Myrtle Beach is a South Coast paradise that offers miles of wide and soft sandy beaches that caters to various thrilling water sports as well sea and oceans for deep sea saltwater fishing. It is also home to aesthetically beautiful and challenging golf courses designed by world-famous architects like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones, and Greg Norman. Each layout was designed to protect the indigenous natural and wildlife habitat of the area.
Bald Head Island has a total area of 5.8 square miles where the land area occupies 4.3 square miles of it. Only a short distance from Myrtle Beach, this island paradise is home to a world-class 18-hole seaside golf course. The entire layout is winding through a maritime forest over dunes, along the ocean, and around lagoons. Designed by George Cobb, Bald Head Island Club’s course has the holes that are bordered by lively natural habitats.
The 6,345-yard of L93 Bent grass greens designed by Rick Robbins offers the unique and challenging holes that provide challenging rounds of golf. The 15 feet man-made waterfalls’ stunning view can be seen while taking some golfing action in the grasses that runs in contrast with the “Norman” fairways in a defiant motion. The white sand bunkers of the Palmetto Greens also come into play as one of the risk-reward obstacles.
This 18-hole player’s course allows every golfer to find the fairways in their own serene setting. Brick Landing Plantation is also a par 72, 6,788 yards of play from the longest tees. Designed by the known H.M. Brazeal and Dan Maples, the course was opened in 1987. The layout has a course rating of 72.1 and a slope rating of 143. Features like the beautiful saltwater marshes and the dense oak maritime forests are also added.
The gently rolling terrain, tall pines that line the fairways and the Cypress trees growing in the ponds creates the natural beauty of the Eagle Nest course. Architect Gene Hamm has designed the entire layout that gives every golfer an easy start with the virtually straight-away par 5 that stretches 492 yards from the whites. The big finale takes the player into three of the toughest finishing holes.
This 200-acre Willard Byrd creation is considered as a “back to nature” experience due to the presence of crystal clear lakes. Many of the holes are also surrounded by untouched wetlands. The layout has additional features like the five sets of tees and the new TifEagle Bermuda grass. The International Golf Club course’s #4 signature hole has the par 4, 353 yards of play surrounded by a breathtaking lake and marsh.
The River Hills Golf and Country Club’s course offers the magnificent 18-hole layout designed by Tom Jackson. The course meanders through the heavily wooded rolling terrain of the historic seaside village of Little River in South Carolina. The manicured greens of the course have provided an optimum playing for every golfer with an additional four sets of tees.
The naturally sculpted bunkers, rolling contoured fairways and the bent grass greens are some of the noticeable features of the Sandpiper Bay. Designed by Dan Maples, a noted golf course architect, the resort was voted #1 in overall course condition. There are more than 40 acres of lakes that meanders through the course that provides a sanctuary for the native wildlife and abundance of irrigation water during the dry season.
This 900-acre marsh preserve hold two of America’s finest 18-hole courses. Designed by the famous architect Dan Maples, The Pearl Golf Links is a true “Unspoiled Natural Beauty” masterpiece. The West Course features a number of open stretches that are complemented by pampas greens’ thick displays. The East Course on the other hand is carved through the pristine forest with a dynamic finish on the Calabash River.
The Willbrook Plantation is considered as Dan Maple’s best designed courses. The entire layout winds through the centuries-old oak forest with a par-5 15th hole that demonstrates a number of challenges brought about by the waterways and wetlands. The layout is also home to the Bryan Van Der Riet Golf Academy that offers the state-of-the-art computer swing analysis.
The Grande Dunes Golf Course is one of South Carolina’s fantastic courses with unparallel grandeur. The rolling green fairways and the panoramic views from each hole are some of the added features that make the Grande Dunes layout an exciting place to spend a day of golfing action. Designed by Robert Trent Jones and Roger Rulewich, the course was cited as one of the “Top 10 You Can Play” by Golf Magazine.
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