$76 (cart included), played on Thursday, June 2010 at noon
I play this course every year as part of the Retired Military Golf Classic tournament, the week after Memorial Day.
This is the only Jack Nicklaus course in the immediate area, the other being Pawleys Island, which is some distance south, and it is a jewel. Every hole at Long Bay Club is different, and there are no pushovers, starting from the first hole with a split fairway and two tiered green, to #10, which is a fairway surrounded by a U-shaped waste area that starts 100 yards off the tee and runs all the way to the green on both sides of the fairway. Even the innocuous appearing holes have some sneaky little quirk that will have you shaking your head: Jack is quite a designer. Several of the greens are quite shallow, but very wide...which makes it tough to hold a long iron. Overall, a really good test of your game, but not so brutal you will walk away. Conditions on 6-3-10 were terrific: everything was in great shape, although the greens were a little slower than they looked. There is some water, but not a lot, althhough there is a island green par-3, which is very playable.
I highly recommend this course.