Named a “Best U.S. Golf Destination” by USA Today, the greater North Myrtle Beach area is home to more than 100 courses conceived by top designers. Nestled between the Atlantic shoreline and the Intracoastal Waterway, North Myrtle Beach provides the backdrop for some of the most popular courses along the Grand Strand. Here are our picks for the best golf courses in North Myrtle Beach.
Beachwood Golf Club
Designed by Gene Hamm, Beachwood Golf Club ia an 18-hole course built in 1968. Noted for its open layout and ever-immaculate condition, Beachwood has hosted many tournaments, including the Carolinas Open and the Carolinas PGA Seniors Championship. This is a reasonable, public course for all skill levels, measuring 6,820 yards Par 72. Quietly situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, Beachwood Golf Club is a local favorite.
Dye Course at Barefoot Landing
One of four highlight courses at Barefoot Landing, the Dye Course provides a unique combination of demand levels, with the back nine stepping up the intimidation. Course architect Pete Dye’s signature style is well-represented in the variety of hazards and landscapes of this 7,343 yard Par 72 course. Framed by powder white sands, the Dye Course is as scenic as it is demanding.
Fazio Course at Barefoot Landing
Another Barefoot Landing option is the Fazio Course. This classic Lowcountry course features significant challenges woven into lush live oaks, pines, sand, and native grasses. The Fazio Course is a Par 71, and 6,834 yards long. With just the perfect balance of effort and reward, this course is suitable for average and experienced players.
Love Course at Barefoot Resort
Davis Love III’s design is the most popular of Barefoot Landing’s courses. This Lowcountry design is highlighted by the recreated ruins of an old plantation home occupying a portion of the front nine. Playing over 7,000 yards at a Par 72, the Love Course is also home to the Grand Strand’s shortest par 4.
Norman Course at Barefoot Resort
Surrounded by remarkable natural settings, Barefoot Landing’s Norman Course is considered the most scenic of the Barefoot courses. The Norman Course features distinctive formal roughs encompassing the entirety of the holes. Dramatic slopes, angles, and sod-wall bunkers mark the Par 72, 7,000 yard course
Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links
Reopening after a recent renovation, Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links holds claim to the “toughest finishing holes with a remarkable waterway view”, making it the perfect combination for a satisfying day on the green. Enveloped by more than a half-mile of waterway and natural Carolina wetlands, the Glen Dornoch course capitalizes on its environment with a stunning double-green shared by the ninth and eighteenth holes. Accuracy is the key to this Scottish-style course.
Surf Golf and Beach Club
Situated on 200 acres, Surf Golf and Beach Club has been welcoming golfers of all ages and types for more than 50 years. Recently renovated, the traditional, Parkland-style, Par 72 course measures 6,842 yards. Practice facilities and range of difficulty make this a wildly popular course for visitors and locals alike.
Tidewater Golf Club
Tucked between the Intracoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove, Tidewater Golf Club features one of the most inspiring traditional courses around. The unique positioning of Tidewater affords for unparalleled, elevated views and fresh ocean breezes. The demands of the course are as varied as the landscape, so it’s no surprise that Tidewater is the most awarded of all South Carolina and North Myrtle Beach golf courses.
Azalea Sands Golf Course
Azalea Sands is one of the few golfing locations along the Grand Strand with no homes adjoining the course. Opened in 1972, the course offers multiple tees for more customized game play, from 5,148 yards at the red tees to 6,902 yards at the tips. Azalea Sands features wide fairways, well-bunkered greens, and strategically-located lakes for a classically challenging game.
Regardless of your skill level, you’ll find the perfect place for tee time here in North Myrtle Beach. From practice to pro, we have the facilities to hone your skills and the views to take your breath away.