Legends Golf Resorts – Heathland Course
Heathland is a par 71 links-style Myrtle Beach golf course that is one of Tom Doak’s many beautiful designs. It is centrally located in Myrtle Beach on flat land without high vegetation, exposing you to the wind and giving you a very unique look from tee to green. The flat land and deep-faced bunkers combined with the gusty winds makes this golf course a treat for anyone looking for good links-style golf. The par 5 13th hole and par 5 5th hole are examples of links-style golf at its best with an inviting appearance off the tee and natural flowing hazards that run through them giving any level golfer a true test.
The Heathland Course at Legends Golf & Resort was awarded “Best public access course you can play in South Carolina” (2009). It was recognized as one of “America’s top golf courses”(Zagat survey 2009) as well as given 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” in 2008.
Legends Golf Resorts – Heathland Course Course Course Reviews
RobertDate Played: 10/23/2020
Great course! The entire staff was super!
GilDate Played: 10/13/2020
First time playing this course, fairways and greens were pristine, I have played the moorland several times, and this is much more enjoyable and less punishing for the weekend player
MayumiDate Played: 06/15/2019
Compared to two others in Legends, frat & easy course.
MayumiDate Played: 06/15/2019
Compared to two others in Legends, flat & easy course.
JongDate Played: 05/16/2019
Course was in very good shape tee to green. Greens rolled true. Medium speed. Lots of doglegs so can't always hit driver. Will play again.
JohnDate Played: 03/18/2019
JohnDate Played: 08/17/2016
A great layout if you enjoy a links style course and cannot beat the price with the all included deal but the price to pay will be a long golf round! Aerated process underway...tee boxes and greens. I would estimate the front 9 greens got aerated a few weeks ago but are coming back nicely. Now the back 9 greens are what I could described as very bumpy...
QuinnDate Played: 09/29/2015
Great course, like the breakfast, golf, lunch deal. Forgiving off tee but still challenging.
ScottDate Played: 07/24/2015
Amazingly soggy conditions around the greens compared with the rest of the course and other courses in the area. It was clearly from watering versus rain. The tees were cut high, but higher grass versus no grass is preferred given the temps and time of year. The course was overall a great experience and in very goo condition. I had not played this course in a dozen or more years, but was impressed with the conditions and value based on cost. I also happened to shoot my personal best round ever in Myrtle Beach having logged at least 100 over the years.
TreyDate Played: 06/27/2015
Course was great, challenging but forgiving. Will definitely play again.
JoseDate Played: 03/11/2015
Nice all inclusive deal.
TomDate Played: 01/22/2015
This is a lengthy course that will challenge a golfer with any handicap, low-medium-high. The par 5 holes are able to get to in three with no problem. Most of the par 4 holes require a very good drive and will still leave a long challenging shot. Two of the par 3 holes are very long for a senior.
MarcDate Played: 12/21/2014
RichardDate Played: 11/27/2014
The Legends group golf courses are first rate in every way. I only rated the fairways a 9 because of the extremely wet conditions, which were not the fault of the courses. I gave the grill a 9 because the food was not world class, but certainly good. And the Legends group gives you tickets for breakfast, lunch, and two drinks as a bonus for playing a round of golf. You can't beat that.
BillDate Played: 11/16/2014
GaryDate Played: 11/13/2014
Played all 3 Legends courses, had a great time and for time of year courses were in great shape. I enjoyed all 3 rounds.
RayDate Played: 11/12/2014
DeanDate Played: 11/12/2014
Course was very enjoyable. Open fairways, large greens, excellent shape. Course layout allowed for use of a variety of clubs, not just a driver-wedge course.
RobertDate Played: 10/05/2014
DarrenDate Played: 09/10/2014
The course was good, but it was WAY OVERBOOKED. We had played over 5 hours and just got to hole 13 before we left. Driving out there was no break in groups so it's not just like there was a slow group or two. I understand these are popular courses, but it was so crowded we were waiting on every hole. Probably won't go back to any of the other courses there.
JeanDate Played: 08/17/2014
The course was OK, but the food on breakfast was poor, potatoes were very poor.
SamDate Played: 03/07/2014
Could not complete play on the back nine due to constant cold rain.
KenDate Played: 03/07/2014
Spectacular golf course
JamesDate Played: 12/04/2013
Beautiful course, even in the rain
AlexDate Played: 11/25/2013
BarryDate Played: 10/23/2013
Good conditions and they hadn't yet seeded so we could ride anywhere
JeffDate Played: 10/14/2013
Little slow getting groups loaded into carts but after that it was good.
