Myrtle Beach Golfaway

30 Must Play Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

By • May 14, 2009

In an effort to make your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation a truly memorable one, we’ve come up with a preferred list of courses that you’ll want to consider playing on your next visit. We’ve divided them into three categories—North, Central and South—and listed them alphabetically. Enjoy!

Have you already played one or more of these golf courses? Have another course in mind that you think is a Myrtle Beach “must play?” Please scroll to the bottom of the article to leave a comment.

North Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

Bald Head Island Club

Bald Head Island Golf ClubLocated on a secluded North Carolina barrier island and accessible only by ferry or boat, Bald Head Island is the ultimate golf getaway destination on the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand. Acclaimed golf architect and consultant to Augusta National George Cobb did outstanding work in allowing the natural landscape to reveal its own identity: Bald Head’s eighteen holes majestically wind their way through a trail of maritime forest that over time has been naturally shaped by wind and water. A large part of the golf course wraps itself around scenic salt marshes, gorgeous tidal creeks and fifteen freshwater lagoons. Massive sand dunes are home to several tee boxes and the views of the ocean and low country are absolutely breathtaking, several holes feature rolling dunes and additional gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean, representing the true feeling of links golf with the distinct flavor of Scotland and Ireland. Bald Head Island Club is well worth a day trip when you play golf in Myrtle Beach.

Carolina National

Located just north of Myrtle Beach along the breathtakingly beautiful Lockwood Folly River, this 4 ½ star Fred Couples Signature design is 27- holes of Coastal Carolina golf at it’s finest. Carved out of spectacular low-country marshlands, the course offers golfers an endless variety of golf shots. At just over 7,000 yards from the championship tees, Carolina National will prove to be a good challenge for the accomplished player, yet through innovative design and multiple tee placements the course offers an equally challenging test for golfers of all abilities. Carolina National features immaculate L-93 Bentgrass greens that are average in size with a nice mixture of flat and undulating surfaces, tee boxes and fairways are Bermuda grass.

Crow Creek

Crow Creek Golf Club is located in Calabash, NC on Hwy 17, two miles north of the North Carolina / South Carolina state line and just minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC. Crow Creek opened in February 2000, and has fast become one of the most popular destinations for golfers visiting the Myrtle Beach area. Created by architect Rick Robbins, a former Jack Nicklaus design associate, the golf course is an attractive layout with beautiful natural surroundings and features large undulating L-93 Bentgrass greens, with lush manicured Tifsport Bermuda fairways. Strategic bunker placement and water that comes into play on more than half of the golf course places a premium on skillful approaches to the large fast greens. Although this golf course will play tough during windy conditions, Crow Creek offers a fair and very enjoyable round of golf. You will also enjoy great hospitality from the staff, one of the reasons golfers that have played Crow Creek always return.

Glen Dornoch

Glen Dornoch - Hole #8Glen Dornoch, is a superb creation of master architect Clyde Johnston, and opened for play in September of 1996. The 270 acre site is blessed with a dense stand of gorgeous oaks, tall Carolina pines, and beautiful magnolias. Coastal golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area are typically flat but this site has several natural 35-foot elevation changes, which slope down to South Carolina’s most beautiful stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway. With great respect for the land, the golf course was built one hole at a time. At Glen Dornoch, each hole flows with the natural terrain, while freshwater lakes, live oaks, scenic marsh and spectacular river views add to its aesthetic ambiance. The three closing holes are the most talked about on the Grand Strand. If you’ve ever dreamed of playing one of the truly great courses in the world, then Glen Dornoch will make that dream a reality.

