Arrowhead Country ClubView Website
Arrowhead is a Ray Floyd design, the only one in all of South Carolina, and is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. It is a 27 hole coastal masterpiece and features three distinctive nines. It isn’t all about water though, the course is bordered by stunning Carolina Pines, has lush Bermuda grass fairways and strategically crafted bunkers.
With four sets of tee boxes on each nine, Arrowhead appeals to golfers of all skill levels, and inspires loyalty from a great many players, not just because it is conveniently located only five minutes from the Myrtle Beach Airport and ten minutes from the beach, but the superbly tended playing conditions at Arrowhead are absolutely unbeatable.
- Arrowhead Country Club
- 1201 Burcale Rd
- Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Azalea Sands Golf CourseView Website
Welcome to the Azalea Sands Golf Club located in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Azalea Sands has been acquired by Signature Golf Group and was remodeled during the Fall of 2009.
Architect Gene Hamm designed a fun course that can be easily played in a three to four hour time period, a fact sure to bring a smile to even the most impatient golfer's face. At Azalea Sands each hole has a newness of it's own. This course full of fairway and greenside bunkers but is especially "Player friendly". This is because Azalea Sands is one of the few courses that has NO homes, condos or backyards to impede the progress of your game.
- Azalea Sands Golf Course
- 2100 Highway 17
- North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Bald Head Island Golf ClubView Website
Bald Head Island is an ultimate Grand Strand golf vacation destination that's nestled into a secluded North Carolina barrier island and is accessed by boat.
George Cobb allowed the natural landscape to reveal its own identity, and each of the 18 holes winds its way through a trail of maritime forest that over time has been naturally carved by wind and water.
Well bunkered Bermuda fairways provide abundant landing areas that produce nice lies, and the greens are perfectly manicured. At 6855 yards off the blue tees, 6239 yards off the white tees, 5536 off the gold tees and 4862 yards off the ladies tees, Bald Head can accommodate golfers of all skill levels.
- Bald Head Island Golf Club
- 6099 Indigo Plantation
- Southport, NC 28461
Barefoot ResortView Website
The Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach features four legendary courses that are all used for PGA tournaments, designed by some of golf’s best architects: David Love, Greg Norman, Pete Dye and Tom Fazio. Pure white sands combined with plenty of pitfalls make these coastal masterpieces a must for golfers who appreciate fine quality courses. The fairways have generous landing areas, hybrid grass developed by Greg Norman, and beautiful undulating greens. Each of the four courses has four sets of tees allowing golfers of all abilities to enjoy an unforgettable round of golf.
The Davis Love course is a traditional, par 72, 18 hole layout that has a distinctive low country appeal. GN-1 fairways (a hybrid turf developed by Greg Norman Turf), Tif-Sport Bermuda grass, A-1 Bent grass greens. This course is ranked #1 among the “Top 50 courses in Myrtle Beach” by Golf Digest.
The Greg Norman course is beautiful and runs alongside the Intracoastal Waterway. Norman sought the feel of a Southwestern desert course with open greens and fairways that run up to the sand. Furthermore, his masterful design incorporates original landscaping and natural coastal beauty, with trees and wetlands framing each hole. GN-1 fairways (a hybrid turf developed by Greg Norman Turf), Tif-Sport Bermuda grass, A-1 Bent grass greens.
The Pete Dye 7343 yard par 72 golf course is the only semi-private facility at Barefoot Resort. This unforgettable course winds its way through the pure white sands of a Carolina Bay. GN-1 fairways (a hybrid turf developed by Greg Norman Turf), Tif-dwarf Bermuda grass, L-93 Bent grass greens. Ranked in the “Top Ten” on the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand by Golf Digest.
The Fazio course is a classic low country Carolina masterpiece, with oaks, pines, and lakes found throughout the layout. It’s a challenging course, yet very playable. Like many golf courses in Europe, the Tom Fazio course does not return to the clubhouse after nine holes, a claim to fame of North Myrtle Beach golf. The golf course is always meticulously manicured and favors the amateur player. GN-1 Bermuda grass, Tif-sport Bermuda grass and A-1 Bent grass.
- Barefoot Resort
- 10600 North Kings Highway
- Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Beachwood Golf ClubView Website
Since opening in 1968, Beachwood Golf Club has offered players of all skill levels some of the most challenging and fun golf in North Myrtle Beach. This beautifully designed 18-hole championship golf course is a Gene Hamm gem and is unchanged as they enter their 43rd year of operation. There are no houses or condos to be afraid of hitting, just 180 acres of sparkling lakes, towering Carolina pines and stunning floral displays, including azaleas and crepe myrtles. Beachwood is conveniently located right on Highway 17 in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, just minutes away from anywhere on the Grand Strand.
