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Tidewater Golf Club & Plantation

  • Overall: - 7.68

Tidewater Golf Club is the only golf course ever to be selected by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest as “Best New Public Course In America” in the same year. Burrowed between the Intracoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove, this course offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and challenging play. Recognized by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Courses” (2011-2012), Golf Magazine named it one of the “Best Courses Near You,” the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel honored it with a “Best You Can Play” designation (2011), and Golfweek chose it as one of its “Best Courses You Can Play” (#6 in South Carolina).

Tidewater’s signature hole - No. 12, a 145-yard (white) par 3 - is very intimidating. Depending on the prevailing wind, a 130-yard mid-range iron shot needs to carry the marsh and avoid bunkers guarding the front and right side of the green. You can afford to miss long or left, but the green slopes away toward the marsh, making a par effort very difficult. Don’t be surprised if you catch yourself forgetting completely about the shot, and spending a few moments admiring the beautiful views of the Lowcountry marsh and home across the way.

  • Overall:
    - 7.68
  • Tees:
    8
  • Greens:
    7
  • Fairways:
    8
  • Proshop:
    8
  • Grill:
    8
  • Staff:
    8
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Last 5 Reviews

Myrtle Beach Golf Insider
  • Keith (Pickerington, OH) - Portions of the fringe around the greens is being repaired on every hole. Really affected play around the greens. Our group and several other groups had to wait between 9 and 10 for them to finish am tee times that go off the front and back. Our wait was 35 mins on the 10th tee to continue our round. When we questioned the staff about the wait they told us it was because we played the front in 2 hrs and the pace of play is 2:15. We waited on every shot on the back 9. Really wish the experience would have been better because the course is really beautiful and scenic. Will give this course 1 more chance in a year or two when the fringes are repaired and will keep in mind they double book tee times in the am. - 08/28/2016 - 6

  • Lou R - Nice layout, poor conditions. Collars around greens have been removed, have to pitch over missing sod. Inconsistent greens. Fairways and tee boxes passable. Not worth the money. - 08/18/2016 - 6

  • Marco - How the hell is this rated over 6. The greens were a total mess with a 2 foot area of grass cut out around them. Not one true roll all day. Fairways unevenly cut with tons of dried grass on them. Tee boxes mangled. Only the staff and practice area was good. There are many many better price ratios available in Myrtle Beach. At $60 we got ripped off royally. Will never never play this again..... - 08/17/2016 - 4

  • Taswiyah - Golf course was nice. - 08/08/2016 - 6

  • Joshua - This is a fantastic course, but it can play pretty hard if the wind is up. The greens were receptive and putted well. The people in the pro shop were wonderful. - 07/13/2016 - 10

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Tidewater Golf Club & Plantation Articles

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3 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Debut in State Panel’s Top 50 Ratings for 2016

Heritage Club, Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links and Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club have joined impressive company with their first-time inclusion in the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel’s “Top 50 Golf Courses” rankings for 2016. - Read More