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Update – May 31, 2019
We are happy to announce that almost all functionality has been restored and we have migrated to a new platform which will also speed up the site (something that has been asked for). Unfortunately, we have not yet found a way to securely host the forum archive, so it remains offline for now.
Thanks again for your patience and understanding.
Supergilbys Golfapalooza 2019 - River Club (04/26/2019)
Did head south today, as we had the privilege of playing the alleys of the River Club at Pawleys Island, a place we love to go to because the staff always knows how to treat golfers and make us feel like home. Kind of feeling like real members for a day.
The passage of a cold front (fortunately without rain) however made our golf experience a little more "special" today, with winds that, more often than not this afternoon, reached 70 kilometers per hour. Nothing to alter our enthusiasm for this course, which proves to be a good test of golf and who will suit players of all levels.
Overall, really nothing to complain about the conditions. Nothing surprising at this time of the year, since we are in peak season. However, be aware that no matter the time in the calendar (we played River Club many times since we visit Myrtle Beach, we have never been disappointed.
Although River Club is the name of the course, we could also call this course "Sand Club", because the sand traps abound and you must constantly be on your guard, because you could find yourself in a bad position (it happened to us often today). That said, these famous traps were in excellent condition. And it's safe to say that the greens were also in excellent condition, while being very fast compared to the previous rounds we played at Aberdeen and Eagle Nest, which required adjustments to our share.
On the design side, the layout offers a lot of variety, both on the front nine and on the back nine. Personally, we do have a preference for the back nine, probably because water hazards are easier to spot and an absolute magnificient par 5 from around 500 yards (370 yards for the Ladies) to end your round. Note that on many holes, those who like to use their raw power will be well served. But beware: there are just as many holes that will require finesse and precision. And this is what makes the River Club challenge so interesting, and a place we do not hesitate to recommend to anyone, and with an excellent balance between quality and price!
Quebec City, Canada