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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Myrtle Beach Golf Courses of the Year

2009 Shaftsbury Glenn

The 2009 Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course of The Year
Architect Clyde Johnston brings the same traditional look to his 18-hole championship course - elevated greens, picture-perfect traps, wide-flowing fairways, demanding doglegs, tantalizing Par 3s, and long Par 5's. From stone-gated entrance to Olde English clubhouse, all evokes the spirit of Shaftesbury, England - the project's namesake . . . just 15 minutes from the heart of Restaurant Row off Hwy 22.

2008 Grande Dunes

The Grande Dunes golf course is a spectacular design by The Roger Rulewich Group, which is comprised of former key members of the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design staff. Grande Dunes features dramatic holes that play along the bluff adjacent to the Intercoastal Waterway. Exclusive and upscale, golf at Grande Dunes offers one of the finest playing experiences in the world. This design was built upon a grand tradition of golf, while setting a new standard for world-class play. The inherently challenging and supremely scenic design for Grande Dunes will offer players unparalleled golf in an incomparable location, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing and rewarding experience for players of all skill levels.
  • Restaurant
  • Driving Range
  • Putting Green
  • In 2002 voted as top 10 new courses to play by Golf Magazine. Located at 82nd Ave North (by Dixie Stampede) Hwy 17 Bypass. Go over bridge (east of waterway) to course. 
2007 Wachesaw Plantation East

A former rice plantation provides the setting for this championship layout by Clyde Johnston. Carved out of gently rolling terrain, the heavily wooded course offers five sets of tees to challenge golfers of all abilities. A hint of Scottish design, accented with fresh-water wetlands and lakes, makes this distinctive course a unique and enjoyable experience. Wachesaw East received ****'s in Golf Digest's Places to Play - 2000 and was the former site of the Kathy Ireland LPGA Classic. *Non-metal spikes required.
Clubhouse, locker rooms, driving range, putting green, beverage cart on course, no coolers allowed.
17 South to Wachesaw Plantation East entrance to River Wood Dr.

2006 Burning Ridge

Extensive renovations have produced amazing rewards! Not only was it voted 2006 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year, but also honored as the South Carolina Golf Course of the Year. As you maneuver through the elegantly mounded fairways, large yawning bunkers, and velvet smooth putting surfaces you will understand why the course has received these lofty awards. After your round enjoy the country club atmosphere with a drink and meal on the outside deck.
2005 TPC of Myrtle Beach

Walk in the footsteps of the PGA TOUR legends. Experience the crack of a well-struck tee shot as it echoes through the century old trees. Match your best shot against those of the players on the SENIOR PGA TOUR. Play tournament quality conditions year round. These are just a few of the many reasons you'll want to visit the Grand Strand's ultimate golf destination - the Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach. Designed by Tom Fazio, America's premier golf course architect, in concert with Larry Wadkins, PGA TOUR player consultant and 1995 Ryder Cup Captain, the TPC of Myrtle Beach offers one of the most extraordinary golfing experiences on the East Coast. Noted for taking full advantage of nature's offerings, Fazio has utilized water features, environmental grasses, and rolling terrain to give the TPC of Myrtle Beach its one-of-a-kind look. Strategically designed viewed areas provide spectators excellent vantage points from which to watch the play of golf's top professionals when they visit the TPC, beginning with the SENIOR PGA TOUR Championship in November.
Located in Murrells Inlet, SC. From Myrtle Beach take Highway 17 south to Highway 707, turn right. Go approx. 3 miles to entrance on left.
2004 Indian Wells

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Course Description
This Gene Hamm course includes the incredible 410 yard Par 4 ninth hole that is part of the Grand Strand's "Dream 18". Water on 15 of the 18 holes. An unusual blend of sand, water and trees combine to make this a "Must Play" course. Bermuda greens.
Pro shop, driving range, putting green, snack bar, rental equipment
On Highway 17 South approximately 9 miles south of Highway 501 
2003 International World Tour

World Tour is the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand's most unusual and unique golf complex with 27 holes that read like a golfer's fantasy list. In fact, a tee time at World Tour is the equivalent of a golfing passport to some of golf's most exclusive golf courses - many of which aren't available for play at any price. Creator Mel Graham, who also headed the design team, spent years researching and studying the courses that are paid homage at World Tour. Then he made sure each hole fits its natural surroundings in Myrtle Beach. The immaculate conditioning of all 27-holes, featuring L93 Bentgrass greens and 419 Bermuda tees, fairways and rough is overwhelming as our guests prepare for their tour on the practice facility using Titleist practice balls. First impressions are accented with expressions such Awesome and Incredible as they approach their first tee. Throughout the day the quality of the golf experience is present at every turn. Memories of legendary shots are ignited as the golfer at World Tour experiences playing those same championship holes.
2002 Wild Wing Plantation

