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Architect - Jack Nicklaus
It was the exquisite setting that ultimately drew Jack Nicklaus to Pawleys Plantation. "I have a particular fondness for the Lowcountry," says Nicklaus. "We used what's there, without forcing or changing what Mother Nature provided." With subtle greens enveloped by sand bunkers, challenging fairways dotted with water and unique obstacles evident on every hole, Pawleys Plantation is a player's course that demands strategy, ingenuity and above all, concentration. "You'll have to think your way around this course," Nicklaus advises. But he's quick to add,"as for beauty, on a scale from one to ten, it's pretty close to a ten."
A few of the course highlights include: the par 3, third hole requiring a forced carry over water from tee to green; the par 5, fourteenth hole where you must negotiate the marsh off the tee shot to a split fairway just before the green; or the tremendous par 4, eighteenth hole that permits only a well-placed drive down a narrow fairway bordered by marsh, sprawling oaks and pines. Pawleys Plantation is one of those rare courses you can play time and time again and never hit the same shot twice. Its subtlety is matched only by its beauty. And best of all as a guest of Pawleys Plantation, you will enjoy special play privileges with guaranteed tee times.