Pawleys Plantation’s Course Management Draws Rave Reviews

ValleyCrest Takes Conditioning On The Nicklaus Design To The Next Level

Pawleys Island, S.C. (PRWEB) June 4, 2006 — Pawleys Plantation has been drawing rave reviews since golf course maintenance company ValleyCrest joined the Pawleys Plantation team in 2005. Recently, the resort’s Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course received a four-star ranking (“Outstanding. Plan your next vacation around it.”) in Golf Digest’s “Best Places To Play Guide” and GolfStyles Carolina named Pawleys Plantation one of the “must play” courses in the Carolinas. Now, some top names in the golf industry are singing the course’s praises.

Mel Sole, a veteran of the South African PGA Tour, heads the Ritson-Sole Golf School, one of the “Top 5” Golf Schools in the United States (Golf Magazine). “Since ValleyCrest has taken over Pawleys Plantation, the course has gone from being a strong layout to being a strong layout with impeccable conditioning,” said Sole. “The fairways are in such great shape that you never get a poor lie, and the greens are a pleasure to putt. Pawleys Plantation now ranks as one of the finest courses in the Southeast.”

Nationwide Tour Member, Jeremy Pope has competed on courses throughout the United States. “Pawleys Plantation is one of the most challenging, yet very fair golf courses I’ve ever played,” said Pope. “It has helped me develop the necessary skills to become a Nationwide Tour Member. Since ValleyCrest has assumed maintenance responsibility, it is probably in the best condition it has been in for many years.”

Golf professional Bobby Ford competed in four National PGA Championships. “Pawleys Plantation is one of my favorite layouts,” said Ford. “The greens are putting better than ever. They took down trees and actually made it more playable from any set of tees. It’s a golf course you can play every day and never get tired of it. Every hole is different.”

For more information about Pawleys Plantation call 877-763-7341 or visit their Web site at

About Pawleys Plantation

Pawleys Plantation, a 582-acre resort and golf course community in Pawleys Island, S.C., is nestled among moss-draped oaks, natural wetlands and salt marshes. Bordered on the south by a 600-acre nature preserve, Pawleys Plantation is the South Carolina Lowcountry’s finest property offering visitors local catering, beautiful banquets, and an elegant 4,500 square foot ballroom. Pawleys Plantation also offers one of the Grand Strand’s premier meeting facilities at its 6,500 square foot conference center.

Conveniently located near a wide variety of cultural and recreational amenities, Pawleys Plantation is approximately one hour from Charleston, S.C., a city well known for its Southern grace and charm; the historic port of Georgetown, S.C., is less than 15 minutes south on U.S. 17. More than 100 golf courses and 1,000 restaurants are in nearby Myrtle Beach.

Pawleys Plantation has been recognized as one of South Carolina’s best sites for corporate retreats, private vacations and golf getaways. The nation’s top golf publication, Golf Digest applauded Pawleys Plantation’s “spacious and private villa accommodations … along with fine clubhouse dining and after-round relaxation in the Palmetto Pub.” While Convention South, wrote about meetings on the rise at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club, T&L Golf Magazine rated Pawleys Plantation among the top three places to stay for golf groups.

More information is also available online at or by calling Pawleys Plantation at (800) 367-9959.

Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club

Planning Pawleys Plantation began with Jack Nicklaus. In October, 1986 the legendary golfer and prominent course designer stood in the middle of 582 acres and began designing a new course…

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