The Willbrook Plantation is one golf gem that Dan Maples has ever conceived. This magnificent creation is perfectly carved from two Carolina plantation sites and has been garnering accolades from prestigious golf publications. Some of the citations include “America’s Top 50 Courses for Women” by Golf Digest in 2010 and “Top 50 for Women” by Golf for Women Magazine. What makes this golf vacation destination quite interesting is that there is a tranquil blend of golfing with nature’s finest. The stately oaks, waterways, and wetlands also comes into play especially when you are already tackling the challenges of the PAR 5 15th hole. This 15th hole, together with the 1st hole is already part of “The 100 Greatest Holes along the Grand Stand” as cited by The Sun News.
When the Willbrook Plantation debuted in 1988, the golf course’s Bermuda greens have already been attracting all kinds of golfers coming from the different parts of the globe. This 6,722-yard par 72 golf layout presents the various challenges that will test all skill levels. With the course rating of 71.8 and slope rating of 127, serious golfers can already hone their golf game at this award-winning layout. While the golf course winds its way to the centuries-old oak forest, the new “Champion” Bermuda greens made the entire course more eye-catching. And since this golf vacation destination blends well with its surroundings, it was featured on the “Nature Scene” show.
Aside from the challenging golf course, Willbrook Plantation also features a driving range that goes with a putting green as well as the sand and chipping area. For those who are still learning how to play golf, the place also features the Golf Academy where highly qualified instructors assist every aspiring golfer.