Myrtle Beach is land of precious possessions. And one of their prized assets includes the stunning golf courses often flocked by golf enthusiasts coming from almost all parts of the globe. Wicked Stick Golf Links is among the long lists of renowned golf layouts that Myrtle Beach takes pride on. This John Daly signature course was designed in partnership with the famed Clyde Johnston. It features the dune like mounds, deep pot bunkers, the native grasses, and the “Daly” tees that provides the toughest challenges even for the longest hitters. What makes this golf course unique from the rest of the South Carolina gems is that it does not feature any fairway bunkers. This will then provide golfing guests the opportunity to “Grip it and Rip it” when off the tees.
A predominant Scottish links-style golf course set in the Surfside Beach, the Wicked Stick Golf Links is said to have a bit of everything for the golfers. The course rating of 68.2 and the slope rating of 117 that plays at 6,080 yards from the back tees is something that golfers often look forward to. Golfweek magazine also cited that this amazing golf vacation destination is like a mini museum that serves as the haven for some of Myrtle Beach’s numerous hidden treasures. So whether it’s adventure or relaxation that you are looking for, Wicked Stick has a lot of in store for you.
Aside from the challenging holes that the Wicked Stick Golf Links is known, golfing guests can also take advantage of the course’s Driving Range, Putting and Chipping Facility, a Pro Shop, and the Club Rental. Food and beverage is also served. For those who have just started with golf, lessons with highly qualified instructors can be arranged.
The Crow Creek Golf Club is said to be a combination of two styles set it one tract. This breathtaking golf vacation destination perfectly lies in the vast lands of Jerry McLamb’s family homestead. The golf course features the links-style front nine that rolls through what was once considered as lush vegetable gardens and tobacco fields. The back nine on the other hand cuts through the land of an old forest. And to highlight the entire golf course, the lushly manicured Tifsport Bermuda fairways and the large undulating greens of L-93 Bent Grass were added.
The Crow Creek Golf Club opened way back in 2000 and since then became one of Myrtle Beach’s most visited golf courses. Local as well as international golfers flock this challenging course to have their golfing skills tested to perfection. And in order to provide challenges to all sorts of golfing guests, Crow Creek has the five sets of tees. For the low-handicap golfers, the 7,101-yard black tee becomes a perfect challenge. The 8th hole for instance offers the fine-looking yet challenging Par 3 as it carries along with it water features and a 193-yard measurement off the black tees. How you’ll go about the entire game would depend on the choices of shots that you will be taking.
Aside from the challenging golf holes, the Crow Creek Golf Club also takes pride of its stunning clubhouse that is elegantly furnished with the Scottish flair accent. It’s warm and cozy ambiance makes guests feel at home while sharing a meal or two with family and friends. Golfing guests can also find a relaxing refuge along the banks of the Caw Caw River while watching the wood ducks settle or might as well get the best views of Carolina’s astonishing sunset before calling it a day.
The 18-hole Beach Club Golf Links has been dubbed as one of Ocean City’s outstanding championship golf courses. Designed by the famed Brian Ault, this golf gem is all about the perfect harmony of sand, water, and the mature stands of grasses and trees that provide a unique and memorable golfing experience. The Beach Club also features 6 imposing lakes that run through mature forests with the gently rolling fairways. That is why the course provides the fair test of golf especially for the long hitters. But nonetheless, the golf course can be very accommodating to the recreational golfers.
In 2006 and 2007, Golf Digest rated the Beach Club Golf Links with 3 ½ stars “Course to Play”. From the back tees playing at 7,020 yards, golfers will bump into various challenges that even the accomplished golfer would find it very taxing. The 3 additional tee boxes on the other hand can reduce the distance for the weekend enthusiasts. Adding up to the challenge are the appropriately placed bunkers that guard the large and undulating greens. The course also provides the wide and sweeping fairways that would allow golfers for a fair recovery for an errant tee shot.
