Pawleys Island, SC

Pawleys Island

Just south of Myrtle Beach sits the beautiful Pawleys Island area, home to some of the very best golf in South Carolina. While it lacks the vast array of shopping and nightlife of Myrtle Beach it more than makes up for it with the quality of the golf and accommodation on offer.

It offers quality golf, top class local cuisine in a natural setting so if top class golf and good food are your priorities then Pawleys Island is a must try destination.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
Magnificent live oak trees are a feature of the Pawleys Island area, seen here by the 9th green at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

Pawleys Island Golf

Situated within a few minutes of our featured resorts there are several quality golf courses including some of the most highly ranked in the US.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue are two of the most requested courses in South Carolina while Founders Club, Heritage, Litchfield Country Club, Pawley’s Plantation, River Club, Tradition Club and Willbrook offer great variety and consistent quality all within a short drive from your accommodation.

See our Pawley’s Island Golf page for more information.

True Blue
The 18th hole at True Blue


We offer three resorts in the area. Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, Pawleys Plantation are both in Pawleys Island, while, Inlet Sports Lodge is in nearby Murrells Inlet. 

Visit our Pawleys Island accommodation page for more information.

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort
Beachside pool at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort

Pawleys Island is a beautiful, unspoilt, nature lovers paradise. It boasts pristine beaches, waterways and marshes teeming with wildlife.

Pawleys Island
The salt marshes, separating Pawleys Island from the mainland.

It is situated just 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, yet, it is a world away in so many ways.  Pawleys Island is less commercial, much quieter but with still plenty to see and do.

Pawleys Island is home to several historic and natural attractions including Brookgreen Gardens, Hobcaw Barony and Huntington Beach State Park.

Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens, the top attraction in Pawleys Island

You won’t find any huge shopping malls in Pawleys Island, just quaint little collections of shops. Restaurants are predominantly local establishments, preparing traditional low country cuisine. This tends to be very seafood orientated. However, there are plenty of steaks and other alternatives as well.

It is very different from Myrtle Beach where you will find a lot of big American chain restaurants.

At the north end of Pawleys Island is Litchfield Beach where you will find one of our featured resorts, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, as well as a collection of local shops and restaurants.

It also boasts possibly the best collection of golf courses in South Carolina including the nationally recognised True Blue and Caledonia, two of the most awarded courses in South Carolina.

In short, Pawleys Island is a lovely area which has a lot to offer golfers, nature lovers and food lovers alike.


Just a ten minute drive north of Litchfield, you will find Murrells Inlet the ‘seafood capital of South Carolina’ and possibly the best nightspot in the entire Myrtle Beach / Pawleys Island area. The focal point of Murrells Inlet is the Marshwalk which features a number of restaurants and bars overlooking a boardwalk overlooking the beautiful inlet.

Murrells Inlet
Picturesque Murrells Inlet, the seafood capital of South Carolina

15 minutes south of Pawleys Island is the historic city of Georgetown with some of the oldest housing in America. The focal point of Georgetown is the waterfront, home to a number of restaurants, bars and shops.

Find out more on our Pawleys Island attractions page.

Historic Georgetown
The main street in Historic Georgetown


Most people that stay in Pawleys Island usually reserve one day for a trip to Charleston which is about 90 minutes south and well worth a visit. Alternatively you might want to consider a two centre trip combining both destinations.

See our section on Charleston for more information on this lovely City.

Downtown Charleston
The historic City of Charleston


The summer beach trade brings in the most visitors and as such July and August can be very busy.

Peak Golf season runs from mid March through to early May with October also being a peak month as well, although rates are not as high as in the Spring. Courses are at their busiest but the weather and course conditions are at their very best.

That said May, June, September, November and December are all great times to visit the area for golfers. Courses are quieter, rates are lower and playing conditions are fantastic pretty much all year round.

Winter temperatures can be variable but it is generally dry and sunny in the early winter months so if you don’t mind some cold mornings you can make the most of the great rates at that time of year. The weather in January and February are a bit more unpredictable but a really bad winter is rare.

Litchfield Country Club
Litchfield Country Club in winter


Pawleys Island IntroductionPawleys Island AttractionsPawleys Island Accommodation • Brookgreen GardensMurrells Inlet

Pawleys Island is just 30 minutes South of Myrtle Beach and 90 Minutes North of Charleston so you can enjoy the contrasting attractions of three destinations from your Pawleys Island base…

Myrtle Beach AttractionsCharleston Attractions


If you would like a quote or just want some additional information or advice please contact us. 

We spend almost half our time in the US, a lot of the time travelling which is why we do not publish a phone number.  We therefore prefer that you contact us via email but if you wish to speak by phone then please give us a time and a number and we will call you.

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