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THE WACCAMAW GOLF TRAIL A Little Further South, But Well Worth the Drive
By John Torsiello | Published  04/30/2014 | South Carolina | Unrated
THE WACCAMAW GOLF TRAIL A Little Further South, But Well Worth the Drive

It’s often been said that with over 100 courses set along 60 miles of Carolina coastline, Myrtle Beach, SC can satisfy most every taste and budget. For golfers who gravitate toward premium golf, accommodations and dining establishments, may we recommend a visit to the Grand Strand’s southern shores, more commonly known as the Hammock Coast. One of the many highlights is its collection of award-winning courses that collectively make up what is known as the Waccamaw Golf Trail. 

Here you’ll find eleven award-winning courses, including: Blackmoor; Caledonia Golf & Fish Club; Heritage Club; Litchfield Country Club; Pawleys Plantation; River Club; TPC Myrtle Beach; Tradition Club; True Blue Plantation; Wachesaw Plantation East; and Willbrook Plantation. Golfweek Magazine recently ranked four of these courses among the “Top 15 in South Carolina”.  Most of the courses were built upon the sites of 18th and 19th century rice and indigo plantations. Ancient moss-draped oaks, flowering azaleas and camellias, and gently flowing tidal rivers create a beautiful backdrop for some of the best course designs in America.

The Waccamaw Golf Trail offers a variety of accommodations, ranging from golf villas overlooking the fairways of Pawleys Plantation and True Blue Plantation, to the deluxe hotel suites and oceanfront condominiums at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, to quaint beach houses and bed-n-breakfast establishments scattered throughout the region.

Off the course, golfers enjoy award-winning restaurants like Frank’s, Quigley’s Pint and Plate, Bistro 217, with many more set along Murrells Inlet’s wooden Marshwalk, including Wahoo’s Fish House, Drunken Jack’s and Hot Fish Club. There’s also a treasure trove of unique boutiques at the Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island, historic points of interest, miles of tranquil beaches and a wide assortment of resort amenities and accommodations. Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park are among the region’s many year-round natural attractions available to golfers and non-golfers.

Preferred tee times for the Waccamaw Golf Trail courses and accommodations packages are available online at or call 800.661.2928. Be sure to submit your request for a free online Quick Quote to get the best package deals, and we’ll throw in a complementary round of golf for your Waccamaw Golf Trail vacation.