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Golf Digest named Arcadian Shores one of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” in 1975-76, 1977-78, 1979-1980 and 1981-82; one of “America’s Top 75 Resort Courses” in 1988 and in 1993 among the “Top 50 Resort Courses.” Also in 1993, Golfweek listed Arcadian Shores as one of the “Top 20 Courses in South Carolina.” Golf Magazine has noted it as a Course of Distinction several times over the years.
The course is renowned for two outstanding holes, #2 and #13, which have been named to the prestigious “Grand Strand’s Dream 18” numerous times. The par four 13th hole is the number one handicap hole on the course, requiring the golfer to think strategically on the tee shot, to avoid stopping on a severe down slope. The second shot is to a green that slopes dramatically toward the water and is well guarded by two bunkers behind. Hole #2 is a monster par three, playing at 201 yards from the Championship tees and a more manageable 148 yards for the average golfer. As the number four handicap hole, it demands a long iron shot across water to a deep green, protected on the left by a large bunker and on the right, by a lake stretching down the right side, all the way to the back of the green.
Was 2 min late for tee time do to the club attendants at the parking area. Desk attendant was rude said we would have to take a rain check and could not go off 2 min behind on a week day they were not busy in no way. Yes i am a young golfer but very professional ive played in high school as well as college and this is tge first time i have ever been disrespected on a golf coarse.also no were does it say that the proshop is closed so bathrooms are porta-pottys had a small trailer with very limited room.
White tees, wet fairways, cart path only, firm greens, good value,medium difficult, nice course. Recommend for the cost.
The layout brings a challenge for all golfers from each tee block. The 13th hole was very challenging and when you get near the green and go across the bridge keep an eye out for the two gators which call the swamp area to the right of the green home. Good course to play for the price. I would play this course again on my next trip. Only problem we had was the grill was broken so we couldn't eat there.
I was surprised by this course. Although not rated very high, I enjoyed my round there. It was challenging enough but not to challenging as my wife also enjoyed her round. Would definitely play this course again .
Was pleasantly surprised. Course was in good shape, and greens rolled nicely, and not overly fast. My expectations weren't terribly high, but they were far exceeded. This is not one of the top 10 courses in Myrtle Beach, but I'd play it again.
Starter was really nice as was the snack bar attendant. And that's where the good review ends. Thankfully I wasn't in the 100s of bunkers that they have, but ideally, you would want each bunker to have more than one rake per bunker. The fairways were somewhat bare and a few of the greens are not in shape. Spend a few extra $$ and play another course.
Played with my son in the morning. Staff load my bags up and got me right out to number one. The greens were a little slow but not bad for my son and I. It was a great course for my son to learn on. He enjoyed #13 signature hole. Also pro shop was having a 50% off sale on shirts.
I am part of a group that has been coming to Myrtle Beach for 38 years and have played Arcadian at least 20 times. I'm not sure what's happening here now but the conditions today were so bad that we told them we wouldn't be back. We were told that they don't care about reviews these couple of weeks because they just airified their greens. Let me tell you that for the money we paid it wasn't worth it. We've played Shaftesbury Glen twice already this week and it was amazing. As Usual. Don't waste your money playing Arcadian, we only played it because it's close to condo, that's not happening again.
I called to make a tee time and was told by the person over the phone that it would be $49 per person but when arrived it was $60, didn't mind paying the 11 dollars but the greens were not in good shape with dead spots and ground hog tunnels other than that the fairways and tee boxes were in great shape. My group of six was told to start on the tenth tee, and once we met the starter he instructed us that we could all play together which i found odd but went and started on the tenth tee anyway. when we finished our first hole a man named Dan approached us yelling and cursing about how we aren't suppose to play together. I approached Dan to try and talk to him and tell him the starter told us to go out but all he would say is, I don't know where you guys are from but we don't do this sh*t here and We never send six or even five out at a time, i will have you guys kicked out if this sh*t happens again. He also said we were not keeping pace even though when we got to hole 11 we had to wait for the golfers in front of us to finish, If Dan would have simply came up up to us and said the starter made a mistake and i need you guys to split up I would have been OK with it because I thought it was strange anyway. I have been golfing for three years now and this is by far the worst I have ever been treated, I also had a first time golfer with me who said he will not be golfing anymore because he thinks this is how golf courses treat there guests. I'm in the Myrtle area very often with friends and will not be returning to this course and I will not recommend this place to anyone.
Enjoyed playing this course, especially signature holes #2 and #13. Fairways were awesome. While the greens were transitioning they were in good shape and putted true. Sand in bunkers was soft and fringe was full. Cart paths may need a little work, but not a deal breaker for me. Staff was great. Recommend you play this course.
