Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort

Finesse, imagination, and shot-making is what every golfer needs when playing at the Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort. A known golf course of the legends, this amazing 18-hole layout offers the ultimate test in golf for almost any skill level. And being considered as one of PGA’s distinguished golf courses, Harbour Town offers the unique collection of some of the world’s finest Par-3s and a Par-4 18th which was considered as among the most feared in golf. And when the wind blows off the Calibogue Sound, expect challenging things to happen while on play.

Designed by the famed Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye, the Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort has also become consistent in its rankings as among the world’s best. Being home to the PGA’s Classic Heritage golf tournament, the layout is all about the perfect blend of challenge and beauty. The course was incorporated with various elements including some of the country’s smallest greens that compel golfers to take on more strategy and accuracy. Aside from the challenging Par 3s, the layout is also being highlighted by a candy-cane striped lighthouse. Palmer, Norman, Nicklaus, and Love III are some of the legends that played at this stunning golf vacation destination.

Since inception way back in 1970, the Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort has been attracting not just the golf enthusiasts, but reputable golf and travel publications as well. The course was rated #1 in the South Carolina state as cited by Golf Magazine. In 2007, Harbour Town was cited as Golf Digest’s “15th Best Public Course in the Country”. What makes this golf vacation escape exciting is that guests can play golf all year round. Each year, expected number of guests can reach up to 38,000. When opting for a vacation escape where golf and relaxation comes together, consider booking with golf vacation experts.

Hampton Hall Club

Hampton Hall Club

Posted on March 28, 2011 by golfzoo

The Hampton Hall Club has been considered as one of Pete Dye’s signature courses that have become a constant tourist magnet. Considered as one of Hilton Head’s “player friendly golf course”, this exciting escape has been attracting all sorts of guests coming from almost all corners of the globe. Set right in the very heart of the magnificent Village, golfers of all skill levels can take advantage of the well-designed golf holes masterfully incorporated on the vast terrains of Hilton Head. From the back tees, the course plays at 7,489 yards. And unlike any other courses in the area, Hampton Hall provides the riskier and scarier options.

Although the Hampton Hall Club offers the limited access to the public, the layout has always been a top choice for golfers. Dye created the unique safe routes all the way to the greens. The Par-4, 470-yard hole #5 features a lake that extends towards the greens and is guarded by a repelling mound. And while approaching the end of the round, the final hole offers the excellent 495-yard closing. It features unseen wetlands, narrow fairways and ditch, and an elongated green that can be very demanding even for the accomplished golfers. And for those who have just started golfing, the place features a comprehensive practice facility where budding golf enthusiasts can work on with their strategies.

What makes the Hampton Hall Club an interesting place to visit is that it provides plenty of room for almost everyone. Guests can take advantage of the array of facilities including a Health and Fitness Center, a European-style Clubhouse, and a casual pub & grille. An extensive veranda that overlooks the lake is also featured where guests can spend intimate moments with loved ones. Book with golf vacation experts now and experience an exciting golf escape of a lifetime.

Osprey Point Golf Course

The Osprey Point Course at Kiawah Island offers golf enthusiasts with the challenging 6,871 yards of pure golf. With its Par 72 from the longest tees, this amazing golf vacation destination that was opened for play in 1988 is surely worth a try. Designed by the famed Thomas Fazio, Osprey has become an all-time favorite for both the local and foreign guests. The 18 holes that were carefully crafted on the vast lands of rolling terrains were given a 72.9 course rating and a 137 slope rating. And to add up some spice on each golf round, this Fazio gem also features a saltwater marsh, natural lakes, and the lush forests of palmetto, magnolia, live oak, and pine.

Osprey Point Golf Course, being a top-ranked American resort courses, provides the fair test in golf as water was carefully incorporated on almost all of the holes. There are also traps as well as a lagoon that guards the green. When already at play, golfers are off for a fair start at the first hole but not necessarily an easy one. In 2005, both the Gold and Blue tees were improved making both a tough driving hole for a challenging start. And when approaching the final round, hole #18 offers the Par 5 high risk and reward considered as a beautiful and impressive finishing hole.

Another thing that makes the Osprey Point an ideal place for a great golf vacation is that it’s not just about the greens. The place is also being highlighted by the Osprey Point Grill where guests can culminate the entire day’s work. While taking sumptuous meals with family and friends, guests can also have the glimpse of the golf course’s natural setting. Book with golf vacation experts now and experience the thrills and excitement of a South Carolina golf vacation escapade.

 

 

 

 

Oak Point Golf Course

The Oak Pointe Golf Course is a stunning golf vacation destination that perfectly lies on a natural setting right on the very heart of Hope Plantation. It was built on the grounds on what was once known as a cotton and old indigo plantation. This Par 72 layout features a Scottish-American style that can be very challenging even to the highly skilled golfers. The fair test in golf that this amazing golf layout offers proved that Oak Point is a must try when visiting South Carolina. Designed by the famed Clyde Johnston, this golf gem is all about challenge and beauty.