- Beachwood Golf Club
- 1520 Highway 17 South
- North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Blackmoor Golf ClubView Website
Blackmoor, Gary Player’s only Grand Strand signature course, is built on the historic Longwood Plantation, which parallels the Waccamaw River.
This spectacular undulating design takes advantage of the natural terrain and beautiful vistas making it a most enjoyable place to play. As the world’s most traveled golfer, Player was able to use his wisdom and talent to provide a challenging course for the most capable golfer. Yet, the clever layout provides the high handicapper a very fun round.
When you couple the charm of this course with its truly hospitable staff and inviting facilities, Blackmoor becomes a “must-play” year after year
- Blackmoor Golf Club
- 6100 Longwood Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Brick Landing Plantation Golf ClubView Website
The centerpiece of Brick Landing Plantation is its championship 18-hole Ocean Isle Beach golf course, affectionately known as "The Brick". Regarded as one of North Carolina's finest, the Brick Landing Plantation Golf and Country Club golf course offers enticing challenges to all levels of players through a magnificently beautiful setting.
The course layout was carefully designed to take full advantage of the terrain's natural beauty - beauty only Mother Nature can produce. As spectacular as the layout and beauty are, the greens are what "The Brick" is remembered for most - and that says a lot. Manicured greens consistently recognized as the area's best provide for the truest rolls you will find.
Ocean Isle Beach golfers start and finish play along the Intracoastal Waterway looking out into the Atlantic Ocean. Such a scenic backdrop sets the stage for a wonderfully memorable round of Ocean Isle Beach golf. In between these first and final holes, the course winds through the Plantation integrating tidal saltwater marshes and hardwood forest into play. This methodically sculptured design requires concentration, testing skills and strategy.
Settle in a luxurious gated community set amid some of the most captivating landscape in the region. Featuring a private pool, the residences at Brick Landing Plantation fuse classic country style and cutting edge technology with exceptional sophistication. Country Club living at its finest, amenities and services second to none- "We Welcome You to Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club."
- Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club
- 1882 Goose Creek Rd SW
- Ocean Isle Beach, NC
- (910) 754-2745
Burning Ridge Gold ClubView Website
Extensive renovations have produced amazing rewards! Not only was it voted 2006 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year, but also honored as the South Carolina Golf Course of the Year.
As you maneuver through the elegantly mounded fairways, large yawning bunkers, and velvet smooth putting surfaces you will understand why the course has received these lofty awards. After your round enjoy the country club atmosphere with a drink and meal on the outside deck.
Burning Ridge Golf Club also has GPS Equipped Golf Carts.
- Burning Ridge Golf Club
- Hwy, 501 West
- Myrtle Beach, SC
Caledonia Golf and Fish ClubView Website
The entrance to Caledonia is lined with ancient oak trees and leads to the antebellum-styled clubhouse. It perfectly sets the stage for one of the greatest golf experiences in all of the United States, not just in Myrtle Beach. A Mike Stranz design, Caledonia is built upon the site of a working southern rice plantation, and has been recognized for its undeniable beauty for many years.
Try it for yourself. You won’t be disappointed. This classic course has been ranked in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play”, named one of “America’s 100 greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest, and continues to be ranked as one of “America’s 100 Best Modern Courses” by Golfweek.
- Caledonia Golf and Fish Club
- 369 Caledonia Dr
- Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Cape Fear National at Brunswick ForestView Website
Cape Fear National is Tim Cate's newest masterpiece located 45 minutes north of Myrtle Beach and just 10 minutes south of historic downtown Wilmington, NC off of US Hwy 17. Recently awarded "Top 10 Best New" by GOLF Magazine and already named "Top 100 Residential Courses" by Golfweek Magazine, Cape Fear National is aesthetically breathtaking and an absolute must-play.
The challenging 18-hole layout stretches just over 7200 yards from the tips (with 5 sets of tees) and displays drive-through waste bunkers, beach bunkers, native grasses and wildflowers, waterfalls, and rock wall structures. The A1/A4 bentgrass greens are heat tolerant, fast, and immaculate. The Coastal region’s newest golfing paradise, Cape Fear National is a must-play on your way in or out of Myrtle Beach.
