Willbrook Plantation Golf Club
Willbrook is located on the southern end of the Grand Strand, and incorporates wide fairways with sand bunkers sculpted into perimeter mounding along the landing zones and greenside. Forty-five sand traps and waste areas come into play, and water features affect the tee shot or approaches on 14 holes. The ponds, streams, and creeks are mostly situated along the edges, although carries off the tee or on approaches are demanded on four of the 18 holes. The green complexes at Willbrook Plantation are generally raised and protected on the sides by deep bunkers with some mounding, but often have openings in front that invite a variety of chips and pitches. Myrtle Beach golfers will encounter large, sloping bent grass putting surfaces that run quick and true.
The short par 3 sixth is the signature hole, with the ever-popular large island green, containing a back-to-front slope and a small collection area that will catch many shots. Men will especially like Willbrook's collection of par 5s that are reachable in two but demand precision shaping, both draw and fade. The third hole features a tree at the left, which extends out just enough to protect the fairway, however a well-played draw can put you in good shape to go for the green. A collection of bunkers guarding the right side of the green makes a fade more appropriate for the approach. Holes 12 through 14 feature particularly interesting three-hole stretch, with a pond and large waste bunker fronting the green on the par three 12th. A wood retaining wall seals another waste bunker and fronts the fairway on the par four 13th, and a creek laps the green complex forming a watery horseshoe on number 14. Willbrook Plantation has earned a reputation for being one of the Grand Strand’s most women-friendly golf courses, ranking 25th in Golf for Women magazine's most recent U.S. top 50.