In the 25 years since Heather Glen opened its fairways, more than 60 courses have joined the Myrtle Beach golf community. While new layouts have opened all around it, Heather Glen has provided consistent excellence, drawing players to its Scottish inspired links with creative design work and outstanding conditions. Heather Glen, a 4-star course according to Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play guide, is home to 27 holes. The Red, White and Blue nines all offer an equally satisfying experience, so no matter your combination, Heather Glen will be a winner for your group.
Tom Doak is one of the hottest names in golf course architecture, and his maiden design, Heathland at Legends Resort, left little doubt that he was headed for stardom.
Heathland, which is renowned for its pot bunkers, wide fairways and large greens, is a Scottish-inspired layout that delivers a taste of the Old Country. It has been among Myrtle Beach’s most popular golf courses since its opening and is the 12th best golf course in South Carolina, according to Golfweek.
The Gambler, the par 5 sixth hole that offers players the option of hitting to an island fairway, is one of the South Carolina’s most memorable challenges, and the par 4th 18th, with more than 40 bunkers guarding the left side of the fairway, isn’t far behind. King’s North has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses and is a Myrtle Beach institution. You can’t say you are a Myrtle Beach golfer until you’ve teed it up here.
The West Course at The Pearl provides plenty of take home memories and one very lengthy challenge. A long-time favorite of those who frenqently take Myrtle Beach golf trips, the West Course has four holes that play up to or along the Calabash River, beginning with the 15th green, which backs up to the river.
The hole you will tell your friends about is the par 5, 614-yard 16th hole. The 16th is the fourth longest hole in the Myrtle Beach golf market and the Calabash River runs from tee to green along the right side.[Learn More]
The Granddaddy was Myrtle Beach’s first golf course and it oozes history. Robert White, the first president of the PGA of America, designed the course, and Pine Lakes was the birthplace of Sports Illustrated and the Myrtle Beach golf trip.
The course’s rich history certainly contributes to its charm (make sure you tour the clubhouse), but it’s golf you come for and Pine Lakes delivers on that count as well. The course underwent a multi-million dollar renovation project, guaranteeing that this Granddaddy will please future generations of South Carolina golfers as well. [Learn More]
Pete and P.B. Dye collaborated to create Prestwick Country Club, one of Myrtle Beach’s hidden gems. Prestwick features all the hallmarks of a Dye design – railroad ties, pot bunkers and rolling greens – and delivers the quality of work associated with one of the most prominent names in golf course architecture. The layout is challenging but fair throughout, testing all facets of your game.
There are a number of memory-inducing holes on the Myrtle Beach golf course, but its collection of par 3s is among the area’s best, particularly the 195-yard fifth hole, A creek meanders from tee to green on No. 5, demanding precision and more than a little nerve.
The back nine, a wonderful collection of holes, is among the strongest on the Grand Strand, highlighted by the par 5 17th. The course’s best hole is the par 5 ninth, which plays along the right side of a lake. With the clubhouse in the background, it’s a visually stunning hole that can be reached in two but the price for missing can be substantial. It’s on the shortlist of the best par 5s along the Myrtle Beach golf scene.
Golf Digest has called Prestwick on the “Top 5 Best-Kept Secrets in Myrtle Beach,” but the course is no longer a secret for your golf group. [Learn More]