The International World Tour Golf Links gives you the opportunity to experience the thrill of playing 27 holes inspired by some of the World’s most famous courses, including Pine Valley, Augusta National, TPC at Sawgrass, St. Andrews, Pinehurst #2, Oakmont, and Royal Melbourne to name a few. They are all there and more. Perhaps seeing these holes will provide you with memories of great shots you’ve seen in tournaments played around the world. You can travel the globe and spend a fortune in airfare, lodging, and greens fees or you can tee off and get a glimpse of the world from Myrtle Beach.
Move 800,000 cubic yards of dirt, build a destroyed castle as your clubhouse on a 100 acre lake, plant 800 species of grasses and plants, and have mounding as high as 45 feet above the fairways – you’re at The Wizard! A uniquely different golf course. Superb, fast bent grass greens and 3 finishing holes over and around the 100 acre lake make for a challenging golf course. The par 71 plays to a mild 118 slope from the men’s tees.
Willowbrook Plantation named one of the top 50 courses by Golf for Women, offers players of all levels a challenging round with beautiful scenery. This course takes you back in time to the late 1700’s where it used to be a rice plantation, and believe us, the beauty has not been lost. Each hole offers a unique challenge making it the perfect course for your next golf weekend getaway.
Top 10 … 4.5 Star Rated. A cross between Pinehurst # 2 and Pine Valley. This course is extremely challenging with a 145 slope. Lots of deep, deep traps… some double head high! Most of the par 3’s are elevated with bunkers from tee to green. The first 4 holes will snap you into reality.
Walk in the footsteps of the PGA TOUR legends. Experience the crack of a well-struck tee shot as it echoes through the century old trees. Match your best shot against those of the players on the SENIOR PGA TOUR. Play tournament quality conditions year round. These are just a few of the many reasons you’ll want to visit the Grand Strand’s ultimate golf destination – the Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach. Designed by Tom Fazio in concert with Lanny Watkins (PGA Tour player consultant), the TPC of Myrtle Beach offers one of the most extraordinary golfing experiences on the east coast.
A stunning combination of natural waste areas, coquina fairway boulders, native grasses, wildflowers and elevation changes up to 60 feet make this a challenging layout. The new fast G2 bent grass undulating greens offer formidable opposition to the birdie you were hoping for. One of the top golf courses in North Carolina. A 4.5* gem. Many signature holes including an island green par 3 and the waterfall #18.
With its magnificent views of the Intracoastal Waterway, saltwater marshes and Atlantic Ocean…and undulating Tif eagle greens…Tidewater has been called as pure as the ocean breezes that blow across it. Ranked by Golf Digest as the “Best New Public Golf Course in America” when it opened in 1990, Tidewater continues to maintain a top ranking in Myrtle Beach. Golf Magazine has ranked Tidewater as one of the premier golf courses in the country every year since recognizing it as one of the top ten new golf courses built in 1990. Recently rated #39 in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play” listing, Tidewater is committed to giving each guest a total golf experience only found at the highest echelon of golf courses. Top 10 … 4.5 Star Rated. Situated on a seaside Peninsula of bluffs, the course meanders back and forth along side the Intracoastal Waterway with views of the Atlantic Ocean. The course was renovated with new traps, tif eagle greens and additional landscaping.
There is no other way to say it — Thistle is a “Superb” 4.5 star rated 27 hole Scottish Links course. Putt on smooth, fast undulating huge Bent grass greens. If you wander off the fairway you’ll truly encounter Scotland at its best with lots of native grasses, heather and wild flowers. Pretty and challenging at the same time. The fairways are generous with lots of up and down hilly shots and mounds. You can bump and run most shots into the greens or fly them in to receptive greens. Not only are the course conditions superb but so is the course playability. Unique to the Myrtle Beach area, Thistle offers 12 minute tee times. That’s the rule. By doing so, you enjoy a full hole open in front and behind you. A relaxed 4 hour round is the norm. It’s like playing on your own country club. Ten tee times are blocked in the morning for a two hour period and the same is true in the afternoon. You may want to consider pre-booking an afternoon replay so you can experience the entire 27 hole layout. Exceptional conditioning and superb service along with complimentary range balls and yardage booklet exist to provide you with a truly enjoyable and memorable golf experience. There are 5 different tee boxes to choose from so you can definitely test your golfing skills at the Thistle.
