The Best of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: My five favorite Grand Strand golf courses

In spite of some attrition throughout the economic crisis, greater than 85 courses stretch from Pawleys Island, S.C., to the southerly reaches of North Carolina. I haven’t played them all– has anybody?– however I absolutely have my favorites. Right here are 5 of them:

Love Course, Barefort Resort & Golf, North Myrtle Beach

You’ll love the 7,047-yard Love Program at Barefort Hotel. It’s less costly compared to playing the Dye Program (by Pete Dye), prettier compared to the Norman Course (by Greg Norman) as well as has much more spirit compared to the Fazio Program (by Tom Fazio).
Davis Love III did a wonderful job adding some fascinating subtleties and still preserving playability. golf-313191_640Recreated ruins of an old plantation residence framework the drivable par-4 fourth hole as well as the sixth green. Love constantly challenges players off the tee with cross-bunkers, such as those on no. 7, as well as bunkers in the fairway, like that giant pit in the middle of the eighth fairway. Split fairways create options on the par-5 13th as well as par-4 16th openings.

True Blue, Pawleys Island

Nowhere in the world exist two courses by the very same developer located right nearby from one another so entirely various in vogue.
The difficulty of True Blue forced engineer Mike Strantz to return in 2000, just 2 years after its opening, to modify nine openings and also convert the environment-friendlies to TifEagle Bermuda. The changes raised the 7,126-yard greens to star status virtually on the same level with bordering Caledonia.

True Blue’s collection of enormous fairways, greens and waste locations allow golfers to spray the sphere as well as stay in play. Rating opportunities only provide themselves by playing correct angles off the tee and neat approach tries to tricky eco-friendlies.

The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Myrtle Beach

Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s traditional Dunes Golf as well as Beach Club has a happy record of event golf given that 1948. The Globe Amateur Handicap Champion conducts its last round here. Famous excursion pros competed at the 1962 U.S. Women’s Open as well as the Senior Trip Championship from 1994-99. The program will co-host the 47th PGA Technician National Championship June 22-25, 2014.
Both RTJ Sr. and also his son, Rees Jones, have played with the layout for many years. Jones finished a three-month task in 2013 that brought in 175 lawns in length and also offered the greens brand-new Champions Bermuda turf.
The well known “Alligator Alley,” the label provided holes 11-13, oftens bite back. The par-5 13th wraps around Lake Singleton, completing at the most serious environment-friendly on the 7,370-yard training course.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Pawleys Island

Strantz’s first-ever design, dating to 1994, emits a Lowcountry vibe more powerful compared to other course along the Grand Strand. Looming aged oaks curtained with Spanish moss line the road resulting in a Caledonia Golf & Fish Club’s plantation-style club.
Five par Twos, including a small 100-yarder, aid the directing fit inside fewer compared to 130 acres. Little touches such as brick stairs and wood-plank walkways causing environment-friendlies improve the natural elegance of the marshes. It’s highly recommended to stay for lunch and also hang around on the back veranda, resting on rocking chairs to see just how others make out on the unsafe 18th hole.