- Cape Fear National
- 1281 Cape Fear National Drive
- Leland, NC 28451
Carolina National Golf ClubView Website
Carolina is located north of Myrtle Beach along the Lockwood Folly River and is a 4 ½ star Fred Couples Signature design. All 27- holes are Coastal Carolina golf at its finest. Coming in at just over 7,000 yards from the tip to tip, Carolina National will test all golfers by providing five sets of strategically placed tees, catering to players of all skill levels.
- Carolina National
- 1643 Goley Hewett Rd SE
- Bolivia, NC 28422
Colonial Charters Golf & Country ClubView Website
After an extensive renovation project to the 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, Colonial Charters Golf & Country Club re-opened under its original name in August 2013. This facility has been restored to the quality condition for which it was so famous for during the '90s. Colonial Charters features so many memorable holes and they are defined by mature hardwoods and strategically placed water hazards. The 6,427 yard layout features two gorgeous green-side waterfalls while the tree-lined fairways reward golfers that are accurate off the tee. Water hazards are abundant and require golfers to work the ball as they navigate from fairway to green. The greens at Colonial Charters are well maintained and ensure guests a pleasant putting experience.
- Colonial Charters Golf & Country Club
- 301 Charter Dr.
- Longs, SC 29568
Compass Pointe Golf Club - Southeastern NC's Newest Golf CourseView Website
Just 10 minutes from Wilmington, NC, Compass Pointe is the newest and most impressive golf destination in the area. Opened on June 11th, our Rick Robbins designed course is a unique and fun course for players of all skill levels.
- Compass Pointe Golf Club
2431 The Pointe Club Drive
Leland, NC 28451
- Compass Pointe Golf Club
Crow Creek Golf ClubView Website
Located in Calabash, North Carolina on Highway 17, just 2 miles north of the state line and a mere minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC. Crow Creek Golf Club first opened in February 2000, and has become one of the most popular destinations for golfers visiting the Myrtle Beach area. The Rick Robbins design is inspired by Jack Nicklaus, for whom Rick is a former design associate.
Crow Creek Golf Club is a scenic layout set on a 500-acre homestead and provides an enjoyable challenge for resort players from the regular tees and the championship tees stretch the layout to more than 7,100 yards, which make it suitable for low-handicap players. Generous Tifsport Bermuda fairways and undulating L-93 bentgrass greens combine for superb playing conditions.
- Crow Creek Golf Club
- 240 Hickman Rd
- Calabash, NC 28467
Eagle Nest Golf Club
The 18-Hole Course with the Grand Strand's Toughest Final Three Holes.
Eagle Nest Golf Club was built in 1971 by Gene Hamm & Associates and renovated from the tees to the greens, along with the clubhouse, in 2001. The golf course features Bermuda fairways and greens on this Myrtle Beach championship golf course. Eagle Nest is surrounded by a gorgeous Carolina pine forest that provides shelter for dozens of bird species, which in turn presents a tranquil setting for your round.
Hearty cypress trees emerge beautifully from freshwater ponds while wispy willow trees sway in the gentle South Carolina breeze, creating natural challenges and obstacles for Eagle Nest guests. The gentle contours and generous landing areas are the ingredients for a perfectly pleasant round of Myrtle Beach golf. Playing from the tips, Blue - 6901, challenges the low handicap golfer while the shorter tees, White - 6417, Gold - 5594 and Red - 5105, are friendly to the higher handicaps.
- Eagle Nest Golf Club
- 3820 Fairway Drive
- Little River, SC 29566
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Farmstead Golf LinksView Website
Farmstead Golf Links is one of the most exciting courses in the Carolinas, and is located on the northern end of Myrtle Beach, in SC’s famous Grand Strand. Set on a spectacular piece of land, the course features one of the most memorable holes in Myrtle Beach. The 767-yard, 18th hole is the area’s only par 6. It begins with a drive into a wide sweeping fairway in South Carolina and concludes on a large undulating green in North Carolina. This dual-state play is the stuff that golf dreams are made of!
The 18th may be dramatic but it is complemented by 17 other holes that deliver their own charm and challenge. As the course layout rolls over the natural contours of the land, it provides sweeping views of the area’s native grasses and sparkling lakes. Playable for golfers of all skill levels, this par 72 is designed by Willard Byrd, enhanced by Dave Johnson, and offers five sets of tees and three par 3s on the backside.
- Farmstead Golf Links
- 541 McLamb Rd
- Calabash, NC 28467
Founders Club at Pawleys IslandView Website
The Founders Club at Pawleys Island opened in February of 2008 to glowing reviews. It was designed by Thomas Walker, and features dramatic landscapes, ancient trees and impressive elevation changes. Most players agree that The Founders Club is poised to become a Myrtle Beach classic.
