It’s time for you to challenge a course that has twice crowned World Golf Hall of Famer Karrie Webb as a champion. Wachesaw Plantation East hosted four LPGA events shortly after its 1996 opening, a launch that thrust the course into the limelight. There are reminders of the LPGA’s presence in Wachesaw’s newly remodeled clubhouse, including Meg Mallon’s scorecard recording her course record 62.
But what awaits you is a layout that is even better than the one that tested the world’s best female golfers. Wachesaw’s tree-lined fairways aren’t as a tight as they appear from the tee, thanks to an extensive 2014 tree removal project, but you are best served by keeping the ball in the short grass. The challenge builds throughout the round, reaching a crescendo on the 17th and 18th holes, back-to-back beauties that provide a championship finish.
The good times don’t have to end after the final putt drops. Wachesaw’s clubhouse renovation significantly enhanced its indoor bar area and added a full service dining room (order the Cuban!). Yes, the outdoor bar, the area’s best, still beckons golfers as well.
(Wachesaw fun fact: If you see general manager Rob Mosser warming up his arm, beware. Mosser was a three-year closer for the University of South Carolina baseball team, including a pair of dominating seasons in 1992 and 1993 when the Gamecocks advanced to the NCAA Tournament.)