Myrtle Beach is a golfer’s paradise, with numerous nationally-recognized courses to choose from. From upscale, championship-caliber courses to laid back greens, you’re sure to find something to fit your play style. Here is our list of the top 10 best Myrtle Beach golf courses!
Tidewater Golf Club sits between the Intracoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove, just north of Myrtle Beach. With rolling greens, plush fairways, and serene views of the ocean and surrounding waterways, this course instantly became a golfer favorite after its 1990 opening. Tidewater Golf Club was designed by South Carolina native Ken Tomlinson, keeping the area’s already-intricate landscape in mind to inspire his design.
The four courses that make up Barefoot Resort are nicknamed the Fantastic Four for a reason – all were designed by all-star architects, guaranteeing a great game experience. “Bump and run” on the Norman Course, play on the championship-caliber Fazio Course, brave the treacherous challenge of the Dye Course or enjoy the turtleback greens of the Love Course. No matter which course you choose, they all boast unique designs sure to challenge even the most seasoned golfer.
This Founders Collection course features a signature design by The Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus. Long Bay Golf Club is located just outside of North Myrtle Beach, off Highway 9 in Longs. Nicklaus’ design preserved many of the area’s natural elements, including dogwoods, pines, and maples, streams, and ponds.
Players will find a variety of bunker styles, thick grass on the fairways, elevation differences throughout the course, and beautiful green surfaces that putt true. Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” awarded Long Bay Golf Club 4.5 Stars.
Located north of the Myrtle Beach airport, Grande Dunes is situated on a high bluff along the Intracoastal Waterway and is one of the longest courses in America. The National Golf Course Owners Association of America has even once named this course “National Golf Course of the Year.”
The Grande Dunes course is known for its expansive Bermuda grass fairways and modestly contoured greens. In addition to the spectacular links, the course also features a Mediterranean-style clubhouse with delicious food and magnificent views.
King’s North, one of three courses at Myrtle Beach National, is a local favorite. Arnold Palmer redesigned this course in 1996. The highlight of this iconic course is the par-5 6th hole, nicknamed “The Gambler” for its tricky island fairways. Myrtle Beach National is part of the Founders Collection and is located on Highway 501, inland from Myrtle Beach.
Despite the name, Tournament Players Club Myrtle Beach is actually located just south of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet. TPC of Myrtle Beach originally opened in 1999, and hosted the Senior PGA Championship just a year later in 2000. Home of the Dustin Johnson Golf School, TPC is a championship setup with a Tom Fazio layout that features tree-lined holes, over 60 bunkers, and secluded fairways. TPC is a par-72 course with PGA Tour-caliber elements.
Century-old live oaks draped with Spanish moss greet you at the entrance to Caledonia Golf + Fish Club, a par-70 course in Pawleys Island. The beautiful trees continue throughout the fairway, with expansive greens lined by ponds and streams. Bunkers keep this course secluded from the surrounding neighborhood, providing a Lowcountry golf experience like no other.
True Blue Golf Club has been a Pawleys Island favorite since its opening in 1998. This course features a Mike Strantz signature design, taking into account the original structure of the land when creating this 18-hole par-72 course. True Blue also features an 18-acre practice facility and is known for the fun and unique layout of its fairways with dramatic elevation changes.
Among Lowcountry marshes and wetlands sits Willbrook Plantation. This 18-hole course is a Dan Maples design, attracting golfers to the Pawleys Island area since 1988. The first hole is one of the toughest in the state, but the rest of the course rewards with beautiful views and water on 15 of the 18 holes.
Heritage Golf Club is part of the Legends Golf Resort family. Located along the Waccamaw River on the southern end of Pawleys Island, this course boasts a Dan Maple design with giant magnolia trees, live oaks, freshwater lakes, and marshes between the greens. This is a par-71 course with a challenging second hole – a long and narrow par-5 guarded by trees, traps, and water. The club also features a driving range, putting practice green, and a clubhouse.
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