Mounded fairways with pot bunkers, waving Emerald Bermuda greens, and six sets of “island” tee boxes combine to create the beautiful challenge that is The Founders Club at Pawleys. Don’t miss the charming ambiance of the low country style clubhouse with its wraparound porch overlooking the 18th hole.
- Founders Club at Pawleys Island
- 7829 Ocean Hwy.
- Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Glen DornochView Website
Glen Dornoch first welcomed players in September of 1996, and has been drawing large numbers of enthusiastic golfers ever since. Master architect Clyde Johnston’s let the natural beauty of the 270-acre site dictate the course design, and the dense stands of oaks, pines, and magnolias bless the layout with glowing pride
Unique in Myrtle Beach, this site actually has several elevation changes, some of which reach 35-feet and slope down to South Carolina’s most beautiful stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway. Stunning lake, marsh and river views add even more drama to shifting elevations. The three closing holes are the most talked about in Myrtle Beach. Try Glen Dornoch today, and make your golfing dreams come true
- Glen Dornoch
- 4840 Glen Dornoch Way
- Little River, SC 29566
Grande DunesView Website
For those who love golf, Grande Dunes is where the game reigns supreme. One of the world's most revered and experienced design teams, The Roger Rulewich Group, have created a fantastic Myrtle Beach, South Carolina golf course, boasting unparalleled grandeur and intrigue. The Grande Dunes Resort Club is an 18-hole Myrtle Beach golf course which was recently named the “National Golf Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association of America. Its spectacular layout is positioned on a high bluff creating a spectacular view of the Intracoastal Waterway, the Marina at Grande Dunes and the four-diamond resort, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.
This Myrtle Beach golf course is known for its superior design and offers expansive fairways that ripple with subtle undulations onto large, modestly contoured L-93 Bentgrass greens. The superior links- style design unfolds itself in a relaxed, gracious manner enticing golfers with beauty while taunting them with danger. Fair but challenging, each golf hole, with six sets of tee boxes, presents a different dilemma to test the most confident scratch handicapper or beginner while ensuring a great round for golfer’s of every skill level. Discover the rolling green fairways and picturesque views from every hole of the Grande Dunes Resort Club. This Myrtle Beach golf course has a dramatic design featuring seven holes that play along the Intracoastal Waterway. Measuring over 7,600 yards from tip to tip this Myrtle Beach golf course is one of the longest on the East Coast and boasts numerous elevation changes, wide Bermuda fairways, generous bent grass greens and more than 34 acres of freshwater lakes. Grande Dunes Resort Club sets a new standard of golf for world- class play.
- Grande Dunes
- 8700 Golf Village Ln
- Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Heather Glen Golf LinksView Website
Golf architects Willard Byrd and Clyde Johnston have molded this historic site into a golf course masterpiece just north of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The natural beauty of changing elevations, ancient pines, proud dogwoods, dramatic hollies, graceful oaks trees, winding streams and brooks, plus the lovely Firth of Clyde combine to create an evocative Scottish style golf course.
Once played, you will be struck by the distinctive characteristics Heather Glen, abounding in each hole, each green, in the unusual bunkers (watch out for the Devils Mistress), and in the gorgeous heather-laced dunes. This course is dedicated to ardent players who appreciate the long history and beauty of golf.
- Heather Glen Golf Links
- 4650 Heather Glen Way
- Little River, SC 29566
The par 71 Heathland Course, designed by Tom Doak, is a return to the grand "Old Country" traditions of the game. It has been distinctly molded in the image of the British Isles links courses, with holes reminiscent of familiar links like St. Andrews, and lesser known gems like Lahinch and Cruden Bay. Most of the holes are without high vegetation, providing a visual presentation like no other course in the area.
The challenge and difficulty of this course comes primarily from the unobstructed breeze that wafts constantly over the course, and the strategically placed bunkers and lush, deep rough that closely border all fairways. Many of the greenside bunkers are deep and require creative shots to make an escape. Rated one of the "Top 10 New Resort Courses in the World" by GOLF Magazine in 1990, Heathland's design allows players of all ability levels to "step back in time."
- 1500 Legends Road
- Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Heritage Plantation is a tribute to the rice culture that revered the land centuries ago. Over 600 acres of giant magnolias, 300-year-old oaks, fresh water lakes and marshes have been transformed into a golfing community to rival the finest in the world. Built on the site of the True Blue and Midway Plantations, Heritage reflects a history of gracious, tasteful living. A magnificent avenue of oaks leads to the Southern Colonial clubhouse overlooking the Waccamaw River.