Whilst the layout may be a little ordinary there was nothing ordinary about the greens. Some of the best we played on in our 2 week trip and should make other courses embarrassed when moaning about bad winters (Long Bay/True Blue).
Pro shop is out of date. Booked a package at 4 different course. Best greens we played while in Myrtle Beach. Staff was really friendly.
My first experience here was great but my second left much to be desired. The young man at the pro shop needs some much needed customer service help. We arrived on time for our tee time but had to use the facilities since we were just coming in from a 4-hour trip. He said I need you on the course now. He was so rude. I explained to him that of course, I was not the one playing considering I had on a dress and sandals. He proceeded to pick up the walkie talkie and tell the other guy that the party was here but he didn't know where the bodies where. I had just told him that they went to use the facility. How rude. That sealed it for me. My family will never play here again. I am not a child and I resent being talked to like I was ignorant. You all have lost a customer for life.
Not a bad course. Spoiled at 8:15 a.m. on hole #2 by the smartass ranger who asked if I was color blind. Seriously, those were his first words as he stood over the fairway cart stake in the fairway as we finished putting. Apparently I exited the fairway in my cart behind the cart exit sign, but I traversed onto hardpan sand on the incorrect side of the green (20 yards from the nearest blade of grass). Had the course not been a goat track, I may have realized I was in an area where a cart should not be taken.
Great place to play had a wonderful time from the moment we dropped the bags off Pro Shop and staff was very professional and very funny They let us know all about the course and what it had to offer The course had everything you need in a course great design and layout It was in great shape greens rolled great We will book the this course many more times Thanks for the great time guys.
Love the reward card, great burgers!!! We arrived for our game during the start of a tournament so things seemed a little confused at the beginning but all in all it was a good experience. The women liked the course more than the men.
Had a 8:00 tee time played the front nine made the turn at 10:15 found 7 groups on the 10th tee. We were told a large group unexpectedly showed up so we left - didn't have time to wait an hour to tee off.
We enjoyed it.
Average course, nothing special.........
We enjoyed it.
Enjoyed the entire experience.
Course was average! Pro shop personnel were friendly and helpful.
Overseeded and rain.
Was not in good shape. Would not go back.
Great staff - big improvement in course - food and beverage always polite as is staff in pro shop. Starters always polite and great with any communication that is needed. Range is awesome need new club washer.
Greens were great but the fairways were sparse. It was very wet that day.
For the past several years I have planned a small tournament (25 to 30 people) with Jason. Jason and the entire staff will go out of their way to accommodate all of our needs, event to the point of making several changes the day of the tournament. No matter how poorly I have planned the tournament, Jason will make it happen and all will have a very enjoyable day.
Played the course about a week ago very nice track. It gives you everything you want ... Staff was excellent very friendly and made you feel like you were part of there team ... It's a must play will be telling friends about this course will play again..
Took a group of 12 for a bachelor party the staff was really great with making sure we had a good time...Cart guys had us laughing all day it was truly the greatest time of golf for the group.. Course was in great shape considering all the rain the course got that week... Thanks for the great time...
Playable course for all levels of play. Staff was very friendly.
First time playing this course. Course was in decent shape. Greens were in very good shape. Greens have a lot of undulations. Overall, we enjoyed the round.
Greens a little rough the day we played...clubhouse definitely old school...........but course layout is interesting.............good course for the value..............would definitely return without hesitation.......
Nice course, greens were quick but rolled true. This course exceeded our expectations so we were happy with it.
Hadn't played this course in 30 years . Love the lay out of the course but appeared to be very run down compared to the other courses . Club house old washroom dirty . Really need a face lift & could rank up with some of the best .
Was a good cource however needs a bit of work to bring it up to par with other cources
This course is good would play it again
Only 1 hole a problem for me. Love the course other wise.
Good older course and fun to play. wide fairways and big greens.this course is well maintained.
Course was in Great shape.The stater from NY what a nice guy he was very good to us even though we were from Boston. staff inside was great to !
There where only two attendants at the bag drop, neither one attended to my bags carried my own bag up to the club house. But the starter and the person I was paired up with made the day awesome!
Dave from the Bronx was very helpful about course and also suggested an excellent restaurant... Course still needs a lot of work
Staff very unfriendly , not willing to help vacationers at all. Just are all about the dollar. Do not play this course, plenty more with a very courtesy staff. Played 5 rounds during our stay and all were friendly except Arcadian Shores!
This course not for average golfer,too many bunkers @ tee times too close long waits 5 hr play
Not much has changed in 20 years. Lots of trees have been removed. Fun course with some difficult holes. Worth the money to play.
Very friendly staff and excellent course conditions. Enjoyable round of golf.
Well kept course. Challenging without being too difficult.
Enjoyed the course
Every thing great
The course was not in good shape. They are in the process of cutting down trees around the course and it was a mess. I'll play it again in the summer and give if a second chance. For the price I expected better.
