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Aberdeen Country Club offers a 27 hole golfing experience unlike no other in Myrtle Beach. With some Scottish flair, Aberdeen features a tough track that will challenge golfers of all abilities. Each nine varies in difficulty and offers various challenges. “The Meadows” is the most popular nine, playing more like a traditional American course with rolling hills and tight tree-lined fairways. “The Highlands” shows Aberdeen’s Scottish roots with open fairways and several waste areas. Lastly, “The Woodlands” is the most difficult with several tight landing areas that will test your accuracy off the tee.
Recently renovated, Arcadian Shores is a hidden gem in Myrtle Beach. Once a top 100 course in the country, Arcadian Shores slowly inched away from what made the course so much fun to play. After renovations, which involved removing over 1,000 trees, the course has returned to a much more playable condition. At its peak, Arcadian Shores embody what Myrtle Beach golf was all about and today, it’s back to its old self.
Voted as South Carolina’s Course of the Year in 1998, Arrowhead offers a very playable 27-hole course. “Cypress” is the longest of the three nines but the distances don’t vary much from other holes on the course. With a tight tree-lined fairway, “Cypress” will test your ability to get off the tee. “The Lakes” is the most scenic nine hole course with numerous water hazards lining the fairways and greens. Lastly, “The Waterway” is the shortest of the three nines but it does get its name from the amount of holes that run alongside the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Fazio Course at Barefoot Landing was designed with a little bit of European flair. Long uncut grass surrounds pristine fairways, giving the course a St. Andrews feel at times. However, the course does play more open than some of the surrounding courses and the track is a fun one to play for golfers of all different skill levels. If you want to trade out a traditional American course for one that has a more European vibe to it, the Fazio course is a must add to your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation.
Davis Love III grew up just three hours from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in Charlotte. After a masterful PGA Championship victory in 1997, you can play a course designed just for him at Barefoot Landing. The Love Course is a golf course that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Numerous landmarks line open fairways. Complex greens are the toughest challenge you’ll face, forcing players to hone their crafts around the green if they want to shoot a low score. The Love Course is a great addition to your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation.
Known as “The Shark”, Greg Norman was a tremendous player around the green. It’s not surprising that on a course named after him, you’ll have to prove your worth within 50 yards of the hole to score well. The Norman Course plays at over 7000 yards from the back tees but the course never feels that long. Numerous doglegs allow players to be aggressive with their approach shows. However, sand bunkers do lurk and with the right pin location, they can become a problem. The Norman Course is a challenging track but it’s a tremendous value overall.
Designed by legendary golfer Gary Player, Blackmoor provides golfers of all ages a unique test that they won’t find elsewhere in Myrtle Beach. Blackmoor is a modern course that plays with an old school feel. There are plenty of risk-reward opportunities on the course that could make your day or break it. Best of all, Blackmoor may have some of the best greens along the Grand Strand. With very little undulation, it allows golfers of all skill levels to have a chance to make long puts from anywhere on the surface. Combine that with numerous scenic water features and Blackmoor will become a favorite of yours if it isn’t already.
Located south of Myrtle Beach, Caledonia is one of the most well manicured courses along the Grand Strand. Pristine fairways sparkle underneath the South Carolina sun on warm days in the spring and fall. Overall, Caledonia is a course that has some bite. The layout is extremely playable for golfers of all ages but like any course, accuracy is key. Because of its location near plenty of salt marshes, water hazards lurk around just about every corner. Keep the ball in the fairway and play it safe are the two best pieces of advice to adhere to when playing this course.
Running alongside the Intracoastal Waterway, Grande Dunes Resort Course is a favorite amongst return guests. The reasoning for that is because it’s one of the most fun courses around. The layout is open, there aren’t many hidden bunkers, and the beauty of the course is second to none. That said, there are plenty of challenges for those looking for a fight. Water hazards lurk on most holes and pin locations often determine how advantageous you can be. Overall, Grande Dunes is easily one of the best courses in Myrtle Beach.