Aside from the demanding golf holes, guests at the Beach Club Golf Links are also provided with other high-end facilities. For the beginners, the 24 station driving range can be an advantage. The area features two practice putting and chipping greens with a bunker. A golf shop can also be located within the vicinity where you can get the complete line of golf equipments and accessories. After each golf round, guests can also share a meal at the Beach Club Café where variety of foods are served that will surely satisfy all sorts of appetites.
The La Cana Golf Club is among Punta Cana Resort’s renowned golf courses that have been attracting all sorts of golfers from across the nation. Designed by the renowned P.B. Dye, this golf layout is set along the awe-inspiring views of the Caribbean. This 7,150-yard world-class beachfront resort layout serves as a true test for golf skills where golfers will have to work on several holes that are directly aimed into the persistent onshore breeze. Being part of a Dye legacy, the course also features the Dye bunkers that will make one think about Scotland while being in the Caribbean.
The layout’s 154-yard 5th hole playing on par-3 can be very challenging especially that it comes in direct contact with the onshore breeze. Golfers must be able to work with the wind to their advantage or else end up with wrong targeted areas. The idea here is to take a knock-down shot on the right at the bunkers in order to mitigate the breeze even a little. The course’s 8th hole can also test every golfer’s skill as it can be visually intimidating where inconsistent shots can keep you whacking all kinds of clubs until making a successful shot. The 7th hole on the other hand boasts about the cluster of the 21 trademarks bunkers and has been popularly known as the “Hecklebirnie” that according to a Scottish lore is a golfer’s purgatory.
The La Cana Golf Club is P.B. Dye’s 1st solo golf masterpiece in the Dominican Republic that has been dubbed as a “must play” when visiting the place. Aside from the challenging holes, magnificent sea views also await both the golf enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Beauty, spectacular scenery, and challenge that are beyond compare is what The Greenbrier Resort is all about. Each year, golfers of all ability levels often flock the resort to put to test their skills on the holes that where triumphed by some of the famous golf legends. The Greenbrier Course, The Old White Course, and The Meadows Course are three of the majestic golf courses that the resort boasts about. Each layout was carefully crafted to captivate and challenge golfers even at the first tee shot. Being a proud host to golf competitions played by some the world’s most prominent players, the Greenbrier Resort continues to fascinate guests whether golf enthusiasts or nature lovers.
The Old White Course was the first golf layout that The Greenbrier opened in 1914. The name originated from the famous Old White Hotel that stood in the area from the mid 1800s until the 1920s. It was also said that among the first golfers that played in the course was the late President Woodrow Wilson. This 6,826-yard par-70 layout that features the undulating putting greens and generous fairways was designed by the famed Charles Blair McDonald and was later renovated by Lester George in 2001.
The Greenbrier Course was an original Seth Raynor masterpiece that opened in 1924. The famous Jack Nicklaus later redesigned the entire course that soon after became the world’s only resort golf course where two professional international cup matches: Solheim Cup Matches and Ryder Cup Matches were held. This par-72, 6,675-yard features the heavily wooded and well-bunkered greens that would require accurate plays and demand forced carries.
The Meadows Course on the other hand was a Dick Wilson and Bob Cupp golf gem. In 1999, this 6,795-yard par-71 layout was dramatically updated to offer golf enthusiasts an excellent variety of demanding holes as well as the majestic panoramic views of the vast mountains that ringed the area. As one of the resort’s distinctive courses, The Meadows also hold some of the regional and state golf championships.
The Glasgow Hills Golf Club is a par-72 layout that offers a 5,279-yard to 6,915-yard of play. The famous golf course architect Les Furber has taken advantage of PEI’s vast rolling hills and has come up with one of the world’s high-end signature golf courses. What makes this golf club unique from the rest of the island’s golf courses is that the layout is being highlighted by plenty of elevation changes in a very spectacular setting. Glasgow Hills was then given a course rating of 73.0 and a slope rating of 134.