Course and employees have greatly improved from 4-5 years ago. Fun layout, fairway turf was a little thin for this time of year.
Only reason we have a 6 in fairways, greens and tees is due to windy conditions and leaves everywhere
Old but traditional layout. Hey owners some money you receive from the greens fees needs to be re-invested in the appearance of your clubhouse and course signage and restrooms. The grounds crews were clueless when a group was approaching their shot to the green and never stopped blowing leaves or leaving the area when a shot was made. A lawsuit waiting to happen. Perk up the place and we may return.
Extremely wet conditions and cart path only the day we played. Would go back to replay under better conditions. Enjoyed the layout.
Enjoyed overall nothing stoodout
Too much sand bunkers by greens
Enjoyed the course. The started was great as was all the personnel we encountered.
I enjoyed the layout. The greens were in good condition. Even though we had a good deal of rain the day before and it was cart paths only, the course was not too wet for play.
Enjoyed very much, except the slow play as we got to the front 9 after playing the back 9 first.
The course was close to where I was staying and very similar to Waterway Hills both are R.T.Jones courses.
Enjoyed the round, unfortunately new sod was laid which was limiting to some areas to drive. Was as a great experience and value for the price.
Course marshall very rude
First time here. surprised at the width of the fairways. good for me. starter said more trees to be removed. seems like you're moving in the right direction. will play again the next time I visit
I play this course 3-4 times a year because of its location. It's right across the street from where I stay.
Inexpensive course, reasonable value, nothing particularly unique about the course, but pleasant nonetheless.
Not very well maintained Played it a few years back and the course was in much better condition than this year. WIll not play it again
Couldn't take a cooler and the cart path was horrible
Very good course. Anyone can play and have a good time.
Hole 8 is very impressive. I also made par.
Nice course, well kept. Set up for medium range players well
Not too bad
The people in the proshop and everyone we met were fantastic
I thought course needed some suttle touches around the rough and tee boxes.
What a shame. The course conditions were pitiful. It took 5 1/2 hours to play because the pace of play was so dreadfully slow. Clubhouse appears to be modern (for 1973). Staff was friendly, but did nothing to improve the pace of play. I will not return unless the course goes through major renovations.
I wished they told me that the greens would be aereated.
Poor score on greens because of aeration done the day before play. The rest of the course was excellent.
Very Good experience
Yardage markers in fairways would have made things better.
Overall the course was in good shape.
It was a nice course but hard to get used to the slow greens.
I very much enjoyed the course layout.
Nice course for the price. While play was slow at times, the rangers did a good job of keeping on top of it. Plenty of scoring chances for mid to low handicappers.
Arcadian is always one of my favorites. The course was is great shape considering the weather.
Good course, challenging.
Was a nice layout. Had a lot of standing water, but we were expecting that due to the rains they have been having. Got through 9 holes and rains came again. Proshop gave all of us 9 hole rain checks for the life of the course. Will go back next year and finish the back 9.
My experience at Arcadian Shores was spectacular... Coming from Montana, I have never seen a Beware of Alligators sign... Rattlesnakes maybe,.. .
I found this course to be easy but i didn't play it well
Very nice course. Well bunkered,greens. Enjoyable. The only downside was they could not get us out for a replay until 5:00pm after a 8:40 tee time. They did give us the replay rate at one of their sister courses. They were very helpful in arranging it, and the course they sent us to was top notch.
Course gives the rest of the Prime Time courses a good name. Ball marks on greens, slow play. Rangers should get the pace of play moving instead of picking up tees on the tee boxes. Accolades printed on the score card must be from 20 years ago.
Everyone loved this course.
I would liked to have known this course is slower than Muni's in CT. Terrible pace of play.
Course was ok. Expected a better conditions.
Very good experience
The greens didn't have many ball marks , although they were very firm.
I have been playing here for the past 5 years The course and the staff are exceptional I learned to play golf here and the instructor/golf pro(Mike Lutsky) is phenomonal Everyone at Arcadian Shores goes out of their way to make you feel at home I highly recommend golfers vist Arcadian Shores
It had rainded so the course was in bad shape. Out of the three that we played this would be the least favorite.
Very nice playable layout. slow play was annoying after the turn. Rangers rushed us through the front nine only to get backed up at the turn. 2:45 hours for the back. Not fun.
Nice design, good bunkers, convenient location
Staff friendly and informative about course
Other than the frost delay, which is uncontrollable the overall experience was very positive.
Hole 13 very tough but great fairway and layout.
Enjoy the experience. Tough course with many bunkers.
Very nice day except we got backed up when we made the turn.
Did not enjoy this course very dated and didn't appear to be well kept greens where average at best tees fairways and rough areas need work I probably would not play it again
13 was the favorite. Not too challenging, cart path needs repair. Wide fairways and very forgiving.
