Founders Club

7829 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, 29585     843-237-2299
 4
Average rating based on 219 reviews
Need to know

Here's the details you need to play this golf course:

EARLY A.M.
$35
7 to 7:59 a.m.
AFTERNOON
$35
Noon to 3:29 p.m.
MORNING
$43
8 to 11:59 a.m.
EVENING
$35
3:30 to 6p.m.
MORE INFO
843-237-2299

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DESCRIPTION
About Founders Club

One of the newest golf courses on the Grand Strand is also one of the best at the Founders Club at Pawleys Island, where the South Carolina Lowcountry's natural beauty and creative golf design come together to form one unique golf experience. created by Thomas Walker, former lead designer for Gary Player Design, amid the salt marshes and maritime forests of Pawleys Island, the Founders Club features 18 masterfully constructed holes that are both visually stunning and give the illusion that the layout is more difficult than it really plays. But don't think you're not in for a challenge. This course has quickly become a “must play” among the many courses on the Strand.

AT AT GLANCE
Course Details
  • Par 72: 72
  • Slope 139: 139
  • Yardage - 7007: 7007
  • # of Holes: 18
  • Designed By: Gene Hamm & Thomas Walker
  • Year Opened: 1970
  • Greens: 419 Emerald Bermuda
  • Type of Course: Semi-Private
  • Accepts singles?Yes
  • Kids play free?Yes
USER REVIEWS

Founders Club Player Ratings

Overall rating based on 219 reviews. Currently showing the last 20 player reviews from Myrtle Beach Golf Insider:

Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"A great layout and in good condition. The staff was very friendly. You just might wear out your sandwedge here because there are many bunkers but that's part of the game."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Fun Course. Lot's of waste area's but very playable. Several holes with elevation changes which is unusual for MB. Might not be some players cup of tea but after playing it several times I think you would enjoy it. Pace of play was excellent."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Fun Course. Lot's of waste area's but very playable. Several holes with elevation changes which is unusual for MB. Might not be some players cup of tea but after playing it several times I think you would enjoy it. Pace of play was excellent."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Also great. Tough layout. Getting a replay after first 18 was easy. Pro shop staff was great."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Staff are professional and very accommodating. Great customer service"

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Great course. Groups nicely spaced out, friendly staff."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Nice Course. Not for everyone with all the waste bunkers but well designed. Course was in good shape overall, some very wet spots in some fairways but not unplayable. Some of the greens have some rough spots but overall nice. Very nice staff. Would recommend playing here."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4
  • Fairways:
    4
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.5

"Staff and everyone was very helpful. Little tricky getting from some greens to the next tee box, but we managed. Course gave us a information booklet for the course giving yardages and tips that was very useful."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    3.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Staff was great. Only negative comment is too many waste bunkers."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"First time playing Founders since the renovation. They did a nice job but might have gone a little overboard with the waste bunkers. They come into play on almost every hole. But did enjoy the course."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    3.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 2.5

"Starting process and people not great. No good way to take clubs to car with cart. Course layout not to my liking. Course not in great shape, greens fair for time of year. Very slow and ranger didn't move anyone along. Would not play won't come back."

  • Tees:
    2.5
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    0.5
  • Pro shop:
    3.5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    0.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Another awesome experience."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Little evidence of storm. Beautiful layout. Makes tee shots fun with large landing areas. Second shots and more requires planning enjoyable afternoon."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Course is in great shape 1 week after Hurricane Matthew came thru. Hat's off to the grounds crew. Their were lots of trees down everywhere but none that came into play. Fairways were dry in most spots & the Greens are rolling true. The staff are very nice."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Tee Boxes & Greens are in good shape but the fairways need some maintenance. Lots of weeds growing the fairways & around some greens. Pace of play was good. Interesting design, you need to play the course a few times to enjoy it more."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    3
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.5

"Very different design with all of sand fairways."

  • Tees:
    3.5
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    3.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    3.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.5

"The course was more of a target golf than a grip and rip it course. Greens were in really good shape and rolled true. This couse is a good value and a course to start your vacation."

  • Tees:
    3.5
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    3.5
  • Pro shop:
    3.5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"It was a challenging course. I think had we not been with friends who have played the course before, it would have been hard to find the next hole, especially where there are road crossings. Signage could be better. All in all, we enjoyed our round."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    1.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Nice, fair course. We played from the gold because we had a new golfer with us, but will return to go from the whites for a truer picture."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Last played when it was SeaGull. Loved the course changes. Was nice not to hit any cart paths with your ball."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
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