Crow Creek Golf Plantation is an outstanding 18-hole golf facility located just 2 miles north of the NC / SC state line on Highway 17 in Calabash, NC. Since its opening in February 2000, Crow Creek has quickly become a favorite for golfers visiting the Brunswick Islands. Created by architect Rick Robbins, a former Jack Nicklaus senior design associate, Crow Creek is a scenic layout set on developer Jerry McLamb’s 500-acre family homestead.
Golfers that have experienced Crow Creek have made it a “must play” on their return visits to Myrtle Beach and the Brunswick Isles. Compliments are received on a regular basis, praising this excellent facility and the more than reasonable greens fee. “We will definitely tell our friends to play Crow Creek the next time they are in Brunswick County or Myrtle Beach”, is a comment heard quite frequently. Crow Creek has also made a name for itself on the Trail by providing golfers with a golf course that is always in top notch condition.
Crow Creek presents an imaginative layout with perfect undulating L-93 Bentgrass greens, nice level Tee boxes and lush Tifsport Bermuda grass fairways. The clubhouse features a fully stocked pro-shop, a large bar and grille with indoor and outdoor seating and several flat screen TV’s to catch the game. From the moment you pull up at the bag drop to the end of your round, you will experience fine southern hospitality from the entire staff.
Lets take a look at a few holes on the golf course:
Crow Creek’s front nine is flat and relatively open and the first hole starts out with a welcoming par four that plays 330 yards from the white tees. The fairway plays slightly downhill to an open green that presents absolutely no surprises. The par five seventh is the #1 handicap hole and plays to a stout 533 yards from the white tees, bomb one off the tee and you may have a chance of getting home in two. The par three eighth is a 143 yard gem that requires a solid tee shot over water and can play pretty tough, especially if a coastal breeze blows during your round. Finishing the front nine is a 349 yard par four that features subtle grass mounding and strategic bunkering and is listed as the fifth toughest hole on the golf course.
The back nine is a completely different animal, featuring tree lined fairways and rolling grassy mounds. Save your best for last, as the final four holes are among the toughest on the entire course. The fifteenth is a testy par four that plays 359 yards from the white tees and will give you all the challenge you can handle. The sixteenth is a nice 156 yard par three that requires a controlled mid-iron shot to a flat green. The par four seventeenth plays 351 yards off the white tees and is flanked by water down the left and waste area down the right side of the fairway. The par five eighteenth is a good golf hole and plays 517 yards from the white tees, accept it, it’ll take three to get there.
Overall, Crow Creek offers a very fair test of golf for all skill levels and provides a nice challenge without being too severe. My personal feeling is if you are playing it for the first time, play the white tees, this will maximize your enjoyment yet still provide you with a good challenge. Please contact one of our providers for tee times at Crow Creek or any of the other nineteen golf courses on the Trail and as always we hope you make a bunch of birdies!!!
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Check out this short video of Crow Creek as well. Describes the community and the golf course. It’s very well done.