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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raymond Floyd’s 1st design runs along the Intracoastal Waterway and has plenty of water to contend with. Voted S.C. Best Course in 1998 by the S.C. Greenskeepers Association. The course is heavily treed with some waste bunkers and greenside traps. With 27 holes, each 9 is unique, featuring uncommon elevations and hardwood wetlands.