So, you’ve got a golf vacation this fall in your plans. You lucky dog. You already know this is the golf capital in the world, so you’re in for a great getaway.
Here are the courses we suggest you play for this milder-weather jaunt to the beach.
Lower temperatures might also mean lower scores for you, but that remains to be seen. Conditions are still great for golf on the Grand Strand. This is the perfect time to take advantage.
Dunes Golf & Beach Club
It starts and stops at Dunes, the Robert Trent Jones design that captures hearts as Myrtle Beach’s No. 1 course. This spectacular layout is beautiful both aesthetically and by experience. This course along the oceanfront is a mainstay in a slew of nationwide top courses lists.
Barefoot Golf Resort Courses
There are four, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Davis Love III, and Greg Norman creations, made for fall foliage. You’ll find the play challenging but fair. Enjoy well-kept courses with rolling greens and fabulous scenery. These four courses are visually stunning, unique, and a delight to play.
Caledonia Fish & Golf Club
As picturesque as any course, Mike Strantz’s first solo effort is inspirational. The only thing as enjoyable as the pristine conditions is the drive down Caledonia Lane. You’ll play a wonderful variety of unique holes, each of which tells its own story, in Pawleys Island.
Long Bay Club
It’s tough to believe a Jack Nicklaus design wouldn’t get more attention. Especially with so many challenging, distinctive holes. Long Bay isn’t, ironically, very long, but calls for precision. Play your technical best and you’ll score just fine, and enjoy the ride.
Pine Lakes Country Club
The granddaddy just got a makeover. Broad renovations to the clubhouse and course, and it’s all getting rave reviews. Experience the spirit in which architect Robert White designed in the 1920s. Feel the difference in one of Myrtle Beach’s greatest golf courses.
Tidewater Golf Club
Rees Jones designed this panoramic North Myrtle Beach gem. It has great greens and even greater Intracoastal Waterway views. In a word: Spectacular. Hale Irwin is a big fan of this course if that means anything to you.
True Blue Golf Club
The pace of play, the layout, the factors that make you want to come back and play a course again, they’re all here. It’ll challenge you, as a good course should, but the fairways are forgiving, and the greens are good. Mike Strantz designed it beautifully on the Waccamaw Golf Trail’s rolling terrain.