Meadowlands Golf Club is located in Calabash just across the border between the Carolinas on the north end of the Grand Strand. Originally designed by Willard Byrd, the course opened in 1998 and has been particularly popular among local players as well as vacation visitors ever since. It is also considered one of the best-value courses in the area, with well-kept TifDwarf Bermuda greens and 18 holes that ramble over varied terrain, creating the feeling of playing golf “down on the farm.”
In an area not exactly known for mountainous golf courses, Meadowlands features a good deal of pleasant elevation change and views of the surrounding hills. It is very much a second-shot golf course, with generous fairways that tend to taper toward well-defended green complexes. Water comes into play on a dozen holes. The most notable hole is the 18th, a 502-yard par four. A straightaway tee shot gives way to a modest carry over water, swinging to the right to a green guarded by bunkers short and right. In spite of this ominous description, the green is reachable in two, giving players the opportunity to finish their rounds with a birdie or eagle.
Off the course at Meadowlands, golfers have access to well-appointed facilities. A practice putting and chipping green and grass driving range are available on-site for pre- and post-round practice sessions. The staff at Meadowlands is also available to organize golf outings, from a small-scale gathering to a full-field corporate day.