New name unites courses, communities
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – Formerly known as the Waccamaw Golf Trail, a collection of 12 award-winning courses, is now the Hammock Coast Golf Trail.
Georgetown County, South Carolina officials say the rebranding is an effort to take advantage of the surging popularity of the surrounding community and its branding efforts.
Comprised of six coastal communities – Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, Georgetown and Andrews – South Carolina’s Hammock Coast is one of the Palmetto State’s top tourist destinations. Buoyed by its large selection of vacation rental condos and homes and wide-open, pristine beaches, the Hammock Coast attracts visitors from across the nation, many of them to play golf.
The Hammock Coast Golf Trail offers players the opportunity to enjoy some of America’s premier designs, including Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, True Blue Golf Club, TPC Myrtle Beach and the newly renovated Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club.
“The rebranding of the Hammock Coast Golf Trail is a natural one, linking the area’s golf courses to the larger tourism community in a manner that will benefit everyone,” said Bob Seganti, general manager of Caledonia and True Blue and a member of the Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission which oversees the marketing of South Carolina’s Hammock Coast. “Golf is an integral part of what makes this area so popular, attracting visitors 12 months a year, and we are proud to help expand the reach of the Hammock Coast brand.”
Hammock Coast Golf Trail features top S.C. courses
“We’ve worked tirelessly to brand the area, and the decision of courses like Caledonia, True Blue and Pawleys Plantation to promote their properties under the Hammock Coast umbrella is a testament to the success of those efforts,” said Beth Stedman, president and CEO of the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce.
The trail features award-winning courses playing through moss-draped oaks and gently flowing tidal rivers. The golf courses of the trail – Blackmoor Golf Club, Caledonia, Founders Club, Litchfield Country Club, Pawleys, River Club, TPC, Tradition Club, True Blue, Wachesaw Plantation East, Wedgefield Country Club and Willbrook Plantation Golf Club – allow golfers to package the area’s best courses, restaurants and accommodations on one unforgettable trip.
Headlining the area’s offerings are Caledonia and True Blue, both Mike Strantz designs that are ranked among America’s top 100 resort courses, Pawleys Plantation, a Jack Nicklaus layout that just underwent a renovation of its greens and bunkers and completed a clubhouse restoration, and TPC, a course that has challenged the world’s best golfers.
Blackmoor is golf legend Gary Players’ only area design, while Litchfield Country Club, Pawleys Island’s first course, continues to delight with its playability and conditions.
Founders Club treats players to generous fairways framed by waste bunkers, creating memorable visuals, while River Club, Tradition and Willbrook, a trio of layouts that deliver the quality and value that help make the area so popular, have formed the backbone of countless Hammock Coast Golf Trail trips.
Wachesaw Plantation East hosted four LPGA Tour events, a testament to the quality of the Clyde Johnston design, while Wedgefield Country Club plays along the Black River, providing views golfers talk about long after returning home.
A Hammock Coast Golf Trail package can be booked as a stay-and-play trip or a golf-only offer. With average high temperatures of 77 degrees in October, 70 in November and 63 in December, the Hammock Coast is an ideal location for a fall trip.
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Featured image of No. 3 on the True Blue course courtesy of the Hammock Coast Golf Trail