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Prestwick Country Club is one of the most unique courses in Myrtle Beach, presenting natural hazards like whispering creeks and small lakes. Surrounding the entire course are dense pine forests and man-made knolls that give the added challenge to reach these deep bulkhead greens in regulation. Prestwick has been a prestigious course that does not go without being recognized – including “5 Best Kept Secret Courses in America” by Golf Digest (2004) and 4.5 stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” guide (2006), and the SC Golf Rating Panel’s designation as among the “30 Best Courses You Play” (2004).
No. 14 at Prestwick has been ranked in the top 18 on the Beach. This 409-yard par 4 proves to be extremely difficult with a water hazard in play and a very undulating landing area on the tee shot. The approach shot must be from the fairway to have a chance at the green with uphill slope that will require an extra club. The other featured hole is the par-5 No. 9, playing at 486-yards; golfers must favor the right side of the fairway while avoiding an errant shot into deep bunkers that surround the right side of the green.
I have played this course many times and I never tire of playing it. Greens are the best and very quick. Conditions are superb. Make sure you play the tees that match you game or you will be frustrated. Staff makes you feel very welcome. If you haven't played this course give it a shot. You won't be dissapointed.
There isn't a nicer course in Myrtle Beach. There are only a couple of easy holes on the course. You have to bring your A game and pay attention every shot. It's in great condition, as usual.
Great layout! Every hole brings a new challenge. Fairways and greens are perfect. Slick surfaces make for great putting on undulating greens with a true roll. Staff is friendly and top notch! Will be back for sure!
Very nice course. In excellent condition. The greens were exceptionally fast in the wind. They had two sets of tees for the ladies which is nice and unusual. Thought the course was challenging, after all it is a Dye course, yet fair for ladies.
This course is a must play when in the Myrtle Beach area. This course is in phenomenal shape for February. The staff is extremly friendly and courteous and answered any questions my group had. Greens are extremely fast and makes your incoming shot very important. This course will be on our list when back in the area,
The course was in excellent condition and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The course is laid out very well with no parallel fairways. The first nine is tree lined while the back nine is more links style. The greens were fast, but putted true. It is a good test of your golf game. I would recommend that you move up a tee box from where your normally play because the course tends to play long.
Golf course was in great shape and me and my sister really enjoyed playing there
Beautiful layout, with phenomenal greens! Challenging, but fair. Very enjoyable outing.
Very fun and challenging course-the starter talked me into moving up a set of tees which was a great idea as I really enjoyed my round. the course was in great shape-fast greens
A very enjoyable course, atmosphere, and staff! I'm looking forward to playing Prestwick in the near future. It was fun playing a course that was very well maintained, with outstanding greens, and an overall happy environment.
Challenging course that makes you hit all the shots! Greens are the best I've played at the beach. Staff was very helpful and friendly with exceptional service. It was a busy day and we played in less than 4 hours!I will definitely be back!!
Course in great shape. Greens are really fast...good to know. More challenging because of that. Keep that in mind when the flag is on the back of the greens...you won't stay....
A very demanding course. Great shape. The greens the best I've encountered down here. The course can humble you. Right when you think your playing some pretty good golf it says stop you're not THAT good.
Golf course itself was in good but not great condition. Greens were nice and fast even though spraypainted. Tee boxes were in ok shape and fairways were in good shape. Still one of the better layouts we played and at the end of the day the greens, tee boxes and fairways were consistent. Staff great as well as very friendly.
Course was in great shape. Greens are very challenging and good shots are certainly rewarded. Would recommend this for golfers of all levels.
A gem. A mix of straightforward and challenging. Greens were excellent. #2, #9, #17 and #18 were a blast to play. The rest of the course didn't let up either. I would definitely come back and play again. Pete Dye's railroad ties are in full force. Memorable.
We showed up a half an hour early and they made us wait for our tee time even though there wasn't anyone in front of us. Other than that, the course was in great condition.
Contour tough to putt, would have been better except for sand and rough grass on greens. Pretty course when the grass comes in.
