For Long Bay Club, one of those changes will be in the putting surface. Course-wide, it will increase by 67% from 66,000 square feet to 110,000. And at Pawleys Plantation, the course and pub restoration project will include a complete overhaul of the Jack Nicklaus-designed course’s greens, bunkers, and clubhouse.
Long Bay Club and Pawleys Plantation are currently closed for renovations. Long Bay Club is looking at an August re-opening and Pawleys Plantation is set to re-open in early October. When planning a trip that includes top beaches, dining establishments, and other attractions, golfers should try to be among the first to play at the two renovated courses by having them in their fall golf trips.
The restoration project for Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club will include stripping, tilling, and restoration of every green complex and the surrounding fringe to original specifications.
Pawleys Plantation’s 78,600 square feet of putting surface will increase by roughly 48% to 117,000 square feet by the project’s conclusion.
The new greens will feature TifEagle Bermudagrass. Founders Group International, or FGI, is Pawleys Plantation’s parent company, and TifEagle Bermudagrass is an ultra dwarf strain that has performed well at other FGI layouts, including the Grande Dunes Resort Course.
All bunkers will also be reconstructed at Pawleys Plantation. Smaller fairway bunkers, native areas, and expanded fairways will replace the sprawling bunkers on holes 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, and 18.
That will improve the playability of the course for mid-to-high handicappers, and that will be the case without reducing the challenge for more skilled players.
The project will also include substantial enhancements to the clubhouse. The roomier Pawleys Pub will provide an expansive view of the 18th hole and the marsh.
That will make it a great spot for lunch and a cold drink following a round.
Plans also call for outdoor seating, allowing golfers the opportunity to enjoy the area’s picturesque weather and unforgettable views.
Pawleys Plantation’s parent company, Founders Group International, has contracted with Nicklaus Design and one of its design associates, Troy Vincent, to oversee the four-month-long project.
Pawleys Plantation will still be open for all banquets, weddings, and private events during the project.
The Long Bay Club renovation project will return the putting surfaces to their original size and specifications. Like at Pawleys Plantation, the project will include the installation of a new TifEagle Bermudagrass on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, and it has performed well along the Grand Strand.
Long Bay says it will post pictures and videos and share stories as the project gets underway.
Myrtle Beach is a top destination for golfers, and that is the case whether they are planning a group getaway with friends and family or if it is a tradition that has lasted for years. Packages are available with hotels and off-the-course activities such as top beaches, restaurants and other attractions. Start planning your golf getaway today by planning to play the renovated Long Bay Club and Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club as soon as they reopen.