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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tidewater Golf Club Back Open and Pristine

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Tidewater Golf Club Plantation in North Myrtle Beach

Opening to the public in February of 1990, Tidewater continues to rank as #1 because of its fine architectural design (due arguably to some Rees Jones input and ultimately Ken Tomlinson) and highly conditioned golf course, but golfers love coming here, not so much for its design, but for its challenge. With its alignment near broad marshland and the Intracoastal Waterway testing players more than most of the other Grand Strand golf courses, Tidewater draws players from all over the world. Check out the par-4 4th hole with its dogleg left around the waterway, careening in roller-coaster approach to an elevated green-great for long drives. Let us know that you want to play the Burroughs and Chapin golf package for a great day at Tidewater!

Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean, and the saltwater marshes of the Cherry Grove Inlet, Tidewater has been called the "Pebble Beach of the East." This incredibly beautiful course has been recognized as one of America's finest layouts. Designer Ken Tomlinson believed that Mother Nature was the best architect so he incorporated none of the usual special effects; no island greens, no waterfalls, no elevated tees, greens or fairway mounds. Tidewater's signature hole, and one of its most memorable, is the very intimidating par 3, 198 yard 12th hole that plays almost entirely over water to a tricky green that slopes away towards the marsh. With breathtaking scenery and top-notch conditioning, this world-class design can challenge even the best players while also providing an enjoyable outing for players of all skill levels.
Tidewater is a par 72 measuring 7078 yards from the Championship tees, with Tifdwarf Eagle greens, sloped at 144 with a course rating of 74.8. If you want to experience the best of Myrtle Beach golf, Tidewater is a must

Course Details
Yards Rating Slope
Black 7078 74.8 144
Gold 6630 72.5 139
Silver 6164 70.2 129
Copper 5097 66.0 106
Jade 4615 67.1 115

Architect Rees Jones, Ken Tomlinson
Year Opened 1990
Type Public
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year Round
Driving Range Yes
Rental Clubs Yes
Pro Yes
Walking No
Sunday Alcohol: Yes
Coolers Allowed: No
Spikes Soft

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