So you’re ready for some golf in Myrtle Beach. But you’re not a 2 handicap. Maybe you don’t even know your handicap. You can’t drive the ball 325 yards. And everyone once in a while, you top one of your iron shots. Does that mean you can’t golf on the Grand Strand? Of course not. Sure, Myrtle Beach offers some world-class courses where professionals and wanna-be professionals work on their game, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t offer courses for average golfers who are less serious about the game. Some golfers like to go out and golf, just to have a nice, relaxing day in the great outdoors. They may pick up a couple pars, maybe even a birdie. The rest of the time is all about enjoying time with family and friends on a beautiful green golf course.
But where are the best courses in Myrtle Beach for those of us looking for a fun, easy time on the course? Well that’s what we’re here for. Check out these courses, perfect for golfers of all skill levels:
• Azalea Sands – one of the older courses in the area, and it hasn’t changed much over the years. This course isn’t the most challenging, but offers relatively cheap rates and is a good starter course for beginners to novice players.
• Crow Creek – this course is a big step up in terms of quality golf compared to Azalea. Located in nearby Calabash, NC, this picturesque course features well-manicured L-93 bentgrass greens.
• Eagle’s Nest – this friendly golf course will not be intimidating to the novice golfer. The course is relatively open, and true to its name, you will likely see a variety of birds soaring above your drives.
• Heron Point – based on modern and Myrtle Beach standards, Heron Point is a relatively short course, even from the back tees. The course underwent renovations a few years ago, and is worth checking out.
• Possum Trot – a nice, family-friendly course located in North Myrtle Beach. The holes even have fun names to take a bit of the edge off. If you have a big hitter in your group, he will appreciate the course plays nearly 7,000 yards from the back tees.
• Myrtlewood Pine Hills – located in the center of Myrtle Beach, this course doesn’t offer a ton of water, so golfers won’t lose many strokes to the drink.
• Black Bear – this course may be a little tougher than the others mentioned, but relatively generous landing areas make it relatively playable for all.
• Blackmoor – a Gary Player design, this course requires some careful thought when making club selections, but its relatively short length makes it a course most golfers will enjoy. Locating in Murrells Inlet,
it’s well worth the trip just south of Myrtle Beach.
These aren’t the only courses in Myrtle Beach that are great for beginning to novice golfers, but this is a nice list with which to start. There’s also a set of nice mid-range golf courses, which we’ll break down in a future golf blog. So go out and play some golf on these courses. You may even get your swing going so well that you’ll want to take on one of the championship courses while you’re in town!