Leopards Chase at Ocean Ridge Plantation

Named By Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 10 New Public Courses in America for 2007, Leopard’s Chase Golf Club at Ocean Ridge Plantation is the fourth Big Cat in the famous family of felines. This par 72 course designed by Tim Cate is as scenic as it is enjoyable to play. Take pleasure in some generous landing areas and dramatic elevation changes as you take on several forced carries. While playing the 18 holes, you will also notice a varied terrain accompanied by stunning natural vistas. The tee placements accommodate all levels of play with equal risk and reward situations to allow you the best scoring opportunities. Save your delicate touch for shots around the undulating greens. The spectacular waterfall along the 18th green will calm and relax you as you complete your round.

Longbay Golf Club

If you can tame The Long Bay Club, you may feel confident enough to take on the Golden Bear himself. At a little over 7000 yards from the back tees, this Jack Nicklaus design is considered one of the toughest golf courses on the Grand Strand. Peppered with large man made grassy mounds, this golf course places a premium on approach shots as some of these mounds are particularly lethal near and around the well protected greens. Three out of the four par-3s are pretty long and the 13th is quite the test, although it is the shortest of the par 3’s at 156 yards, one has to hit a mid-iron to an island green. Long Bay delivers an exciting challenge, with several fairways offering vast waste areas and many bottomless bunkers that surround small Bermuda grass greens. It’s continually ranked among the top courses in the world capital of golf and is one of the few Nicklaus signature courses that welcome public play, so don’t miss an opportunity to tee it up at Long Bay Club.

Players Club at St. James Plantation

Well known for designing layouts with the back-tees in mind, native Carolinian Tim Cate’s layout at The Players club offers a stern but enjoyable test of golf. Very demanding off the tee, narrow fairways offer tight landing areas and several long carries. By today’s standards, the golf course is not that long, measuring 6,940 yards from the back tees, but as previously mentioned, accuracy is a premium. Most of the greens are flat; however several of them feature a crowning affect, causing the ball to roll off on any approach shots that are hit marginally short or too long. Despite the pressure off the tee, the golf course provides a fair challenge and is always in impeccable condition.

Rivers Edge Golf Club

River's Edge Golf Club - Hole #18Located just 20 minutes north of N. Myrtle Beach is the majestic Rivers Edge, an Arnold Palmer signature golf course. This golf course has quickly become one of the most highly acclaimed courses in the Carolinas. Situated along natural bluffs overlooking the beautiful Shallotte River, the scenery is simply spectacular. Beautiful Bermuda grass fairways offer fair landing areas, while gorgeous and very undulating bentgrass greens lie in wait for your approach. Exceptional design, immaculate conditioning and outstanding service add to the pure pleasure of playing this golf course. Rivers Edge has been ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” in 2005 and 2007 by Golf Digest and in 2003, Golf Digest ranked it in the “Top 20 Courses in North Carolina” and awarded it 4.5 Stars in their guide of “Places to Play in America.” GolfWeek magazine ranked it #5 in North Carolina; this is one course you have got to play!

Thistle Golf Club

Only a few minutes north of the State line in Sunset Beach, North Carolina near the small fishing village of Calabash, sits the Thistle Golf Club. Offering twenty-seven stunning and dramatic golf holes on the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand, the Thistle takes its name from an ancient Scottish golf society dating back to the early 1800’s. The golf course layout resembles a distinct Scottish links feel, with wind-swept fairways, large subtle contoured Bentgrass greens and surrounding hillsides that are covered in heather and a palette of colorful wild flowers. Talented golf course architect, Tim Cate, with an uncanny knowledge of the local soil, terrain and climate in the Myrtle Beach area, has excelled in producing large green complexes with beautifully shaped bunkers to create yet another masterpiece. The golf course is absolutely spectacular and will provide a fair challenge to golfers of all skill levels. Warm southern hospitality abounds throughout their magnificent new clubhouse, where guests are made to feel like long time members.

