Vacation goers, lovers of golf, bridal parties, and families will all love the Cottages at Wachesaw Plantation Club. With their close proximity to the beach, and their many amenities these cottages feel like a home away from home. Sporting a dining area, living room, and a kitchen equipped with the basics for cooking, The Cottages offer the option to vacation for a week, or rent a cottage for a full month. These duplex-style townhomes extend access to all of the amenities that Wachesaw Plantation Club offers, as well as Murrells Inlet’s many attractions. 


Vacationers may enjoy Wachesaw Plantation Club’s award-winning, private golf course. Designed by Tom Fazio, the designer of several world-class PGA golf courses, this course is designed to challenge even the most advanced golf professional.

Wachesaw Plantation Club is happy to entertain all levels of golf enthusiasts, offering several practice areas including these four:

  • Practice Range: 30,00 square ft of undulating greens designed so that golfers may use every club in the bag.
  • Short Game Arena: An arena with three holes where golfers can practice chipping, pitching, and bunker shots.
  • Champion Ship Putting Green: Complete with nine holes and three target training holes, this putting green mimics a true golf course.
  • Pitching Area: Next to the driving range lies a six-flag pitching area, which allows golfers to practice making ten to sixty-yard shots. 


Vacationers may enjoy private lessons, while the kids may enter in the Junior golf program, both of which are led by Joe Gagliano—a PGA professional golfer. Gagliano has been golfing for twenty-four years and is certified through the PGA Certified Professional program. His assistant, Chris Hamm, graduated from the Golf Academy of America. Both of these gentlemen offer tutelage to help golfers work on their golf game, catering to all skill levels. Gagliano owns a golf shop in Wachesaw Plantation Club which may provide golfers with clothing and equipment. 


With eight clay courts designed for beginners and pros alike, vacationers may enjoy a lovely afternoon of tennis. These courts are well lit, so that players may enjoy evening matches. 

Wachesaw Club offers adults private lessons, group lessons, tennis clinics, competitions, and team play—all of which are designed to improve the student’s game. Adults may also enjoy mixers and friendly matches. 

The Juniors program caters to students from five to eighteen, and offers two levels of instruction:

The Quick Start program: This program teaches children ages five through ten the basics of the game. Kids will use smaller racquets, and play on a smaller court. 

The Juniors Development program: Kids eleven through twelve may enter this program, which improves upon the foundations of their tennis knowledge, while also focusing on sportsmanship and the rules of engagement. 


Vacationers may enjoy a dip in the pool or a soak in the jacuzzi. The pool area includes a separate pool for the kids. Soak up the sun, and enjoy a refreshing beverage served poolside from Magnolia’s Café. Magnolia’s also offers snacks and lunch, so vacationers may spend all day by the pool. 


Wachesaw Plantation Club is a beautiful wedding destination. Bridal parties may stay in the Cottage duplex while getting married along the Waccamaw River. Kimbel’s restaurant and event space is an ideal location to host a reception, with a stunning floor-to-ceiling windowed banquet room that looks out on the river. The blooming flowers, Spanish moss, and live oaks are sure to provide photogenic decoration. Kimbel’s also offers catering by their award-winning Chef Ryan, so the wedding party will have less to worry about during the planning process. Kimbel’s also offers catering for other events, such as corporate events, showers, holiday parties and more. 


If vacationers choose the Cottages at Wachesaw Plantation they will be close to all of the attractions Murrels Inlet provides. Nature lovers may enjoy Brookgreen Botanical Gardens, which has a zoo, vibrant garden paths, and the largest American Figurative Sculpture exhibit in the Lowcountry. Similarly, Huntington Beach State Park offers plenty of wildlife and undisturbed natural beauty for those that prefer to stroll along the beach. Foodies may want to visit the Murrels Inlet Marsh Walk for a variety of restaurants offering fresh seafood and Lowcountry cooking, all situated along a boardwalk bordering the naturally preserved marshlands. Wherever vacationers may wish to go, The Cottages at Wachesaw Plantation Club offer a prime location close to all that Myrtle Beach has to offer.

By Katie Robison, blog contributor for Garden City Realty

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