Let The Witch Golf Club cast its spell in Conway, just northwest of Myrtle Beach

CONWAY, S.C. -- The Witch Golf Club casts its spell on golfers with a secluded, natural setting without a single home or condo in sight.

Architect Dan Maples used 500 acres halfway between Myrtle Beach and Conway to craft something special, a 6,796-yard par 71 that opened in 1989.

There are some memorable holes balanced between the nines. A couple of forced carries add some heroism to the day but won't overwhelm the higher handicaps. The best stretch comes through a marshy swamp to finish the front nine. It takes a solid swing to hit the par-3 seventh green, which is guarded by a pond and large bunker in front. It takes a game of leapfrog over two wetlands to reach the ninth green in regulation.

The Witch does flirt with a main road at No. 11 and 12, but for the most part, golfers play through the serenity and silence of the backwoods. You're more likely to see alligators and wild turkeys along the way than other groups.

In this case, it pays off to be well away from the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach proper. Golf packages that include sister courses, Man O'War Golf Links and The Wizard Golf Club , make an already inexpensive round at The Witch even more affordable.

The Witch might be priced like a middle-tier course along the Grand Strand, although it looks and plays like one of the big boys.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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Let The Witch Golf Club cast its spell in Conway, just northwest of Myrtle Beach
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