Welcome to Myrtle Beach
With over 80 golf courses gracing the Grand Strand, choosing one can be a daunting task, but in Myrtle Beach, each course has a story to offer. This golf paradise in South Carolina has been a favorite among enthusiasts for decades, with its captivating layouts, challenging greens, and picturesque scenery. It’s a place where each hole harbors a different adventure, a different thrill. Today I will take you on a journey, as we explore some of Myrtle Beach’s top signature holes.
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club
When visiting Myrtle Beach, your golfing experience is incomplete without a trip to The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, the undeniable heart of the region since 1949. The shining crown jewel here is the 590 yard, par 5, 13th hole known as “Waterloo.” Characterized by a sharp dogleg around Lake Singleton, the player must draw the ball to master this hole, making it not only a challenge but an unforgettable experience.
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
Another noteworthy gem in Myrtle Beach’s golfing collection is the Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. Known for its iconic 18th hole, the par 4, measuring in at a challenging 383 yards. This hole requires a well-executed drive and an accurate approach over water to a green whose backdrop is the clubhouse’s stately antebellum verandah where spectators can applaud your efforts. Its southern charm and scenic views make it a true Lowcountry classic.
TPC Myrtle Beach
Summer can’t be better than a round at TPC Myrtle Beach, an eco-friendly course adorned with natural wetlands and rustic woodlands. It teems with life, from alligators and turkeys to deer. However, the true test of your mettle happens on hole 18, a 538-yard, par 5. The hole’s challenge lies in a lake that dares you to drive your second shot over it towards a tight, shallow green. This thrilling gamble captures the epitome of sportsmanship and strategy.
Love Course at Barefoot Resort
Another remarkable encounter is the 4th hole on the Love Course at Barefoot Resort. This par 4, 294-yard split fairway is a unique design you don’t see every day. A risk-reward concept, the golfer can choose the shorter route to the left, threading a drive between several hazards or opt for the safer route to the right, making it an exciting tactical decision point on the course.
Pawleys Plantation is known for its Jack Nicklaus-signature course and the short but daunting par 3, 13th hole. Stretching only 145 yards from the furthest tee, this hole is entirely surrounded by salt marsh, giving you a carryover water to an undulating green. An accurate shot is critical; otherwise, you may just get a splash.
Myrtle Beach serves a delightful mix of traditional and modern golfing wonders. It’s a place where each round is an embracing adventure and our eventual triumph against the storm. Tasting the essence of each signature hole we’ve highlighted is like savoring a piece of golf heritage. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or an ardent amateur, the golf courses of Myrtle Beach invite you to a unique experience, one shot at a time. Embrace the stunning beauty, accept the challenges, and make memories on the greens that stand against time.