|Address:||478 Heritage Dr, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, USA|
The Heritage Club is all about gracious, tasteful living. Look at the houses along the course and you’ll know what I mean; graceful estates that exemplify southern plantation living. Driving to the golf course you get the sense that you’re in store for something special. At the Heritage Club, you can choose from 5 sets of tees that measure between 5,201 and 7,118 yards. Your level of enjoyment on this championship track will begin with your ability to choose the right set of tees. Bite off more than you can chew, and you’re in for a long day. The White Tees at 6,310 yards carry a course rating of 71.1 and a slope of 127 and provided a fitting challenge. The front nine is predominantly woods and trees, and Maples (not the trees) does a great job of using trees to shape holes and many tee shots. It’s not uncommon to stand on the tee box and wonder what you’re going to do about that lone tree standing between you and that ideal tee shot. On the back nine, you’ll encounter more water – it comes into play on at least 5 holes. All holes culminate on large, well-undulated Champion Bermuda greens that are often guarded by water, trees and/or sand. The greens are in superb shape and roll true at a moderate pace. An abundance of flora and fauna can be seen as you make your way around the course including, crepe myrtles, azaleas alligators and bald eagles. But that’s nothing compared to the golf! Last Word The Heritage Club isn’t a course that lets you come out and just bomb away off the tee; you need to think your way around and hit placement shots if you want to score well. This is especially true on some of the doglegs where, if you hit it short or long of the dogleg, you’ll have no clear shot to the green. Like any Lowcountry golf course, Heritage Club has its share of sand and marsh carry shots, with mild elevation changes. I’m told that the Heritage Club does over 65,000 rounds a year and in my mind, there are a couple of reasons why. First off, the golf course is incredible – well maintained, challenging and friendly. Secondly is the staff – always smiling, helpful and willing to answer any question. Thirdly, is the fact that your greens fee includes a breakfast buffet, lunch with a wide variety of options and two free beers or fountain drinks during or after your round. You can make a day of it! The Heritage Club is part of Legends Golf Resort and America’s most awarded golf trail -- the Waccamaw Trail
Course is pretty and makes you feel the old South. However, the staff at this establishment is horrendous. I would not go back if it were free. As soon as the gal on the first tee was done taking photos of our group the marshal rudely demanded we tee off. On second hole, the next yankee prick in a golf cart told us we were on pace but needed to hurry? Nobody behind us but we needed to hurry.. Third hole, same think but DIFFERENT yankee prick. Fourth hole, repeat with yet ANOTHER prick. The wheels came off at that point with everyone in our group telling him to beat feet. Again, no players behind us! Thankfully that was the last we saw of them. So, from my one (and last) experience, I recommend telling the starting marshal to take a hike and inform them that their type of behavior might be acceptable up in whatever miserable State they are trying to escape from but it is not acceptable here in the South. MAYBE they will leave you alone? Worst experience and behavior of golf course staff I have ever seen.
Wonderful and picturesque courses and the staff were very friendly. That being said, it took us over 5 1/2 hours to get around the course and we played our last hole in near darkness (after teeing off at 1pm). We were put out on the back nine, in what i can only assume was in the middle of two groups that were just rounding the turn. We were in Myrtle Beach for 7 days of golfing and this is the only course that we decided that we would unequivocally NOT return to (highly recommend TPC, Grand Dunes, Rivers Edge, and World Tour). We did not see a single Marshall on the course and the greens were littered with leaves and other plant matter making it almost impossible to putt consistently. When we brought up these issues at the end of our round to an employee he told us to post online because any information provided through employee channels of communication was essentially ignored. If waiting for 10 minutes on the tees and 5 minutes on each fairway doesnt bother you then it may be a fun course.
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This is a beautiful golf course. However, the staff is the most rude in all the Grand Strand with the exception of the grill staff. My foursome played our round in just over 4 hours and we were stopped by 4 different rangers on SEVEN different occasions to tell us (very rudely) to speed up play or be moved up. Keep in mind the first hole was completely open when we teed off, and after the 5th hole we never even saw the group behind us so we never held anyone up. There are many more courses in the Grand Strand that are every bit as beautiful where youll actually be treated like a customer and not a nuisance. I was hurried and harassed from the minute I arrived at the bag drop until the minute I unloaded my own bag. I will not be back. Ive played well over 100 rounds of golf in the Myrtle Beach area and have never once been told to speed play and Ive never had a staff make an otherwise beautiful golf course such an undesirable experience.
I have gone to Heritage 3 times in 2016 to play golf. The course is absolutely one of the best on the Grand Strand. HOWEVER, the pace of play is horrendous. The Heritage is the flagship of the Legends Resort and they over-book the course so bad it is just not worth going anymore. My last trip, we dragged through the front-9 in just under 3-hours, then we were the 5th group of 4 "sitting" to tee off at the turn. All this after waiting over 90 minutes for a cart on a tee time we made 2-days ahead of the play date. We drove to the parking lot, loaded our stuff in the truck and left the cart sitting. Not classy, but that was how agitated we were. The time before that we also quit , but did return the cart. The 1st time we were just stupid and stayed on the course over 5 1/2 hours to finish. Never again. Great course but the management is not offering you a great golf experience with the pace of play. STAY AWAY.
Have been coming down to Pawleys island for years and heritage is always on the list. Today, we walked off on the 11th hole 3 hours and 15 minutes in. We asked the ranger to move people along and even called into the pro shop letting them know we were at over a 5 hour pace (tee time was at 8:30am). I understand that sometimes people play slow and there is little that the course can do. That being said, When we got in and turned our rental clubs in, the staff actually corrected me letting me know we were actually only 10 minutes over "pace" and that I was wrong. There are lots of options in the Pawleys area and I was really surprised how I was treated today.