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The Founders Club

Address: 7829 Ocean Hwy 117, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 (Formerly The Sea Gull Golf Club)
Phone Number: 843 237 4285
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Ranked #19 of 23 Activities in Pawleys Island
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: One of the oldest courses on the Southern Strand, this club offers large greens, and no parallel...
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Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: One of the oldest courses on the Southern Strand, this club offers large greens, and no parallel holes; two characteristics that tend to be absent from many of the modern courses at Myrtle Beach.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Course was in excellent shape - t boxes, fairways and greens. Lots of waste bunkers that also serve as cart paths on several holes which is very unusual but frankly I felt it added to the fun of the course.... almost a desert type layout... Played 5 courses in this area in 6 days. Thought Founders had the most unique... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Terrible Course! Greens mostly sand. No markers or any layout of holes on hole markers or score card as on most courses I play. Do not mind bunkers, but this course 40% caked down sand/dirt that you drive your carts on and comes into play with your shots,which is ridiculous and STUPID, but cheap for upkeep costs vs grass that... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very confusing ways to get around from hole to hole...Only one washroom facility available. No beer carts. Understandably, as the course is really strewn out amongst a large diverse area. Sand and waste bunkers do stop you losing your golf balls. Staff are very friendly, but the course needs a make-over and a better layout.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I had a great time at the Founders club. Staff was great. Driving in the waste areas really neat and smooth as can be. They are working on marking them so that you can get in and out easier. Greens were terrific. They must have improved since this spring. I see some bad things were written earlier this year. .... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The natural feel on The Founders Club is well suited to the Pawleys market. Waste bunkers, allowing almost no cart paths, extend the added playability and natural setting. The course has more movement than most at the beach and the use of waste sand adds to the native feel. I enjoyed the fact that it meandered around an older Pawleys... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I bet that this course in its prime was a great good course but it seems like it hasn't gotten a lot of TLC over the years. Not a lot of regular cart paths, you have to drive around in these large waste bunkers that line the fairway, which actually reminded me of the scene in Terminator 2 where they... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
25 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This layout is odd. You must cross roads between green and the next tee almost every hole. Sometimes the way to the next tee is obscure and you just have to guess if you aren't familiar with the course. On one hole, you actually have to drive down the road a little way. There are a couple of nice holes,... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

After playing Caledonia and Heritage, played Founders for the first time. I'm afraid it will go on my "I've played it once and never need to play it again" list. Nothing wrong with the staff - all pleasant and professional. And the layout is not bad, it just was kind of "scruffy". The greens especially were poor. It has a... More 

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North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Played this course during Veterans Tournament and will not return. The course was soaking wet with terrible greens and lots of muddy waste areas to drive around in. Driving range consisted of a couple of mats and large net.

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Well, I've never driven in so many waste bunkers to get to a ball on the fairway before. This course is uniquely designed with very little water and LOTS of hard packed sand in waste bunkers. It was ok but almost seemed repetitive after a while. A lot of holes looked like cow pastures with a weird mix of grass... More 

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