WILD WING PLANTATION encompasses 1,050 acres of natural beauty and splendor rarely found. A feeling of serenity exists where nature is seemingly undisturbed by the masterfully sculpted fairways which gently blend with the trees, waterways, and wildlife. This reserve is dedicated to the game of golf.
On 501 West, approximately 7 miles west of 17 Bypass.
2001 Blackmoor

Opened in 1991, Blackmoor was built on the historic Longwood plantation. Blackmoor is Gary Players only signature course along the Grand Strand. You'll enjoy the challenge and incredible beauty he has built into this 18-hole masterpiece. Wondrous wildlife, unparalleled fairways, exceptional tifdwarf greens, outstanding staff and comfortable clubhouse all await you at Blackmoor truly beautiful and challenging course for any level of golfer.
Pro shop, driving range, putting green, snack bar, equipment rental, lessons.
From Myrtle Beach take Highway 17 south to Murrels Inlet, turn right on Highway 707, then 3.5 miles on the left.
2000 Tradition Club

Set among the rolling terrain of a 16th century plantation, is a Ron Garl course designed in the tradition of the great courses from around the world. Test your power on large landing areas that allow for big swings off the tee and your accuracy against well-guarded greens that require precise shot making. Combined with exceptional beauty, it's a course that is as enjoyable to play as it is challenging.
The Tradition Golf Club was Ranked 4 1/2 Stars by Golf Digest in 2008, voted South Carolina s Golf Course of the Year by the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owner s Association for 2001, Top Fairways for 1998 by Golf for Women, and nominated Best New Public Course by Golf Digest in 1996. The Tradition Club continues to garnet rave reviews! Located adjacent to the Willbrook community in Litchfield Beach, the Tradition Golf Club brings to the low-country a championship course that boasts the proud traditions of the great courses that stood the test of time. Amenities abound at the Tradition, from comfortable dining-indoors and out-to our elaborate practice facility unequaled anywhere. Come experience the serenity of the game amid unsurpassed natural beauty.

Pro shop, snack bar, lessons, large practice area with a 43,000 square foot putting green.

To get there from Myrtle Beach go South on Highway 17 to Litchfield Resort, approximately 20 miles. Turn right at the signal.
1999 Bay Tree Plantation (now closed)

1998 Arrowhead Country Club

With a canvas of Bermuda Fairways and new Mini-Verde bermuda greens, the team of Ray Floyd and Tom Jackson have created a 27-hole masterpiece along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach. Each nine-hole layout is unique, featuring uncommon elevations, hardwood wetlands and the most impeccable manicured holes in the area.
Arrowhead was recently awarded SC's Golf Course of the Year (1998). Ask about our special programs for Juniors. *Non-metal spikes required.
Pro shop, Driving Range, Putting Green, Snack Bar, Cocktails, Coolers Allowed, Non-Metal Spikes Required
Arrowhead is conveniently located five minutes from the Myrtle Beach International Airport. On Burcale Rd. by Freestyle Music Park off Hwy. 501. 
1996 MBN King's North

The King is back! The sensational King's North course at Myrtle Beach National has already been crowned "South Carolina's Course of the Year for 1996" and ranked among the "Top 10 New Upscale Public Courses in America" by Golf Digest for 1997. The famous island green possesses an inspiring new look with an elevated sculptured bulk-head. Forty-two bunkers line the 464-yard par-4 18th fairway... already nicknamed the "Bulls-eye" by Golf Magazine. But the most memorable hole may be Arnie's creation of "The Gambler," a par-5 reachable in two with a courageous tee shot, 220 yards over water to an island fairway.
Snack Bar, Lounge, Putting Green, Driving Range, Beverage Cart, Lessons, Club Fitting, no personal coolers.
Seven miles west of Myrtle Beach on Highway 501.

Five of the Myrtle Beach regional winners also captured the state award; Burning Ridge, TPC, Wild Wing, Tradition, Arrowhead and King’s North. World Tour was named as the national “Golf Course of the Year.”

1 comment:

  1. i have played golf for 35 years and have played on hundreds of courses around the world - Myrtle beach is in my top 5