Tidewater Golf Club

Dubbed “The Pebble Beach Of The East”, Tidewater Golf Club and Plantation is nicely nestled between the Intracoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove, this legendary golf course offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and challenging play. Architect Ken Tomlinson has magically combined the striking good looks of the landscape with the golf course, producing an outstanding venue that will satisfy any golfers’ appetite for spectacular scenery and playability. Carved out of the natural contours of the land, the course offers a range of elevation changes not often found in the low country of South Carolina. Tomlinson has created an amazing golf course that could easily host nationally recognized tournaments. As you make your way around the golf course, amazing views of the astounding waterway, saltwater marsh and refreshing ocean come into sight, immediately relaxing you and allowing you to forget that last drive, approach or putt. A classic yet modern design, the course offers thrilling risk and reward shots for those who take chances, however use of good course management will ensure an even more enjoyable round of golf.

Central Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

Arrowhead Country Club

Arrowhead Country Club - Hole #5Located just five minutes from the Myrtle Beach International Airport, Arrowhead Country Club is one of Myrtle Beach’s Premier 27-Hole Golf Complexes. With stunning views, lush Bermuda grass fairways and immaculate Bentgrass greens, the team of Ray Floyd and Tom Jackson has excelled in creating a 27-hole masterpiece along the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway. Arrowhead features three unique 9-hole layouts; The Waterway, The Cypress and The Lakes, each one with its own distinct feel. Dramatic and uncommon elevations, hardwood wetlands and some of the most manicured holes on the Grand Strand look forward to your arrival. Arrowhead opened in 1995 and just 3 short years later was awarded SC’s Golf Course of the Year in 1998.

Grande Dunes

Grande Dunes Golf Course is an exceptional golf destination that continues to draw rave reviews for its spectacular design and immaculate condition. Set high on a bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, this dramatic design delivers panoramic views of the gorgeous waterway and maritime forest. At over 7,600 yards from the back tees, Grande Dunes is one of the longest courses on the East Coast. Enjoy lush, rolling Bermuda grass fairways, large undulating L-93 Bentgrass greens and wonderful panoramic views. Packed with numerous elevation changes and 34 acres of sparkling freshwater lakes, Grande Dunes was selected as “Top 10 You Can Play” in March 2002, by Golf Magazine.

World Tour Golf Links

As you drive down the magnolia-lined entrance to World Tour Golf Links, you magically transfer to a place that most golfers can only dream about. The World Tour golf facility consists of 27 world class holes inspired by world-renowned courses, many of which have been host to major championships, Augusta National, St. Andrews, Winged Foot, Oakmont, and Valderrama, to name a few. World Tour Golf Links allows golfers to sample some of the most famous layouts throughout the world, and all in a single day. Gentle rolling terrain and undulating, well trapped greens have been designed in the tradition of the aforementioned classic courses of distinction. The superior design and placement of holes flows naturally and seamlessly together, creating a landscape that reads like a golfer’s fantasy list. Guests are assured a golfing experience like no other and the course is set up for both novices and skilled players alike. There are three different nines to play, The Championship 9, The Open 9 and The International 9.

Kings North at Myrtle Beach National

Myrtle Beach National - Kings North - Hole #12Recognized as one of the “Top 100 Courses for Women”, in “America’s Top 10″, named “South Carolina’s 1997 Course Of The Year”, and with four holes featured in “The 100 Greatest Holes Along The Grand Strand”, this course really ranks amongst the “must play” on the Grand Strand. The 12th hole is a short par 3, famous for its island green and South Carolina shaped sand traps. Another hole that may have an even bigger reputation than the entire golf course, is the par-5 sixth or better known as “The Gambler”. In such a large golf market, this amazing hole is among the Grand Strand’s most photographed and talked-about holes. The Gambler features an island fairway that if hit, gives you a mid-iron into a shallow green that is guarded by a pond. You’re in for a rough ride if you miss the island fairway or the green, hence the name, “The Gambler”. In order to provide today’s golfers with a challenge and keep it current, Arnold Palmer returned in the mid nineties to redesign, modernize and improve the golf course. It is one of the area’s prettiest, most well-conditioned golf courses, with a variety of holes that require creative shot making and ranks among Myrtle Beach’s elite. Kings North can play tough from the right tees; it is over 7,000 yards from the championship tees and has a 72.6 slope rating.

