rough was healthy and greens rolled true. I also appreciated the fact that they had a great range and practice facility. The trees on the course where buetiful and loved the whole scenery of the course. The course is a little expensive but would still reccomend the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good

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