We spend a lot of time on this site talking about Myrtle Beach’s great golf offerings. And for good reason: Together, the area’s golf courses constitute one of the world’s greatest collections.
But a truly outstanding golf experience is not just about the courses. A welcoming, comfortable, well-appointed clubhouse can tie the entire day together. These are three of our favorite Myrtle Beach-area clubhouses: one each in the South, Central and North regions of the Grand Strand.
South: Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
In addition to having one of the very best golf courses on the Grand Strand, Caledonia’s clubhouse is iconic in its own right. This starts with its perfect setting: at the edge of the Waccamaw River wetlands, with a plantation-style wraparound porch — complete with rocking chairs — overlooking the 18th green. As you prepare to play your approach shot, you should expect people on the porch to be betting on its outcome. If your round at Caledonia is scheduled for the morning, be sure to leave time to have lunch afterward. Their shrimp bisque is a favorite of many, and their sandwiches are hard to beat.
Central: The Dunes Golf & Beach Club
Once again, it should come as no surprise that one of the Myrtle Beach area’s best courses is also home to one of its most luxurious clubhouses. The Dunes, being primarily a club for members, is more reminiscent of a private club clubhouse than that of a public or resort course. In this case, that means a phenomenal locker room, one that boasts majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Once again, the food served inside is not to be missed, either — especially the salad bar.
North: Thistle Golf Club
Thistle’s 27 Tim Cate-designed holes constitute one of the very best golf courses on the North Carolina side of the Grand Strand. It affects a Scottish flair, which is anchored by its clubhouse, an imperious stone structure reminiscent of James Bond’s home of Skyfall (one of the best Bond movies). The theme abides inside as well, with many artifacts salvaged from throughout the British Isles and greater Europe. The attention to detail helps the building feel cozy and welcoming. It’s very easy to pass the time before or after your round in the bar.
To book your outing and experience the clubhouses at these three golf courses and many more on the Grand Strand, visit our courses page here.