First I'll say that I did look through other MB threads here, but I know that courses that were great 5 years ago could be dog tracks now, and vice versa. I'm an avid golfer (like most on here), and I've taken a few golf trips before yet I've never been to MB. I'm coordinating a trip this year via MB Golf Desk (took advice of a poster from another MB thread). We're going during the second week of November.
I'm likely going to book a "Rewards Package" where you book 4 rounds from 22 select courses and get $100 gift card to use at any of the courses. I have not yet booked the trip.
Anyway, I have a tentative itinerary, and was hoping to get some opinions based on more recent course experience.
A few quick details first: I'm all about the golf. Not planning the trip around restaurants, night life, etc. I place a priority on course maintenance and course layout/aesthetics. We're not really big fans of links style courses (though Wachesaw is on my list). Also, I'd like to stay at a place that has a nice practice facility. What time's would be best to start our rounds (i.e. is 8:00 - 8:30 too early based on temp)? What are your top picks from the list considering price/value as well? Also, how's the practice facility at Pawley's?
Here's our itinerary and the list of course choices.
NOTE: We can only play EITHER Grand Dunes OR MBN King's North (which would you suggest)?
We're tentatively scheduled to play:
Staying at Pawley's Plantation condos (free breakfasts)
We're driving in from Charlotte (I live there) so I was thinking of playing Grand Dunes first since it's farther north before driving down to Pawley's Island.
Thanks for thoughts!