Very disappointed with the way my group was treated by bag attendant and cart attendant was very rude to me and my group members...so much so I will not return to this course.
Course condition. However hole locations were difficult. Several holes on ridges. We had to talk to attendants multiple times to get the clubs put on a cart. Even though groups were being loade with tee times after ours.
Poor conditions overall. Would not recommend.
The course was fine, but cart paths were a mess. They need to be redone, too many bumps and cracks. Raqined in the A.M and had to ride cartpaths only. Did not have very good drainage. Standing water in fairways. The greens were to fast for high handicap players. The pin placements were very tough.
Constructing and rain create some sloppy areas.
Nice course, played right after it rained, good drainage.
Should cater to disabled golfer(knee),cart path only was hard to handle,it is soft but using discretion on course I dont see a problem running the fairways
Course was in very good shape. Greens were a little slow but putted true and were also excellent shape. It's a nice course with a water in play on many holes but the layout is fun to play.
I like the course but in general it was in rough shape
I have played this course many times and always wished it could return to it's reputation of the 70's. terrific layout and now it's getting the physical changes needed to do that.----great holes--not a bunch of doglegs stuffed together to make up for lack of space----outstanding staff---the on course work being done will make this a premier course again .
Most of the pin placements were on an angle, very hard to putt.
Holes 2 and 13 were challenging, but exciting. I will remember 13 for a long time. Your cart paths really need a lot of work!!!
Way, way too crowded - 5 hr & 40 min round - Obvious the course was overbooked. Waited and waited on every shot. Will not be back
Course was good, but not spectacular.
This is an older course in Myrtle Beach, but still very enjoyable. Not too difficult with many holes being straight out. There are a couple of holes here that will get you though. Service here is GREAT! The staff treated me very well.
Will Play again
Top notch class facility. Well organized. Course in great shape. Some of the pin placements on the front nine were tough, especially on one hole place on the edge of a very steep slope. Green on front nine have much more slope than on the back. Green putted very true. Removing trees on first few holes - probably to make play a bit easier. This is one of the best courses in MB. Course drains extremely well. A++
Great course love the layout... Has a lot of really challenging holes...Course is in really good shape... Very friendly staff its a must play in Myrtle Beach great job Arcadian...
Arcadian Shores is a Myrtle Beach staple. It is a challenging course that keeps it fun. Most tee shots are highly visible setting up approach shots into well guarded greens. The staff is always extremely friendly and upbeat. I thoroughly enjoy every round played at Arcadian Shores.
Staff was great, very helpful, and personable!!! wanted survey on Ocean Reef Resort, we were not happy with much of the stay this year. Very disappointed
Great course, great staff, great price, an all around great course ! This course is always in shape no matter what the season. I highly recommend it, and I will definitely play again.
We loved everything about this golf course... When we drop the bags off at the bag drop the guys were very nice and funny.. The staff was a very big help.. The course is in amazing shape greens are running true not fast but true.. Will be coming back to this course...
Absolutely love this course. The new renovations that they are making are bringing a new look to the course. I have enjoyed my rounds at Arcadian Shores. Everytime i have played it the course seems to be in the best shape. The staff is so friendly and polite and treat you with the utmost respect. I would highly recommended, and do, this course to anyone!! A must play while visiting in Myrtle Beach.
Great layout, friendly staff, central location. They are removing lots of trees to improve, but still a great play. Greens and fairways in super-shape. Highly Recommend! Grill Prices Too High.
Some very nice holes. Pro shop reception very lacking. Really didn't appear to care if we played or not
They were chopping trees down all over bad timing
Got a great score, but the chainsaws from the maintenance being done was quite distracting.
Average course. In good shape.. Fairways were good Will play again
Nice course, but cart paths only seemed ridiculous, given the dry conditions.
Obviously they are doing some tree removal to improve course conditions. I like the greens (slopes, putting trueness, and well guarded by bunkers). The fairways are generous and the course tends to play longer than the card distance. The bunkers probably need to be more consistent in sand conditions (some were more subject to fried egg lies and others were more tightly packed). Like the location of the course and the layout but overall conditions need some improvement. If the greens were faster it would be interesting but may make it too difficult for the average player
Except for a ranger problem the course was on our comeback list, now it's not.
I liked the idea of a ball washer and club scrubber on the cart. I could have used more water fountains on the course. It was beautiful there and I will try to play it again on my next visit.
We enjoyed it.
Overseeded greens looked good but were very very slow. Hard to adjust too after playing my home course.
First time playing this course, I did enjoy the layout but the greens were a little rough compared to other courses we played. There were a lot of golfers the morning we teed off and the round was a little long. I would play this course again.
This course need attention. I won't go back there anymore.
