Litchfield Country Club

Litchfield Country Club

Location 619 Country Club Drive
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Rating 4.2 Stars

Opened in 1966, Litchfield Country Club’s continuing popularity has more than supported its longevity.

The reason is simple: Willard Byrd’s original design, one applicable to the well-rounded, won’t beat up most players. It also isn’t crafted toward the big hitters, measuring at less than 6,800 yards from the back tees. That’s how the golf course opened in the 1960s, and that’s how it remains over 50 years later. The dogleg-happy round includes significant bends on at least eight different holes, forcing players to make the most of their tee and second shots. After that, forgiving approach zones open up the possibility of bump-and-run golf and negating many of the issues associated with small greens.

Hole #18 is featured in the book “The 100 Greatest Holes along the Grand Strand” – published by The Sun News “Narrow fairways, sharp doglegs are part of this classic old style design.” – by Nick Nicholas, Sun News Golf Writer Litchfield Country Club was among the initial eight courses built on the Grand Strand. And it was the first course in the Pawleys Island/Litchfield area.

Awarded 4.5 STARS in Golf Digest’s “2008- Places to Play” and one of the “World’s 50 Best- 1996” by Conde Nast Traveler, the gracious charms of this exclusive country club “Signature Course” are enjoyed by only a limited number of visiting golfers. The mature tree-lined fairways wind amid the giant oaks and shimmering lakes of a former Carolina rice plantation, creating an extraordinarily challenging “country club” golf experience.

For obvious reasons associated with the lack of length, the course has been highly regarded by women and seniors.

  1. Chuck 03/28/2020

    Course in great shape, good course to walk-- Nice escape to play golf today. Staff was very friendly

  2. Scott 03/28/2020

    Excellent course and staff

  3. David 03/06/2020

    Nice course in early season condition. Staff were friendly, amenities were a little oddly placed

  4. Bob 03/02/2020

    Crowded but a nice track well kept.

  5. Carl 12/24/2019

    Good experience. Had a lot of rain the previous day. Fairways were so wet I lost 2 balls that plugged in the fairway, forcing me to hit the ball lower. Greens were perfect, but slow since they were too soft and wet to mow. Staff was great and very helpful.

  6. Bill 12/16/2019

    Love Litchfield, great course for the money. The layout is def a challenge with doglegs galore, but fair if you keep the ball in play. Five sets of tees add as much as you want to chew from this fun course. Greens rolled true, not as fast as some on the strand but not as slow as others. A great course to play

  7. Jon 11/28/2019

    Nice course, very challenging

  8. David 10/27/2019

    Enjoyed the day. greens a little long, but understand end of season and overseeding

  9. Russell 10/22/2019

    Great course. A shotmakers course with almost every hole a dogleg. The course was in good shape but the greens were terribly slow with the rye grass growing in. Plays a little long from the ladies tees.

  10. James 10/22/2019

    Really enjoyed the course layout but the greens were terribly slow with rye grass growing in. Would have liked to know that before we played. My wife liked the course layout but hated the greens.