If you like your golf balls — you should keep them.
Water hazards add aesthetics and complexity to a golf course. And the courses in Myrtle Beach are no exception. (Although the water hazards here don’t include the actual Atlantic Ocean!) Yet, the plop of a shot gone awry can cramp even the most beautiful day of golf.
Here’s where you can let it fly — and keep ’em dry.
We’ve surveyed Grand Strand golf courses for those short on soggy returns — because sometimes, a player just wants to play, not hike up their pant legs to retrieve an errant shot. May your drives be long and your balls (and feet!) stay dry.
Why have water hazards, anyway?
They elicit more foul language than a beer cart run empty. Bunkers and water hazards are impediments that make the course look pretty. And they make a player earn his or her score. So you’ll have to take on the beauty of a pond or stream off the tee if you want to get to some of the greens in Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach Courses Without A Lot Of Water
1. Barefoot Resort & Golf- Norman Course
As beautiful as it is challenging, you could play all day and not get soaked. Even playing seven holes right along the Intracoastal Waterway. The site’s original landscape highlights the aesthetic appeal of this course. Fairways run right up to the sand.
2. Litchfield Country Club
Head to Pawleys Island for a challenging course that won’t leave you in a lake. Suitable for players of all levels, Litchfield is a nice, well-kept course. Holes play long, so be ready to rip. Or, keep your game in the middle of the fairway to get through in good shape.
3. Myrtle Beach National- West Course
Big challenges, lots of doglegs, natural hazards. But you’re not likely going to end up in the water at this Arnold Palmer course amid the Carolina Forest region of Myrtle Beach. Golf Digest has named MBN West a Places to Play Course with 4.5 stars.
4. Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club
Another Jack Nicklaus signature design, Pawleys Plantation is also low on liquid hazards. It’s a challenging course without lakes and the like, but is in great shape. It’s at a picturesque country club, which lends itself to an awesome experience.
5. Tradition Golf Club
You shouldn’t come out soggy after a day at Tradition. Always in excellent shape, Tradition will become a beloved course to visit on each trip you make to Myrtle Beach. Both fair and scenic, it’s a track locals and visitors frequent for a challenge.
Stay and Play with Brittain Resorts
Part of the essential Myrtle Beach experience is playing a few rounds of golf. Another part: Brittain Resorts. These beautiful properties have hosted players worldwide. When you come to the Golf Capital of the World, let Brittain serve as your luxurious home base for your golf getaway. Check out what Brittain Resorts has to offer players, and book your stay today.