This 18-hole layout can has been considered as challenging but fair. Due to the course’s undulation features, golfers of all ability levels can put to test their swinging abilities and have the measure of their true handicap level. Since the layout’s debut in 2001, it has already received various citations coming from reputable golf publications. Glasgow Hills Golf Club has been recognized for its outstanding customer service with staff being trained to give guests with utmost quality assistance. Aside from the work force, the place was also acknowledged for maintaining a great golf course condition. Among the major awards that the golf club has garnered include the “Top 100 Courses in Canada” as cited by the Globe and Mail readers, and Golf Digest’s 4-star rating.
Each year, golfers coming from the different parts of the globe visit this golf sanctuary to experience one of the world’s best as well as enjoy majestic sceneries. Glasgow Hills Golf Club also features a world-class clubhouse that provides guests with an overlooking view of the St. Lawrence Gulf. Truly this must-play golf course is more than just a golf game but an experience that is worth remembering.
The Myrtle Beach Golf Club is home to two of South Carolina’s championship golf courses that have been attracting both the golfers and non-golfers coming from almost any part of the globe. With the golf course’s perfect setting along Myrtle Beach’s magnificent Itracoastal Waterway, guests can enjoy both the challenging tests of golf and the splendor of nature. Golf enthusiasts can opt for the strategic Pine Hills Course or the traditional Palmetto Course.
The Pine Hills Course has been considered as Arthur Hills’ first and only design that is set along the Grand Strand. The layout was formerly named as The Pines but was renamed in 1993 after the award-winning Hills redesigned the course. After the major changes, Pine Hills is still routed to its original path but with the addition of the strategically placed water hazards and the skillful use of mounding that created another unique feel. This 6,640-yard layout features the Tifdwarf Bermuda grass and has been given a course rating of 72.0 and a slope rating of 133. In 1997, the layout was cited by Golf Digest as among Myrtle Beach’s “Top Ten Courses” and has hosted several prestigious golf events.
The Palmetto Course on the other hand was designed by the famed Edmund B. Ault and has been considered by the many as an all-time favorite golfer’s haven for more than 30 years already. This par-72, 6,977-yard layout has also been continuously ranked as among the high ranking repeat-play courses that stand along the Grand Stand and is landscaped to give all sorts of golfers the optimum play. The layout also features the accommodating fairways, the Tifdwarf Bermuda grass greens, and the various hazards that will surely demand consistency as well as accuracy. The Palmetto Course was given a slope rating of 135 and a course rating of 73.7.
Great golf by design is what The Legends Golf and Resort is all about. Being home to award-winning layouts, The Legends has been catering to all sorts of golf enthusiasts who want to test their skills among South Carolina’s finest holes that were built to perfection. Three of the famous golf courses include the Heathland Course, the Moorland Course, and the Parkland Course.
The Heathland Course has been shaped like that of the links courses of the British Isles. The featured holes were also patterned to familiar links like the St. Andrew’s and the less branded Cruden Bay and Lahinch. Designed by the famed Tom Doak, this layout features the strategically placed bunkers, the lush deep rough, and the greenside bunkers, that blend well with the unobstructed breeze to create the perfect golf challenge. Among the numerous citations that the layout boasts about include “America’s Top Golf Courses”, “Best Public Access Courses You Can Play in South Carolina”, and the “Top 10 New Resort Courses in the World” given by GOLF Magazine.
The Moorland Course on the other hand has been cited by Golf Digest as one of the “Top 50 Toughest Courses in America”. This layout was designed by P.B. Dye, a noted golf course architect and was opened for play in 1990. In order to make challenging golf rounds, Dye placed the exceptional undulations and bulkheads to the large expanses of water, sand, and waste areas. On the par-4 16th, golfers will encounter the large bunker that was named “Hell’s Half Acre.” In 1990, the course was cited by Golf Digest as among the “Top 10 New Courses of 1990.”
