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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Private Surf Club Opens Up Limited Amount Of Tee Times

The 3 Best Holes at Surf Club

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No. 10 at the Surf Club is one of the best Myrtle Beach golf holes.
The Surf Club, which seems to get better with age, recently opened a limited number of tee times for public play, delighting Myrtle Beach golfers who relish an outstanding, traditional design.

If your next golf trip takes you to the classic North Myrtle Beach track, here are three holes, according to head pro Bill Campbell, that you will remember.

No. 3, 185-yard, par 3: Surf Club’s most demanding par 3 is an architectural gem, challenging high and low handicappers alike. Water comes into play on the right side and a pair of traps on each side of the green can make for demanding pin positions, but the front of the green is open, allowing players to run the ball up.

That being said, the third hole, with its deep green, rewards high-quality shots.

“(The third hole) is an opportunity, I don’t care what level you play to,” Campbell said. “It’s more advantageous for someone that can hit a high iron shot and stop the ball.”

No. 10, 564-yard, par 5: The 10th hole is a dogleg left that brings water into play on the first two shots for the average player, but it’s a challenge everyone remembers. A lake runs along the left side of the fairway before dissecting it approximately 275 yards from the tips.

The 10th is much easier for low handicappers, who typically have the length and confidence to cutoff the dogleg and fly the lake off the tee, setting up a possible eagle.

Regardless of your skill level, No. 10 is generally regarded as one of the best holes in Myrtle Beach

No. 18, 206-yard, par 3: Surf Club closes with a memorable par 3, which is a bit unusual for a course of its stature, but in no way is it anti-climatic. The course’s longest par 3, No. 18 typically plays into the wind coming from the Atlantic Ocean just two blocks away, and there is a formidable lake that must be carried.

Once players reach the multi-tiered green, which is in the shadow of a stately clubhouse, the fun is just beginning.

“You think getting over the lake is the issue and you get to the green and find out it was the issue all along,” Campbell said.

The 18th hole doesn’t allow players to relent in the closing moments of a round and it sends players home with a vivid memory.

What are your favorite holes at the Surf Club?

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