Your putter will be key in scoring well on these fast bent grass greens.? You can play just nine holes, play it twice to get in 18 or combine it with the Avocet course for 27 holes.
Located one-half mile from Ocean Boulevard (cool, ocean breezes), this Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary (only one of three in South Carolina) is nature preserved. Contrast that to the Sabre Jet over the putting green. This course is the old Myrtle Beach Air Force course that is now owned by the city of Myrtle Beach. The 16th hole is adjacent to the airport while the other fairways are pristine with no housing or out of bounds backyards…pure golf. The course was remodelled recently with new TifEagle greens. The teeth of the course is in the 5 par fours that measure over 390 yards from the white tees. The course is even tougher from 7 par 4’s over 400 yards and a double sharp dogleg 567-yard par 5 from the blue tees.
You’ll remember the lakes and large undulating bent grass greens. Willard Byrd courses are known for their playability and you’ll totally enjoy this course. Wide fairways, a touch of sand here and there, dogleg holes and roll it on pitch shots are all here. This 4 star rated gem is non-surcharge. Play all three Sea Trail courses at a very special rate. Nice clubhouse, 19th hole and excellent practice facilities.
This 27 hole facility is centrally located at the juncture of US 501 West and the Intracoastal Waterway. The original 18 (the fox and otter nines) were built by Gene Hamm in 1988. The ‘Bear 9’ was added in 1991 by Tom Jackson. The course is on a former nature preserve and has many trees, mounding, bunkers and undulating greens.
Formerly Quail Creek Golf Club
Owned and managed by Coastal Carolina University, this course is kept in great shape due to it’s agronomy program. They recently replaced their greens with miniverde Bermuda, and they are ready for play.
A seaside layout on the intracoastal waterway with prevailing ocean breezes. Better than average width fairways surrounded by live oaks, towering pines and dogwoods. #18 is the signature dog log right finishing hole prevailing ocean breeze blowing in your face. GolfMaster Hal had a hole in one on #11 in the Lockwood Appreciation Day Tournament. A 4 star rated gem.
Gentle Rolling terrain, deep pine forest, undulating greens with challenging yardage gives Eagle Nest a Pinehurst flavor. The three finishing holes with a long par 4, long par 5, and an uphill, elevated par 3 were billed as the 3 toughest finishing holes on the Strand for many years. The certainly are still a challenge. The course and clubhouse have recently been remodeled. A spacious clubhouse with a well stocked pro shop and traditional fare at the Snack Bar await you.
Diamondback at Woodland Valley, voted best new course in 2000, is a beautiful and well-manicured course. The intricate layout, with strategically placed bunkers and lakes, allow for a challenging, yet enjoyable round. Located just minutes from the beach, this course is a must play during your golf vacation in Myrtle Beach.
If Putting is your game then You’ll Love Crow Creek. The L93 Bent grass greens are smooth, slick, and undulating. Sometimes the break is subtle, but you will enjoy the challenge. That’s once you get to the greens. There are a lot of marshes, lakes, large waste bunkers, and sloping fairways to negotiate. The 500 acre layout has 2 distinct nines. The front nine was crafted from the existing fields and rolling meadows. The backside was routed through a pristine woodlands with lot of marshes and lakes. Wide fairways that are open tighten up to deep pine forest surrounded fairways.
Burning Ridge Golf Country Club Myrtle Beach, S.C.This pro style course is located just west of Myrtle Beach on U.S. 501 and Burning Ridge has been selected as the Myrtle Beach 2006 Golf Course of the Year. It features gently rolling fairways, towering pines, undulating greens and plenty of lakes. This course is a shot makers test built for tournament play. The biggest challenge here is that most of the greens are elevated with moderate undulations and plenty of green side bunkers. This course proves, “Its not how you drive… but how you arrive!”
Some of the quickest Champion Bermuda grass greens on the strand. 27 holes with three different nines. The Magnolia 9 is primarily an open scottish links course with plenty of water and bunkers. The Dogwood 9 has wide fairways, elevated greens and deep bunkers. The Azalea 9 has plenty of water, an island green surrounded by oyster shells and wide fairways. Superb dining in a cool setting overlooking the putting green. An excellent day of golf. For a limited time get to play 27 holes for the Price of 18.
The Best beach style course at the Beach since it opened in 1968. Tall pines, little rough, large greens and wide fairways make this an excellent starter course to get used to beach conditions. Less than a 1/2 mile from the ocean means you’ll get a good breeze most of the year. The signature hole is #18 par 3 over a lake. It’s 239 yards from the championship tees. No matter which tee box you play from, you’ll be playing directly east into an ocean breeze. Whoa Nellie! Double the bet…Anyone?
A well trapped course with a variety of fairway and green side bunkers. Azalea Sands is especially “user friendly” with NO homes, condos or backyards to impede the progress of your game. IT IS THE BEST BEACH COURSE ON THE GRAND STRAND. From the blue tees, the course plays a respectable 6,902 yards. Most of the greens are large and putting is the key to a good round here. The ocean is less than half a mile away so you normally get a good ocean breeze much of the game. A nice feature that allows for bump and run approach shots is that most of the greenside bunkers (NOT TRAPS) are on the sides and back of the greens. Watch out for the numerous large pampas grass plants that dot the fairway… You’ll need a good chainsaw to extricate your ball from this snarly plant. Most of the pine tree berm areas surrounding the fairway have open shots to the fairways and greens with the absence of underbrush to spoil your shot making . The friendly staff and rangers make it a real pleasure in playing Azalea Sands. This is definitely GOLFMASTER Jim’s favorite beach style course for over 25 years. The course is setup to challenge the skill level of every player. Azalea Sands is highly recommended as an excellent starter course to get used to beach conditions. Check out Golf Trek’s super discount Afternoon Rounds starting $35.00 with cart included. New in 2015 15 inch cups. Try out the new trend and putting on the new larger style cups.