If there’s a phrase that suits the best description for Bald Head Island, it would be “stepping back in time”. That would mean wandering around the island on board bicycles or golf carts. No cars and no honking of horns. Peaceful isn’t it? Now try to mix solitude with golf, wouldn’t it be amazing? That’s what you’ll get when you head your way to one of Myrtle Beach’s finest golf courses, the Bald Head Island Golf Club.
This stunning golf course is a George Cobb masterpiece that was opened way back in 1972. The course is perfectly set on the island’s magnificent acres of white dunes ringed by tidal creeks, salt marshes, fresh water lagoons, and the lush tropical palm trees. Most of the layout’s holes are left undisturbed and are being bordered by lively natural habitats. Among the exciting holes that you have to look forward to include the 16th, 17th, and 18th holes. The 16th offers the 187-yard par 7 play that would require you to hit a driver from the tee box. But what makes it more challenging is that when the wind from the ocean starts to blow off towards the course, chances are, your shots would barely reach the green. Same goes to the 17th and 18th holes. When dealing with these three final holes, you must be able to come up with techniques on how to make the wind work to your advantage. That is where the excitement begins.
Another thing that makes Bald Head Island Golf Club amazing is that despite its secluded location, it keeps on receiving various accolades from reputable publications. Some of the citations include North Carolina Magazine’s “Top 10 Coastal Golf Course”, Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play”, and Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “ Top 3 Golf Communities in North Carolina”. Now, want to give Bald Head golfing experience a try? Look for affordable golf vacation packages heading to Myrtle Beach and have the best days of your life.