We played this course in early January and the greens were painted and fast but nothing like yesterday. I'm not sure if they rolled them or what they did but they are almost unplayable because they are so firm and fast. Three times my putts rolled off the green because of the speed on downhill putts. After the rains, cart path only, you couldn't run a chip on because the area around the greens were wet and soft and if you chip on, the ball rolls forever. Really difficult to play. The course itself is a favorite of mine with a great layout and test of golf. The staff is excellent and friendly for a semi-private facility. I will return but not this year.
Great course. Staff excellent.
Perfect course!! We'll be back.
Everyting was great.
Challenging Pete Dye layout.
Great course in excellent condition. Very attentive and friendly staff. Didn't play my best, but thoroughly enjoyed this course. Will definitely play it again!
Everything was in great condition and everyone was friendly and helpful. Recommend getting a yardage card so you can more easily see location of bunkers and hazards. Some bunkers and waste areas are difficult to get out of (physically).
Course was in excellent shape. The fast greens made this a challenging course
Just played the course last week and where do I start?The course had a freeze delay which delayed our tee time by 20-25minutes which was ok however the starter failed to tell us we needed to be done with back 9 by 12:20 as they had now loaded up afternoon tee times.We finished on time but were told to go to the tee.I had not eaten or gone to the bathroom.I did get a boxed lunch and go to bathroom however upon getting to the tee there were 4 foursomes waiting for us I did not tee off but choose to eat along with my partner while my playing partners played the hole out.This did help us as we gained a good time gap between us and the groups behind us BUT I didnt play that first hole.The other BIG issue was the greens or lack of greens they were painted sand.I played here 2 years ago and loved the course after this time not sure if I will come back.
Very disappointing. Have played in past years at same time of year and course always in great conditions. This year greens were bare and only treated with something to make them green. Like hitting onto asphalt and impossible to hold shots on greens. Fairways also very patchy with brown spots everywhere. To pay $110 for round here was outrageous. Staff also not very accommodating.
Excellent lay out of holes. enjoyable day
Prestwick is always on the list to play. We played on 2/9/13 and had a great time. The greens have been painted but they still putt true. They have a solid sand base which helps to check up coming into the greens. Fairways were okay and tees were good. I will look forward to playing again if I get a chance. They have a number of tees to choose from so pick the right one according to the scorecard and you'll find the course a fair test of golf. The staff was excellent and got us out a little early because the course was not full. Thanks.
Again, loved the layout and look of the course. It was in great condition, with fast bent grass greens! People were great there, course was not crowded when we played, which made the round even go better!
Played just after their re-opening. New greens were excellent and rolled great. Changes they made on 2, 4, 5, and 17 were great. Still rough around the edges with weeds still present sporadically about. Overall it it was in great shape and played like the bear it's been known to be. Changes to the main level of the clubhouse were impressive as well.
Staff was excellent. Course in fine shape. Use most of the clubs in your bag. Need to hit it straight. Pace of play was extremely SLOW! pro shop not very well stocked. Some very good holes.
Would not go back.
This a very good course and in very good condition for January. The greens are cut a little high but are still in great shape.
I wish I would have known the greens were overseeded before I booked my golf trip.
Loved the course! Will come back again. Make sure you play the correct tees. Scenic layout. Played on 11/1/11 and greens were coming back nicely. Quick. Fairways were excellent.
Played early morning on 10/28/11. We were putting our shoes on and there were explosions going off. Even the bag person didn't know what it was. He drove off in a cart and came back and said it was mole control? No one knew about this? They had also done top dressing to the greens and the sand was soaking wet from the dew. It made it very unpleasant.
We had a great time at Prestwick in early September, 2011. We were the first off as a twosome, and the only person we saw on the course for the front nine was the greenskeeper that was cutting and moving the hole location. The greens were impeccable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. And it was clear that the course was slow when they gave us a free beer ticket to use in the grill after our round. Nice touch, and gladly accepted. The one complaint that I would have is the 18th hole – it doesn’t do the course justice and it’s a weak finishing hole. All in all, I would highly recommend the course.
Outstanding course; not a course for the medium to high handicap.
First time playing here. I will go back.
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