2019 Host Courses
Known for its fun yet challenging course and friendly customer service, Davis Love III was the least renowned of the four architects that designed courses at Barefoot Resort, one of the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area’s flagship properties, but 13 years later his design is arguably the most popular of the quartet.
The layout, which pays homage, to Love’s Carolina roots, is fun to play. Many Top 100 courses are known for their difficulty, but Love managed to perfectly thread the needle, crafting a design that challenges low handicappers while allowing, ahem, less skilled players to enjoy an elite course. On top of that, the memories of the faux ruins of an old plantation home will be with you long after your vacation ends. See why it’s a must play during Myrtle Beach golf trips.
Eagle Nest saves its best for last. It’s all fun and games until you get to what many consider to be the three toughest finishing holes on the Grand Strand. Recently renovated, the Little River course boasts fresh MiniVerde greens for your putting pleasure.
One of the most demanding par 4s in Myrtle Beach, the 16th hole at Glen Dornoch gets even the most skilled veterans longing for a stiff drink by the time they sink their putt. Not to worry, the 17th is absolutely stunning, and the 18th leads you straight to the clubhouse deck, where you can finally get that refreshing and well-earned beverage.
What takes a golf vacation from good to truly legendary? A trip to Heathland at Legends Resort is a great start. Renowned for its pot bunkers, expansive fairways and generous greens, the course clearly shows that Tom Doak had Scotland on his mind when dreaming up his maiden design. Heathland should be on your mind as you dream up your next trip to Myrtle Beach.
They don’t make them like Litchfield anymore. Located on the southern end of the Grand Strand, this timeless design has forgone modern trends, such as elevated greens, in order to provide golfers with creative challenges. So take a trip down memory fairway and enjoy a good dose of nostalgia for a bygone era of course design.
Wachesaw Plantation East has hosted four LPGA tournaments, bringing Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb, a two-time winner, to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The course that has tested some of the game’s legends is an ideal addition to any Myrtle Beach golf vacation. Wachesaw is built on land that was once home to a thriving rice plantation, and the rolling fairways, tidal swamps and natural wetlands made it an ideal canvas for a superb golf course.