Plantation Resort has aced another golf partnership – this time with Prestwick Country Club. And we can’t wait for you to take a swing at this beauty! It’s the perfect time of year to hit the greens of Prestwick Country Club, located only minutes away on Links Road off S.C. Highway 544 in Surfside Beach. The par 72, 18-hole course plays more than 7,000 yards from the black tees. (There are six sets of tees instead of the typical four to accommodate a wide range of golfer skills.) With a guard gate at the entrance, Prestwick takes on the feel of a private club, but it’s proudly open to the public.
The scenic layout, designed by Pete & P.B. Dye, lives up to the Dye tradition of being both challenging and playable – and Golf Digest agrees, ranking Prestwick a 4.5-star masterpiece. “It’s a links-style course sculpted with lots of signature Dye mounding and bunkers, along with fast, complex greens,” says PGA head professional Jay Smith. The TifEagle Bermuda greens, he adds, were just renovated in 2012. Smith has been the head pro at Prestwick since 1999 and was named the area’s “Golf Professional of the Year” by the Myrtle Beach Herald in 2009.
Smith and staff pride themselves on maintaining Prestwick’s reputation as one of the “Top 5 Best-Kept Secrets in America” amidst the thick Carolina pine forests, a moniker hyped by Golf Digest. Those manmade mounds mingle with a backdrop of creeks and small lakes that serve as natural water hazards on the course. While these obstacles prove to be challenging for many golfers, those with a steady, patient hand will achieve the risk-reward of Prestwick.
The staff’s high level of friendly customer service starts with your pregame at the course’s driving range, where Prestwick also offers group clinics and private lessons tailored to your handicap. And not only do they aim to please on the course, but inside the clubhouse as well. Smith says the bar and grill can cook up breakfast favorites before your tee time or serve up lunch and a round of drinks after the 18th. It’s more than just an ordinary snack stand, and the vista from the dining room over the water and greens is a winner. They’re also known to host group gatherings in the large private room, so be sure to make a reservation if you have a bigger crew. We know you’ll enjoy playing through our newest partner course, Prestwick Country Club.
Take a Swing at Prestwick Country Club during your Stay at Plantation Resort
As a guest at Plantation Resort, you receive a special rate, which includes a cart. Book your tee time now, by calling Prestwick at 843-293-4100 or by visiting www.prestwickcountryclub.com. (Present your Plantation Resort recreation pass to receive the discounted rate). Enjoy a discounted round or two at any of our golf partners during your Myrtle Beach vacation at Plantation Resort! Be sure to reserve your stay with us by calling 1-800-845-5039. One of our friendly Owner Services Representatives will be happy to help you make your reservation!