Ranked among the "50 Best Public Courses in America" by Golf Digest, the Par 71 Heritage Club, a Dan Maples design, follows the natural contours of the land, stretching out beside long abandoned and historic rice fields. Heritage features spacious, rolling fairways and large, undulating greens, surrounded by lush stands of crepe myrtle, camellias and azaleas. Heavily landscaped areas of wildflowers and flowering shrubs will maintain the beauty of this historical setting for generations to come.
- Heritage Club
- 378 Heritage Drive
- Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Indian Wells Golf ClubView Website
After extensive renovations, Indian Wells Golf Club was the recipient of the 2004 Golf Course of the Year Award by the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association. In addition the golf staff received the prestigious Customer Service and Hospitality Award by the Myrtle Beach Golfing News.
A local's favorite, designed by Gene Hamm, our guests continue to rave about the appearance and layout of Indian Wells Golf Club. Your finishing hole is a veteran member of the Grand Strand's Dream 18, regarded as one of the best, and toughest, holes in Myrtle Beach. Are you up to the challenge?
Indian Wells Golf Club also has GPS Equipped Golf Carts.
- Indian Wells Golf Club
- Highway 17
- Garden City, SC
Indigo Creek Golf ClubView Website
Welcome to Lowcountry Golf at It's Finest! Indigo Creek Golf Club is in the very heart of the Grand Strand's "Low Country" plantation area in Murrells Inlet, just 10 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. The back nine is set among giant oaks and flowing creeks. Golf Digest's 1998 Places to Play gives Indigo Creek 3 Stars.
This Willard Byrd design has lots of water and wildlife. It's been said that Indigo Creek Golf Club is as enjoyable to look at as it is to play. Next time you and your group start planning your golf vacation, be sure to include this low country jewel, and you'll be coming back year after year. We look forward to seeing you at Indigo Creek Golf Club.
- Indigo Creek Golf Club
- 9480 Indigo Club Drive
- Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Lockwood Folly Country ClubView Website
Players of Lockwood Folly Country Club leave with an incredible memory of tree-lined fairways with massive oaks, stately pines, quiet ponds and abundant wildlife.
Built upon a former hunting preserve, the golf course and community borders the Lockwood Folly River, the Intra-Coastal Waterway and is so close to the Atlantic Ocean that the roar of the surf often remains with golfers long after their round is completed.
- Lockwood Folly Country Club
- 19 Clubhouse Drive
- Holden Beach NC 28462
Meadowlands Golf ClubView Website
Located just north of Myrtle Beach, Meadowlands features a number of unforgettable holes, bordered by peaceful meadows, inspiring hardwoods, and vast wetlands. The course’s 7,054 yards are artfully sculpted around pristine fresh water lakes and natural vegetation, just some of the features that lead to it being named one of the “Top Ten Best New Courses” by North Carolina Magazine when the course first opened.
Designed by Willard Byrd, there are several outstanding holes at Meadowlands but the 432-yard, par 4, 6th hole requires special mentioning. From the elevated fairway, to the pond that happily meanders down the left side of the hole, to the hidden water hazard that protects a raised green complex, the 6th hole at Meadowlands demands precision play from focused golfers. Just try to ignore all those scenic distractions!
- Meadowlands Golf Club
- 1000 Meadowlands Trail
- Calabash, NC 28467
Ocean Ridge PlantationView Website
Ocean Ridge, located on the northern end of Myrtle Beach’s golf zone, is home to the famous “Big Cat” courses: Lions Paw, Panthers Run, Tigers Eye, Leopards Chase, and Jaguars Liar. All of the Ocean Ridge courses are still very competitively priced.
Lions Paw is considered Willard Byrd’s finest design. It is the “oldest” of the cats and features two distinct styles: towering hardwoods and a fair amount of elevation change, and open, windy fairways.
Panther’s Run at Ocean Ridge is the second oldest of the “Big Cat” courses. Designed by Tim Cate, this course tests a golfer’s ability to hit around or over the natural marsh, all throughout the course. Tree and bunkers also define the fairways culminating at bent grass greens. Panther’s Run is still a favorite among Myrtle Beach golf courses.
Tiger’s Eye is a Tim Cate design that’s been rated in the Top 3 of the area courses by Golf Digest. The course is defined by dramatic elevation changes, natural waste areas, pine and oak trees, and water from marsh lands and waterfalls. Tiger’s Eye has some of the best bent greens in the Grand Strand.