Pine Lakes Country Club

Since 1927, Pine Lakes Country Club has been a firm favorite of golfers visiting the Grand Strand. Nicely nestled in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the charming southern architecture of the Clubhouse symbolizes the deeply rooted history and tradition of the Myrtle Beach area. Pine Lakes was originally built on top of natural sand dunes less than a half mile from the ocean and featured numerous freshwater lakes and rolling fairways. Designed by architect Robert White, the first president of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America and a co-founder of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, Pine Lakes has surpassed its initial glory after a complete restoration by Craig Schreiner, one of the consummate golf course architects in the country. With the extensive renovation to the course and clubhouse, you can now experience the Granddaddy as it was in the spirit of the 1920s. The back nine reflects White’s original design and the front nine was renovated to enhance the stylish and graceful experience golfers from around the world associate with Pine Lakes Country Club. Although not very long by today’s standards, it is still a challenging golf course and is an absolute joy to play.

Shaftesbury Glen Golf and Fish Club

This exceptional Clyde Johnston design has brought back the traditional look. One of the newest of Myrtle Beach’s championship golf courses, Shaftesbury Glen will have you thinking of Winged Foot. Located just 10 minutes from Restaurant Row via Highway 22, this gorgeous layout is always in immaculate condition and continues to enjoy rave reviews. Slightly elevated tee boxes provide an unobstructed view of huge landing areas on lush fairways with superior A-1 bentgrass greens and big beautiful bunkers, golfers of all skill levels can count on an amazing layout that offers great playability. At a little under 7000 yards from the back tees, Shaftesbury Glen is no pushover, however it offers an enjoyable round of golf, no matter which set of tees you play.

The Dunes Golf and Beach Club

Dunes Golf and Beach Club - Hole #13Built in 1948 The Dunes Golf Course has been recognized as one of Robert Trent Jones finest designs. A world class golf course, this Robert Trent Jones signature course has been consistently ranked as one of America’s “Best 100 Courses” and has hosted the Senior Tour Championship and US Women’s Open among many other prominent events. In 2001, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club announced the completion of a $6 million renovation project which included modifications to the golf course and the driving range, which was expanded 30 yards in length and 40 yards in depth, doubling up the number of hitting stations. In 2003 A-1 bentgrass was installed on the greens, replacing the Penn Links bentgrass. Rees Jones, the son of Robert Trent Jones, also restored all the greens to their original shape and size and made minor alterations to the 1st, 8th, 13th, 16th and 18th greens so as to remain consistent with the courses original design. Although the new greens are slightly faster than the old greens, they are still fair and challenging to players of all skill levels.

The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort

The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort is routed through a spectacular piece of low country property in the heart of Barefoot Resort that is filled with gorgeous live oaks, tall pines, natural sandy areas and native grasses. As is common with many European courses, the course does not return to the clubhouse after nine holes. Located between the Dye and Love Courses, the Fazio course has been beautifully designed, incorporating extensive tree cover and many lakes into the landscaping. Waste areas and formal bunkers have been handcrafted and placed for visual and strategic effect, with natural dramatic elevation changes adding a sense of excitement to your round. Water features can be seen on 15 holes, yet many of the lakes do not come into play. Tee boxes and fairways consist of GN-1, which is a hybrid turf developed by Greg Norman Turf, while approach areas consist of Tif – Sport Bermuda grass. The greens are immaculate A-1 Bentgrass and always putt smooth and consistent. The Fazio Course is a Par 71 and measures 6,834 yards off the back tees. There are four sets of tees available; giving players of all skill levels the opportunity to enjoy a championship caliber course. Golf Digest rated The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf as one of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, and is a definite favorite to play when in Myrtle Beach.