The masterfully crafted golf holes at Oak Point Golf Course play a Par 72, 6,759 yards from the tips and have been considered to compliment a truly Shotmaker’s course. The layout was given a course rating of 73.8 and a 140 slope rating on Bermuda grass. In order to get through the tough test in golf, every golfer must have the thinking approach as well as strategy. In 2004, the front nine renovations were completed and that a Par-3 ninth hole was added and that the first hole was lengthened to a Par-5 from its previous Par-4. Approaching the final holes can be a bit challenging too. The 17th compels golfers a tee shot flanked by the narrow chute of trees while the 18th is a natural beauty that goes through the 250-yard carry over by the creek from the back tees. And to add up to the existing challenge, a bulk-headed and well-guarded green has been strategically placed out in the marsh.

The Oak Point Golf Course is not just about the challenging golf holes but the majestic vistas as well. So whether you are into golfing or not, this remarkable golf escape is one place where family and friends can gather for a relaxing break. Book with golf vacation experts now and experience one of South Carolina’s finest.

 

Carolina National

Perfectly nestled along the striking Lockwood Folly River with South Carolina’s pristine landscape, the Carolina National is among Myrtle Beach’s most after sought golf courses. The layout was designed by the famous golf course Architect Fred Couples and was opened for play way back in 1998. This amazing 27-hole golf gem is also considered as one of the eastern seaboard’s finest courses with a rating of 4.5 Stars as cited by Golf Digest. The Charlotte Observer also voted this course as “Best Value on the Grand Strand”.

What makes this stunning golf vacation destination quite different from the rest is that the entire location is considered as an Audubon-Certified Sanctuary Golf Course. That would mean, that while on play at the Carolina National, chances are, golfers can have the glimpse of the wildlife including some water birds on which the layout’s three nines were named after – the Egret, Heron, and Ibis. There are 5 sets of tees to choose from and so golfers of any skill level can take advantage of the masterfully crafted golf holes. And to add some spice to each round, the large well manicured greens as well as bunkers were strategically placed along with the old majestic oaks to provide the fairest test in golf. Aside from the well designed golf layout, the setting where nature is at its finest is also among the many things that has been attracting all sorts of guests whether golfers or not.

When planning for an ideal golf vacation escape, look for golf vacation experts who can work out your budget and preferences. There are already plenty of golf vacation packages that you can choose from that can turn your Carolina National dream golf vacation into reality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burning Ridge Golf Club

The Burning Ridge Golf Club is said to be Myrtle Beach’s pride when it comes to pro style courses. Designed by the famed Gene Hamm, this known golf vacation destination offers golfing guests with 2 uniquely designed 18-hole layouts. Most of the holes were perfectly blended with the gently rolling fairways, smooth putting greens, as well as the yawning greens. Among the added highlights are the towering trees and plenty of placid lakes that make the layout a true shot makers test made for various tournament plays. To be exact, there are about 16 holes that come along with bunker and water features on it.

In 2006, after an extensive renovation, the Burning Ridge Golf Club was voted as Myrtle Beach’s “Golf Course of the Year”. Not only that, the course was also cited as the “South Carolina Golf Course of the Year”. The two featured courses at the Burning Ridge were named as The West Course and The East Course.  To make a distinction between the two layouts, Hamm designed “The West Course” with plenty of water hazards while “The East Course” is dominated by sand. Golfers will then recognize one from the other. Nonetheless, these courses provide the fair test of golf that most enthusiasts are after. From the championship tees, the layouts were given course ratings of 71.8 and 72.9 and slopes of 122 and 128.

What makes the Burning Ridge Golf Club unique from the rest of the South Carolina golf courses is that guests can culminate the entire day’s affair with a cup of coffee by the deck. The country club atmosphere brings about the relaxing feel that the whole family can enjoy. Arrange now with golf vacation experts and experience a vacation of a lifetime.

 

 

International Golf Club

The perfect blend of modern challenges with traditional architecture is what the International Golf Club is all about. A golf masterpiece designed by the famed Willard Byrd, this amazing golf vacation destination features the immaculately maintained course that would require great ball striking techniques to come up with a quick finish on the smooth greens. What makes this stunning course attractive to all sorts of golf enthusiasts is that it can cater to various ability levels. Each of the holes offers the 5 unique sets of tees perfectly designed for a specific skill level. So whether you have just started to play golf or already advanced in the field, the golf layout will suit you best.

Another thing that makes the International Golf Club a wonderful golf vacation escape is that it’s not just about golf. The place also features miles of sandy beaches where guests can get plenty of sunshine as well as the relaxing sounds of the ocean waves. And if you opt to wander around, you can also have the best times strolling along the boardwalk with family and friends. And after a day of taking the fair test of golf at the greens, you can still spend time with loved ones over a sumptuous meal at the array of fresh seafood restaurants around.

