One of the true hidden gems of golf lies 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and just over an hour north of Charleston.
South Carolina’s historic Hammock Coast is one of the oldest vacation destinations in America, comprised of the coastal towns of Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown. Its bounty includes beautiful beaches, superb restaurants and shops, outstanding accommodations and a collection of some of the top-ranked golf courses in America. Collectively, they form The Waccamaw Golf Trail, known in golfing circles as one of the top destinations in golf travel. There can be no better time to enjoy it than autumn of the year, with cool mornings and warm afternoons providing the perfect climate to tee it up on some of America’s very best.
The Waccamaw Golf Trail features twelve award-winning courses, most built upon the sites of 18th and 19th century rice and indigo plantations, set amid ancient moss-draped oaks and gently flowing tidal rivers. Among the noted designers are Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Fazio Clyde Johnston, Dan Maples and Mike Strantz. The numerous accolades among the Waccamaw Golf Trail courses include GOLF Magazine’s “America’s Top 100”, Golf for Women’s “Top 25 in America”, six 4½ -star courses and one of only three 5-star courses in the southeast as rated by Golf Digest.
A complement to the outstanding lineup of golf courses, the Waccamaw Golf Trail offers a diversity of accommodation options, ranging from smartly appointed fairway villas and deluxe hotel suites to oceanfront condominiums and beachfront houses that easily sleep twelve or more.
Off the course, the Hammock Coast offers award-winning restaurants like Frank’s, Quigley’s Pint and Plate, Bistro 217, and many more set along Murrells Inlet’s Marshwalk, including Wicked Tuna, Drunken Jack’s and Hot Fish Club. Shoppers will delight at the selection of boutiques and specialty stores, along with numerous historic points of interest and miles of tranquil beaches. Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park are among the region’s many year-round natural attractions available to golfers and non-golfers.
The Waccamaw Golf Trail is an easy drive from most points along the East Coast, and accessible by flights into the Myrtle Beach and Charleston airports. Preferred tee times for the Waccamaw Golf Trail courses are available by calling 1-800-661-2928 or online at www.WGolfTrail.com. Submit your request for a free online Quick Quote for your next golf vacation and you’ll receive a free round of golf on one of the Waccamaw Golf Trail’s award-winning courses.