The Love Course at Barefoot Resort

Carolina native, Davis Love III embraces a distinct quality of low country character in this extraordinary design. The Love course includes a sentimental recollection of recreated ruins of an old plantation home along holes 3 through 7.  This visually striking course features wide open fairways with generous landing areas that set the stage for an unforgettable round of golf. Impressive green complexes are similar to those found on Pinehurst #2 at the 1999 U.S. Open. The Love Course is a Par 72 and plays a little over 7,000 yards from the tips. This golf course will challenge the good player, yet provide an entertaining and enjoyable round for the average player. Tee boxes and fairways consist of GN-1, which is a hybrid turf developed by Greg Norman Turf. The approach areas consist of Tif – Sport Bermuda grass, while A-1 Bentgrass greens provide a smooth putting surface and are always in impeccable condition. The Love course has enjoyed some well deserved recognition recently and was ranked #6 “Best New Upscale Public Course in America-2000” by Golf Digest and most recently Golf Digest rated it #38- “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses- 2005-2006” and #1 “Top 50 Courses in Myrtle Beach.”

The Witch of Myrtle Beach

Enjoy a thrilling round of golf on this majestic Dan Maples design. The Witch golf course has 18 captivating holes that Maples has carved out of enchanted wetlands and wonderful woodlands. Almost 4000 feet of beautiful wooden bridges wind their way through hundreds of acres of wetlands that have been left intact as Mother Nature’s flawless hazards. Well maintained greens, fairways and tee boxes are all Bermuda grass, however do not let the beauty of the setting fool you, for The Witch may cast a spell at any time during your round. At right around 6800 yards off the back tees, the course may not be long by today’s standards, but “BEWARE…heh… heh… heh!”, because challenges lurk on every hole. The Witch, boasts a “4.5 Star Rating by Golf Digest,” and was designed to bring out the best in players of all skill levels and will provide you with a memorable round of golf.

South Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

Blackmoor Golf Club

Blackmoor is a truly classic Gary Player design. It is the only golf course in the Myrtle Beach area designed by a world-renowned golf course architect and winner of the career Grand Slam. Blackmoor is an enjoyable course that provides golfers of all ages and abilities a pleasant but true test of golf. Providing many risk and reward opportunities, the golf course also gives you the option to play shots that you don’t normally play on most modern designs such as the “bump and run” and you will more than likely hit every club in your bag. Blackmoor features Bermuda grass greens, fairways and tee boxes. The greens are always in excellent condition and are not too undulating, allowing you to make putts from almost anywhere on the putting surface. Accuracy is a distinct advantage on this golf course, play conservatively off the tee and you will have the ball in play more often than not.

Caledonia Golf and Fish Club

Caledonia Golf and Fish ClubCaledonia’s amazing beauty and brilliant Mike Strantz design has enjoyed a lot of praise from some of the nation’s leading golf publications. Caledonia opened in 1994 and Golf Digest immediately selected the new facility as the “Fifth Best New Public Course in America.” Golf Digest also named Caledonia one of “America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Courses,” in the top ten of the “Top 50 Courses in Myrtle Beach” and a 4.5 STARS rating in the “Places to Play” Guide. GOLF Magazine ranked Caledonia in their “Top 100 You Can Play,” and Golfweek has named Caledonia as one of “America’s 100 Best Modern Courses” since 1995. Built on an historic rice plantation that is surrounded by centuries-old live oaks, the beautiful sweeping views of Caledonia make for a relaxing and enjoyable day on the golf course. The large undulating greens are Champion Bermuda grass and continually receive rave reviews, while tee boxes and fairways with generous landing areas are Bermuda grass.

