Myrtle Beach: The Golf Capital of the World.
That’s the designation the area has earned with more than 80 award-winning courses. You’ll find challenging tracks and courses friendly for the novice. There are courses that golf legends have crafted, and more than a few signature holes to play through.
Here are our recommendations for courses you must play for the ultimate experience.
Best Courses You Can Play: South Carolina
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club
Everything about this course is wonderful, a Robert Trent Jones design opened in 1948. You’ll find a helpful and accommodating staff, and that extends to the grill on-site. It has hosted events on the PGA and Senior PGA tours, the USGA Championships, Women’s Amateur, and more.
True Blue Golf Club
Built with such good bones and a unique layout, True Blue is fun to play. One of the best on the Grand Strand, this Mike Strantz design is an enjoyable challenge. It’s a gem of The Waccamaw Golf Trail south of central Myrtle Beach.
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Tidewater Golf Club
The best golf experience in North Myrtle Beach, and the toughest course you’ll ever love. You’ll find par 3s that will test your nerve and skill, as well as quick-rolling greens with lots of character. The picturesque Ken Tomlinson design sits between the Intracoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove.
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Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
This nice course plays as beautiful as it looks, with an array of flowers and century-old oaks. Locals play this course a few times a year, and its fairways are a formidable but winnable challenge. It’s a thrilling visual experience that extends to the technical aspects of the game.
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Love Course at Barefoot Resort
What’s not to love on such a beautiful, scenic course? The Love Course won’t disappoint; it’s hard enough to test you, playable enough to sit back and enjoy a round of golf. Carolina native Davis Love III included ruins of an old plantation along holes 3-7 in his design.
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Legends – Heathland
Stay in a villa at Legends for an awesome experience for you and your foursome. It’s a challenge with excellent conditions, with help from courteous and professional staff. Heathland is one of five of the best championship courses at Legends Golf Resort in the region.
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Leopard’s Chase at Ocean Ridge Plantation
It’s a 5-star layout with plush fairways and greens near Ocean Isle. The waterfall feature on No. 18 is memorable, and the course is often in perfect condition for play. It’s part of award-winning courses, including Tiger’s Eye, Panther’s Run, and Lion’s Paw.