Tiger’s Eye

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.


Thistle Golf Club

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.


Sea Trail – Maples Course

The Maples is a nice playable course. It has a separate clubhouse from Byrd and Jones course location. Heavily treed with giant oaks and hanging moss line the course. Some large tee to green waste bunkers…with…OOPs…trees in the bunkers. Medium well trapped undulating greens. Putting is key on this course with lots of subtle breaks. Don’t miss the bar. Lot of bets have been settled over a tall cool one here.


Sea Trail – Jones Course

Plenty of mounding and large waste bunkers…typical Reese Jones. One of his better designs with wide fairways and average to large undulating greens. many of the greens are elevated with collection areas below. Chipping around the greens or blasting out of bunkers is at a premium here.


Sea Trail – Byrd Course

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.


Sandpiper Bay

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Sandpiper Bay, known as one of the best groomed courses, is a four-star, 27-hole course. This newly renovated course is located just 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach in the community of Sunset Beach. The exceptional care for detail and quality is shown in the contoured fairways and natural bunkers, making Sandpiper Bay a must play.


Rivers Edge

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 Hills

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.


Pearl Golf Links

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!


Panther’s Run

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.


Legends – Oyster Bay

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.


Long Bay Club

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.


Lockwood Folly Country Club

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.


Lion’s Paw

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.


Leopard’s Chase

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.


Glen Dornoch

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.


Eagle Nest

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.


Crown Park

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.


Carolina National

Carolina National is a 4.5 star rated Freddie Couples jewel. 5 tees to choose from on each of the 27 magnificent holes…135 tees so you can play; different tee shot from each tee. Each tee presents a different look for every skill level. The three nines are named for the native waterbirds that make the course their home…Egret, Heron and Ibis. Carolina National is recognized and certified as an Audubon Sanctuary. The course winds through low country marshes and by the Lockwood Folly River. 400-year-old majestic oaks, large waste bunkers and manicured undulating large greens await your challenge. All 3 9s are equal in the challenge so you’ll want to pre-book a replay allowing you to attach 18 in the morning, grab some lunch and head back out to play the rest of the course. After your golf head for the superb 19th hole pub…dine inside or out on the porch.


Brunswick Plantation

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.



This 27-hole course is modeled after Scotland’s Royal Aberdeen Golf Club. The three, 9-hole courses are modeled after traditional Scottish land features, The Woodlands, The Meadows and The Highlands, which make this course a must play. The wide combination of challenges make this golf course great for your next golf getaway in Myrtle Beach.