Leopard’s Chase is the fourth and newest of the “Big Cat” golf courses at Ocean Ridge. Golfers will be challenged by short carries over water and wetlands, and plenty of strategically placed bunkers. Watch out for the 4th hole featuring a tough island green! Now a favorite in Myrtle Beach, Leopard’s Chase was named to Golf Digest’s list of “Top 10 Best New Public Courses in America” for 2007-2008 and was also ranked in Golf Magazine’s “Ten Best New Courses You Can Play”.
- Ocean Ridge Plantation
- 6877 Highway 17 W
- Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Oyster Bay Golf LinksView Website
Situated just north of Myrtle Beach, Oyster Bay is a rare perfection of the diverse philosophies of golf course architecture. Dan Maples and Larry Young created a course where variety and innovation are the name of the game.
Here players find a consummate combination of shot making requirements in severe marsh-oriented holes, two island green par threes, inspiring fresh water lakes, long holes, short holes... and the list goes on. This par-70 course plays to just under 6,700 yards, but cavernous bunkers, wickedly undulating greens and lengthy par 4’s make Oyster Bay a test of a player’s golfing mettle. Voted the 1983 Golf Digest “Resort Course of the Year,” and ranked by the same publication as among the top 50 public courses in the country in 1990, Oyster Bay Golf Links has long been a local favorite.
- Oyster Bay Golf Links
- 614 Lake Shore Dr
- Sunset Beach, SC 28459
Taking its place alongside the award-winning Heathland and Moorland courses, Parkland is quickly establishing itself as the most exciting new course in Myrtle Beach. Offering distinct contrasts to the first two Legends courses, Parkland demonstrates the diversity and beauty of the natural terrain with contoured, tree-lined fairways, vast natural areas, deep-faced bunkers and massive, multi-level greens.
Opened for play in October 1992, Parkland is modeled after the style of architects Alister MacKenzie, (Augusta National) and George Thomas (Riviera Country Club). Playing the unforgettably challenging fairway and green-side bunkering requires a deft touch off the tee and on the approach. From tee to green, strategy will be the order of the day on this stunning, par-72 playing field.
- 1500 Legends Road
- Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
The PearlView Website
They can often be found nimbly dangling from the neck of a Southern woman occupying a place in high society. A frequently uttered adage connects them to sage words of advice. Objects of beauty and valued gemstones, their shine and luster are unmistakable, especially when formed naturally at sea. Their appearance provokes thoughts of excellence, class and charm.
In accordance with its namesake, the 36-hole golf facility found at the northern edge of the Grand Strand known simply as The Pearl is also a rare fi nd and highlyregarded gem. Located in the tiny, coastal North Carolina town of Calabash that modestly refers to itself as the "Seafood Capital of the World," the golf club occupies a pristine setting, is consistently kept in championship condition and has been well-received by golf's most esteemed publications.
In 2008, The Pearl's East Course received a notable 4-Star rating in Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" list. Not to be outdone, the West Course was rated 4.5 Stars by Golf Digest in 2004. The same publication also nominated the West Course as one of America's "Best New Public Courses" when it opened in 1988. Both courses have been ranked among the best in the Carolinas.
While its geographical position puts The Pearl on the outer reaches of Myrtle Beach metropolitan area, we're confident that this pair of outstanding layouts cut from a 900-acre swath of stunningly beautiful marsh preserve framed by the Calabash River will be on your yearly Grand Strand golf itinerary immediately following your first visit.
Golf at The Pearl
Both designed by popular Pinehurstbased golf architect Dan Maples, who was also the creative mind behind Myrtle Beach's The Witch and The Wizard, the twin 18-hole tracks are identical in terms of substance, but fraternal in terms of style.
The East Course, which was completely renovated a decade ago, can be characterized as a traditional parkland layout. It's carved through acres of pristine forest and features one scenic view after another. The most memorable aspect of this 18 is a wonderfully dynamic fi nish along the banks of the Calabash River.
Hole No. 18 is a true titan of a par 5. It requires three well-struck shots if you are to have any chance at making birdie. The entire left side is bordered by a sparkling lake. Players must be careful not to bite off more than they can chew as the entire hole slopes towards the water.
The West Course is a links-style design with plenty of wide-open stretches complimented by thick displays of pampas grass. The last four holes feature a dramatic finish along the bluffs overlooking the coastal marshland and scenic Calabash River. Attention to detail and meticulous grooming characterizes the course which has played host to a number of major tournaments. The West course offers plenty of challenge, along with untouched natural beauty.
