Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Review - Founders Club at Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Founders Club at Pawleys Island

Review is from the regular mens Tees.

Hole # 1 - Championship Tees - 381 - Mens Tees - 357

The starting hole at the Founders Club at Pawleys Island, South Carolina is a straight away par 4. A waste area goes down the entire right side and far left side of this hole. A good tee shot, avoiding the fairway bunker on the left will leave a shot of about 100 yards in to this raised green. The green angles away from the golfer from the right front to the left rear. The left side of the green is guarded by a waste area.

Hole # 2 - Championship Tees - 432 - Mens Tees - 390

This tee shot may be one of the more difficult tee shots you will face on your Myrtle Beach golf package. The hole is a slight dogleg from left to right. A large lake goes up the right side of this fairway. Mounds guard the left side of the tee shot landing area. A narrow waste area runs the entire lenght of the left side of this fairway up past the green. This hole has a enough lenght that a lay up is not the desired shot, as the faiway is usually damp and you will not get any roll. A tee shot that is over cut will find the lake. A tee shot that is pulled or goes through the fairways mounds will run through the waste area and out of bounds. After hitting a good drive into the fairway, your second shot will be a long to medium iron into a green guarded by a long narrow bunker along the right side and a small pot bunker on the middle left of the green.

Hole # 3 - Championship Tees - 190 - Mens Tees - 166

This par three has two complete set of tees, one from the left and one from the right. The tee shot is over a small lake guarding the front of the green complex. The green angles away from the golfer from the front left to the back right. A small bunker guards the right front. Mounds and swales guard the rear and right side of the green.

Hole # 4 - Championship Tees - 395 - Mens Tees - 361

This straight away hole is guarded down the entire lenght of the hole on the right by a waste area. Play a good tee shot into the fairway and you will be left with a medium to short iron into the green. The green is very narrow in the front, but widens in the rear. A grassy swale guards the left side of the green.

Hole # 5 - Championship Tees - 209 - Mens Tees - 158

This wide green is guarded by mounds and swales on the front and right. Three bunkers guard the rear of the green ready to catch any shot hit too far. A mound in the center of the green divides this green into two sections.

Hole # 6 - Championship Tees - 546 - Mens Tees - 518 A

The sixth hole has a large lake that runs the entire lenght of the hole on the left side. A sandy waste area guards the right side of the fairway. This hole has one of the wider fairway for the tee shot. A good drive into the fairway leaves you with a decision to make. The higher right side of the fairway is split from the lower left by a steep grassy slope, do not get on this slope. The right side offers a better view of this very deep green with a small bunker on the left front.

Hole # 7 - Championship Tees - 396 - Mens Tees - 381

This hole is a slight dogleg to from right to left. A waste area extends down both the right and left side of this fairway. A slight draw into the fairway sets up a medium to short iron into this green guarded by a bunker on the right front and three pot bunkers on the left front. The rear of this green drops off sharply leaving a delicate chip back to the hole.

Hole # 8 - Championship Tees - 427 - Mens Tees - 393

This is the longest par four on the front nine. A lake runs down the left side of the fairway. A waste area guardes the entire right side of the fairway, running past the green. This is one of the widest fairway on the golf course. Only one bunker on the right side of the fairway can get in the way. A solid tee shot will leave a long iron into this elevated green. The green is guarded on the left front by two small pot bunkers. Hugh mounds define the left and rear of this green. A mound runs through the center, from front to back dividing the right and left side of this green.

Hole # 9 - Championship Tees - 559 - Mens Tees - 493

This is a reachable par five from the mens tees, but requires a very dangerous tee shot. The ninth hole at The Founders Club at Pawleys Island, South Carolina is a double dogleg. Moving from right to left off the tee, and left to right into the green. The left side of the hole is defined by a waste area and lake. This lake and waste area starts directly behind the tall pine trees creating the corner of the dogleg on the left. Another waste area runs down the right side all the way past the green. A strong tee shot on this hold must find a very narrow portion of fairway pinched in by two bunkers on the right hand side. The better option is a lay up shot of 225 to the widest section of the fairway. A another lay up shot of 200 yards will leave a short pitch into a kidney shaped green with two small pot bunkers in the middle right of the green and two large bunkers in the rear. A birdie is a real opportunity.

Front Nine - Championship Tees - 3535 - Mens Tees 3217

Hole # 10 - Championship Tees - 542 - Mens Tees - 510

The fairway for the tee shot on the tenth hole is an island fairways. It is completely surrounded by a sandy waste area. A Strong tee shot down the left side will leave an opportunity to reach this green in two shots. For the second shot a huge lake is on the left side and goes around behind the green. The fairway is also guarded by waste areas on both side. The right hand rough has several hugh, sharp mounds, that create awkward lies for your third shot. The green is surrounded on the left, right and rear by grassy swales and mounds. After a good tee shot a lay up of about 200 yards will leave a short pitch into the green. A birdie is a good possiblity.

