Myrtle Beach Golf
For golf lovers there’s no better place on earth than “Myrtle Beach” — or more appropriately, the Carolinas’ “Grand Strand”. The 60+ mile stretch between southeastern North Carolina and Georgetown, South Carolina, with the Sun-Fun City of Myrtle Beach at the center, offers 100 golf courses. We invite you to sit back, grab your mouse and explore all the detailed information for all the courses in the left column of this page. We have linked you to everything you need to plan your next trip to this fantastic golf mecca.
The Grand Strand is a golfer’s paradise and one of the top golf destinations in the world — it’s no wonder it’s the undisputed “Golf Capital of the World”. Whether you prefer plenty of relaxation, rejuvenation and white sandy beaches to stroll in the evening, or a variety of activities for after-golf buddies, non-golfing partners or family members — “Myrtle Beach” is the ideal getaway or vacation destination for all who love golf.
Myrtle Beach is very large geographically, and requires some understanding of the various sections of the Grand Strand. The South Strand includes Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, Garden City, Surfside Beach and Murrell’s Inlets. The Central Strand area includes the famous ocean-front heart of the city of Myrtle Beach and the Highway 501 Corridor. The North Strand is centered around the growing area of North Myrtle Beach, which incorporates several seaside communities and the towns of Longs and Little River. The Brunswick Isles of NC makes up the 4th section of Myrtle Beach. The friendly towns of Calabash and Shallotte are part of Brunswick County and in addition to outstanding, fresh seafood, features some of the newest and most challenging of Myrtle Beach’s fantastic collection of golf courses.
Shopping and dining are also important considerations when choosing a vacation destination. Along the Grand Strand, you’ll find hundreds of great outlet stores, boutiques, antique shops and several of the largest golf stores in the nation. For delicous after golf dining, more than 1,500 restaurants stand ready to satisfy your culinary cravings.
The Myrtle Beach area is home to some of the most unique, challenging, and picturesque golf courses in the world. Golfers can experience the beauty of oceanfront holes or stand in the midst of giant live oaks draped in Spanish moss on the site of a colonial rice plantation. Course designers have taken great pains to protect the natural habitat and wildlife indigenous to the area while creating courses that are technically challenging and beautiful. Among the architects: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio, Greg Norman, Gary Player, and Pete and P.B. Dye.
The majority of the Myrtle Beach area’s golf courses are open to the public. Many host professional and amateur tournaments. More than 5,000 golfers play in the PGA TOUR Superstore World Amateur Handicap Championship each fall, a tournament played out over 70 different courses.
It goes without saying that there are many fine courses along the Grand Strand. A good resource for booking your golf is with Classic Golf Group, who operates five excellent courses in the area including Burning Ridge, Indian Wells, Crown Park, Black Bear and the recently renovated Founders Club at Pawleys Island (formerly Sea Gull). Multiple play packages are available and you can make your tee times by calling 1-800-TEE-OFFS.
Some other favorites include Tom Fazio’s beautiful Wachesaw Plantation, TPC and Barefoot-Fazio, the late Mike Stranz’s Caledonia and True Blue, Pete & P.B. Dye’s Prestwick, Tim Cates’ Tiger’s Eye, and the Legends-Moorland, Parkland, and Heathland. There are actually too many great courses to name, but choosing a course by a name designer is usually a good plan and every golf course architect has done something in the Grand Strand.
Once upon a time, golf visitors to the Grand Strand in South Carolina would stay in Myrtle Beach and occasionally take a day trip across the border into North Carolina to sample a new golf course that they had heard good things about. Today, more and more golfers have decided to make North Carolina’s Brunswick County their base of operations and occasionally make an evening trip to sample the entertainment available in Myrtle Beach. If terrific golf in quiet, peaceful surroundings is your idea of a great golf vacation, then “head for the border”.