This 18 too finishes with a wonderful par 5. Bisected by a lake, the key to playing this par 5 is hitting the tee shot just short of the bunker at the corner of the fairway. Club choice is crucial on this tee shot because shots hit into or over the bunker are immediately in danger of making double bogey. A well-placed shot in front of the bunker will give players from 190 to 220 yards left into the green. Will you go for glory?
These courses leave golfers with both a taste of Southern charm and sense of golf the way it was meant to be. Ask almost anyone who has played The Pearl, and they'll tell you that it's difficult to drive away uninspired. Remember, "Sometimes it's where you play that affects how you play."
More About The Pearl
The Pearl East and West are part of the Brunswick Isles Golf Trail, which straddles the border of North and South Carolina.
In addition to the two terrific 18-hole championship courses, The Pearl offers its golfing guests an array of amenities and extras including a full-service golf shop, a practice range, instruction and implementation, golf professionals at your fingertips and a newly-renovated clubhouse that conjures a yesteryear atmosphere with the traditions of a classic golf environment.
- The Pearl
- 1000 Pearl Blvd SW
- Sunset Beach, NC
Possum Trot Golf ClubView Website
Possum Trot Golf Club is located in North Myrtle Beach, and has long been a favorite for North Myrtle Beach area golfers. It features 18 beautifully manicured fairways and well tended greens.
Designed by Russell Breeden, this course is player friendly, is run by a very hospitable staff, and has wide open fairways throughout the entire course. Sound easy? It’s not! The course has enough challenges to take a bite out of the even the lowest handicapper.
- Possum Trot Golf Club
- 1170 Possum Trot Rd
- North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597
Prestwick Country ClubView Website
Pete and P.B. Dye collaborated to create Prestwick Country Club, truly one of Myrtle Beach’s hidden gems. Prestwick features all the hallmarks of a Dye design - railroad ties, pot bunkers and rolling greens.
Challenging but very fair, this layout will test all parts of your game. The 195-yard 5th hole features a creek that meanders from tee to green, this hole demands precision off the tee and careful club selection.
An absolute favorite hole at Prestwick is the par 5 ninth, it plays along the right side of a lake with the clubhouse in the background. Visually stunning, the green can be reached in two but miss it and you could be looking at a big number.
- Prestwick Country Club
- 1001 Links Rd
- Myrtle Beach, SC
River Oaks Golf PlantationView Website
Carved from 800 pristine acres stretching along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway River Oaks Golf Plantation provides the ideal experience for golfers of all abilities. The Plantation features 27 exciting holes of golf designed by Gene Hamm and Tom Jackson, as well as a public driving range.
Three nines are here to challenge the visiting golfers, each named for animals found in their natural habitats when the course was developed - Fox, Otter and Bear.Take your pick, and you’re sure to enjoy!
- River Oaks Golf Plantation
- 831 River Oaks Drive
- Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Rivers Edge Golf ClubView Website
Arnold Palmer designed this beautiful northern Myrtle Beach golf course so that seven of the holes are set on high bluffs, providing some of the most stunning panoramic views in all of Myrtle Beach. The course flows through dramatic elevation changes, over babbling creeks and around expansive wetlands toward riverfront finishing holes on both nines.
With five sets of tees, River’s Edge is just the right challenge for players of all skill levels and the bent-grass greens are a resort golfer’s dream. Located in North Carolina’s Brunswick County, near Shallotte, River’s Edge is one to be put on the top of your “to do list” each and every time you are golfing in the Myrtle Beach area.
- Rivers Edge Golf Club
- 2000 Arnold Palmer Dr
- Shallotte, NC 28470
Sandpiper Bay Golf ClubView Website
Sandpiper Bay is located in the northern area of Myrtle Beach and is a pleasing golf course that offers a classic design with three distinct nines. The first thing golfers notice at Sandpiper Bay is the rolling contoured fairways, the naturally sculpted bunkers, and bent grass greens that remain in excellent condition year-round. Noted Golf Course architect Dan Maples designed Sandpiper to challenge every level of player who can be found golfing in Myrtle Beach.
The regular tees at Sandpiper are located in such a way that affords average players an enjoyable round of golf with plenty of scoring opportunities, yet the championship tees demand an A-game of the low handicappers. More than 40 acres of lakes meander through this beautiful Myrtle Beach area golf course which creates a delightfully peaceful atmosphere at Sandpiper Bay.