Hole # 11 - Championship Tees - 186 - Mens Tees - 166

The tee shot into into this par three must cover a waste area from tee to green. The waste area wraps left , front and right sides of the green. Mounds and grassy swales guard the rear. A small pot bunker guards the left front. The green is much deeper on the right side than the left. A huge slope through the middle of this green from front to back divides the green int the left and the right section. Catch the slope with your tee shot and the ball will funnel hard to the right.

Hole # 12 - Championship Tees - 511 - Mens Tees - 491

The fairway on the twelth hole would be the widest of all the holes at The Founders Club at Pawleys Island, by far, if it was not split down the middle by huge mounds, swales and thirteen pot bunkers. This par five is reachable, but you must miss the mounds. You must be in the fairway to have a chance to clear the lake and bunker fronting this elevated green. As on a lot of hole on this golf courses, waste areas are down both sides of the fairway. A lake runs down the left side of this hole a then cuts the fairway in front of the green. The lake must be carried at some point to finish this hole. The right side fairway seems to offer the better opportunity to get some extra roll. A tee shot in the fairway, not able to cross the lake, must lay up. The lay up will be a medium iron to a spot short of the lake. This will leave a shot of 100 yards across the lake into the green. The right side is much lower than the left side of this green. Two bunkers are located in the front middle portion of the green.

Hole # 13 - Championship Tees - 372 - Mens Tees - 341

This hole is a very sharpe dogleg from right to left. It also has and island fairway, surrounded by waste areas. At fist glance it looks like you should cut the corner and go over the large oak tree on the left hand side. But, the further you go down this fairway, the small the fairway gets and the larger the waste area becomes. The idea tee shot is one of about 225 yards down the middle of the widest part of the fairway. This will leave a short iron into a kidney shaped green. The second shot must carry the waste area short of the green, the waste area also goes around the left and right sides of the green. Two bunkers guard the left front of this green and mounds and swales guard the rear.

Hole # 14 - Championship Tees - 449 - Mens Tees - 395

A dogleg to the right offers a chance to shorten this long hole by cutting the right hand coner. This is another island fairway surrounded by the sandy waste areas, but the fairway is very wide. The ideal shot is a strong draw over the trees to the widest part of the fairway. This bold shot will reward you with a medium iron into this elevated green. Don't like the shot over the trees, straight down the fairway is good, but will leave you with a much longer shot into the green. A deep bunkers guards the right side, and two bunkers guard the left rear. This is a very beep green, It is much higher in the rear than it is in the front.

Hole # 15 - Championship Tees - 392 - Mens Tees - 371

Not an island fairway on this hole, but, the fairway is a penisular with the waste area down both side all the way to the green. A huge mound and the waste area cuts across the fairway at about 250 out from the tee. Only the longest of hitters can clear this mound and make into the fairway on the other side in front of the green. The shot is to get close to the end of the fairway and left of the waste area. This will leave a short iron into the green guarded by two pot bunkers on the front right and one on the left side.

Hole # 16 - Championship Tees - 146 - Mens Tees - 135

Even though this is a very short par three, this elevated green requires a very precise shot to get on the putting service. The green slopes off very sharply on both side, down into the waste areas on both side. A small pot bunker is in the middle front must be avoided.

Hole # 17 - Championship Tees - 501 - Mens Tees - 430

The longest par four at The Founders Club at Pawleys Island has arrived. Another penisular fairway surrounded by waste areas on both sides. The tee shot must be in the fairway on this long hole or you will not have much a chance to reach this green in regulation. The ideal tee shot is a draw down the right hand side of the fairway. The fairway slopes back toward the center from this side and you should get a few yards of extra roll. A good tee shot in the fairway will leave a long to medium iron shot into a narrow but deep green. A small bunker guards the left center of the green. Mounding and grassy swales surround the right side and rear portions of the green.

Hole # 18 - Championship Tees - 373 - Mens Tees - 338

The last of the penisular fairways is here at number eighteen, it also has sandy waste areas on both sides of the fairway. An added problem on this hole is a water hazrd crossing the entire fairway at about 240 yards from the tee. The water hazrds fronts the entire length of the front and right hand side of the green. A bunker pinches the fairway on the right hand side of the fairway. This fairway bunker is telling you to stay away from this side of the fairway. If the hole is cut in the rear portion of the green, tall trees will block you approach shot. The ideal tee shot is in the middle to left side of the fairway. This will leave a short iron into the green that angles away from you from front left to back right. Four bunkers protect the left rear of this green.

Back Nine - Championship Tees - 3472 - Mens Tees 3177

Total - Championship Tees - 7007 - Mens Tees 6394