Wachesaw Plantation East golf course in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. -- Wachesaw Plantation East often lands on "best of" lists among South Carolina golf courses because of its excellent condition and creative, Scottish-like design from Clyde Johnston.
The course, on the south end of the Grand Strand near Myrtle Beach, features turf bunkers, crazy mounds and contours and well placed bunkers. It's best to think before you pull out the big gun at the tee. You want to balance your tee shot on the elevated fairway and avoid the drop-offs and roll-offs on either side.
The golf course, which opened in 1996, hosted the LPGA Tour from 1997 to 2000. It's still in fighting form with lush fairways and smooth greens. It earned Myrtle Beach Course of the Year honors in 2007.
Wachesaw Plantation East has several standout holes, including the ninth, which requires a precise drive to set up a chance to get to the offset green guarded on the right with mounds and water, and the 18th, which puts on onus in the other direction. Getting to the last green requires a right-to-left approach to avoid a sea on bunkers next to water on the left.
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