Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club

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Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club

Pawleys Plantation

Ocean Avenue
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

(843) 237-6200

Regulation

Daily Fee Facility

Resort

18

1988

Riley Kinlaw

Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA

$129 weekend
$99 weekday
- twilight

74.8

7026

72

Bermuda

Bermuda

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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 based on 163 user reviews
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10/12/20
Good course
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09/19/20
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08/31/20
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08/25/20
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08/23/20
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08/18/20
Awesome
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08/16/20
Furry greens
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07/30/20
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07/02/20
Course needed a little care.
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06/26/20
Greens weren't as good as they might be, but the rest of the course was in superb shape.
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06/12/20
Greens were not ideal
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06/10/20
Go
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06/10/20
Awesome
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04/05/20
Pristine condition
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02/26/20
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02/02/20
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12/12/19
Awesome
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11/06/19
Nice
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11/03/19
just ok
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08/15/19
Y’all need to go to the beach
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07/24/19
Yeah
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07/24/19
Fantastic
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07/01/19
Course in great shape
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06/30/19
Amazing course
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06/11/19
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06/06/19
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06/05/19
Excellent Play
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05/05/19
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05/05/19
Nice
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05/02/19
ok course pretty par 3's
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12/21/18
Awesome
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12/14/18
X
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11/18/18
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10/09/18
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09/01/18
Nice place
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09/01/18
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08/17/18
Awesome layout, will try to play the often!
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07/16/18
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06/01/18
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05/06/18
Great shape, great course
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05/04/18
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04/26/18
Great shape
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04/19/18
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03/04/18
Great course with very good greens.
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03/03/18
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11/05/17
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10/31/17
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10/24/17
Very nice
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09/23/17
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09/04/17
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08/19/17
this a fantastic course. great layout, great fairways and great greens. good mix of not to hard holes and challenging holes.
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07/22/17
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07/22/17
Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club is one of those courses you can play over and over again and never have the same shot twice; that’s what makes it such an enjoyable course. Jack would have it no other way.

Pawley’s Plantation is a championship, par 72 course that measures 7,031 yards from the back tees, yet the most memorable hole on the course is a mere 115 yards long. More on that later. From the back tees, the course carries a course rating of 75.7 and slope of 148. Most golfers will find that the White/Egret Tees (6,184/72.0/139) will give them as much golf course as they can handle. Five sets of tee boxes give golfers of all levels of ability the chance to enjoy this Lowcountry classic.

The course is not without its share of notoriety; Golf World named it one the state’s top 30 courses in 2009 and 2010. Golf Digest has awarded the course 4 stars as one of its “Places to Play” and Zagat has called Pawleys Plantation one of “America’s Top Courses”.

The front nine winds its way through pine and hardwood forests and features several tree-lined fairways; others use beautiful lakes to frame the border. Massive sand bunkers are prevalent on several holes. The back nine is a different story as several holes extend out into the saltwater marsh and offer fantastic views of the surrounding area. Rest assured that because of your location, the prevailing winds will be a factor. Two hundred-year-old moss-draped oak trees come into play on several holes, most notably on number 14, where “Jack’s Tree” sits in the middle of the fairway near his old house.

For the most part, landing areas are generous; and the green complexes are nothing less than you would expect from a Jack Nicklaus design. The TifEagle hybrid Bermuda grass greens are large with subtle undulations and run-offs typically associated with Nicklaus courses. They putt fast and true.

It’s not often that the par 3 holes add the most excitement to a round, but at Pawleys Plantation that is certainly the case; all showcase water, sand or both. Ask anyone – including those that have taken a double or better – what hole they remember most and they will undoubtedly say number 13. This hole plays 115 yards from the White Tees and is every bit as much of a test as #17 at Sawgrass. Locals have dubbed it “The Shortest Par 5 on the Grand Strand”. To get to the tee, you drive from the 12th green across a causeway, past the 17th tee box, and stop about ¾ of the way across. The tees for 13 and 17 are built into the causeway; 17 is a par 3 that plays 150 yards, over a saltwater marsh to a green that is a lot wider than it is deep. It too is a tough hole.