Founders Club at Pawleys Island

Since opening in Feb 2008, the Founders Club at Pawleys Island, SC has been receiving a lot of attention and rightly so! It is the best new golf course to open on the Grand Strand in a very long time. This Thomas Walker layout (former lead architect of Gary Player Design) offers golfers an enjoyable round on 18 uniquely designed holes. The golf course features endless elevation changes and isolated teeing areas, medium to large greens are a hybrid Emerald Bermuda grass (same as TPC Scottsdale). The greens are not as grainy as some of the other Bermuda strains and there is a tasteful mixture of flat and undulating putting surfaces. Fairways and tee boxes are Bermuda grass and the holes are somewhat unusual, as none of them play parallel to each other. Native low country oaks and the natural gold and orange sands, create a spectacular backdrop on this fine 7,007 yard layout. The remodeled facility also boasts a stylish new clubhouse that overlooks the 10th and18th greens, with a gorgeous wrap-around porch that adds the finishing touch.

Heritage Club

Heritage Plantation is a tribute to the rice culture that revered the land many centuries ago, over 600 acres of giant magnolias, 300-year-old oaks, fresh sparkling lakes and soggy marshes have been transformed into a golfing community that compares to the worlds finest. Ranked among the “50 Best Public Courses in America” by Golf Digest, the Heritage Club is a 7,118 yard par 71 Dan Maples design and serves as the focal point for Heritage Plantation. The Heritage Club features wide open rolling Bermuda grass fairways and large undulating Champion Bermuda grass greens, and is surrounded by heavily landscaped areas of wildflowers and flowering shrubs, that will maintain the beauty of this historical setting for many a generation to come. Amongst its other praises, The Heritage Club has also enjoyed recognition as; “South Carolina Best Courses Near You #14″ – Golf Magazine, 2008, “Top 100 Courses You Can Play In The USA #33″ – Golf Digest, 2009 and “#1 on the Grand Strand” – Golf Digest, 2009.

Pawleys Plantation

Pawleys PlantationPawleys Plantation is a player’s course; this Jack Nicklaus Signature Design is a rare layout where extraordinary beauty combines with one of the game’s greatest legends and his masterful architecture to deliver an exceptional golf experience. A classic low country golf course that one can play many times over and never have the same shot twice. Wide challenging Bermuda grass fairways dotted with water await your tee ball while medium size Bermuda grass greens with subtle contours wait to test your short game and putting skills, this is a player’s course that demands strategy. Pawleys Plantation enjoys outstanding recognition among some of the finest courses in the Carolinas. It is one of only 32 courses from the Myrtle Beach area to be named one of the “100 Must Play courses of The Carolinas- 2006” by GolfStyles Carolina and Fodor’s. Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play 4 Stars- 2006” and South Carolina magazine’s one of the top 30 courses you can play in South Carolina.

Prestwick Country Club

Prestwick Country Club in Surfside Beach, S.C. is a Pete and P.B. Dye-designed golf course that features berms, mounding and other links elements that recall its Scottish namesake, the host of the first British Open Championship. Prestwick is truly one of the standout golf courses in Myrtle Beach, where the Dye duo has excelled in bringing a little Scotland to the Grand Strand; with 35-foot berms, timber-rimmed bunkers, lush dogwood lined fairways and open front greens, Prestwick definitely delivers. Dazzling wildflowers, freshwater lakes and winding streams, add to the natural beauty of this masterpiece. This magnificent layout offers six sets of tees, catering to golfers of all skill levels, and plays to a little over 7,000 yards from the championship tees. The two nines are distinctly different; the front nine plays through forest and will have you thinking if this isn’t really more of a parkland layout. While the back-nine, gives way to more of an open, links like feel. The course is always in meticulous condition and also features a gorgeous 20, 0000-square-foot colonial clubhouse. Prestwick Country Club has enjoyed recognition as “5 Best Kept Secret Courses in America- 2004″; 4.5 STARS, 2006- Golf Digest; “30 Best Courses You Can Play- 2004″ SC Golf Rating Panel and “#9- Dream 18 Holes in Myrtle Beach” Myrtle Beach Golf Magazines.

