Title: Golfing for Fun: Enjoyable Rounds in Myrtle Beach
As a Myrtle Beach local and an ardent golfing enthusiast, I’ve enjoyed countless rounds illuminating the vibrant golfing scene here. I can confidently say there is something uniquely captivating about golfing in the heart of South Carolina’s Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach is indeed an unparalleled golf haven where you can enjoy enjoyable rounds of golf amid scenic splendor and fantastic weather.
Let’s play through the fairways, bunkers, and rough of some of the most enjoyable golf courses in Myrtle Beach that’ll without a doubt turn any golfing experience into sheer fun.
Caledonia Golf and Fish Club is the first stop on this golfing journey. This par-70 layout is an out-and-out marvel framed by the banks of the Waccamaw River. Its old-world Southern charm is fortified with Lowcountry history. The fairways course through majestic live oaks draped in Spanish moss, adding to the lush, scenic backdrop. The course embraces golfers of all skill levels, offering tricky doglegs, wide expanses of sand, and testing greens. Post-golf, relax on the clubhouse porch, a rewarding ending that showcases the 18th hole’s magnificence.
Dunes Golf and Beach Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones, represents an exquisite blend of natural beauty and meticulous design. Its challenging 18-hole championship layout features distinct contrast with the front nine meandering through mature forests, while the back nine offers expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean. Dunes Club’s signature hole, par-5, 13th ‘Waterloo,’ showcases a dramatic dogleg wrapping around Singleton Lake.
Now to Barefoot Resort, home to four of Myrtle Beach’s premier courses designed by notable architects – Davis Love III, Tom Fazio, Greg Norman, and Pete Dye. Each course has its distinct character, with Love Course renowned for replicating plantation-style homes along the fairways, while Dye Course throws in an authentic semi-private club feel. Fazio Course offers a serene Lowcountry charm, and the Norman Course hinges on minimalist design focusing on native vegetation.
TPC Myrtle Beach gives an experience to live the life of a tour pro for a day with challenging yet fun rounds. This Tom Fazio-designed course with a pristine setting offers players the thrills of drastic elevation changes, undulating greens, and Tour-quality bunkers. Hailed as the only course in Myrtle Beach awarded 5 stars by Golf Digest, it is a must-play.
Few places encapsulate Myrtle Beach’s golfing charisma as skillfully as True Blue Plantation. Using the natural terrain of rolling terrain and vegetation, architect Mike Strantz has managed to create an enchanting yet challenging golf course. True Blue offers vast fairways and greens with dramatic elevation changes, making it a unique addition to Myrtle Beach’s golf basket.
For an enjoyable casual round, head to the Family Golfing Center. A nine-hole par 3 course, it’s brilliantly designed for beginners, families, and those needing a quick round. Fun-filled golf doesn’t end with the setting sun in Myrtle Beach; Tupelo Bay’s glow-in-the-dark ‘Glow Golf’ offers night-time golfing excitement.
Myrtlewood Golf Club, with its two courses – Palmetto and PineHills, is another popular choice. The Palmetto course, one of Myrtle Beach’s oldest layouts, has a conventional design and affords stunning views, particularly of the Intracoastal Waterway. PineHills course offers a modern touch with subtle landforms and reshaped bunkers adding to its appeal.
Apart from world-class golfing, patrons can opt for golfing lessons at top-quality facilities such as the Dustin Johnson Golf School, steered by one of Myrtle Beach’s own, 2020 Master’s champion, Dustin Johnson. Plus, there are countless mini-golf courses spanning the Grand Strand for a fun-fill wind-down with family and friends.
After finishing your rounds, savor delicious food and drinks at the 19th hole. Most clubs here offer delightful dining options, serving local Southern cuisine to classy international flavors.
Year-round moderate climate, rich Southern hospitality, and remarkable golf course diversity make Myrtle Beach a treasure trove for golfers seeking fun-filled rounds. It invites you to trade in that work-a-day life for a light-hearted swing under the warm Carolina sun. Whether you’re a novice, an occasional weekend player, or a seasoned golfer, Myrtle Beach’s verdant courses, captivating landscapes, and the rhythmic lapping of nearby ocean waves create an atmosphere where golf retains what it’s meant to be – simple, pleasurable fun.