Shaftesbury Glen’s unique concept combines a world class golf course with a fishing venue along the Waacamaw River. This course has been described as challenging, innovative and fun, making it a great course to play on your golf getaway. While this course is more traditional, with elevated greens, wide fairways and expansive traps, it is certainly worth the trip for the Olde English clubhouse.
Arnold took a superb piece of land and built a superb golf course. 7 holes are on the Shallotte river and are very scenic with marsh grasses. This 4.5 star course is stunningly panoramic with dramatic elevation changes from bluffs to low lying marsh areas. Many of the holes have high risk… great chances for snowmen or eagles. A very challenging course and one of Arnold Palmer’s best designs. A “must play” course for your golf lineup.
River Club is a semi-private facility and the only course on the south end of the Grand Strand with Bent grass greens. True to its name, you will find (but hopefully not often) water on 15 of the 18 holes. Couple the water with over 100 sand traps and you have a very challenging layout to deal with. Long hitters may find some room off the tees but the approach shots better be on the money. The par 5 18th hole offers risk and reward to those who can carry the water twice for a possible chance at eagle on the horseshoe shaped hole.
One of Pete Dye’s better designed courses. Prestwick has received Golf Digest’s? 4 1/2 star-rating for 2006. Unlike traditional Dye designs, it is not tricked up with severe greens. The terrain is a natural dune field with plenty of waste bunkers. The 9th and 18th holes are played around a 50 acre lake. The Scottish berns, deep pot bunkers and rolling greens will remind you of its namesake – The Prestwick Golf Club of Scotland. There are 6 tee boxes for your golf pleasure. The course is surrounded by thick groves of pines, giant oaks, bay trees and stands of natural dogwoods.˜ Prestwick has been awarded the Myrtle Beach 2006 Hospitality Golf Course of the Year award.˜ The upscale clubhouse overlooks the finishing holes. Excellent food and drinks. After playing this wonderful course, sit on the veranda, sip a few and watch your fellow golfers try to negotiate the closing holes.
“The only time you will be permitted to handle your clubs is while playing with them.” From the moment you arrive, each guest is treated like royalty. From the white-gloved caddy master who greets you at the gates, to the club assistants who clean your clubs and shine your shoes after your round, The “Granddaddy” takes great pride in its impeccable level of service. On warm, sunny days, you will be treated to a refreshing mimosa on the course. When the wind blows and there is a nip in the air, you can expect hot chocolate on the first tee and a cup of fresh homemade low-country clam chowder, prepared and served over an open fire from an old black kettle. We welcome you to play the Myrtle Beach’s oldest course (1927) thus its nickname of the Granddaddy and see for yourself why it is so enjoyable to play this par 71 course. The golf course was constructed as a complement to the famed Ocean Forest Hotel and was to be a playground for the rich and famous. Upon the destruction of the hotel, the golf course at Pine Lakes was the only thing remaining. The course has been remodeled over the years and has evolved from the original 27-hole layout to an 18-hole course which is currently on the National Register of Historical Places. Pine Lakes Re opened in March 2009, as Craig Schreiner was contracted to redesign the course. His passion for golf and its architecture is a natural fit in maintaining the historical integrity associated with Robert White’s original design.
Challenging, but equally beautiful, Pawley’s Plantation by Jack Nicklaus offers a scenic event with every round. Among the most unforgettable features are a tremendous double green, a dramatic split fairway, and breathtaking lake and marsh views. A 300 yard dike bulk-headed for cart traffic leads to a set of tees where the golfer can play the par 3 #13 from a distance of 40 to 145 yards – both shots are across the marsh. This signature course ranked among the top courses in South Carolina in Golf Digest’s 1997 Rankings.
Ever played out of a ‘dreaded’ oyster shell bunker… Close your eyes and swing hard. Two island greens, ocean breezes and fast undulating greens make this course a real challenge. A superb ‘Visual Delight.’ It has been rated Golf Digest’s 1983 Resort Course of the Year and has received a 4.5-star rating in Golf Digest’s Places to Play publication. Many consider it to be a Top 10 Course in the Myrtle Beach area. Located 8 miles into North Carolina at Sunset Beach.
