The Love Course at Barefoot Resort is a traditional course with a Lowcountry character and incorporates Davis Love, III’s Carolina golfing experiences in the design. This visually striking course features course generous landing areas and greens complexes similar to those found on Pinehurst #2, which has hosted more single golf championships than any golf course in America. The Love Course is a Par 72 and plays over 7,000 yards. The course will challenge the good player, yet provide playability and enjoyment for the average player. [COURSE WEBSITE]
One of the most demanding par 4s in Myrtle Beach, the 16th hole at Glen Dornoch gets even the most skilled veterans longing for a stiff drink by the time they sink their putt. Not to worry, the 17th is absolutely stunning, and the 18th leads you straight to the clubhouse deck, where you can finally get that refreshing and well-earned beverage. [COURSE WEBSITE]
Ranked among the “50 Best Public Courses in America” by Golf Digest, the Par 71 Heritage Club, a Dan Maples design, follows the natural contours of the land, stretching out beside long abandoned and historic rice fields. Heritage features spacious, rolling fairways and large, undulating greens, surrounded by lush stands of crepe myrtle, camellias and azaleas. Heavily landscaped areas of wildflowers and flowering shrubs will maintain the beauty of this historical setting for generations to come. [COURSE WEBSITE]
This Myrtle Beach golf course was once home to a thriving rice plantation, the reminders of life in Lowcountry South Carolina – sprawling oak trees and streams that once carried water to crops chief among – now form the backdrop for Indigo Creek. The Willard Byrd design has enjoyed a facelift in recent years, clearing out trees and replacing cart paths, keeping the Indigo Creek on the wish list for value-minded golf vacation planners. [COURSE WEBSITE]
The par 71 Heathland Course, designed by Tom Doak, is a return to the grand “Old Country” traditions of the game. It has been distinctly molded in the image of the British Isles links courses, with holes reminiscent of familiar links like St. Andrews. Most of the holes are without high vegetation, providing a visual presentation like no other course in the area. [COURSE WEBSITE]
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An Arnold Palmer Golf Signature design, this course offers every golfer a round of challenge and fun. With 5 sets of tees to fit any game, golfers will find the range that best suits their game. But, it may take 2 or possibly 3 rounds at Rivers Edge to “get to know” the course. Mr. Palmer wouldn’t have it any other way. Sitting along the bluffs and tidal marshes of the Shallotte River, the unmatched scenery and coastal breezes will definitely be a welcomed distraction. It is part of the Rivers Edge experience! [COURSE WEBSITE]
Named for the original Thistle Golf Club in Leith, Scotland, which opened in the early 1800s, this Tim Cate course does its namesake justice. Golfers vacationing in Myrtle Beach can get a true taste of the Old Country on the wide fairways and in the clubhouse, which features 200-year-old memorabilia straight from the Thistle Club’s heritage. Save some airfare and experience historically great golf right here in South Carolina. [COURSE WEBSITE]
Wachesaw Plantation East
Nestled amid a former rice plantation in Murrells Inlet, Wachesaw Plantation East has reaped the awards you would anticipate from a former LPGA event site. The 2007 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year by the Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owners Association has consistently been among the Grand Strand’s highest-rated golf courses in terms of service, course condition and playability. Wachesaw East is the complete package. [COURSE WEBSITE]