The beauty of Grand Strand golf lies in the three distinctly different sections of it. The South Strand includes great Lowcountry designs like Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, the central part boasts such high-demand courses conveniently located to the airport as Prestwick Country Club, and the North Strand brings several layouts that bring their own unique elements to the area. One such unique design is a hidden gem that sits just across the South Carolina/North Carolina state line at Farmstead Golf Links.
Set on a 480-acre piece of land in Calabash, North Carolina, Farmstead’s links-style setup gives golfers the chance to use the natural contours of the land to their advantage. Throughout the entire property, golfers will see fairways framed by bunkers, native grass and water features. All three of these features can be found on the par-four 13th Hole, with a lake left and tall, thick native grass on the right. This hole forces golfers to hit the middle of the fairway. Any tee shot just off the fairway can put someone in a deep bunker, or deep at the bottom of the lake.
The Willard Byrd design plays 7,200 yards from the back tees. Though the tips play long, Farmstead offers five different sets of tees to accommodate every skill level. The most famous hole on the entire golf course will come at the end of your round when you step to the tee box of the 767-yard, par-6 finishing hole. The tee shot is to the beginning of a sweeping dogleg left that starts in South Carolina. Halfway up the hole, golfers will cross back into North Carolina as they hit their approaches to the green. The daunting par 6 comes with trouble running along the entire left side of a hole that wraps around a large water hazard, leading to a large green where the water runs around the back as well. This hole is setup for all skill levels to enjoy it.
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