The Long Bay Club is among the state’s top ranking golf courses as well as the most challenging on the Grand Stand. A golf masterpiece of the renowned Jack Nicklaus, this stunning golf vacation destination has been dubbed as formidable in every feature. Unlike the other Nicklaus designed golf courses; this gem features the vast waste areas and the deep pot bunkers, quite unique and definitely not a typical Jack Nicklaus creation. But what he had in mind was to come up with golf holes that are challenging enough to test even the skilled golfers. From the championship tees, golfers must go through the demanding slope of 137 etched with bottomless bunkers as well as the deceiving par-3 holes. Add up the putting surfaces comprised of tiers and swales and you will have the golfing experience of a lifetime.
When the Long Bay Club had its debut in 1988, it was already evident that the layout is among Myrtle Beach’s toughest golf courses. Some of the layout’s holes are even golf’s most recognized. And since then, Long Bay has become consistent in receiving accolades from various reputable golf publications. Some of the citations include the “Places to Play” by Golf Digest, “The Top 25” of the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, and the 4.5 stars rating from Golf Digest. The golf course also served as the host to some of the most prestigious golf competitions including the 1992 Carolina’s Open and 1994 US Senior Open Qualifying.
Another thing that Long Bay Golf Club boasts about is its beautiful clubhouse that features a fully stocked shop, an immense practice area, and a grill serving sumptuous cuisines that makes a perfect treat after a tough day at the greens. If you are planning to take days off from work to relax then this golf vacation destination would suit you best.