Ocean Ridge Golf – Leopard’s Chase

The Ocean Ridge Golf – Leopard’s Chase takes golfers into the par 72, 7,155-yard course layout to experience a challenge like never before. Being the newest course at the Ocean Ridge Plantation, the Leopard’s Chase is being ranked as the Top Cat among the Big Cat Courses namely: Tiger’s Eye, Lion’s Paw, and Panther’s Run. This golf vacation destination was designed by the famous architect Tim Cate. The course features immaculately manicured L-93 bent grass greens and mature TifSport Bermuda grass fairways. With 220 acres of natural coastal terrain, this resort is blessed with scenic landscapes, preserved wetlands, and native grasses rendering beautiful vistas.

The Ocean Ridge Golf – Leopard’s Chase has extensive landscape and drainage planning making it look extra ordinary compared to other new golf courses. Because of this, this resort is included in Top 10 Best New Public Courses in America by Golf Digest in 2007. This golf vacation resort has surprising elevation changes, numerous water hazards, white sand bunkers, and rolling hills. A spectacular cascading waterfall awaits every golfer as they approach their final shot at the 18th hole. Furthermore, this course has five sets of tees; red, gold, white, blue, and black which allow players of different skill levels to enjoy their rounds.

The Ocean Ridge Golf – Leopard’s Chase course’s various amenities including the bar, driving range, restaurant, showers, PGA teaching professionals, pull carts, and snack shops are available for players. Large practice areas make it perfect for beginners to harness their shot making skills. Senior citizens can also claim their discounts when booking tee times. In addition, various golf vacation packages are being offered to members and non-members of the club.

Myrtle Beach National – King’s North

Redesigned by Arnold Palmer, the Myrtle Beach National – King’s North resort has been ranked among the Top 100 For Women by Golf for Women Magazine and America’s Top 10 New Upscale Courses by Golf Digest. Worthy of its silver anniversary, this resort has been serving their valued clients for 25 years. This golf vacation destination is also named as South Carolina’s Course of the Year in 1997 by the National Golf Course Owners Association. Furthermore, the book “The 100 Greatest Holes along the Grand Stand” which is published by The Sun News includes King’s North’s holes # 6, 14, 16, and 18.

Having the par 3 third hole as a signature hole, the Myrtle Beach National – King’s North is famous for its island green with white sand bunkers shaped like the letters “SC”, initials of South Carolina. Arnold Palmer reconstructed the course in 1996 by moving over 7,000 azaleas and 400,000 cubic yards of dirt. This new golf vacation resort was formed by transferring over 600 hardwood trees and enlarging bunkers, lakes, and greens. Palmer also planted Crenshaw bent grass on greens thus creating the finest course ever built in Grand Stand King’s North. The 6th hole famous as “The Gambler” features risk-reward short cut opportunities.

The challenging 18th hole named “The Bull’s Eye” by Golf Magazine features over 40 sand bunkers making it difficult for golfer to finish their rounds. Aside from the exciting course, the Myrtle Beach National – King’s North also offers various amenities. Kids accompanied by paid adults can play golf for free. Various golf vacation packages are also being offered to help clients save a little money from their trips.

Man O’War Golf Course

For golfers who wanted to experience a tough battle, the Man O’War Golf Course can give them exactly what they wanted to experience. Rising from the depths of a 100-acre lake, this golf resort is designed by the famous golf course architect Dan Maples. Maples strategically placed back to back island greens making this golf vacation destination perfect for golfers of any level. The main hazard of this course is water as the holes are scattered all over different islands over the lake. Islands are connected by bridges in which golf carts can pass if they have to. Different white sand bunkers test every player’s accuracy and shot making skills.

Offering various amenities, the Man O’War Golf Course has a 7,163 yards layout and a par 72 from the back tees. This resort has three holes with a strategic cross hazard which has a historic racetrack used in training champions. As golfers set foot to this course during their golf trips, British Isles with large greens, pot bunkers, double fairways, and sand dunes greet them perfectly. The ever present eastern shore winds also add to the challenge golfers faced every single round. With four sets of tees, this resort sits in the westerly part of Glen Riddle.

In this course, USGA rules govern all play which includes wearing of proper golf attire when playing, repairing greens when necessary, and raking bunkers after making the shot in it. The Man O’War Golf Course also offers various competitive golf vacation packages aside from the amenities. These packages can help visitors save a lot of money during their trips while having to enjoy their tough experiences.