- Sandpiper Bay Golf Club
- 800 Sandpiper Bay Dr
- Sunset Beach, NC 28468
Sea Trail Golf ResortView Website
The Sea Trail Golf Resort features three excellent golf courses designed by some of golf’s most esteemed architects: Willard Byrd, Dan Maples and Rees Jones.
Without question, the Dan Maples course at the Sea Trail Resort is still regarded as one of the finest in Myrtle Beach. Voted the “Best New Resort Courses” in the nation in 1986, the twisted ancient oaks, tall Carolina pines and tifdwarf greens define each hole on the beautiful par-72 course. Five holes wind along the scenic Calabash Creek, home to nesting pairs of osprey. A medium-length, accuracy-demanding course, the Maples is unique in its use of waste bunkers. The bunker on the 15th extends the full length of the fairway, making it a challenge for even the experienced golfer. Adding to the challenge is the beauty of the scenery. It can be a distraction, especially upon the first visit to Sea Trail.
The Rees Jones Course features native grasses and wildflower plantings, elevated greens, wide fairways, large mounds and expansive bunkers that all combine to create an extraordinary Carolina golf experience. Water hazards on eleven holes add extra challenge. This target-style, 72 par course is located near the Colony at Oyster Bay and the Sandpiper Bay Condos.
Golf on site
Motor coach RV Parking
Pool - indoor
Reservation deposit required
Golf Package available
Internet - wireless, wifi
Laundry - in most units
Non-smoking rooms/rental units available
Restaurant on site
Pet Friendly: NO
- Sea Trail Golf Resort
- 75 Clubhouse Rd
- Sunset Beach, NC 28468
Shaftesbury Glen Golf and Fish ClubView Website
Architect Clyde Johnston skillfully wove tradition with championship play at this Myrtle Beach area golf course. Shaftesbury Glen’s elevated greens, picture-perfect traps, wide-flowing fairways, demanding doglegs, and long par 5s grace this stunning course. Everything from the stone-gated entrance, right up to the Olde English clubhouse evokes the spirit of the project’s namesake — Shaftesbury, England.
The bent greens are some of the Myrtle Beach’s finest and are located just minutes from Restaurant Row via the Conway bypass (Hwy 22). These and many more ideal features make Shaftesbury Glen a favorite for golfers visiting the Myrtle Beach area.
- Shaftesbury Glen Golf and Fish Club
- 681 Caines Landing Rd
- Conway, SC 29526
Tidewater Golf ClubView Website
With Tidewater, Ken Tomlinson created the Pebble Beach of the east. This renowned golf course has a classic yet contemporary design and offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and challenging play. Flowing with the natural contours of the land, the course challenges players with a range of elevation changes quite unique in seaside South Carolina.
As the round progresses, views of the Intracostal Waterway, saltwater marsh and ocean inlet bring fresh inspiration around each bend. Tidewater offers thrilling rewards to shot makers who take chances, use proper course management, and welcome challenges.
- Tidewater Golf Club
- 1400 Tidewater Dr
- North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
True Blue Golf ClubView Website
True Blue is one of the legendary courses of Myrtle Beach and is located on Pawley’s Island. It features a well manicured layout, vast fairways and shifting elevations. The rolling terrain and native vegetation of this once thriving indigo and rice plantation makes for one of the most stunning golf settings in the country.
Named one of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest and ranked in the top 10 of Golf Digest’s “Top 50 Courses in Myrtle Beach,” True Blue continues to stand the test of time. Make it a “must play” on your next visit to Myrtle Beach.
- True Blue
- 284 Blue Ridge Dr
- Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Whispering Pines Golf CourseView Website
To play Whispering Pines Golf Course is a true golfing pleasure, whether you’re a full-time South Carolina resident, a seasonal resident, or just visiting sunny Myrtle Beach for a vacation or golf outing. The layout at Whispering Pines Golf Course will challenge and relax you all at once. This seemingly remote course is less than 2 minutes from the heart of Myrtle Beach’s ocean front.
- Whispering Pines Golf Course
- 900 Harellson Blvd
- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
- (843) 918-2305
World Tour Golf LinksView Website
Imagine testing your skills on the holes the masters have played for decades. Augusta National’s, Amen Corner where the coveted green jacket has been won and lost. The 18th hole at St. Andrews with its stone bridge that captured Palmer’s 1995 farewell. Or Inverness #18 which Nicklaus dubbed “the hardest hole I ever played”! Now you can play 27 of the world’s most legendary golf holes on America’s most visionary golf course, World Tour Golf Links.
- World Tour Golf Links
- 2000 World Tour Boulevard
- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579