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Founders Club at Pawleys Island is Waiting to be Discovered

January 16, 2017 by Chris King

Founders Club at Pawleys Island is surrounded by some of the Myrtle Beach area’s most prominent golf courses. Pawleys Plantation, Caledonia, True Blue and Heritage Club are within a Dustin Johnson drive of Founders Club, which opened in 2007. 

Founders Club at Pawleys Island​So how does a relative newcomer, surrounded by top 100 caliber courses, carve out a niche in the area’s most competitive market? 

1. The most important component of the rise of Founders Club at Pawleys Island is the quality of the layout. The course has been a hit from the day it opened because it delivers a comparable, if different experience, from its South Strand neighbors. 

2. How is Founder’s Club different? In the heart of lowcountry South Carolina, architect Thomas Walker delivered a course with rolling, elevated fairways that are surrounded by waste bunkers, creating a memorable look and challenge. With five sets of tees, the course doesn’t overwhelm players with length and provides the risk-reward choices that makes a course memorable. 


3. Holes like the 12th, a 511-yard par 5 help make Founders fun. Golfers tee off amidst a sea of sand and must deal with water as they approach the green. It’s a three-shot hole for all but the longest of hitters, and one players rave about.

Myrtle Beach Golf at MBN.com5. If you want to play Founders Club, the Prime Times Rewards package is the way to go. You get to play Founders Club and your choice of 21 other courses, including the likes of Grande Dunes, TPC Myrtle Beach and Pine Lakes. The package starts at $219 and includes a $100 gift card that good for food, drinks and pro shop merchandise.

4. Those elevated fairways and waste bunkers that run from tee to green on nearly every hole do more than provide visuals. The fairways drain as well as any Myrtle Beach golf course and because of the abundance of sand, there are no cart paths. As a result, golfers are almost always riding the fairways at Founders. 


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