Founders Club

 3.8 Avg. rating based on 84 reviews
7829 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585     843-237-2299
Founders Club
Need to know

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

EARLY A.M.
$48
7 to 7:59 a.m.
AFTERNOON
$39
Noon to 3:29 p.m.
MORNING
$47
8 to 11:59 a.m.
EVENING
$39
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 84 reviews. Currently showing the last 20 player reviews from MyrtleBeachGolf.com:

Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 2.3

Glenn

Not in good condition. Grass patchy, greens half grass half dirt. I felt like I was cheated based on the price I paid.

  • Tees:
    2.0
  • Greens:
    0.8
  • Fairways:
    0.7
  • Pro shop:
  • Grill:
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 1.3

Terrible

I have been coming to Myrtle Beach for 13 years to play golf. This by far was the worst experience I ever had! First the course was in terrible shape: the tee boxes, fairways, and the greens were destroyed. But what made it worse was the water jugs had warm water, there was no beverage service on the course and the restrooms on the back nine were locked! Horrible!

  • Tees:
    0.7
  • Greens:
    0.8
  • Fairways:
    0.9
  • Pro shop:
  • Grill:
  • Staff:
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.4

Unique design & excellent conditions

This course is an excellent layout. It features little to no rough and all waste bunkers, (much like the home to American golf Pinehurst). It is a difficult track which is why people say they don't like it. If you can't get out of the sand you're going to have a long day. The conditions were spot on. Any negative reviews you hear about this course come from high handicappers who can't hit a sand shot, they put up a monster number and then say the course sucks. Anyone who knows a lick about golf and golf course design will appreciate this track. If you're a hacker go play a pitch & putt leave the real golf courses to the real golfers !

  • Tees:
    3.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    4.3
  • Pro shop:
    5.0
  • Grill:
    3.9
  • Staff:
    4.9
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #6034

WONDERFUL COURSE A LITTLE FAR BUT WILL PLAY AGAIN

  • Tees:
    5.0
  • Greens:
    5.0
  • Fairways:
    5.0
  • Pro shop:
    5.0
  • Grill:
    0.0
  • Staff:
    5.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.0

Review #6012

Not my type of course, my husband liked it more than me. Not a fan of waste bunker style

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    3.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    0.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.0

Review #6010

Not my type of course, my husband liked it more than me. Not a fan of waste bunker style

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    3.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    0.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5992

Great layout

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    4.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5975

we have been down here golfing for the past ten days and the founder's club had the best conditions of any course we played which included MBN north course, grande dunes and true blue. FC's green were rolling true with expected speeds, the fairways and approaches were pretty dry considering the more than one inch of rain the morning of. i know many of the reviews here complain about the bunkers and course employees admit that is their biggest complaint, but that is the style and layout of the course which is also what makes it so special in the MB area. we thought it was fun to drive the carts in the waste bunkers like at king's birth and long bay. the contrast of the rough vs. fairways is simply amazing on this gorgeous and challenging course. can't wait to visit again !

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    5.0
  • Fairways:
    5.0
  • Pro shop:
    3.0
  • Grill:
    3.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.0

Review #5946

Too many waste bunkers,course seemed tricked up.. not worth playing again

  • Tees:
    3.0
  • Greens:
    3.0
  • Fairways:
    1.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    3.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5929

A lot of hidden water, course was very wet/soggy, lack of direction signs to next hole. Golfed with 2 locals who didn't help me stay out of trouble. I'm a 18 hdcp but I was hitting into water or swampy areas or waste areas(which there is a lot of). Greens were very slow which made it tuff to reach the pins when putting. Overall I had a very disappointing round of golf. Personally, not worth $49.99+tax.:(

  • Tees:
    3.0
  • Greens:
    3.0
  • Fairways:
    2.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    4.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 5.0

Review #5788

I went to this course first time in a year cause I was not impressed with it the first time I played it. I must say that I am really impressed how far it has become since Eric Glosick the head pro took over this course. He is doing a great job thus far turning this place around to where it should be. Thank you for the experience.

  • Tees:
    5.0
  • Greens:
    5.0
  • Fairways:
    5.0
  • Pro shop:
    5.0
  • Grill:
    5.0
  • Staff:
    5.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.0

Review #5774

We were unfortunately underwhelmed- for a course only 9 years old it seemed in tough shape. The tees were pretty rough- needed work- fairways OK - it had rained a lot not their fault, greens slower than we expected but in good shape. The waste areas were different - just not to our liking. Some very picturesque holes- but there are much better courses for the money.

  • Tees:
    1.0
  • Greens:
    3.0
  • Fairways:
    3.0
  • Pro shop:
    3.0
  • Grill:
    3.0
  • Staff:
    3.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.0

Review #5773

We were unfortunately underwhelmed- for a course only 9 years old it seemed in tough shape. The tees were pretty rough- needed work- fairways OK - it had rained a lot not their fault, greens slower than we expected but in good shape. The waste areas were different - just not to our liking. Some very picturesque holes- but there are much better courses for the money.

  • Tees:
    1.0
  • Greens:
    3.0
  • Fairways:
    3.0
  • Pro shop:
    3.0
  • Grill:
    3.0
  • Staff:
    3.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 5.0

Review #5659

Wonderful experience

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    5.0
  • Fairways:
    5.0
  • Pro shop:
    5.0
  • Grill:
    3.0
  • Staff:
    5.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5657

This redo is nothing similar to the old Sea Gull. It has a really rustic feel, that requires shot making not just standing on the tee and letting it fly. Split fairways, elevation changes, raised green complexes forced careers and positioning off the tee. Just an interesting test of golf. Driving carts in waste areas is different. Greens were good. Fairways good. Bunkers could have been attend to. That means that golfers need to rake them so others find them they way that they found them. Interesting layout and will play again. Great value for price.

  • Tees:
    3.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    3.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5483

This is a pretty meet little course and offers some very unique challenges. I enjoyed the round and the conditions were in pretty good shape all around. This course has a little of that tobacco road feel to it when it come to all the waste areas on the course. I would recommend this course if you are looking for something a little challenging and out of the normal lay out on most myrtle beach courses.

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    3.0
  • Fairways:
    3.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    3.0
  • Staff:
    5.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.0

Review #5319

too much of the course was waste areas
The staff was very helpful.

  • Tees:
    2.0
  • Greens:
    2.0
  • Fairways:
    1.0
  • Pro shop:
    3.0
  • Grill:
    3.0
  • Staff:
    3.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5272

Great place to play.

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    3.0
  • Grill:
    3.0
  • Staff:
    3.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.0

Review #5257

Real nice course -- spot golf for sure .. Love the course

  • Tees:
    4.0
  • Greens:
    4.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    4.0
  • Grill:
    0.0
  • Staff:
    4.0
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.0

Review #5253

Found it very narrow. Waste areas take a bit getting used to. I obviously didn't!

  • Tees:
    3.0
  • Greens:
    3.0
  • Fairways:
    4.0
  • Pro shop:
    3.0
  • Grill:
    0.0
  • Staff:
    3.0
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