Legends Resort – Moorland

Famously known as the East Coast’s greatest challenge, the Legends Resort – Moorland Course is located within the heart of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This resort is designed by P.B. Dye and opened to the public in 1990. During this year, this golf vacation destination is included in Golf Digest’s Top 10 New Courses in 1990. This par 72 championship course has large scopes of natural vegetation, white sand bunkers, and water hazards which provide the greatest challenge when combined with surprising undulations and bulkheads. Inspired by the PGA West Stadium Course design, this course is definitely worth every client’s time and money.

In 2007, the Legends Resort – Moorland Course is awarded the 37th place in the Top 50 Toughest Courses in America by Golf Digest. Aside from that, the Zagat Survey also ranked this course in America’s Top Golf Courses in 2003 and 2009. For visitors who wanted to enjoy playing golf at the same time learning more about the sport, this golf vacation resort offers PGA professional classes and assistance. These classes utilize state-of-the-art teaching methods which include high speed video analysis, proven techniques, and sound fundamentals necessary for beginners to start enjoying every trip they will have.

Lastly, the Legends Resort – Moorland Course offers different packages for their visitors aside from various amenities they can already enjoy. These packages can help guests save a lot of money specially if they book their tee times ahead of time and with a group or family. Golf vacation packages can be availed through the Legend’s website which includes 3 rounds special packages and 5 FORE 4 special packages.

Caledonia Golf and Fish Club

Possessing an incredible design and natural beauty, the Caledonia Golf and Fish Club sits within the working southern rice plantation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Caledonia was opened in 1995 and since then, this golf vacation destination has been serving local and international clients well. Ranked as fifth Best New Public Course by Golf Digest, this resort is lined with centuries old oak trees allowing visitors to feel closer to nature. Aside from that, this club is also ranked in the Top 100 You Can Play in 2000 by Golf Magazine. Taking into account all these rankings, Caledonia provides the perfect golf experience for players of different levels.

The Caledonia Golf and Fish Club harbors an antebellum-style clubhouse which offers various amenities to their valued guests. Practice facilities are also available to aid beginners in practicing their shots. PGA professionals assist golfers with regards to the course information such as yardages, elevation changes, and other features to help them have a perfect golf trip to remember. White sand bunkers, water hazards, and other hindrances make this course a challenge even for the finest golfer. Different sets of tees allow players to choose the round which is appropriate for their skills.

Ranked within the Top 100 America’s Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest in 2005 to 2006, the Caledonia Golf and Fish Club continues to live up to the credit given. Golf vacation packages offered to new and regular visitors help golfers save a lot of money on their accommodations and other fees. Discounts can also be availed through the packages posted on their website.

Barefoot Resort – Norman Course

Inspired by the philosophy of Greg Norman’s “bump and run” shots around the green, the Barefoot Resort – Norman Course is said to be the most difficult course compared to its other Barefoot sisters. This resort highlights seven holes placed along the intracoastal waterway of Barefoot while the natural vegetation enhances the hole’s beauty. This golf vacation resort’s fairways running up to the sand and open green complexes present a stunning challenge to golfers of any level. In addition, the course has a touch of desert-style design without a desert.

The Barefoot Resort – Norman Course has a hole with fairways which flow to the native areas around the course while other holes have fairways which transition roughly to the native areas. With par 72 layout that extends up to 7,200 yards approximately, this golf vacation destination is worth every penny spent by the visitors. Gently undulating greens have Champion Ultra Dwarf grass while tees and fairways consist of GN-1 hybrid turf, by Greg Norman Turf itself. Sloping white faces describe the sand bunkers which are placed strategically to challenge even the finest golfer.

Various golf vacation packages are being offered by Barefoot to their regular and first-time visitors. The famous package of Buy 3 and Get the 4th One Free is perfect for golfers who wanted to spend their whole day playing golf. This way, they can save money on their fourth round and even bigger money can be saved if visitors are in a group or family. The Barefoot Resort – Norman Course also offers summer and fall packages with varying rates on peak seasons and midweek booking.

Barefoot Resort – Fazio Course

Among the Barefoot’s “fantastic four” courses, the Barefoot Resort – Fazio Course is the most unique and challenging course. Designed by Tom Fazio, this course does not route back to the clubhouse after the 9th hole. Instead, this golf vacation course exhibits a low country characteristic with lots of water hazards, sand bunkers, as well as natural and man-made elevation changes. Ranked within the Top 15 Best You Can Play in SC by Golfweek, this par 71 golf course extends up to 6,834 yards. Live oak, pines, and environmentally protected areas framed the course and made it a paradise for every golfer.

