Merely being a good golf course sometimes isn’t enough. In a market as competitive as Myrtle Beach, courses need to provide players a reason to return.
River Club, one of Pawleys Island’s quiet stars, delivers that clarity. Even better yet, the Tom Jackson design provides its most powerful statement on the 18th hole, leaving players to dream of another round.
The par 5 18th at River Club is one of the area’s most memorable. For the skilled, the green can be reached in two, though it requires a carry over water in two places, and the risks are real. Everything from eagle to a cover-your-eyes finish is possible, but players love it either way.
Long before golfers arrive on the 18th green, the virtues of River Club are abundantly clear. Course conditions are superior and the Champion Bermuda grass greens that were installed in 2011 are flawless heading into the fall golf season.
Throw in the island green 14th hole and a staff that puts customer service first, and the reasons for repeated trips to River Club are many.