If you've a golfer and you've never visited Myrtle Beach, you're missing something special. But where to play? Here are my picks for the five best golf courses in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. This was a tough choice, because there are more than 120 public golf courses and luxury resorts in Myrtle Beach, including the amazing stretch of coastline that is the Grand Strand, some 90 miles of South Carolina's "Intracoastal Waterway," one of nature's natural wonders: wetlands, marshes, sandy beaches, and quiet, secluded coves, lakes and marshland, unbelievable seafood, historic tours, unique shops, cruises, two ocean-side state parks, deep sea and inshore fishing, and amazing golf courses.
My personal choices for the best five of them are listed below; just follow the links to read the full reviews. Here you go:
- The Grande Dunes Resort Golf Course has five sets of tees and plays a whopping 7,618 yards from the tips - 5,353 yards from the forward tees - making it the longest course on the Grand Strand.
- The Man O' War Golf Course is a uniquely exciting challenge, a fair playing field where course architect, Dan Maples, delved deeply into the dark world of the imagination to create an astonishing layout of intertwining holes that call into play a diversity of skills and provide even the advanced player with a thousand opportunities to think, and then think again.
- The TPC of Myrtle Beach is not quite the toughie we've come to expect from master designer Tom Fazio, but it's well worth a visit. The 18-hole championship course plays a little shorter than most of its peers, just 6,950 yards off the championship tees with a course rating of 74 and a slope of 145. Much more than the average resort course, TPC Myrtle Beach offers an enjoyable day out and a challenging round of golf.
- The Tidewater Golf Club Course plays a little longer than 7,000 yards but, as you journey from green to tee, there's a definite feeling that you're part of the "Never Ending Story." From the first tee, Tidewater twists, turns and meanders back and forth from one implausible feature to the next. Five sets of tees offer something for just about everyone, of every level of skill, but even some of the forward tees offer vistas that intimidate and make club selection more of a lottery than a choice.
- The Wachesaw Plantation East Course, With five sets to tees and a professional practice/teaching facility, will provide you with an enjoyable experience, no matter what your level of skill might be. Golf Digest's "Places to Play" gave Wachesaw Plantation East a four-star rating.
Read my Review of the Waccamaw Golf Trail: 11 great golf courses you can play in the Myrtle Beach area.
Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts Golf Specials & packages
Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts are breaking with tradition by offering the “Bucket List Golf Package” featuring four nights of oceanfront accommodations and four rounds of championship golf at GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play” courses.
Starting at $501 per golfer (quad occupancy, taxes and resort fee included), it includes 72 holes with one round each at Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, Dunes Golf and Beach Club, True Blue Plantation, and Barefoot Resort's Love Course. Guests also enjoy five days and four nights in a two- or three-bedroom condo with beach access at Avista Resort, Seaside or Grande Shores. Available through January 14, 2015, the offer also features daily breakfast and one prime rib dinner (per golfer) at the resorts’ on-site restaurants.
How to Get There:
The closest regional airport is the Myrtle Beach Airport. The airport is served by Delta, Continental, US Air, SpiritAir, and several others.
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