Over 13 million people visit Myrtle Beach every year and one of their top things to do is golf. There are hundreds of courses to choose from and each vary in price and difficulty. We’ve chosen the top 3 high end clubs that cater to golfers of all abilities.
True Blue Golf Plantation
True Blue Golf Plantation is a links style golf course with 18 challenging holes. Like sister course Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, True Blue is also built on the site of a former rice plantation.
Designed by Mike Strantz, the course utilizes native plants and grasses to blend in with the natural surroundings. The vegetation fits in perfectly with the twisted live oaks and towering pines that line the roughs.
Open and expansive, True Blue will immediately immerse you in its challenge. There is a rugged beauty to its design which features broad landing areas off of the tee and truly uncommon natural elevation changes. Huge sandy waste areas have been retained for a striking contrast to the immaculate teeing areas, fairways and creative green complexes.
The golf resort also features an 18-acre practice facility, a fully-stocked pro shop and inviting grill room.
True Blue was named the “No. 1 Public Course in the Myrtle Beach Area” and made the list of “America’s Top 100 Public Courses.” Golfers enjoy playing this low-country masterpiece for its unforgettable backdrop.
Heritage Club Golf Course
Located in Pawley’s Island, the remarkable layout of the Heritage Club Golf Course winds its way along the wetlands of the Waccamaw River. Built on 600 acres of two former rice plantations, the golf club is nestled perfectly into its natural surroundings.
Golfers love it here because of the course’s Southern charm. Spanish moss hangs elegantly from live oaks and the woodlands is teeming with an abundance of wildlife.
Charm aside, this par-71 course layout will challenge even the best of ball strikers. You’ll experience large undulating greens tightly guarded by water, sand or trees. The hilly terrain creates interesting shot selections along the rolling fairways. You’ll need to think your way along this course because there are quite a few doglegs.
The property features a practice center with grass range and chipping plus putting greens. An on-site clubhouse includes a nicely stocked pro shop, locker rooms with showers for men and women and a restaurant with an outdoor patio. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a wonderful day of golf.
Oyster Bay Golf Links
Just north of the Myrtle Beach area is Oyster Bay Golf Links, a golf course created by developer Larry Young and architect Dan Maples. The course is known for its marsh-oriented holes, two island green par threes and beautiful fresh water lakes as well as its long and short holes.
Wickedly undulating greens and lengthy par 4’s make this course a true test of one’s skill. Shots can send your ball flying over marsh grasses or water. Greens putt slowly due to old fashioned Bermuda greens. Fairway bunkers, trees and plenty of water hazards provide plenty of challenges when trying to make accurate shots.
There’s a practice range, chipping and putting areas and an on-site restaurant.
Rated among the top 50 public courses in the country in 1990 and voted the 1983 Golf Digest “Resort Course of the Year,” Oyster Bay Links is an excellent blend of nature and innovative course design.