A coastal resort city in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach has been widely known as an all-time favorite vacation destination attracting over 14 million guests coming from the different parts of the globe. The city boasts of its wide beaches, challenging golf links, outlet-style shopping spots, and the excellent seafood restaurants. With the humid subtropical climate, golfers of all ability levels can take advantage of the amazing greens that were designed by famed golf course architects including Dan Maples and Willard Byrd. The Indigo Creek Golf Club, the International Golf Club, the Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, the Southcreek of Myrtle Beach National, the Lion’s Paw of the Ocean Ridge Golf, and the River Hills Golf & Country Club are among the manicured greens that has become every golfer’s dream golf vacation destination.
Right in the very heart of Murrells Inlet’s Grand Strand plantation lies the William Byrd masterpiece that features plenty of water and wildlife. In 1998, the Indigo Creek Golf Club was cited as “Places to Play” with 3 stars rating by Golf Digest. The layout features a back nine that runs through the flowing creeks and giant oaks that gives every golfer the challenging and exciting tee times while on vacation.
The International Golf Club offers guests with the “back to nature” experience due to the crystal clear lakes and untouched wetlands that surround some of the layout’s well designed holes. The course also features the TifEagle Bermuda grass on the greens as well as the European designed 6,400 square feet clubhouse. This challenging course is also home to the par 4, 353 yard #4 signature hole that is ringed by a breathtaking lake and marsh.
Rated with 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest, the Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation is among Tom Jackson’s top signature courses. The course already hosted several golf competitions like the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournaments in 1998 and 1999. Golfers of all ages and ability levels can experience challenging tee times the fun and exciting way.
The Southcreek of Myrtle Beach National is an Arnold Palmer masterpiece that has the magnificent setting among the hardwood forests and coastal wetlands. Among the National’s 3 courses, the Southcreek has been considered by most of the golfers as the “finess” course. It features the well-protected bent grass greens as well as the numerous waste areas that would require every golfer’s accuracy on every shot.
Considered as Willard Byrd’s finest masterpiece, the Lion’s Paw of Ocean Ridge Golf is a magnificent layout that offers the fair share of breathtaking sceneries and adventure. This highly acclaimed golf course is also the recipient of Golf Digest’s 4-star rating “Places to Play” and “The Best in Myrtle Beach Area”. The layout’s impressive and well-stocked golf shop has also been voted among the “100 Best Golf Shops in America”.
The River Hills Golf & Country Club is a Tom Jackson layout that meanders through the picturesque rolling hills. This coastal layout also features the immaculately manicured greens that provide an all-year round optimum playing condition. Golfers of all skill levels can have the challenging rounds at the course’s four sets of tees with fairways meandering through the heavily wooded rolling terrain.