King’s North is a result of redesign work done by Arnold Palmer and his group in 1996. Palmer recreated the North course by moving over 400,000 cubic yards of dirt, adding bulkheading, 600 hardwood trees and 7,000 azaleas to go along with the enlarged Crenshaw Bentgrass greens, lakes and bunkers. You will have plenty of water to consider as you navigate this layout. One of the most dramatic and unique holes in golf is the par 5 6th hole nicknamed “The Gambler”. It features an island fairway which offers golfers a risk-reward short cut opportunity to the green for a chance at an eagle. You need two precise shots to benefit from the short cut otherwise danger lurks and your looking at perhaps a double bogey instead.
Water, water everywhere. When you look at the scorecard you’ll see plenty of blue…… Starting with a marina clubhouse on stilts in a 80 acre lake. Actually, the lake winds through the course more to define holes than to be a hazard waiting to swallow your golf ball. The course offers two island greens (a par 3 and a par 4) and the 9th hole – fairway to green – is an island. An excellent test for your golf game.
If a player can tame the Long Bay Club, he or she may feel confident enough to take on the Golden Bear as this Jack Nicklaus designed course is considered by many as one of the more difficult layouts on the Grand Strand. This links style course has countless large man-made mounds and can be quite a challenge near the green. Where did some of the dirt come from for the mounding? Why the numerous bottomless bunkers that surround the small Bermuda landing areas. One of the most recognizable holes in golf is the par 4 #10 hole with the striking horseshoe waste bunker that runs up to the green. Bring your A game.
LEOPARD’S CHASE is the newest of the Big Cats family of courses. It opened for public play in February 2007. It is the premier course of the four Cats courses. This newest Cat has quickly received rave reviews for its challenging layout as designed by Tim Cate. This will soon be ranked as one of the must-play courses on the Grand Strand. Course management is the key when playing this highly regarded layout. You will find (hopefully not too often) large bunkers in just the right places. There is a lot of rolling hills feel and you will be tested with many forced carries. The 18th is a spectacular finishing hole. As you stand at the tee box, you will be faced with a 150-yard bunker on the right between the fairway and lake and a 50-yard bunker on the left between the fairway and another lake. Then, you will encounter a two-tiered pond and coquina shell-based waterfall on the short left side of the green as you approach.
Unlike its sister courses at the Legends complex, Parkland has lots of marshes, trees, bunkers and undulating greens to make this par 72 a real challenge for your golf game. With its length and design challenges, most golfers feel this is the toughest course at Legends.
Want to test your accuracy? Your short game? Multi-tiered fairways, severe undulating elevated fast greens, collection areas and deep pot bunkers is what you’ll remember. Not much water but plenty of waste bunkers line most of the fairways. If you have “game.” put Moorland on your golf agenda.
A par 71 links style layout. Born in the wonderful tradition of the British Isles links courses. There are a bare minimum of trees and some parallel fairways, Undulating greens and some fairway blind shots make this a fun course to play.
Grande Dunes Resort course is the FINEST Golf Course in Myrtle Beach. The maintenance is superb. 5 holes along the Intracoastal Waterway are on high buffs with ocean breezes blowing across the course. The Spanish style clubhouse is very upscale with excellent food and cold beverages in the lounge. The 19th hole is one of the best on the beach. The large practice area from a chipping and separate putting course. You can chose from 6 tees with yardage from 5,353 to 7,618. The greens are huge with some interesting undulations. Bring your “A” game.
Glen Dornoch was uniquely built one hole at a time, which makes it one of the most talked-about courses in Myrtle Beach. Unlike most flat coastal golf courses, Glen Dornoch has several natural 35-foot elevation changes and a lush variety of oaks, pines and magnolias. While this course starts off tame, making it great for warming up, the last 3 holes will really put your game to the test. After your round, be sure to visit The Pub, offering homemade salads, sandwiches and delicious specials.
