Golf enthusiasts know the best courses offer their own unique experience as well as variety. Perhaps that's why so many bring their clubs to South Carolina.
Our golf courses in Myrtle Beach are well known for their quality. With more than half of the locations featuring four stars or more, it's the perfect retreat for those who know how to swing.
But with so many options, where do you start? We've put together a cheat sheet for first-time visitors so you can experience the best of our greens.
Good Swings: Our Top 7 Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach
Below you'll find some of the greatest greens Myrtle Beach has to offer. We break down each location's finest features, as well as what makes them unique.
As you read on, don't forget to have your pen and paper handy! We doubt you'll be able to make it through this list without wanting to try a few of them--at least!
1. World Tour Golf Links
Golf fans can't resist a visit to World Tour Golf Links. This incredible 18-hole location brings the best courses from the World Tour into one thrilling game.
Experience firsthand the recreation of holes featured on the Augusta National to even the Old Course at St. Andrews! You'll travel the world without ever leaving Myrtle Beach. The course provides ambassadors to guide you every step of the way while making you feel like a pro.
The facilities, too, are stunningly prestigious. Beyond the courses, World Tour Golf Links offers an incredible golf shop that has ranked within the top 100 for 5 years.
2. Wizard Golf
Are you looking for a whimsical green with devilish elevation changes? If so, The Wizard is the perfect challenge. Located conveniently between Myrtle Beach and Conway, just off of Highway 501, this course is a popular one.
This course is tough to beat and a pleasure to look upon. You'll find more than 800 different species of vegetation across the berms and mounds, including flowers, ornamental grasses, and plants.
The staff and accommodations are bound to impress as well. The location boasts of raving reviews for its service, accommodations, and course designs. If you're an experienced golfer looking for something different, The Wizard will surely enchant you.
3. Willbrook Plantation Golf Club
Established in 1798, Willbrook Plantation Golf is a Founder's Collection course rich in history. Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, this course offers 18 pristine holes in a traditional South Carolina plantation setting, including Lowcountry wetlands and marshes.
These holes frame scenic bodies of water but don't fret. Their distance from the hole makes them a minimal risk when swinging and putting. In fact, guests give this golf club 8's and 9's across the board for its tees, greens, fairways, pro shop, grill, and staff.
The course is well-maintained while providing a challenge to even the most seasoned of golfers. The holes are also fairly fast to play. If you're looking for a traditional golf setting with immaculate greens, you'll want to book a game at Willbrook.
4. Whispering Pines
Deemed a local favorite back in 2003 by the Myrtle Beach Sun News poll, Whispering Pines is an escape from the bustle of Myrtle Beach into a golfer's paradise. Found on the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the green is surrounded by peaceful wilderness.
With fairways lined in tall forest trees, wetlands, and signs of wildlife, it truly lives up to its name. Visitors can also enjoy the driving range, pro shop, custom fitting services, and more.
Most of their pro shop prices either meet or beat your usual outlet locations, and the selection is worth browsing. Many players also enjoy grabbing a drink at The Pub before or after a game.
With a great menu and plenty of cold drinks, it's the perfect place to wind down before reemerging into the tourist area of Myrtle Beach.
5. True Blue Golf Club
True Blue Golf Club is one to rave about, and Golf Magazine, the Golf Channel, and Golfweek all have by ranking it in their top 100 public courses. With courses designed by Mike Strantz, its located on a former indigo and rice plantation.
Stunning fairways and spacious greens offer a long, scenic course that you'll enjoy exploring as much as playing. True Blue offers a very natural setting, rich with native plants and vegetation.
There is also an 18-acre practice facility used by The Steve Dresser Golf Academy. There, you can find their pro shop and a grill room that is well worth the visit.
6. Tiger's Eye Golf Links
If you're looking for a course that forces you to think about every swing, shot, and putt, look no further than Tiger's Eye. Although relatively new, this course has found national acclaim as one of the best in the country thanks to its stunning Tim Cate design.
Its awards include a 4.5 rating by Golf Digest as well as being ranked among their "Top 100 Public Golf Courses in America". Golf Magazine also named it among their "Top Courses You Can Play State-by-State".
Players will enjoy the colorful setting of natural flowers, waterfalls, mighty pines, and oaks, as well as marshlands. Overall, it echoes the classic style of Pinehurst.
While the greens are fast-paced, you won't want to rush your plays. With strategically placed water and sand hazards, you'll find yourself constantly thinking about your strategy.
7. Tidewater Golf Club
Another one of Golf Digest's "Top 100 Public Golf Courses in America", Tidewater Golf Club is unique in that it offers plenty of challenges while still accommodating every skill level.
This location earns its reputation through both its scenic design and well-crafted playing experience. They keep their greens and fairways immaculate and you never have to worry about it punishing a well-hit shot.
It's a location that awards great plays. Tidewater offers TifEagle greens and a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean from the 13th green. It's truly a course that you'll want to come back to again and again, bringing new friends so you can relive the stunning experience.
This course has won multiple awards since its creation in 1990 from Golfweek, Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, and more. With nearly 400 reviewers across Google, Facebook, and other platforms giving it an average of 4.88 stars, you must add this to your courses to visit in Myrtle Beach.
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