Traveling Golfer slows it down at Lockwood Folly Country Club in Supply, North Carolina.

This episode feels like a great massage.

As Tony says at the top of the show, Traveling Golfer answers the questions, “where can I play and what do I do when I get there.”

Play Here; Maybe Live Here

At Lockwood Folly, this pastoral setting will lure you in for golf, but if you love peaceful surroundings, you will be drawn to living here.

And in our episode here, Dustin Gilder’s photography and editing captures the beauty and tranquility that makes Lockwood Folly an “Ahhh” Destination.

Lockwood Folly is on the Myrtle Beach Golf Trail. It is the furthest north of all the golf courses.  It is actually closer to Wilmington, North Carolina than to Myrtle Beach.  So, to many of you, it will seem like an off-the-beaten path treasure you wish you knew about before.

George Kelley, the President of the Lockwood Folly Board of Directors, gives us a tour of the property, highlighting so many reasons why so many people become members and residents.

Lockwood Folly Lure

The reasons are easy to see, when you watch.

Beautiful Location: Lockwood Folly is situated on the banks of the Lockwood Folly River, offering stunning views of the water and the surrounding landscape. The area is known for its natural beauty, with miles of pristine beaches, parks, and nature preserves.  You don’t need to be a golfer.  This is great for hiking, boating, and fishing.

Golf Course: Lockwood Folly Country Club is a golfer’s paradise, with an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Willard Byrd. The course is challenging but also offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, we will touch on later here. In addition to the golf course, Lockwood Folly also has a driving range, putting green, and pro shop.

Amenities: Lockwood Folly has a wide range of amenities, including a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis courts, and more. The clubhouse is the perfect place to socialize with your neighbors or host events, while the fitness center and swimming pool are great places to stay active and healthy.

Community: Lockwood Folly is a tight-knit community that offers a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re a retiree looking for a quiet place to relax or a family looking for a great place to raise your kids, Lockwood Folly has something for everyone.

Lifestyle: Living at Lockwood Folly means enjoying a relaxed and laid-back lifestyle. The area is known for its slow pace of life, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, explore local attractions, and simply enjoy the company of your neighbors.

The Food: And this is a big reason.  How good is the food? Let’s put it this way: if you live here, you might not cook much.

That’s because of the Oak and Anchor Restaurant located right in the clubhouse.

Here’s a big Traveling Golfer tip. If a golf course restaurant is part of a catering service, then stay and eat.  As we see here at the Oak and Anchor, there are many people eating here who don’t have tee times.  They come solely for the food.

Coastal Catering and Events

The reason: Coastal Catering and Events and its owner Joe Caldropoli.  Joe is legendary in these parts.  Not only does he run the restaurant, but his catering service is used for events, like weddings, at the clubhouse here and at other golf courses in the area.

But Joe also caters events from Wilmington to Myrtle Beach all year long.  Beach vacation visitors will hire Joe and his staff to feed them at their beach front cottages.

In this episode, the three Gluttons, as Dustin describes himself, A.J. Gohil, and me, enjoyed an after-golf lunch as Joe brought out his golf menu best.  Wait until you see the hamburger that Dustin tackles like he is the main character from the movie, Jaws.

Don’t underestimate the Lockwood Folly Course.

Nick DiPasquale, Lockwood Folly’s Golf Pro, explains how to play the short but tricky course.  If you are a serious golfer, this will be a test.  And even if you don’t score well, the beauty of Lockwood Folly will still please you.

Why You Need To Play Lockwood Folly

Here are our top reasons for just playing golf here.

Location: Lockwood Folly is surrounded by lush greenery and mature trees, creating a serene and peaceful atmosphere.  The 18th hole offers a great backdrop.  While you are putting to close out your round, you will want photos to remember it. But as Tony demonstrated, the 18th can swallow a lot of golf shots as you approach the green.  Still, with two well-played shots, you could reach this par-5 in 2-shots and have an eagle putt.

Challenging Design: Don’t get mesmerized totally by the beauty. Lockwood Folly was designed by Willard Byrd and is known for its challenging layout. The course is a par-72 and measures 6,862 yards from the back tees. You will need to use all of your skills to navigate the course’s water hazards, bunkers, and undulating greens.

Variety of Holes: The course has several doglegs, blind shots, and elevated greens that require precise shot-making. There are also several risk-reward opportunities that will reward golfers who take on the challenge.

Well-Maintained Course: It is in pristine condition year-round. We’ve played here in winter.

Friendly Staff: From the pro shop to the restaurant, the staff is always ready to assist golfers with any needs they may have. You feel like a member.

If you’re looking to book a golf vacation near Lockwood Folly, your best bet is to go to Myrtle Beach Golf Trail.

Take a look at the episode and tell us what you think.

John Daly is an Associate Producer of Traveling Golfer.  Along with Susan Anzalone, they are the Co-Creators and Co-Hosts of Undercover Jetsetter, a show on travel, food, wine, mixology and, of course, golf. (John actually played on the Celebrity Players Tour.) They show you how to jet set the world and at home. They also co-authored the book, The TV Studio In Your Hand: How to Shoot, Edit & Deliver the Easy Way on Your iPhone. Join them for lighthearted fun, easy tips and hacks you can use no matter where you are.