Myrtle Beach Fairway Insider: Top 5 Rated Courses From Fall 2017


Since our last check-in, the top four remains the same:

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club (4.5 Rating)

The Dunes Golf & Beach Club (4.4)

Thistle Golf Club (4.4)

Arrowhead Country Club (4.2)

Here are the next five top-rated Myrtle Beach-area golf courses according to recent visitors:

Legends Golf Resort – Moorland Course (4.2)
This P.B. Dye layout has earned kudos as a “great overall course” by revent visitors. The putting surfaces’ “significant undulation and small separate tiers” provide a stern challenge, but luckily it’s easy to prepare for the round by using the resort’s “great facilities,” which include a more than 35-acre practice facility.  And even if you don’t play well, you should get a lot out of the “picturesque layout and design,” which is full of railroad tie-fringed water hazards and deep pot bunkers.

Tiger’s Eye Golf Links (4.2)
This Tim Cate design at Ocean Ridge Plantation has been regarded as one of the northern Grand Strand’s best layouts ever since it opened. In addition to the superlative layout, the service here has eaned high marks from visiting golfers. One recent player writes, “I accidentally made a tee time for a different day, but they went out of their way to accommodate us.” Another writes, “Clubhouse and staff were outstanding. Pro shop had an excellent selection.”

Willbrook Plantation Golf Club (4.2)
This Dan Maples design in Litchfield Beach is one of the southern Grand Strand’s most popular layouts. Its biggest fans praise the “good variety of holes” and “immaculate,” “tour caliber” greens, which are medium-sized with some good undulation. One recent visitor writes, “It’s not the longest course on the Strand, but it is going to make you think your way around it.” Perhaps this is why many golvers will choose to play Willbrook year after year on their Myrtle Beach golf trips.

Myrtle Beach National – King’s North (4.1)
One important part of Myrtle Beach’s allure is its eye-catching attractions. This attention-grabbing nature extends to its golf courses, which serve up eye candy in their own way. This is particularly true at King’s North, with a number of memorable, photogenic holes, like the “Gambler” par-5 sixth with its island fairway, or the “Bullseye” par-4 18th, with more than 30 bunkers lining the entire hole. Recent players have appreciated the “great shape” in which the course is kept, adding that it is “always a must play.”

Barefoot Resort – Dye Club (4.1)
Pete Dye turns 92 years old later this year, and one of his many acclaimed layouts is the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort. Recent reactions to this “top notch course” “with lots of bunkers” note that, in addition to the course’s high quality, “the clubhouse staff were very knowledgeable and friendly.

After your next trip to Myrtle Beach, don’t forget to pass the good advice on to your fellow visitors by leaving a Fairway Insider review. 

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