ShaunDate Played: 08/20/2013
Loved the links feel, but could tell the greens had recently been aerated greens were pretty sandy. Also for half the course the tees were moved up to basically a winter tee set where all tees were located with the Red tee box, it would have been nice to know that the course was under this maintenance before playing. But overall this was my favorite layout of the trip.
JamesDate Played: 07/15/2013
Check-in is always unorganized and not timely. I go back 10 years and this past week. Has never improved. You need to rethink setup and organization. Also your person checking in for Heathland 0n 07-09-2013 needs to rethink his career path. Not customer service friendly. His attitude is what reminds me of the past years experience at your club. Will not be back and as the old saying goes we will tell 10 others about the unpleasant experience.
MikeDate Played: 05/08/2013
We played on a rainy and windy day, so it made things challenging. However had a great experience with this course. It was in great shape from tees to green. It is a Pete Dye course so there were far too many ill placed bunkers and way too many blind shots. Great course to play for lower handicappers.
ThomasDate Played: 02/19/2013
JohnDate Played: 02/19/2013
All the Legends courses were fantastic along with the staff & food. We played Moorland & Parkland as well. The last course was Oyster Bay, nice course but the pro would not give us a replay, said they were booked but we overheard him telling a friend on the phone they were wide open in afternoon. Sent us to the Pearl who would not honor our replay. All 4 of us will never play Oyster Bay again.
PatDate Played: 11/28/2012
Greens are very tricky.
CraigDate Played: 11/08/2012
First time at Legends, did not know about comp meals and drinks and had made other plans. Knew for the next two times we played this trip.
ChuckDate Played: 10/07/2012
RussDate Played: 08/14/2012
Layout was decent, but pretty easy. Very open fairways. VERY, VERY crowded, and starter constantly pushing you, even though we were waiting on tee box for group in front of us to clear par 3. Starter told us to pick up pace. Needs a lot better management. Will not play again.
DonDate Played: 08/04/2012
Due to wet conditions playing surfaces were so-so. Cart path only rules make for a very tiring day. Courses need to consider discounts or compensation when carts aren't allowed on fairways. Conditions at Heathland were slightly better than Long Bay.
AndyDate Played: 07/17/2012
Greens aerated about a week ago. Give another 2 weeks and they will be in great condition like Moorland and Parkland. Good layout. Great warm up course for a golf trip.
EricDate Played: 06/22/2012
Attendant at check in a bit surly; rest of staff wonderful.
JasonDate Played: 06/14/2012
I am going to be perfectly honest. The four people in our group loved the entire experience of playing Heathland. A wonderful course that just ate me up for the first time. Greens were the best I have been on in some time. I think next year when we visit MB we've decided just to play 3 rounds at the Legends and try to find some other courses as good. All this with free breakfast, lunch and drinks. The pro shop person on duty went out of his way to arrange a tee the next day for us. On a negative note, I know the job is tough and the times are tough, but the bag people at the bag drop could put on a friendly face ... fake it. We tip well.
RaymondDate Played: 05/22/2012
Class act. The course, facilities, and staff are all wonderful. Could have had a great time just playing all of their 5 courses. The even gave us breakfast, two drinks, and lunch for FREE! Wow! I would like to book at their resort next time.
DonDate Played: 04/04/2012
Want to know where to hit the ball. Where the trouble is. How sloped the greens are. Want more information! Have you thought about GPS?
JBDate Played: 03/24/2012
The best 6.5-hour, 18-hole round in the USA! We played in mid-January. Minor frost delay. Took the turn and became part of a queue of 16 golf carts. There was no relief. Done with the course despite the high ratings I gave it. Mismanaged.
GlennDate Played: 03/03/2012
My favorite Legends course. Great shape for the amount of play. Perfect for me (46) and my dad (76) with tee options.
WilliamDate Played: 02/21/2012
Be ready for a long round. Fivesomes SOP. Our group was placed behind a sixsome. Marshalls not to be found after 3 p.m. When we complained we were told to wait for the fivesome behind us to come on the green with us. I guess that would make us forget about watching the sixsome ahead of us take 15 min. to putt out. Slow play is all too common today, but to encourage it by PROMOTING fivesomes and sixsomes is not acceptable to me and I'm sure most other golfers. We played 4 rounds in two days and the fivesome was not an isolated incident.