Great layout, when tree removal is complete it will be even better.
Great first course to play when doing multiple rounds on consecutive days. Nothing fancy, just a straight forward golf course at a reasonable price.
Course was in excellent shape and was great value.
Very nice course, they do need a better sign to let you know where they are located.
We just love playing here.
Was nice place. Have came here for 30 yrs. Always wanted to play this course. I was not disappointed. We had a great time.
Liked the tree lined fairways.
The conditions were the best in years. The fairways were good, but grass gets thin to bare ground near the trees. Bunkers were groomed. The old type bermuda greens were smooth with medium speed and overseed starting to grow. Some bunkers are bleeding sand and that cries poor maintenance. They have sodded around a fairway bunker on #14, along Lake Arrowhead road. That looks great and hopefully it will continue where needed. The many dense trees drop lots of debris, creating a messy look. The pro hopes to have some trees removed and possibly new greens in the next year or so. The course is traditional, tree lined and well bunkered. You could call it a budget version of The Dunes.
Fun, unique holes.
Always a nice experience.
A pleasant surprise - will be back.
Played super ball and did well. Course was in good condition with putts rolling out when you hit them.
The course was in very good condition and a good challenge, but the cart paths were in terrible condition with pot hole that would damage golf carts if drivers were not careful. No trash receptacles at any of the tees.
Close to condo.
Excellent course and service. I enjoyed my round and look forward to my next visit.
First time playing this course ... hit to wrong spot ... will play again with some course knowledge.
Your course & facility are great. However my husband (10 hdcp.) and I were paired with a regular couple and it took us 1 hr 10 minutes to play 3 holes! The elderly gentleman was painfully slow. We lost our timing could not play our regular game and quit after 4 holes. What a shame. I mentioned this to the cart attendant and he only shrugged his shoulders and said sorry. We hope to come back again and give the course another try. Thanks.
Loved all the distance markers around the course. Your employees are friendly & eager to please.
Was very good.
Too many sand traps guarding greens for approach shots. Otherwise was an enjoyable course to play.
Great course; must-play.
Great layout in good shape. Staff was very helpful enjoyed cart guys and pro shop staff.
Had a wonderful time. Nice course ... A lot of bunkers to make it a challenge ... Staff was very helpful ... Will play again.
Staff was great course was everything you could ask for, very fair ... It's a must play.
I love this course. The staff is always funny and makes you want to play the course. Lost a club, staff was able to find it and bring it right out to me with no problems.
Played with my family on Monday the 17th. Staff was really friendly made us feel good about playing not like some other course that push you and make you feel rushed. Course was very fun and a challenge for us to play but fair.
Type of grass on first cut, very spongy and new to me, greens huge and challenging, lots a sand, terrific place to play.
Very enjoyable round - would have been nice to have a beverage cart going around.
Close to where we are staying.
Enjoyed my round at Arcadian Shores. It had been a number of years since I played there and it was in excellent condition and just as enjoyable as I remembered. Definitely one I would play again.
Greens in fair shape and the fairway was spotty in some areas. Have always enjoyed playing this course but with an early A.M. tee time and no one behind us, the marshall did not want me to hit a mulligan on the first hole. Not a good way to start the round. Staff was very nice and our foursome played in less than four hours.
Course was in very good shape. Fun and a very good value. Rental clubs where very good as well. Would definitely play again.
Nice on-course staff.
Nice layout, very playable.
The most friendly staff I encountered after three consecutive days of golfing at the beach. Everyone from maintenance workers to the ranger were the most pleasant people I've encountered at a golf course in some time. The greens were a little tricky and there is a pile of sand traps through out the course. If you have an early tee time and don't have a chance to grab breakfast before heading out, you can hop the fence on the tee box for #3 and run across the road to Bojangles. On par 4s with a good tee shot, it was easy to be on the green in 2, as long as you didn't end up in the sand. Overall, a great course with great people and fair prices, I will definitely play another round there in the future.
Very nice course, But rain entire time of play!
Played the course on the 27th. The course was really fair, a lot of bunkers ... My family really enjoyed the staff - really funny, made them feel good about playing ... The course is a must-play!
Amazing course, great staff and course was in great shape!
Very nice course with excellent staff. Loved the layout and the course was in excellent shape. Only downer was the rain.
Course was in great shape. I thought the fairways were a little tight but nor too bad. Would like to see more water available perhaps in some coolers.
Greens were being aerated.
i love the fairways.
(Would like to have known prior to play) if we were being paired up.
Difficult. Lots of sand traps.
It was a very nice golf course. They had a lot of people out there that day playing golf. The only problem I had with the course is they had a worker going around telling us that we needed to speed it up a little because we had people behind us. When I'm on vacation and playing golf I don't need someone rushing me on the golf course.