River Club

This Tom Jackson signature golf course features A-1 Bentgrass greens (the only course on the South Strand with bentgrass greens) and is one of the Grand Strand’s premier “plantation” courses. River Club enjoys the reputation of being one of the most challenging layouts in the Myrtle Beach area. True to its name, the golf course features water on 15 of 18 holes, and over 100 sand traps and bunkers. Not very long at 6,677 yards from the championship tees, River Club will have you firing plenty of wedges and short irons into the green. Bombers may have room off the tee, but approach shots need to be accurate as many of the greens are well guarded. The outstanding par 5, 18th has to be one of the finest finishing holes on the Grand Strand, offering risk and reward to those who can carry the water twice for a possible chance at eagle. In 2006 Golf Digest rated River Club 4.5 Stars “Places to Play”.

TPC Myrtle Beach

TPC Myrtle BeachIf you would you like to experience a tour-caliber golf course, then you have got to play the Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach. Designed by world renowned architect Tom Fazio, the TPC of Myrtle Beach is a unique experience that affords you the privilege of testing your game on the same course where some of golf’s greatest champions have played. TPC was recently awarded 5 Stars by Golf Digest, the only golf course in Myrtle Beach to receive the highly acclaimed honor. The Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach has also been a host of the Senior Tour Championship. Enjoy perfectly groomed fairways and manicured greens, while venturing through towering Carolina pines and lavish wetlands. At the conclusion of your round, relax in their luxurious clubhouse while you reflect on your round and the experience of being treated like a pro.

True Blue Plantation

Recently declared by Golf Digest as the #1 Public Course in the Myrtle Beach Area, True Blue is a well manicured layout that features lavish, lush fairways with dramatic elevation changes and large undulating greens. The rolling terrain and native vegetation of this once thriving indigo and rice plantation provides a stunning backdrop for one of the most spectacular settings in golf. Playing from 4,995 to 7,126 yards with five sets of tees, this Mike Strantz design was built for players of all ages and skill levels and provides one of the most striking layouts you will play. Rated among the top courses in America, True Blue was ranked in “America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Courses” and ranked in the top ten of the “Top 50 Courses in Myrtle Bach.” South Carolina Magazine also ranked True Blue in the top ten “30 Best Courses You Can Play.”

Wachesaw Plantation East Golf Club

Located in the picturesque little fishing village of Murrells Inlet, SC just 20 minutes south of the Myrtle Beach International Airport, Wachesaw East is a championship eighteen-hole facility built on a former rice plantation. Its exhilarating design has been the site of four nationally-televised LPGA Tour championships: the 1997 Susan G. Koman International, the 1998 & 1999 City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic, and the 2000 Kathy Ireland/Greens.com Classic. Architect Clyde Johnston has included a nice flair of Scottish design with traditional mounding and rolling fairways that lead to fast and true rolling Tif-Eagle putting surfaces, while strategically-placed bunkers provide a stout challenge. Sparkling freshwater lakes and visually attractive wetlands provide a tranquil setting for this distinctive golf course. Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” gave Wachesaw Plantation East a 4 star rating, while the readers of Golf Digest chose Wachesaw Plantation East as one of the top 50 courses in the United States for customer service.

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Born in Durban, South Africa, Azor fell in love with the game a little late in life. He served an apprenticeship in the printing industry and then went into print sales. In the early nineties he moved to the United States with his wife Glynis, and their two sons Dave and Clint. In 1994 he and Glynis established "Electronic Pencil" a Graphic Design company. In 2004 they started a golf magazine; he currently enjoys writing for their publication and writing the editorial for Myrtle Beach Golfaway’s website. “Besides the challenge and fun factor, the camaraderie on the golf course is second to none, it’s a blessing to spend time with good people and play a great game in such tranquil settings,” says Azor.
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  1. Great list, thanks for the info!

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