The Litchfield Country Club is one of the finest golf layouts created on the Grand Strand. And since this stunning golf vacation destination is already receiving various citations from different golf publications worldwide, this golf vacation destination is often flocked by an increasing number of golf enthusiasts each year. In 1996, Condé Nast Traveler included the golf layout as one of the “World’s 50 Best”. Golf Digest also awarded Litchfield with “4 ½ stars Places to Play”. The course’s 18th hole was even included among “The 100 Greatest Holes along the Grand Strand” as cited by The Sun News.
Set on what was once a thriving Carolina rice plantation, the Litchfield Country Club meanders through the gentle giant live oaks, cedar trees, and the majestic sparkling lakes. It was originally designed by the famed Willard Byrd and was later restored to maintain the diverse challenges that the original 18 holes used to provide. The classic old design of the course features the sharp doglegs, narrow fairways, small-lipped bunkers, as well as the greenside pathways comprised of bump and run shots. The layout was given a course rating of 72.6 and a 130 slope rating. Greens on the other hand are covered with the Tifdwarf Bermuda grass which gives the entire layout a neat design.
Although there is water on almost all of the layout’s holes, most of the water features are kept hidden and barely noticeable. However, you still need to go through the holes that are butted against the pond or are jam-packed with doglegs. And in order to complete a challenging yet exciting game, you have to come up with different techniques that employ various shots. Aside from the fine test of golfing skills, the natural beauty of Litchfield Country Club can also gratify a relaxing break.