Played back 9 before downpour came and course became unplayable. Received rain check for 9 holes. Attempted 3-4 times via phone and once via email to complete play without an answer to voicemail left, nor reply to email. Was disappointed with that. Had played the course several years ago and found course even better than I remembered. Played then with my dad and 7/30/12 with my son so that made it special.
Would like to know they double tee until mid morning. This can make the 2nd nine VERY long. Pace of play was discouraging. Also, the maintenance crew has no respect for players. They continue to cut grass and use blowers right beside you while teeing off or putting.
Would have been much better if we didn't have a bachelor party six-some in front of us that didn't let us play through until the 10th. Nice course and friendly staff.
Course was good, bunkers were well maintained. My only dissatisfaction is my tee time was 7:36 and we did not tee off until about 7:55.
Just sanded the greens so they were not in great shape. The course was fairly decent otherwise. Pretty good deal for the price.
Great course layout and a very challenging course. Really enjoyed it. The conditions were the only thing that took away from the experience. Greens were high and slow. Fairways were dug up in places. Sand was out of the bunkers on several fairways. Starter was great at providing info on course. I loved the back to back water holes as well as the one surrounded by sand traps. All three added a challenge for accuracy.
It was quick and easy to get started. Everyone was great that we talked to.
I enjoyed the course, played as a single and was paired with good company. I would recommend this course, very convenient and priced right. The course was in good shape and the greens were OK. The only thing I didn't care for was being solicited on one of the holes, I'm sure it's a good cause I just don't think it's a good place for it. Overall I had fun.
Overall a very good course; the online reviews did not reflect the true conditions of the course.
Good layout - pace of play was acceptable but not fast. Very convenient.
(Liked the) yardage.
The diversity of the course was great. I liked the fact I could play it for that price.
I played at your course because of its location to the Embassy Suites Hotel where we stayed. There are better conditioned golf courses in Myrtle Beach. The layout is challenging. The course is just a bit tired looking and needs some work. I was not told that the greens had recently been aerated and dressed. This made the putting terrible and inconsistent. I do not know how you remedy this because maintenance is an ongoing aspect of any golf course. Just a timing thing for me. I played the course two days in row. Saturday and Sunday.
Have played the course many times. Enjoy the setting.
Loved hole 13.
Greens were slow.
Layout was nice but course conditions were awful! It would have been nice to know that before booking.
We have played this course for over 20 years and were surprised as to how the overall conditions have fallen off; this is superior golf course in layout that needs some sprucing up to get back to a top level.
The course is in great shape right now and the staff is always happy to help with whatever we need. It was a great time for me and my buddies and I hope to come back again soon!
Excellent staff, great course. The food was amazing! Best track on the Strand by far!
I LOVE this golf course. I come down here on vacation every year and I make it a priority to play at this course. It's a great track and the staff that works here is phenomenal. 10/10!!!!
AS was in good condition. The greens rolled well.
Arcadian Shores was fairly easy. 1 or two beautiful holes but no chance I would go back.
The #13 is one of the nicest hole layouts on the Grand Strand. It is a pity that the tee boxes (esp. Per 3's) needed life support! Got grass?
The course is challenging to the weekend golfer. There are plenty of sand traps, especially around the greens where your chance for a roll on is little. You've got to hit the shot. All in all the course was enjoyable. The staff was excellent.
Nice par 3's.
We liked the fairways, greens, starter, greeters that handled our clubs. Overall a very nice experience overall.
Everybody in the group was happy with the course. It was in great shape and all of us liked the layout.
I was delighted to see the baby alligator on one of the holes. The course is lovely with beautiful, tree-lined fairways. The sound of the fire engine from the nearby station was a bit of a nuisance as was the sound of traffic from the nearby street, but all in all, we enjoyed the course, especially its proximity to Wyndham where we were staying.
Attendants were great but the starter was so obnoxious right off the bat, unfortunately they had backed up in the a.m. and therefore, all the tee times in the p.m. were backed up. Finally we were able to go off 20 minutes after scheduled tee time, very slow play the first nine but after nine we sailed through the back and never saw another foursome until the 18th hole and no one was behind us for over 6 holes. Would never play this course again, and they really need to do something about that starter as he really does not need to be doing this type of work with the way he deals with people.
Marshall told us we were playing too slow. But there was no one behind us. Would like to have played as twosome.
Nice layout, got to hit most of the clubs in the bag, green surface looked rough, but rolled true. Worth the discounted rate we had.
It was great!
Course was nice, Pushed too many on the course which slowed play. 5.5 hours is too long.
Everything was simple and went exactly as it should. Not their fault that I played terrible.
We play this course every year due to the proximity to our hotel. This is by far the WORST I have every seen this course. In addition to the overbooking of tee times, could-care-less-attitude of the employees and the slow play, we will not be back. Played Beachwood on Saturday and it was the exact opposite: great condition, pleasant employees and no waiting at all.