Introducing the newest golf course to open in the Myrtle Beach area – the Founders Club at Pawleys Island which was scheduled to open in late September 2007. However, Mother Nature didn’t cooperate with sufficient rainfall in the area so the Classic Group made the decision to postpone its opening until February 1, 2008, to ensure the course is in great shape and it is. The Founders Club at Pawleys Island offers golfers an exciting opportunity in the Pawleys Island area to play 18 uniquely designed golf holes. Built on the former site of Sea Gulf Golf Club, Thomas Walker designed the course to offer wonderful visuals and isolated teeing areas thus giving golfers something special to remember. If you like split fairways, then you’ll love the par-5, 540-yard No. 12. It used to be a par 4, but now, along with added length, comes added options and signature risk/reward possibilities. Take the long way down the right-side fairway, lay up short of the water with your second, hit a short iron over it and go for birdie on the new Emerald Bermuda greens. Or, mash it down the left side, shave about 30 yards off the distance in the process, and leave yourself with a long iron or fairway wood to the green for a potential eagle. Be warned, though: find the split in the fairway and you’ll find treacherous pot bunkers or fly the green and find the drink. In either event, say good bye to your par and you could be looking in the eyes of a snowman. The back nine also features the par-4, 420-yard No. 14, a dogleg right which will reward a solid drive with a downhill roll but still leave a tricky approach to an elevated green; a short par-3 No. 16 (130 yards) that looks harder than it really is; and a finishing par 4 on 18 that plays 375 yards into the prevailing wind off the Atlantic, and leaves a challenging carry over water from the right but an intriguing approach from the left to a 130-foot-long, triple-tiered green nestled right behind the clubhouse. A new Low country-style clubhouse with a wrap-around porch awaits you for a relaxing drink and/or meal as you over looking the beauty of the 18th hole.
Caledonia is rated 4.5 stars and considered by many as the?Best Course in the Myrtle Beach area. This par 70 course provides a dazzling display of unique golf holes over marsh, lakes, waste bunkers and sand. This low country course is built upon a former rice plantation. Rated as one of the TOP 31 upscale courses in America! Caledonia is a truly unique experience and it is and incredible beauty. Tee Times are limited and this course books up fast. One of Golfmaster Jim’s favorite courses.
Greg Norman’s newest design at Barefoot Resort is unique in many ways. With only 60 acres of mow-able grass existing on all 18 holes, Greg uses stunning waste areas and the site’s natural vegetation to frame each hole. The course resembles one found in the deserts of the southwest, without the desert. The course also features several holes along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. Norman has already achieved great reviews for his previous work and he is excited about his latest design stating “We have a fabulous piece of property with great elevations and the developer has spared no expenses to insure that this course is the absolute best it can be.”
Carolina native and leading PGA TOUR professional Davis Love, III, may have solidified his reputation as a course designer with his newest creation at Barefoot Resort. Competing with other architects in the Barefoot Resort project such as Fazio, Norman and Dye, Davis was determined to build a course that was unique, visually striking and fun to play. The course even incorporates a replica of ruins from a 17th Century plantation house, similar to ruins found along holes in Scotland and Ireland. You will enjoy wide fairways and generous landing areas. However, don’t get to relaxed as you will be hitting to tough, turtle back designed greens.
Tom Fazio brings his design expertise to a rolling parcel of land at the heart of Barefoot Resort. Golfweek Architecture Editor Brad Klein states that Fazio has “perfected a certain formula for creating overwhelming, lovely holes that are meticulously manicured and pleasant to play.” Living up to such acclaim, Fazio’s Barefoot Resort Course is certain to attract more national acclaim. Off the tees, players will be greeted with stunning visuals and 18 distinct holes that will all be remembered after your round. You will find the par 71 course to be fairly wide open with a good amount of sand in sight. The fairways are undulating. Since there is no turn after 9, make sure to stop the cart attendant for your beverage and food needs as you negotiate the course.
This course, designed by architect Pete Dye, certainly doesn’t stray from his reputation of building memorable and challenging courses. The semi-private course is filled with pitfalls for wayward shots, native grass and exceptional elevations. Bordering the white sands of the Carolina Bays is what makes this course a great pick for your golf vacation in Myrtle Beach.