Golf Course Guide
The Golf Capital of the World
For golf lovers there's no better place on earth than "Myrtle Beach" -- or more appropriately, the Carolinas' "Grand Strand". The 60+ mile stretch between southeastern North Carolina and Georgetown, South Carolina, with the Sun-Fun City of Myrtle Beach at the center, offers 100 golf courses as. We invite you to sit back, grab your mouse and explore all the detailed information for all the courses in the left column of this page. We have linked you to everything you need to plan your next trip to this fantastic golf mecca.
The Myrtle Beach area is home to some of the most unique, challenging, and picturesque golf courses in the world. Golfers can experience the beauty of oceanfront holes or stand in the midst of giant live oaks draped in Spanish moss on the site of a colonial rice plantation. Course designers have taken great pains to protect the natural habitat and wildlife indigenous to the area while creating courses that are technically challenging and beautiful. Among the architects: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio, Greg Norman, Gary Player, and Pete and P.B. Dye.
Some other favorites include Tom Fazio's beautiful Wachesaw Plantation, TPC and Barefoot-Fazio, the late Mike Stranz's Caledonia and True Blue, Pete & P.B. Dye's Prestwick, Tim Cates' Tiger's Eye, and the Legends-Moorland, Parkland, and Heathland. There are actually too many great courses to name, but choosing a course by a name designer is usually a good plan and every golf course architect has done something in the Grand Strand.
Once upon a time, golf visitors to the Grand Strand in South Carolina would stay in Myrtle Beach and occasionally take a day trip across the border into North Carolina to sample a new golf course that they had heard good things about. Today, more and more golfers have decided to make North Carolina's Brunswick County their base of operations and occasionally make an evening trip to sample the entertainment available in Myrtle Beach. If terrific golf in quiet, peaceful surroundings is your idea of a great golf vacation, then "head for the border".
GolfTown, USA, Golf Capital of the World, America’s Golf Playground. Pick the moniker you like best. The most important thing to know is this: Myrtle Beach is America’s most popular golf destination for good reason. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has grown from a sleepy beach community into a golf Mecca. The area is home to 100+ courses, including 13 that have recently been ranked among America’s Top 100 public courses by either Golf Digest or Golf Magazine, and with
GolfTown, USA, Golf Capital of the World, America’s Golf Playground.
Pick the moniker you like best. The most important thing to know is this: Myrtle Beach is America’s most popular golf destination for good reason.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has grown from a sleepy beach community into a golf Mecca. The area is home to 100+ courses, including 13 that have recently been ranked among America’s Top 100 public courses by either Golf Digest or Golf Magazine, and with those numbers comes the versatility that sets Myrtle Beach apart from competing destinations.
Want to play a collection of some of America’s best courses? Come on down.
Want to play nice courses without breaking bank? This is your place.
Want to stay-and-play at the same site? We have multiple options.
Looking for a budget trip? Myrtle Beach rose to prominence as a value destination.
Want to play a different golf course every day for three months? We can do that, too!
Myrtle Beach has the unique ability to be all things to all people, and that is why nearly a million golfers flock to the area annually.
What people generally refer to as Myrtle Beach is actually a 60-mile stretch of Carolinas coastline that runs from Georgetown, South Carolina. to Brunswick County, North Carolina. The Grand Strand, as the area is often referred to, offers different experiences based on geography but great beach golf is the constant.
The Central Strand – i.e. Myrtle Beach proper – is the epic center. Great golf, restaurants and nightlife are on nearly every corner. Staying in the heart of Myrtle Beach and partaking in all it offers is practically a rite of passage for traveling golfers. It’s also an ideal landing spot for new visitors because it provides easy access to everything the area has to offer.
The North and South strands offer different but no less appealing choices.
Set amidst the charms of "lowcountry" (Named for it's proximity to sea level) South Carolina, a trip to the South Strand offers a relaxing alternative to up-tempo environment of Myrtle Beach. The area is quaint, featuring restaurants, stunning views of the marsh (a trip to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk is a must), and best of all, some of the nation’s best golf.
From TPC Myrtle Beach to layouts like Caledonia, True Blue, Pawleys Plantation and Heritage Club, the South Strand is home to one of America’s best cluster of courses.
The North Strand offers a combination of the best the area has to offer. There are 35 golf courses on the north end of town, 21 of which have earned at least 4 stars from Golf Digest. The mixture of great golf, value and the choice between enjoying the revelry of North Myrtle Beach or the serenity of Brunswick County has made the North Strand an increasingly popular landing spot.
Regardless of which end of the Strand a group stays on, Myrtle Beach can deliver a different and equally appealing experience year after year.
From Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods, who called Myrtle Beach the “golf mecca of the world,” golf’s royalty have all left their mark on the area in one way or another.