Designed by Willard Byrd, Litchfield Country Club was designed to be a significant challenge to golfers of all skill levels. Numerous dog logs and plenty of tight tree-lined fairways make this one of the tougher courses in the area to navigate. However, there are plenty of reward opportunities, especially for those who are accurate with their mid-irons. Playing at only 6600 yards from the back tees, Litchfield Country Club isn’t going to challenge you vertically too often. Keep the ball in the fairway off the tee and play it safe on the part fives. That piece of advice will likely send you home with a good score.
Designed by the Golden Bear himself, there are a lot of shots Jack Nickleus would love on this course. However, what makes Long Bay tick is their deceptively undulating greens. 12 of the 18 greens on the premise have three different tiers, making this less about distance and more about being able to make tough putts. Keep the ball in the fairway, make your five-footers, and a good score will find you on this beautiful southern course.
Located in North Carolina, Meadowlands is a good drive from Crown Reef Resort. However, it’s worth it if you’re willing to take on a challenge. Meadowlands is a longer course, measuring in at over 7000 yards from the back tees. With numerous dog legs and even several split fairways, Meadowlands will force you to utilize every club in your bag. The greens are often tiered from back to front, making this a difficult course to play in windy conditions. Still, there are plenty of opportunities for birdies if you use the right combination of shots.
When you arrive at King’s North, you’ll immediately be informed of the challenging par-five 6th hole, which is known as “The Gambler.” Built with an island fairway, you can stick to the mainland and play this hole in three shots or go for the eagle by significantly shortening the hole by hitting it onto the island fairway. However, a poor shot will likely end up wet forcing you to lose two strokes. King’s North is also a favorite amongst returning guests due to its fun layout and unbeatable amenities.
While King’s North is Myrtle Beach National’s most fun course, Southcreek may be the most challenging. Long rough, well manicured bunkers, and plenty of water hazards make this a tough course to navigate. Getting off the tee well is crucial and thanks to a shorter layout, irons and hybrid driving holes are plentiful. The signature hole is the par-five 10th that doglegs around a massive lake, giving players a feeling like their playing the 18th at Pebble Beach.
Featuring wider fairways, the West Course at Myrtle Beach National is one of the most kid friendly courses in Myrtle Beach. There are plenty of scenic views without massive water hazards infringing upon the hole itself. Fairways are forgiving and greens aren’t overly undulated, allowing many players to have fewer putts than normal. The West Course is a great way to start off your golf vacation before transitioning to a more challenging course.
Myrtlewood’s Palmetto course offers a great 18 hole experience that embodies what Myrtle Beach golf is all about. Both natural and man-made lakes keep you guessing on this course while still providing a very fun and open layout. How challenging this course is will depend upon the tee box you play from. The further back you go, the more the sand bunkers and water hazards come into play. Overall, you can’t beat the value the Palmetto course offers, which makes it a favorite amongst returning Myrtle Beach golfers.
Unlike the Palmetto course, Pine Hills plays more like a western Carolina course with a tighter layout. Tree-lined fairways will challenge your accuracy off the tee and deep greenside bunkers will keep your heart racing as you hit your second shot. Pine Hills was designed by award-winning architect Arthur Hills, who is known for creating courses that require accuracy and precision. If you have the time, knocking out all 36 holes at Myrtlewood would make for an incredible day of golf.
Located just 20 minutes south of Crown Reef Resort, Pawley’s Plantation is a true South Carolina course complete with numerous salt marshes, water hazards, and plenty of large waste areas. The greens are pristine Bermuda grass that can increase in speed the hotter it gets. The signature hole is the 14th, which is a tough 525 yard par five. A marshland swallows anything that goes right off the tee while deep rough and several large oak trees will force you to play a tough second shot if your ball travels too far left off the tee. Overall, Pawley’s Plantation is a favorite amongst locals and tourist alike!
Known as “The Grandaddy”, Pine Lakes Country Club is the oldest course in Myrtle Beach opening way back in 1927. Start your round with a walk through the Myrtle Beach Hall of Fame then approach the tee box on a difficult par four to kickoff your round. Overall, Pine Lakes is not an extremely difficult course but it has its moments. Water hazards can creep into play on several holes and accuracy is key on many of the par threes. There’s not a lot of give and take around the greens. Be steady, keep it in play, and you’ll walk away happy with your score.