Anyway, back to 13. The tee box is elevated above the marsh and if you are afraid of heights (like me), it can be quite the extra challenge. The hole is bulk-headed to the marsh and there is zero room for error. Your tee shot is complicated by the prevailing wind and very rarely plays the stated yardage. The 13th green and the 16th green are one and the bunkers around the 13th green catch any errant shots that the water does not. This hole truly lives up to its billing. There’s a 5 on my scorecard and that’s being generous! If you look down into the saltwater marshes at low tide, you can see where others have tried – and failed – too.

The second hole is rated the #1 handicap hole and is very demanding; even more so because it is only the second hole. At 408 yards from the White Tees, it takes two good shots to get on in regulation. There’s water to the far left and sand to the immediate left of the large undulating green. Par is a very good score here.

Mr. Nicklaus thinks Number 10 is one of the nicest holes on the course and I tend to agree. If you play a hybrid or long iron off the tee and leave it short of the large fairway bunker on the right side, you’ll have an approach shot of less than 130 yards. Should you decide to play left of the bunker, you can get your approach distance down to about 80 yards. Either way, you’ll have an approach shot over water to a long, narrow green bulk-headed in front and well bunkered on either side. This is a great thinking man’s hole!

As you can tell from the slope rating, Pawleys Plantation is not an easy course. Jack Nicklaus’ philosophy has always been that golf is “a game of precision as well as power” and nowhere is that more evident than here. From the tree-lined fairways on the front to the marsh-laden back nine, Pawleys Plantation keeps you guessing. You’ll need to hit it long and straight on some holes and finesse it onto the putting surface on others. Thankfully, Pawleys Plantation provides each golfer with a yardage book.

A good course is not complete without a good 19th hole and the Palmetto Pub raises the bar when it comes to your typical clubhouse fare. In addition to your favorite clubhouse food and libations, they have an outstanding food menu with some nice surprises. The night we were there, the special was a 12oz NY Strip steak, cooked the way you like it, served with salad, potato and vegetable. Their She Crab Soup and homemade chili also hit the spot.

Because of its location, Pawleys Plantation is a popular spot for weddings, with a scenic and private location overlooking the 18th green. Pawleys’ professional event planning staff and executed chef Leon Nesbit can help put together an event that you will remember for a lifetime.

