Myrtle Beach in South Carolina is considered a ‘Mecca’ for golfers looking for a range of quality courses to tackle. Collectively called the Grand Strand, the group of nearly 100 courses welcomes millions of golfers each year.
This corner of the state combines your pick of courses with oceanfront accommodations and great entertainment, dining, shopping, and nightlife. This makes it the perfect choice for an extended golfing getaway. It is also considered one of the more affordable golf towns in the United States.
But with so many excellent courses to choose from, where should you start if you only have a limited time? Read on for our pick of the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach.
Want to know the most amazing thing about this? These golf courses are located close to our beautiful Viagem apartments in Myrtle Beach. These apartments are completely furnished with a wide range of modern amenities, creating in a homestay that is in tune with its environs. You can prepare your own meals in the well-equipped kitchen, visit the city for a round of golf, or get some work done from the workstation using the fast Wi-Fi in our apartment. Book your stay in Myrtle Beach along with our golf package.
Top Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach
1. Dunes Golf & Beach Club
This 18-hole golf course has a rich 70-year history and consistently rates in the top 100 golf courses in the country. Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr, the course is arguably better than ever since renovation projects.
As well as the prime putting, the state-of-the-art facilities feature a professional tennis court, private pool, beach access, and an award-winning restaurant. An active social calendar means it is always a good time to visit.
Dunes Golf & Beach Club is located at the North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. It’s just about 15 minutes drive from the beautiful Viagem apartments in Beach Walk, The Pointe & Autumn Chase.
2. Tidewater Golf Club
This course is the perfect balance of natural beauty and challenging play that will keep both experienced and developing players happy. There is even a golf school for absolute beginners. Designer Ken Tomlinson includes no artificial elements in his ocean view 18-hole course, and it has often been called the area’s best conditioned course since opening in 1990.
Tidewater Golf Club is located at Tidewater Drive, North Myrtle Beach, just about 11 minutes drive from our beautiful apartments at Carolina Cove and Beach Walk.
3. Grande Dunes Resort Club
This 18-hole course was named National Golf Course of the Year in 2009 and continues to live up to this accolade. Designed by the Roger Rulewich Group, it has a links-style design, offering expansive Bermuda grass fairways and large contoured greens.
The club has unmatched views, and an unmatched atmosphere with plenty of quality food and entertainment. The par-3 14th hole is often called the most photogenic hole in Myrtle Beach.
The Grande Dunes Resort Club is one of the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach. It was listed as one of the 20 best courses in South Carolina by Golf Magazine. It’s situated in Golf Village Lane, just a few minutes drive from Myrtle Beach Viagem apartments at Carolina Cove and Beach Walk.
4. Prestwick Country Club
While Prestwick looks and feels like a private club, it is open to the public, so you can set up a tee time today. The 18-hole course is a par 72 that plays over 7,000 yards of Black Tees. You can sign up for clinics and lessons with PGA professionals if you want to improve your game. Then relive the action with friends later in the Amanda Leo restaurant.
Prestwick is located on Links Road, just about 10 minutes drive from the beautiful Myrtle Beach Viagem apartments in The Pointe and Autumn Chase.
5. Dye Course at Barefoot Resort
Set against the natural white sands of the Carolina Bays, this course is both visually stunning and treacherous with infamous pitfalls for wayward shots.
The 18-hole, par-72 course was designed by Pete Dye using native GN-1 Bermuda grass, a hybrid developed by Greg Normal Turf. The approaches are Tifdwarf Bermuda grass and the green Champion UltraDwarf. This is guaranteed to be a memorable course that enthusiasts will reminisce about for years.
Dye Course is one of the top golf courses in Myrtle Beach. It is also one of the “Fab Four” and is included in GOLF’s list of the top 100 courses that you can play worldwide.
The Barefoot Resort is located on Barefoot Resort Bridge Rd, which is about 7-minute drive from our apartment at the Beach Walk. It’s also about 25-minute drive from Autumn Chase, The Pointe and Carolina Cove.
6. Arrowhead Country Club
The Arrowhead is an impressive 27-hole golf complex designed by Ray Floyd and Tom Jackson. There are three unique 9-hole tracks, The Waterway, The Cyprus, and The Lakes. Each offers a different experience, so it feels new and fresh whenever you visit.
Under 16s accompanied by a paying adult play for free.
The Arrowhead, located just five miles from the airport, and just two minutes from the beautiful Viagem Autumn Chase apartment, and five minutes from the Pointe apartment.
7. Pine Lakes Country Club
Pine Lakes has been one of the most popular golf courses in Myrtle Beach since 1927. It combines traditional Southern architecture clubhouses with a challenging and beautiful course. The 18 holes were originally designed by Robert White, the first president of the PGA.
Today, the back 9 holes reflect the original design, while the front 9 have been renovated to enhance the modern golfer’s experience. The free mimosas at the turn should not be overlooked.
Situated on Granddaddy Drive, Pine Lakes Country Club is just 10-20 minutes from the beautiful Viagem apartments in Myrtle Beach.
The 18-hole Moorland golf course is a par 72 triumph designed by Pete Dye. It combines large expanses of natural growth, sand, water, and waste areas with deceptively simple undulations and bulkheads to trap unwary golfers. The course famously combines incredible heights and deep sinks to squeeze every last ounce of skill out of players.
Legends-Moorland is located on Legends Rd, which is a few miles from our Viagem apartments in Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach is best described as an eclectic mix; the town is as much a golf hotspot as it is a beach paradise. The Myrtle Beach atmosphere oozes from these golf courses and creates an unforgettable golf experience for everyone.
Whether you are headed to Myrtle beach for a romantic getaway, a couples retreat, or a family vacation, the golf courses near the Viagem apartments keep you busy and entertained.
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