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.
In the fall of 1993, Wild Wing introduced the Avocet. Designed as a signature course by Larry Nelson, two-time PGA Champion and 1983 US Open Winner, and Jeff Brauer, the Avocet is a course where each hole is memorable for its enjoyment, aesthetics and playability. All 18 holes are challenging, but fair tests of a player’s skills. Creative contouring presents elevated tees and greens, double fairways, grass bunkers and even a double green two holes. Water plays a strategic role in the design of the Avocet and with all Par 5’s and Par 3’s orienting to different points on the compass, each season’s prevailing winds come into play. Multiple tees on each hole offer endless and changing challenges. The Avocet was recognized by Golf Digest as one of “The Top 10 Best New Resort Courses in America,” for 1994.
Wachesaw East, named Myrtle Beach’s Golf Course of the year in 2007, is located in Murrells Inlet. With five different sets of tees, this course allows players of all handicaps to enjoy the round. Strategically placed bunkers and rolling fairways make the challenge unique and distinct. Wachesaw East hosted four televised tournaments from 1997-2000 which speaks volumes to beauty and professionalism.
4.5 star rated and one of the Be$t Buy$ of Myrtle Beach. Located south of Myrtle Beach on U.S. 17. This is one of Golf Master Jim’s favorite courses. Designed by Florida designer Ron Garl, It has the best of everything. Two island greens (a par 3 and a par 4), more sand than on most small deserts, (bring plenty of orange fluorescent balls) and 7 holes in the marshes. South Carolina’s Course of the Year in 2001. The world class practice facility features a 43,000 square foot putting green and multilevel pitching and chipping areas. The Tradition is a Low Country Championship course with wide fairways and undulating greens. “HIT for the green” as in grass because if it isn’t green, you’re going to be in some of the largest, deepest waste bunkers in Myrtle Beach. Superb large upscale clubhouse.
River Hills is a BE$T BUY$. It is the best non-surcharge course on the Grand Strand. It was nominated best new course in the U.S. in 1989 and selected as one of the “Top 50 in the Southeast” by Golf Week. A visually stunning course that has everything. Tom Jackson did a superb job in designing a “thinking man’s course” where you have to plan and hit every shot in your bag. How about a 100-foot putt on a sloping fast Champions grass green? The front side meanders through a highland pine forest that is well trapped with fairway and waste bunkers. River Hills has 6 signature holes. On the front side #7 is a 527-yard par 5 down the hill with a double dog leg around large fairway bunkers and over water left and right of the fairway to an elevated well trapped sloping green. The back side literally has a river running through it that meanders from fairway and marshes around large cypress trees. Before, during and after your round you’ll enjoy the large, spacious colonial style clubhouse. You also have a full service restaurant, pub area with large screen TV and private area seating or enjoy a tall one on the spacious back patio overlooking the course.
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.
Built upon a 900-acre marsh preserve, The Pearl Golf Links features a 27-hole golf course that is ranked among the top courses in the Carolina’s and have been nominated “Best New Public Courses in America” by Golf Digest. The course is a traditional layout, carved throughout the pristine forest with its dynamic finish along the Calabash River. Being one of the most sought after courses to play in the area, it is certain to be the highlight of your golfing visit to the Grand Strand!
Nominated by Golf Digest as the best new course in 1996, Panthers Run has a variety of challenges. The front side is a Carolina Low Country style course with lots of water and marshes. The back side is more wide open and inspired by the ancient links of Scotland. The front is low lying whereas the back has dramatic elevation changes.
The Palmetto course at Myrtlewood is the newer of the two and one of the central beach classics. It is traditional in design. It offers wide fairways and large and it is well trapped. As you are wrapping up your round, the 18th hole runs along the intra-coastal waterway. Very picturesque to say the least. The Myrtlewood complex has an excellent practice facility for you to work out the kinks before you tee off.
The West Course at the Myrtle Beach National complex is the longest yardage course from the tips of the 3 courses. You will find this course to be somewhat forgiving with its wide fairways and decent size greens. However, strategically placed bunkers, natural hazards and tall hardwood trees protecting the doglegs will make you think a bit before you try to rip one.
Southcreek is winds through a mix of coastal wetlands and hardwood forests. Of the three courses at the Myrtle Beach National complex, this is certainly the most target oriented golf course. At just over 6400 from the tips, it requires less distance but greater accuracy. Numerous waste areas and well-protected greens place a premium on course management and shot making ability.
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.
Litchfield Country Club was among the initial eight courses built on the Grand Strand (1966). It was also the first course built in the Pawleys Island/Litchfield area. Through the years, the course has maintained its original design of friendly green-side pathways for bump and run approach shots. The mature tree-lined fairways wind amid giant oaks and shimmering lakes from the original rice plantation that it was built on. If you like ‘traditional’ designed courses, you will find Litchfield to your liking.
The course has Scottish links, low country marshes and highland pine trees. A widely different variety in just 18 holes. A very interesting course that you’ll really enjoy playing. A thinking man’s course so you need plan every shot.
18 holes surrounded by deep pine forests awaits you at Crown Park. No homes, condos or backyards out of bounds to worry about. The fairways and bunkers are traditional in style and slope with the natural terrain. 8 holes have a variety of tall grasses and plenty of love grass. Crown Park’s Tifeagle Bermuda greens average a generous 6,400 square feet. Most of the water on the course is ornamental and does not come into play. The large greens are the main challenge on the course. How about an 80 or 90 foot putt?
Blackmoor is located just south of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet on S.C. Hwy 707.Wild turkeys, gators and deer can be seen on the course as you are in a pristine natural area. “Hit every shot in your bag” is Gary Players idea of how to play golf…and Blackmoor fits that description to a tee. Many challenging holes of risk and reward. Cut the dogleg and be on the green…fall short and you’re in the marsh. Moderate undulating and average to large greens and plenty of greenside bunkers. Several holes have dual fairways. Some of the shorter holes are the most challenging as you have?to decide to “go for it” or lay back. This is a thinking man’s course. Go brain dead and record a snowman. Most fairways are average in width with few fairway bunkers. 400 year old oaks and majestic pines border most of the fairways. Want to see the course, visit its website to see the area’s only live course web cam!
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?
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.”
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.