Farmstead Golf Links is truly a cut above the typical Grand Strand course. Considering the extraordinary golf experience it offers to players of all levels, this is arguably the best deal in town. Nestled in a natural setting while comfortably removed from developed areas, the course affords golfers the luxury of playing in almost perfect privacy. Set on a level stretch of land that was once a tobacco farm, its windswept 480 acres have been fashioned into a spectacular set of challenges by designer Willard Byrd.
Wide, links-style fairways gently follow the lay of the land to create a collection of shot-making opportunities that reward superior play from golfers of many styles. At this captivating course, the winds are always in play, giving it yet another dimension. Whether the flags are noisily flapping or eerily still, hitting it straight is the key to scoring well at Farmstead. It may be wide-open with generous landing areas, but scoot one off a fairway and you are stuck in the love grass, where your next move is to drop a provisional.
Unlike most contemporary course designers, Willard Byrd is not a big advocate of the reachable par four. Players who opt for the white tees will find the shortest two-shotter to be the 313-yard 5th, and all but one of the remaining eight par fours play shorter than 350 yards. According to the locals, however, it’s Farmstead’s exceptional par threes that you’ll remember.
Farmstead is managed by Burroughs & Chapin Golf Management, the leader in delivering quality golf experiences.