To book your next golf vacation at Pawleys Plantation, Click Here http://www.pawleysplantation.com/ If you fill out a package quote form on the Waccamaw Golf Trail website – with no obligation to buy – they will send you a voucher for a free round on one of their courses.
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07/05/17
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06/05/17
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06/03/17
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06/02/17
Awesome
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06/01/17
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05/19/17
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04/28/17
Great
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04/26/17
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04/26/17
True players course. Shot selection is paramount. Very rough
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04/24/17
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04/18/17
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04/10/17
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04/08/17
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03/21/17
Great course
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11/18/16
very nice.
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10/29/16
This is a great course. Very challenging but incredibly beautiful!
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10/29/16
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09/18/16
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09/08/16
Great course!
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08/31/16
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08/29/16
Great course
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08/12/16
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08/05/16
Scenic
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07/29/16
Usually Pawleys is well groomed. There seem to be many areas under repair. Overall a fun experience
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07/04/16
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05/14/16
Fun
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05/13/16
Good course
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05/11/16
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05/04/16
Greens were diseased
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05/03/16
Several greens affected by disease, causing patches. Course is very challenging, lots of interesting holes.
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03/08/16
awesome difficulty with some signatures holes
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10/24/15
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10/19/15
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09/16/15
Nice
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09/04/15
Jack nicklaus designs are my favorite! This was a really tough course. keep it straight!
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08/24/15
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08/15/15
Lots of water
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08/11/15
Just another beautiful myrtle beach course, can't go wrong down there
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08/09/15
Tough course
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08/08/15
Gimmicks galore.
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08/03/15
Great course
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06/25/15
good
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06/15/15
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05/20/15
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05/19/15
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05/13/15
Greens were slow
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04/15/15
Ma
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03/25/15
challenging course but has some really great holes.
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02/28/15
Tight fairways and undulating greens
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01/31/15
Really nice and playable course
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10/25/14
Great course
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10/14/14
Awesome
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09/10/14
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09/09/14
Great
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08/11/14
Good course.
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06/22/14
course was tough and.greens were fantastic
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06/14/14
Nice
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05/27/14
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05/17/14
excellent conditions
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05/16/14
1st 18 of 2014. Rough start
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05/16/14
Very nice!
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05/14/14
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05/14/14
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04/08/14
Nice
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03/21/14
Love it
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09/26/13
Tight and tough!! The swamp holes are great!
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08/18/13
Good
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07/20/13
Nice
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07/20/13
Camp!
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07/06/13
Ok
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06/20/13
Beautiful course
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06/18/13
Nice track!
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06/06/13
Great course
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05/27/13
Challenging course.
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05/16/13
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05/05/13
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04/24/13
Nice track
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04/23/13
Tight course
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04/16/13
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04/05/13
Tough but awesome backside!
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03/24/13
Great place one if the hardest courses I've played so far and Mel sole is excellent
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03/14/13
Great
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03/12/13
One of my Myrtle favorites.
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02/17/13
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02/11/13
Favorite great views
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02/10/13
Great
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02/09/13
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12/05/12
Great course
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11/08/12
Nice course
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10/29/12
Very nice course. Was in good condition and the greens were perfect
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10/26/12
Nice.
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10/15/12
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09/08/12
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08/31/12
Fun fun fun. Wet from so much rain but drains fairly well
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08/07/12
Course was n very good shape. Very good price performer
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07/08/12
Awesome place
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06/06/12
Great
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05/12/12
Great course
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05/09/12
Ok
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04/24/12
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04/19/12
Great course!!!
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04/17/12
5 hour round no rangers
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04/15/12
Experienced slow play, 5 hour round, not much fun when your waiting on every shot.
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04/12/12
Beautiful scenic course
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03/24/12
One of the most beautiful courses I've ever played.
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02/24/12
Great course!! Good condition
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01/30/12
Need more help in food area. Long wait after turn.
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11/10/11
Tuff but fair
Recent Scores
MEMBER SCORE RT/SL PLAYED
BenBooker 83 66/119 10/15/20
Rbierwiler 84 72/139 10/10/20
Keith1201 102 70.1/122 10/04/20
Sirkmann 98 72/139 10/04/20
knagel17 87 72/139 10/04/20
WhiteTiger0816 96 70.1/122 10/04/20
Romar 93 69.2/132 09/24/20
JSTIFF841 80 72/139 09/19/20
shoenki 91 66/119 09/16/20
Romar 100 72/139 09/14/20
dfarrell53 96 73.7/144 09/13/20
Romar 98 72/139 09/12/20
jcamp19766 90 69.1/130 09/05/20
kdubya23 83 66/119 09/05/20
Romar 93 72/139 09/02/20
Sayersg1 77 73.7/144 08/28/20
tylersayers 85 73.7/144 08/28/20
JoelGoodsell 98 73.7/144 08/23/20
couchotc 118 73.7/144 08/23/20
mccabereim1 79 73.7/144 08/16/20
Dreim5 89 73.7/144 08/16/20
8coombs9 96 73.7/144 08/13/20
Whitey18 97 66/119 07/30/20
dfarrell53 93 70.1/122 07/26/20
jgaithe 87 69.1/131 07/14/20
Scorecard
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Blue Heron M 73.7 144
Golden Bear M 75.7 148
Redtail Hawk M 66.0 119
White Egret M 72.0 139
Yellow Finch M 69.2 132
RED W 70.1 122
Yellow W 72.7 130
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