Willbrook Plantation

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Willbrook Plantation

Willbrook Plantation

426 Tidewater Cir
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

(843) 237-4900

Regulation

Daily Fee Facility

Just Golf

18

1988

Kevin McGuire

Dan F. Maples, ASGCA

$120 weekend
$111 weekday
$75 twilight

72.6

6722

72

Bermuda

Bermuda

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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 based on 166 user reviews
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10/14/20
Been super wet season but still love the course.
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10/02/20
Great course
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09/22/20
Fairways are burned out
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09/21/20
Good layout
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09/21/20
A little beaten up from a lot of rain.
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08/27/20
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08/23/20
Like it
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08/19/20
Good
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08/11/20
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08/08/20
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07/28/20
Not bad
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07/21/20
Greens are slow but nice
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06/20/20
This place was so wet end the greens were so bad, it shouldn’t have been open. Great layout but disastrous conditions.
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06/16/20
Greens are true, a little slow, but that could be the light rain over the past few days. Fairways in good shape.
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06/13/20
Beautiful course
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06/01/20
Seniec
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05/31/20
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05/31/20
Very wet but great layout
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05/23/20
Great
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03/24/20
Awesome
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03/04/20
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02/21/20
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02/19/20
GreT course. GreT conditions. A lot of water.
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02/12/20
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01/28/20
One of the best courses I have played.
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12/31/19
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12/28/19
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12/26/19
Beautiful course and greens are in great shape.
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11/07/19
Always in good shape. Greens were great.
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10/04/19
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08/13/19
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07/15/19
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06/19/19
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06/16/19
Great course
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06/11/19
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06/08/19
Decent
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06/08/19
Ok
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05/04/19
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04/29/19
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03/21/19
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03/08/19
Good
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02/23/19
I nice course
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12/14/18
X
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10/27/18
Plenty of water hazards make it a challenge.
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10/25/18
don’t go after it rains stays wet no roll.
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10/16/18
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09/27/18
Great layout. Will definitely return to play it again
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09/26/18
Enjoyed course
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06/11/18
Great property
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06/11/18
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06/11/18
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05/07/18
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05/04/18
Handbag
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04/30/18
Had to use every club in my bag, definitely a shot makers course. Would play again no problem.
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04/30/18
A very nice course. You can use every club in the bag, if your not careful.
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04/16/18
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04/05/18
Nice course
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03/14/18
Cart path only
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02/10/18
Beautiful course played through an old plantation, giant moss covered live oaks lots of water, very fun
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02/10/18
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01/12/18
Beautiful
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12/28/17
Great Course
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11/03/17
Awesome!
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10/17/17
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10/07/17
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07/27/17
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!
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04/17/17
Nice
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04/16/17
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03/02/17
Wonderful course.
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11/19/16
Nice layout. very wet, over watered. no beverage cart on a Saturday with a full course seemed odd.
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10/03/16
Course was very wet. Nice greens.
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06/30/16
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05/30/16
Ok
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05/15/16
Greens were in great shape. All par 4s were playable. Great layout
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05/14/16
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05/13/16
Nice course
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05/05/16
nice
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05/05/16
Nice Course
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05/04/16
Course in good shape
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04/29/16
Putting greens little sticky
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04/26/16
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04/11/16
Very fast greens in great shape
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03/20/16
Nice course
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03/10/16
Beautiful condition great course
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03/05/16
Good
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02/17/16
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09/19/15
Great round
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07/21/15
Good
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05/19/15
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03/28/15
Very nice and challenging
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01/12/15
Wonderful place
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11/10/14
ok
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11/09/14
nice course not so friendly staff
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08/27/14
Great course!
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08/27/14
nice
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05/26/14
Always enjoy Willbrook
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05/05/14
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05/05/14
Great course.
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04/13/14
The course was in great shape and the staff was wonderful.
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04/07/14
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03/25/14
Always enjoy Willbrrok - great course - great history and really nice people.
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09/21/13
Course is I'm great shape
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09/15/13
Nice course
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09/01/13
Beautiful course. Discount fees through MBN.com.
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08/06/13
Great shape!
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07/04/13
Good condition
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06/15/13
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05/18/13
Good. Scenic
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05/05/13
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04/26/13
Course in nice condition, only problem is annoying bugs/flys
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04/26/13
Nice course
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04/21/13
Awesome course
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04/08/13
Good
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04/05/13
Loved it
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04/01/13
Great course for the value.
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03/27/13
Great track in great shape
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03/12/13
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02/17/13
Great course, great price
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02/15/13
Great course
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01/24/13
Great course
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11/27/12
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11/09/12
One of the best courses on the beach
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10/22/12
Beautiful. Interesting layout. Great trees. Yardages well marked. Cart girls were ugly.
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10/22/12
Gorgeous course
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10/19/12
A good alternative to Caledonia .
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10/12/12
Greens were not on good shape.
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10/03/12
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09/21/12
Great
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09/21/12
Nice
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09/05/12
Great condition
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09/04/12
Although this trip had a ton of rain we played the course before it was to drenched and it played well. Good staff and nice clubhouse. Will def play again.
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08/26/12
Ok not great
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08/13/12
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08/01/12
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07/05/12
Outstanding shape but sanded greens
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07/02/12
Good course
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06/15/12
Good course
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06/09/12
Na
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05/14/12
My favorite in Pawley's Plantation
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04/25/12
Great track!
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04/25/12
Excellent condition with many pretty holes. Definitely worth your time.
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04/12/12
Friendly staff, beautiful scenery
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04/06/12
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03/30/12
Greens in great condition
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03/11/12
Must play course when visiting myrtle beach.
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02/24/12
A lot of nice traps and great value.
Recent Scores
MEMBER SCORE RT/SL PLAYED
dfarrell53 95 72.4/133 10/18/20
EricMagz 112 70.3/129 10/14/20
bob732 87 68.3/120 10/14/20
JPGolfNoob1971 107 68.3/120 10/10/20
KWOW 93 70.5/133 10/02/20
Danimal1 83 70.3/129 09/30/20
Carneyky 81 70.3/129 09/27/20
Romar 93 68.3/120 09/26/20
CdnFreeze 84 70.3/129 09/21/20
JoeG3 97 68.3/120 09/21/20
Poon 79 68.3/120 09/21/20
smokeyshimmy 90 70.3/129 09/21/20
BriCarn 79 70.3/129 09/21/20
Rustybutts 84 70.3/129 09/21/20
curtcallen23 111 68.3/120 09/21/20
KWOW 88 70.5/133 09/07/20
dfarrell53 92 68.3/120 09/05/20
kalebspops 85 74.1/133 09/05/20
GuyKempf 89 70.5/133 09/04/20
Romar 100 68.3/120 09/03/20
gazz41 93 68.3/120 09/01/20
kdubya23 93 68.3/120 09/01/20
Ramzoid69 92 70.3/129 08/27/20
couchotc 113 72.4/133 08/24/20
JoelGoodsell 88 72.4/133 08/24/20
Scorecard
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Back Tees - Blue M 72.4 133
Forward Tees - Gold M 68.3 120
Middle Tees - White M 70.3 129
Back - Gold W 74.1 133
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