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Review: The Witch 5/26/12

 


One of Myrtle's Finest
 


Date Played: May 26, 2012

The Witch Golf Club in Conway, South Carolina is a course that I consider a local hot spot. It's away from the busy traffic of downtown but close enough that people staying anywhere along the Grand Strand can make the drive to play a round.

Renowned architect Dan Maples has done a spectacular job at incorporating the natural surroundings into the layout. Wooden bridges transport you over swamp land and through the thick forest between holes. Dozens of species of birds, squirrels, and alligators roam the course in their natural habitat. I was fortunate enough to see 7 baby alligators, about 4 feet in length, basking in the sun behind the 4th Green. What worried me was that I couldn't find mother gator. Luckily I finished the round with all my fingers which is more than I can say for my golf balls.

Those of you who follow my reviews know by now that I am not a fan of housing on Golf courses. The witch has none. When you are out playing you feel as though you are the only one out there. The holes are laid out in a way that there's a chance you don't ever see the group in front or behind you.

The back 9 at The Witch features some natural elevation changes and hills that are uncommon to the area. This sets up dramatic approach shots that will test golfers of all skill levels. The course is not overwhelmingly long but rather focuses on careful placement of the ball to maximize your potential to walk away with par. At just over 6,700 yards from the tips, all players can enjoy one of the most natural courses along the Grand Strand.

Come play what earns my pick as one of the best Local Favorites

Written by Golf Director Blaine Seitz


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