Located near Surfside Beach, Prestwick is only five minutes away from Crown Reef Resort, making it one of the closest courses to the property. Designed by Pete and PB Dye, Prestwick is Myrtle Beach golf personified. Natural lakes serve as the primary hazards but rolling dunes make this course quite a challenge, especially if winds from the ocean come far enough inward. Patience is required here and grinding out par on any hole will be a good score. There’s no surprise that Prestwick was recently named one of the “Five Best Kept Secrets in America” by Golf Digest.
You would expect a course named “River Club” to feature a lot of water hazards. In this case, the course was aptly named. 15 of the 18 holes on property feature water hazards including the majestic 18th hole. A natural lake runs up the left side of the fairway, encasing the green. Players must stay to the right to try and angle in a tough 2nd shot for a chance at birdie. This Tom Jackson design is one of the best in Myrtle Beach and requires plenty of well placed approach shots in order to shoot a good score.
Full of undulating terrain, River Hills is a beautiful scenic course that meanders through wooden terrain in Little River. The number of rolling hills is truly this course signature, which is rare for a golf course so close to the ocean. Possessing a fun layout, enough challenges to keep you engaged, and plenty of majestic views, River Hills is a true gem in Myrtle Beach.
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club is a premier private country club and golf club in Myrtle Beach, SC. Featuring amazing ocean views and a beautiful design by Robert Trent Jones, it has hosted an array of tours including PGA Tours. Come see why the Dunes is a legendary Myrtle Beach golf course!
Much like Aberdeen Country Club, Thistle Golf Club is built with Scottish principles brought over from England and includes 27 holes of golf. Each nine is uniquely designed with their own little quirks. “Cameron” is a flatter nine hole course that has numerous water hazards forcing players to carefully navigate their way to a low score. “McKay” is built similarly to St. Andrews with a lot of ragged rough, scruffy brush hazards, and massive sandy areas. Lastly, “Stewart” is a bit more traditional with tight fairways and water hazards while still remaining extremely playable for golfers of all skill levels. Overall, Thistle is a great course to include on your next golf vacation.
Arnold Palmer understudy Ken Tomlinson designed Tidewater in hopes it would measure up to some of the greatest courses in the game of golf. Located near Cherry Grove on the Intracoastal Waterway, Tidewater is a fantastic plantation style course. Numerous salted marshlands and natural lakes anchor this course. However, the 18-hole track is truly one of the best in Myrtle Beach. The course plays at 7,044 yards from the back tees although you can drastically shorten the course by choosing from any of Tidewater’s five tee boxes.
The TPC of Myrtle Beach is the only course along the Grand Strand, according to Golf Digest, to earn a five star rating. The course itself features pristine fairways, beautifully carved bunkers, and plenty of natural lakes to keep golfers guessing from hole to hole. Designed by Tom Fazio, this course allows golfers to unleash their inner PGA superstar from within. If you want to truly test your game then take on the TPC of Myrtle Beach on your next golf vacation!
One of the most women friendly courses in the area due to its layout, Tradition was voted “Best Fairway” in 1998 by Golf for Women. The course was also nominated for “Best New Public Course” by Golf Digest in 1996. Overall, Tradition is a terrific golf course with even better amenities for their golfers. A beautiful clubhouse is just the tip of the iceberg for this course. Their practice facilities are second to none.
Located adjacent to Caledonia, True Blue was ranked as the no. 1 course in Myrtle Beach by Golf Digest in 2002. Well manicured bunkers and pristine fairways keep golfers from all over the country coming back to True Blue year after year to play this incredible coruse. Rolling terrain on a low-country course is rare but it gives True Blue a unique feel. If you’re an avid Myrtle Beach golfer, this is the one course you must add to your next golf vacation.
Built on a former rice plantation, Wachesaw East is a championship caliber course. Designed by Clyde Johnston, he masterfully crafted gently rolling terrain and applied that to an otherwise flat course. Accented with freshwater lakes and salted marshlands, there’s plenty of hazards to keep you alert from hole to hole. The course received four stars from Golf Digest in 2000, making their “Top Places to Play” list as well. This course was also the former site of a yearly LPGA tournament.