River Birch Golf Course, previously named Bamberg Golf & Sports Club and initially Paw Paw Country Club, is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Bamberg, South Carolina.
The course first opened in 1981, was designed by Russell Breeden.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,683 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 5,140 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 1, a par-5 that plays to 524 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 12, a par-3 that plays 158 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 18, a 446-yard par-4 challenge, and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 3, a 167 yard par-3.
The signature hole is number 16., a 517-yard par-5 that features a tee shot across a lake and a lone pine tree in the middle of the fairway to discourage going for the deep but narrow, well-guarded green in two shots.
The course closed on December 31, 2016. The course was reopened in September 2017, and the name was changed from Paw Paw Country Club to Bamberg Golf & Sports Club. The course closed in August of 2021. The property changed ownership and reopened under the River Birch Golf Course name in November 2021.
$31 (cart included), played on Sunday, April 2016 at 9:35 AM
Fun place to play. Thoroughly enjoyed the layout. Reasonable price.
$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2008 at noon
Over priced for mid week.
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