Heron Point Golf Club
6980 Blue Herron Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29588Play Today: $45.00
Rated 4.4 based on 55 reviews
Named in 2005 as the “Best Bang for Your Buck” by Golf Magazine for Myrtle Beach courses back in 2005, Heron Point Golf Club has maintained its calling card of providing affordable golf for visitors and locals alike.
Renovations that began in 2011 have upgraded the course’s playability, especially in terms of tee boxes and fairways. Those renovations have helped Heron Point’s welcoming impression move closer to the beauty of an Antebellum-style clubhouse, the home of Mulligan’s Bar and Grill. Once on the course, players can take advantage of Willard Byrd’s design that opened in 1988 and once drew 3.5 stars from Golf Digest.
Bermuda grass has been installed throughout the course as part of the renovations, and given players more to look at than simply the abundant bird and animal life in the surrounding area. The par-72 layout isn’t the Grand Stand’s longest – it plays at 6,475 yards from the tips – but narrow fairways and guarded greens add a considerable test of your game. That’s the case early and often, and it peaks at No. 5. The 367-yard par 4 features a 90-degree dogleg left midway through the hole. Try to cut the tree line, and you’ll often be greeted by five bunkers placed between the edge of the dogleg and the green and two more on the far side of the green. Three holes later, the hardest hole on the course, a 387-yard par 4 awaits. What appears to be a wide-open tee shot is actually guarded by two fairway bunkers, one on either side of the hole.