A GN-1 hybrid turf is chosen for Fazio’s fairways while Tifsport Bermuda grass is chosen for approaches. Champion ultra Dwarf greens perfectly complement the course’s traditional and low country style. The Barefoot Resort – Fazio Course has a course rating of 73.7 and slope rating of 139. This golf vacation destination offers various amenities including practice facilities with full driving range. Practice chipping and putting greens allow novice players to harness their skills before entering the field while advance players utilize it for their warm up.

Aside from the clubhouse which offers sumptuous meals, the Barefoot Resort – Fazio Course also renders competitive golf vacation packages for their valued clients. By availing for packages, visitors can save money on their accommodation and can even avail on discounts for items sold at the pro shop. Guests are encouraged to book their tee times a head of time and possibly on off-peak season as the rates are lower compared to peak seasons.

Barefoot Resort – Love Course

Designed by Davis Love, III, the Barefoot Resort – Love Course harbors a tradition of low country characteristic in a modern design. Opened in 2000, this par 72 course has a 7,047-yard layout allowing players of different levels to enjoy their rounds starting from different tees. This golf vacation destination has a course rating of 75.1 and a slope rating of 138 with a driving range in order to provide convenience to the players. Wide fairways and generous landing areas make this course more forgiving compared to its three sisters at Barefoot namely: Norman Course, Dye Course, and Fazio Course.

The Barefoot Resort – Love Course earned the number 1 spot on Top 50 Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach by Golf Digest. A native from Carolina, Davis Love infused his design with all his experiences making it one of its kind. Every hole of this resort offer a different golf trip experience towards its players. The Love Course utilizes the GN-1 hybrid turf on fairways and tees while greens displays A-1 bent Grass. Approaches consist of Tif-Sport Bermuda Grass and the Antebellum plantation lines the 3rd hole up to the 7th hole. This plantation is the replicated ruins which provides a sense of lower country theme among the players.

Harboring a 35,000-acre clubhouse, the Barefoot Resort – Love Course is a home of savory dishes served to perfection. The covered porch allows visitors to experience the ambiance of the resort and witness breath-taking views from hole to hole. Various golf vacation package deals are also being offered including summer and fall packages. Players can get their fourth round for free after buying their first 3 rounds.

Barefoot Resort – Dye Course

An interesting and beautiful yet treacherous course is the description which matches the Barefoot Resort – Dye Course famous for its stunning scenery. The Carolina Bay’s natural white sand is being bordered by this resort which is filled with various pitfalls for wayward shots as a trademark for Pete Dye’s designs. This golf vacation destination is the only semi-private among the other Barefoot facilities in South Carolina. Players of different skill levels can enjoy this course if proper tees are chosen. The course extends up to 7,343 yards with par 72 which is located in a gated community. Native grasses are being used for fairways, greens, and roughs.

Different area attractions are also present in the Barefoot Resort – Dye Course facility. Jasmine Spa at Barefoot is known to offer relaxation services to tired golfers at reasonable prices. Experiencing this kind of luxury is never this rewarding until Barefoot sets the standards. The House of Blues also renders great live music to visitors aside from a fully stocked pro shop and sumptuous meals being served for casual and fine dining. The Alligator Adventure makes this golf vacation resort famous as the world’s largest reptile zoo with over 700 crocodiles and alligators.

Aside from the SkyWheel which takes visitors up to 200 feet above the sea level, this resort also offers competitive golf vacation package deals to their visitors. The Barefoot Resort – Dye Course package of buy 3, get the fourth round free is very famous among locals. Summer packages and fall packages are also being patronized by the tourists in order to save a lot of money.

Palmetto Dunes – Fazio

Among the very few golf courses in which Hilton Head’s pride lies is the Palmetto Dunes – Fazio Course. This course has long par 4s in which sand bunkers and water hazards make it more difficult for players to deliver their best shots. Designed by America’s most renowned architect George Fazio, this golf vacation destination has been labeled as the most challenging course in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Aside from that, this golf club is ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses in the nation making it popular to local residents as well as the tourists.

The Palmetto Dunes – Fazio is known to demand a perfect combination of long play and precision shots in a par-70 layout. This course plays 6,239 yards from the middle white tees and players enjoy the surprising elevation changes which add spices to their rounds. In order to make every golf trip count, the management decided to upgrade their grass from Bermuda TifDwarf to a more shade-tolerant grass which is the Diamond Zoysia grass. This grass promotes consistent and superior playing conditions year-round making it possible for golfers to enjoy the same playing condition even for different seasons.

Tennis courts are available in this resort in order to provide an alternative mode of recreation for their visitors. Relaxation services are also being offered on their spas aside from their competitive golf vacation package deals. With various sumptuous meals being served at the Palmetto Dunes – Fazio Course’ restaurants, no wonder guests come back over and over again to experience such luxury without spending a fortune.