First cut of the fairways was not too nice. Greens fair. Complex, tees, staff clubhouse very good.
Nice mature golf course.
Great course. Lots of fun, challenging holes. Loved the greens and fairways. Rough was not great but don't be there.
Good layout, but needs lots of work. Trees are overgrown, hurting turf conditions. In many areas, half the trees need to be removed to provide more air and sunlight.
Enjoyed the course.
We have played Arcadian before and like it. But, we booked a 2 p.m. tee time online on Ambassador and when we arrived they had us down for 1:44 p.m. so we had missed our tee time. They let us go anyway, so it wasn't a problem. The only thing I didn't like was that the ranger asked me to move my youngsters along when we had a large group in front of us and behind us. We couldn't play any faster. In fact, we had to yell fore more than once when my 12-year-old hit a ball past the group in front of us. He's on his middle school golf team and was playing better the most of the adults around us.
Aerated greens still ran true. Excellent deals in the clubhouse: beer and a dog at the turn. A sign on 17 would have been nice. Bag drop was nice and efficient. Sand traps were awful. A couple holes could have distances added to scorecard - weren't offered a yardage book ...
Always one of my favorites at Myrtle Beach. I always seem to play well here and enjoy the round. Staff is terrific and course is in good shape for March golf.
(Would like to have seen) beverage cart more frequently.
Will put this on my next trip ...
This is a low-end course. The fairways are very thin and some of the greens are in trouble. Maybe a good course for the money but I'd hesitate to play this again. The staff was friendly and we finished in 4 hours so the pace was fine. It does have a good mixture of tough holes and easy ones. The day we were there it appeared the course was full of local people probably due to low cost to play.
Nice course to start out on. Fair to average players.
Looked a bit rundown. Was OK, but I have no need to play there again.
Course layout is excellent, driving on a few holes was tough when a blind shot was required.
Very well laid out and in great condition for the money. We'll play here again.
Greenside bunkers prevented any run up shots.
Nice course ... challenging ... nice placement of sand traps ... fairways/trees great ... no waiting on any tee ... would recommend.
It was very user-friendly for my wife as she had not played golf in 2 months.
The course was in very good shape.
Slow play; no one to move them along.
This was a very enjoyable course to play. The course was in great shape even with the overseeding. The proximity and playability made it a course we will play again.
Course was fun to play, although some greens had very little bail out area in regard to traps guarding green. Just a design issue. All people were friendly. Thought the prices in the pro shop were a bit high, no discount racks like were at other courses. Beverage cart was only seen on hole 10 and 18, kind of where didn't need it. Understand there was a problem with the beverage cart itself.
(Was not pleased with) course conditions.
Very wet, slooow greens. Never again.
Course layout very nice. However, it looks like they are losing their grass cover, especially on the tees.
Good, challenging course.
This is one my favorites. Course is always in very good condition and fair for all golfers. Friendly staff. Previous day's rain made the course a little longer than usual. Enjoyable experience. Good price also.
The grass was missing, most of the places down to the dirt ... hard to hit off of ...
Grass condition was not good.
No liquor before 10 a.m.?
Nice course ... needs some work ... Tee boxes are in rough shape.
Not bad, just an average course.
The course was nice. No negative remarks.
(Liked) holes #2 and #13. The greens were in great condition, the staff all were very friendly. I even made the mistake of taking the cart on the fairway on a par three, however, your attendant was so kind in letting me know of the mistake I made. I had such a great time - will love to return and will highly recommend to friends in the north.
Course was fun to play. Able to advance ball when you got in trouble. Was glad they got some much-needed rain. A nice course, enjoyable. #9 favorite hole, birdie. No houses. Would play again. Very nice staff.
Love the layout. Some tees and several greens were in poor shape. Greens have some spots that should be marked unplayable!
Several of the greens were a little bumpy and several showed signs of stress.
Bad, will not go back.
Do not spend your $60 here, not a good course, in bad condition. Have a course called Irem CC near me to play for $30 and is in spectacular condition.
Great layout and great track. Needs a capital infusion. No towels. No yardage markers. Traps were mediocre. Greens putted like a 5 on the stimp. Almost like a public course which it may be. Again it looks like it needs a capital infusion.
This was my first play since the renovations. Arcadian is fun to play, with a classic design and the Jones look. Fairways are wide and are tree lined with tall pine and oak trees, that are cleaned out. Most holes are well bunkered and there are several ponds. Tees, fairways and bunkers were good for this level of course. The old bermuda greens were poor, very slow and bumpy. The guys liked the layout, but hated the greens. The greens were not on par with other old bermuda greens (Litchfield + Witch, etc.) or courses in similar price range within B&C. Lots of bare ground off the fairways, loads of pine cones, beat up cart paths, etc, lead to a shabby look. Not recommended for package play, other than a replay.
