Pawleys Plantation among 25 best golf courses in South Carolina

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. has been named one of the 25 best golf courses in South Carolina by the prestigious South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel. The panel’s list of the best places to play in the state appeared in the just-released fall 2007 issue of Palmetto Golfer, the official magazine of the South Carolina Golf Association.

“To be ranked among the state’s top 25 courses by the South Carolina Panel is a true honor,” said Jann Walker, director of marketing at Pawleys Plantation. “Unlike other ratings panels, the S.C. panel members have to actually play a course before they can vote on it. That means that their rankings are based on criteria that can only be met by experiencing a golf course such as routing, conditioning, memorability and aesthetics. In every one of the categories, Pawleys Plantation delivers and we thank the panel members for acknowledging that we are one of the state’s best.”

The South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel consists of 128 avid golfers from throughout the state including golf writers, professional golfers, collegiate golf coaches, golf course superintendents and business people.

The 25 Best You Can Play In S.C. “is a list that any state in the nation would be proud to offer,” said Mike Whitaker, the panel’s executive director. “It’s a list that the vast majority of states would die to have.”

Renowned for its casual elegance and exceptional service, Pawleys Plantation is the premier resort on the Waccamaw Neck of coastal Georgetown County, S.C., just south of Myrtle Beach. Surrounded by spectacular natural wetlands, salt marshes and a 600-acre nature preserve, the resort offers exceptional accommodations in charming Lowcountry fairway villas. Its Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is ranked as one of “America’s Top Courses” by Zagat Survey and as one of the top 20 courses in Myrtle Beach by Golf Digest.

About Pawleys Plantation

Pawleys Plantation, a 582-acre resort and golf course community in Pawleys Island, S.C., is nestled among moss-draped oaks, natural wetlands and salt marshes. Bordered on the south by a 600-acre nature preserve, Pawleys Plantation is the South Carolina Lowcountry’s finest property offering visitors local catering, beautiful banquets, and an elegant 4,500 square foot ballroom. Pawleys Plantation also offers one of the Grand Strand’s premier meeting facilities at its 6,500 square foot conference center.

Conveniently located near a wide variety of cultural and recreational amenities, Pawleys Plantation is approximately one hour from Charleston, S.C., a city well known for its Southern grace and charm; the historic port of Georgetown, S.C., is less than 15 minutes south on U.S. 17. More than 100 golf courses and 1,000 restaurants are in nearby Myrtle Beach.

Pawleys Plantation has been recognized as one of South Carolina’s best sites for corporate retreats, private vacations and golf getaways. The nation’s top golf publication, Golf Digest applauded Pawleys Plantation’s “spacious and private villa accommodations … along with fine clubhouse dining and after-round relaxation in the Palmetto Pub.” While Convention South, wrote about meetings on the rise at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club, T&L Golf Magazine rated Pawleys Plantation among the top three places to stay for golf groups.

More information is also available online at or by calling Pawleys Plantation at (800) 367-9959.

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Planning Pawleys Plantation began with Jack Nicklaus. In October, 1986 the legendary golfer and prominent course designer stood in the middle of 582 acres and began designing a new course…

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