And in 1992, the Parkland Course had its debut. Being the last among the three, this layout offers the distinct contrasts to Heathland and Moorland. The layout features the tree-lined fairways, deep-faced bunkers, vast natural areas, the massive and multi-level greens perfectly blended to the course’s natural terrain. In 2009, Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play rated the Parkland Course with 4 stars.
The Sea Trail Plantation and Golf features some of the finest golf layouts that South Carolina takes pride on. These championship courses were already recipients of prestigious awards including the “Best Resort Courses of Distinction” as cited by Golfweek Magazine and “Reader’s Choice Best Golf Course in Brunswick Country for 2008-2009” given by the Brunswick Beacon readers. With the numerous accolades, these signature golf courses have become a golf haven for golfers with various ability levels.
One of Sea Trail’s finest layouts is the Maples Course which opened in 1986. Designed by the famed Dan Maples, the course is set along the tall Carolina Pines and twisted ancient oaks and is being highlighted by the Tifdwarf Bermuda greens. This par-72 golf layout also features five golf holes that wind along the Calabash Creek, numerous waste bunkers, undulating greens, and a full-length fairway. Regarded as the nation’s “Best New Courses in 1986” and one of Maple’s finest, this layout provides every golfer a true test of skills that demands accuracy. While on play, golfers will have the clear view of the nesting pairs of osprey.
The Willard Byrd Golf Course on the other hand was opened during the fall of 1990. What makes this layout unique from the Maples is that it was built around man-made lakes ranging from 14 to 20 acres. Aside from the water hazards, golfers will also encounter the challenging greenside bunkering system, the newly renovated undulating Champions Bermuda greens, the strategically placed tee shots, and the scenic 18th hole that is perfectly set between two majestic ponds. Each hole of this layout would require a distinctive and different approach in order to go through the course’s various challenges and end up with exciting and rewarding golf rounds.
The Rees Jones Course is the resort’s third layout that has become among the locals as well as the foreign guests’ all-time favorite. In 1999, the course underwent renovations in order to come up with the naturalized look where the wildflower plantings and native grasses thrive. While on play, golfers of all ability levels will come face to face with the layout’s large mounds, wide fairways, elevated greens, and the large expanse bunkers.
Aside from the well-designed golf holes, the resort also offers guests with additional golf amenities including the two clubhouses that have golf shops, dining, lounges, a driving range, putting greens, and a Golf Learning Center that is PGA-sanctioned. Whether you are looking for a place to relax or have the exciting golf rounds, the Sea Trail escape is surely worth another try.
The Woodlake Country Club boasts of its world class golf courses that have been attracting all sorts of golfers from the various parts of the globe. The Palmer Course and the Maples Course serve as the testimony for the area’s excellent condition as well as the ingenuity of Ed Seav, Arnold Palmer, and the late Ellis Maples. Set in the flat and rolling terrains of Sandhills, these layouts already served as the host for several golf competitions including the Carolina’s PGA Match Play Tournament as well as the North Carolina State High School Championship to name a few.
The Palmer Course offers the 18-hole championship golf with the medium-length layout. From the back tees, golfers will have the 6,882-yard par-72 play with the course rating of 72.9 and a slope rating of 133 that often tests the skills of the professionals. Considered as an Arnold Palmer masterpiece, this layout is full of surprises leaving some of the golfers unaware of the layout’s traps and obstacles. The Palmer also features the well-maintained heat-tolerant greens, the nine holes that are wooded, and the remaining nine holes that follow a link style.
The Maples Course on the other hand is another 18-hole layout that offers the 6,791-yard par-72 play. The layout was given a slope rating of 134 and a course rating of 73.2. The Maples’ #1 through #4 holes has been surrounded by water and the other five holes were incorporated with the sand bunkers. The #18 hole that plays the 523-yard, par-5 would require golfers a tee shot over the water all the way to the bunkered dogleg left fairway and another approach shot that crosses over the water that ends up to a small green.
So whether it’s for a round of golf or relaxing with nature, this golf oasis will surely give you the experience that is beyond imagination.