Aside from the well manicured greens, the International Golf Club is also being highlighted by a large European-inspired clubhouse. And before heading to the golf course, guests can still have their warm ups on the driving range. The course also features the modernized practice complex complete with the driving range and putting range. They also have the fully-stocked golf shop where you can get some necessary items to make it through the day. Arrange with golf vacation experts now and have a vacation of a lifetime.

 

Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club

Quality golfing experience is what the Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club is all about. Set right in the heart of Sunset Beach, this relaxing golf vacation destination has been attracting all sorts of guests. While golf enthusiasts take advantage of the well manicured greens, nature lovers on the other hand wander around to experience nature’s finest beauty. Designed by the famed Dan Maples, this award-winning golf course is already among Golf Digest’s “4 Stars Places To Play” as far as course condition is concerned.

The Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club is a 27-hole golf gem that features one of the finest golfing experiences in South Carolina. This remarkable golf vacation destination provides golf enthusiasts the classic yet challenging design that will surely test all skill levels. From the regular tees, average golfers can enjoy great and exciting rounds provided with scoring opportunities. From the championship tees on the other hand, even the highly skilled and low handicappers are tested to the fullest. Some of the things that guests must look forward to when at play include the naturally sculptured bunkers, rolling fairways that are pine-lined, the medium-sized greens, and the large landing areas.

Aside from the well crafted golf holes, the Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club is also being highlighted by the newly renovated clubhouse. What makes this golf escape unique from the rest is that it has been consistent with being top in terms of course condition as well as quality customer service with the friendly staff around. What more is there to ask for? Arrange with golf vacation experts now and have the best options in spending a worthwhile golf escapade.

 

 

 

Waterway Hills

The Waterway Hills Golf Club is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. golf gem set amid South Carolina’s tranquil woodlands. The three 9-hole designs were carefully crafted and perfectly blended to the area’s vast terrains. The “Dean of Golf Architecture” has flawlessly incorporated the strategic bunkers as well as the well calculated landing areas on 27 meticulously maintained holes. Another thing that makes this startling golf course quite interesting is that it’s all about golf and nature. Once you step on the greens, there are no visible houses around. It’s just the best views of three 9-hole courses namely The Oaks, The Lakes, and The Ravine.

What makes the Waterway Hills Golf Club different from the rest of the golf courses in Myrtle Beach is that it provides guests the thrilling experience of riding the gondola way up the Intracoastal Waterway all the way to the clubhouse. An Aerial Tramway also transports the golfing guests from the resort’s parking lot all the way to the courses. And when already in play, golfers come face to face with the various challenges including the tree-lined and narrow fairways, undulating greens, and some water hazards. That is why, aside from the well designed golf holes, guests, whether golfing or not, flock this magnificent golf vacation destination to experience the finest adventures that the Carolinas offer.

This beautiful golf escape has not only attracted golf enthusiasts but also rave reviews from top golf publications.  Among the recognitions that Waterway Hills Golf Club has been receiving includes the best reviews from “The Myrtle Beach Golf Insider” with a 7.7 course evaluation rating. To add up to the excitement, kids can play for free too with every paid adult. Arrange with golf vacation experts now and experience an exciting escape of a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackmoor Golf Club

The Blackmoor Golf Club has been considered as one of Myrtle Beach’s finest golf courses that serve as a fine test to golfing skills. This striking golf vacation destination was designed by the world famous golf course architect and champion Gary Player. Although the entire golf layout provides plenty of risk-reward opportunities, golf enthusiasts still deem of this golf gem as a fun course where all sorts of golfers can have the true test in golf. Adding up to the course’s unique design is the challenging bump and run that golfers don’t usually play on most modern courses. To make it at Blackmoor, you have to take whatever it offers.

Set on the vast lands of the historic Longwood Plantation, Blackmoor Golf Club is situated parallel to the Waccamaw River. The signature design takes advantage of the undulating natural terrains as well as the breathtaking vistas in order to complete a stunning golf vacation destination that is like no other. Since the layout’s inception in 1990, it has been attracting all sorts of golfing guests from almost different parts of the globe. With the course rating of 71.1 and a slope rating of 126, guests will surely have the best golfing experience of a lifetime.

Some of the finest holes at Blackmoor Golf Club includes the Par-4, 411-yard 10th and the Par 5 13th. Water gets into play at the 12th where you will be directed closest to the river. But because of the lush trees, you’ll never know that you are just a hundred yards away from the challenging water feature. The front nine winds through Longwood Plantation’s higher elevations while the back nine gets its fair share of the river’s swamplands. Aside from golf, guests can also enjoy the resort’s Wild Kingdom-like wildlife. If you are planning to have a golf adventure of a lifetime at Blackmoor, arrange your golf escape with golf vacation experts.