The Waccamaw Golf Trail
Quality Golf and a Whole Lot More
By Brian Weis
One of the true hidden gems of golf lies 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach and barely more than one hour north of Charleston, South Carolina. It offers some of America's premier courses, beautiful beaches, award-winning restaurants and shops along with two of the Southeast's top resorts for the most discriminating of guests. Among golfing circles, it's become known simply as the Waccamaw Golf Trail.
Set along South Carolina's historic Hammock Coast, a region comprised of the townships of Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown, the Waccamaw Golf Trail extends along narrow 20-mile swath of land bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and to the west by the scenic Waccamaw River. Rich in history and nature, it's an area noted for its offering of a less crowded and more relaxed vacation for those who want to enjoy a quality golf experience.
The Waccamaw Golf Trail fetures 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.
Most of these courses were built upon the sites of 18th and 19th century rice and indigo plantations, set amid ancient moss-draped oaks and 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 includes GOLF Magazine's "America's Top 100", Golf for Women's "Top 25 in America", six 4 1/2 -star courses and one of only three 5-star courses in the southeast as rated by Golf Digest.
The Waccamaw Golf Trail offers a variety of accommodations, ranging from fairway villas overlooking Litchfield Country Club, Pawleys Plantation and True Blue, 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, the Hammock Coast offers award-winning restaurants like Frank's, Quigley's Pint and Plate and many more along Murrells Inlet's Marshwalk, including Divine Fish House, Drunken Jack's and Hot Fish Club. There's also 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 WaccamawGolfTrail.com. 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.
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Written By: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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