Possum Trot1170 Possum Trot Rd, North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29582
A “friendly” old favorite, Possum Trot Golf Course in Myrtle Beach was one of the first layouts that attracted golfers to the area. Designed by architect Russell Breeden, Possum Trot offers players an assortment of challenges while providing generous landing areas and limited forced carries over water. The forgiveness of the layout and its strong set of par-5s that allow players to hit a variety of shots make Possum Trot a popular course for visiting golfers to kick off their golf trips.
Tall Carolina pines line the fairways on the course that includes no hidden tricks or gimmicks. The TifDwarf Bermuda greens are smooth and gently undulating. Possum Trot enjoys a reputation for consistent playing conditions. The course’s straight-forward approach has attracted a large following of return players. Challenging from the 6,966-yard back tees with a rating of 73.1 and a slope of 127, Possum Trot is significantly easier from its other three sets of tees – the two forward sets measure 5,505 and 5,153 yards, respectively.
Possum Trot finishes with its signature hole, a 535-yard, par-5 with and a slightly uphill path to a green protected by water. Par-5 holes begin play for all players. Both No. 1 and No. 10 are modest-length par-5s that allow players an opportunity to get warmed up for the rest of their round. The top par-3 hole is No. 13, which stretches out to 203 yards with water on the left.