Will never play again.
Very slow play, over 5 hrs. and no marshals, would never go back.
Good course to start out on, lots of trouble to get in but not if you hit good shots.
Played there before, so knew the course.
Nice course layout, however appears dated and lacks proper maintenance.
Nice deck for after golf.
Great time playing there.
The course was hard to find.
All was fine.
The course has improved.
Can't really say a lot, rained extremely hard, only played 12 holes. The experience prior to the rain were superb.
Other than the downhill lies over water, I really liked this course. Very friendly.
Very nice course. Cart paths need to be redone.
A nice course to play for the first time this year.
(Liked) the location in town and the challenge of the 13th hole.
(Liked the) speed of greens.
Course was really backed up. We usually had to wait a fair amount of time before hitting. Never saw a marshal.
Played there several years ago and it was much better then. The cart paths were in very bad shape and made the course look old and unkept.
We have played here often.
Did not complete round because of rain.
Played on 10/15/10; we played this round as a one last round-type deal before we left because it was so close to our place. Let me say the round could not have been more enjoyable, from the staff to the conditions to the layout, I had played this course about four years ago and liked it then. They have done some work to it since then and it is even better. It is well worth the money (I have paid more and gotten less before on trips to Myrtle Beach, e.g. Waterway Hills). Check it out; you may be surprised.
We liked this course, the fairways were well kept up and the greens were excellent.
I arrived as a single and the staff had no problem getting me in with a group on a Saturday morning.Had heard some not so nice things about the course, but found all that to be untrue. Good thick grass on the tees and fairways and it was cut nicely. The greens were nice and rolled true and were cut nicely at what I'd call a medium fast speed. The bunkers all had the right amount of sand and were nicely maintained, no grass growing in them and had been smoothed mechanically that morning. Price was not out of line for the area, I would go there again.
Greens need a lot of work. Fairways need a little improvement.
Nice course. Greens are very slow and about to be lost.
I don't like this course.
Have been coming to MB for 27 years and have played this course before. The people are great but it was the worst course condition-wise I have ever played anywhere in my life. Cart paths a disaster, overall condition very poor, other courses played did not reflect the same weather damage.
4/22/10 Apparently the fairways and greens had been damaged by weather or poor maintenance. There was a lot of brown spots and dead grass on both the fairways and greens. The bunkers had not been raked in days. We were not warned about the poor playing conditions. I would not come back or recommend this course. Also, the starter told the group ahead of us not to tee off until the group ahead of them was OFF THE GREEN. That is what they did on every hole. We couldn't talk them out of it. DUMB.
We had a great time. Thanks.
Course is in much better shape than the last time I played it.
A great course for the money, would play it again.
Arcadian Shores was good, but was in the worst conditions of the four courses we played this year.
Everything there was very good, no complaints. We will return.
Close by and decent. I would play there again.
The 8:30 a.m. starting time is a little late for our group, we arrived at 7:15 a.m. expecting to play at 7:45 or 8:00 and did not play till 8:30.
Very good condition for this time of year.
February usually means the greens are not in tip-top shape.
we liked the layout, but the course needs a bit of TLC.
Wet course due to rain the night before.
We played a scramble.
Very long and nice par 5, Nice layout.I'd like playing this golf course.
Course in poor shape, especially for the price. Seems to stay busy so I'm sure they are bringing in plenty of money to keep the course in better shape.
It is a good course for average golfers
Course is in bad shape.
Great layout, just not in very good shape. The clubhouse is very dated and could use a renovation.
great staff / course is well maitained in a great setting.
Third year in a row playing this course. We love it.
Nice course, close to resort but no Caledonia.
I like course because they allow you to bring your grandkids to play and don't charge extra. The staff has improved greatly since the first time I played here 18 years ago.
I like this course but it was't in as good of shape as I have seen it in the past.I still like the layout of this course.
The course was in terrible shape. The fairways were horrible. I played the course last year and it has not been maintained at all.
Great course, very accomodating, they had sanded their greens which made for a little bit of a challenge, but i will be back!
Nice layout/ greens were all sand
need to inform customers when greens are just sand. I will not use this service again.
Bad Shape, Greens terrible, fairways bad, really in need if some maintenaNCE MONEY!
enjoyable traditional/old course.
the greens were not in great shape and there was lots of very wet spots on course. we know that you cannot control mother nature. overall it is a good course and we play there almost every year we come to mb. thank you
Nice golf course
Played Aug. 14, 2008: Course requires maintenance but a very nice layout.
Played Aug. 2, 2008: Very nice course; #2 and #13 are beautiful. Greens are still recovering from being aerated and are a little rough, but still tolerable.