TimothyDate Played: 01/27/2012
We played this on 1/26/12. It seem to play easier than I thought it would because it really isn't links style. The pace slowed down a bit on the back but was still not bad. I enjoyed the day being paired with a guy that works there and getting a little local knowledge (thanks, Les). The fairways are a little thin but not bad for January. The greens a very large so hitting them with approach shots is easy, the undulations and grain make the putting require a lot of attention. I would play this course again.
OliverDate Played: 01/05/2012
Liked the course very much - great condition. From Ireland; love links courses. Greens, tees, fairways very good.
Elaine/HarveyDate Played: 11/30/2011
Played the best on Heathland - more lady friendly and the greens were not like Moorland - you could make some putts. Enjoyed very much.
AmerDate Played: 11/10/2011
(Liked) the layout.
MichaelDate Played: 11/08/2011
I'm a local. Courses themselves are awesome layouts. Usually in good condition. Staff not the nicest. Rounds take forever. They normally overbook. 2-2 hr. 15 min. front, 20-30 min. wait at the turn, due to overbooking, 3-3 1/2 hr. back 9. Can't remember last time we finished in under 5 1/2 hrs. Same at all 3 courses. Lunch was the best part. I've played super early, mid-morning, and early afternoon ... all the same.
ReneDate Played: 10/29/2011
Great experience of golf. We will be back.
WadeDate Played: 09/12/2011
Nice links course, really enjoyed, nice pleasant round and first course we played to start the Legends experience.
ErnieDate Played: 07/02/2011
Pro shop and breakfast staff were excellent, but the bag drop area and starter were the rudest people I ever encountered. I've been to Myrtle Beach 6 times on golf vacations and have played 25 courses. This was the first time we've run into a rude starter. We were at the tee box by 9:05 for a 9:16 tee time and he started another twosome that he said was suppose to pair up with us, but since they didn't know if we were gonna show. We had checked in at the pro shop at 8:20 then went for breakfast and reported to the bag drop at 9:00. I will never play there again.
JimDate Played: 06/08/2011
Loved the course! Forgiving but rewards good shot making.
TurboDate Played: 06/01/2011
Pro shop was good, starters and marshals were rude and unprofessional.
EdwardDate Played: 05/26/2011
Just sanded the tees ... no big deal and I am sure they will be fine in a couple weeks. Masseuse post-round was a nice touch (no pun intended).
TerryDate Played: 05/11/2011
Caldude2NCDate Played: 05/09/2011
All Legends courses in great condition, the staff was great and the free lunches were very good. This was our favorite of the three.
RonaldDate Played: 05/04/2011
The course and practice facilities are in excellent condition and the clubhouse is amazing!
BrianDate Played: 04/18/2011
Course is in great condition. However, the pace of play was unacceptable. 3 hrs. 20 min. to finish the back nine, up to four groups on a hole waiting to hit. They dump people on the course front and back - completely mismanaged golf factory.
RyanDate Played: 03/02/2011
This course was very enjoyable.
JohnDate Played: 11/18/2010
Good layout, but too crowded (5+ hour round).
DaveDate Played: 11/02/2010
We played Heathland on Oct. 19 and the course was very busy (5+ hr round). The rangers were very visible but friendly. The course was in good shape with large undulating and fast greens. The Legends package included breakfast, lunch and 2 drinks. The best deal I've seen in a long time.
BenoitDate Played: 11/02/2010
The course was in its best shape in years last week. Greens were perfect and the layout always as interesting. The staff members know what they are doing at any level.
RichDate Played: 09/09/2010
Very good layout, open, with fair reward. Pace of play was the best on the Strand. Look out for snakes!
WalterDate Played: 08/04/2010
SteveDate Played: 06/08/2010
This was an incredible golf experience. When you get to the bag drop the idea of cattle car golf pops into your head. But in practice that is not how it works out. They move a lot of golfers here, but we did not feel at all rushed - even though we did finish in 3 hours and 50 minutes. The staff members were super friendly - and most had a sense of humor. The course is astoundingly beautiful and was in wonderful condition. We can't wait to come back and play this course. Oh yeah, your fee includes ticket for breakfast, lunch and two drinks - which was a pleasant surprise to us.
GregoryDate Played: 04/25/2010
This was a different design experience for me. I enjoyed the links flair to it. Sometimes you have to let the ego go and play sideways out of the pot bunkers as I learned the hard way. My eagle on a tough par 5 helped soothe the wounds. Look forward to playing it again.
ReidDate Played: 04/21/2010
Very well organized. We started right on time. The waitresses during breakfast and lunch were very attentive. Overall staff very friendly and made the foursome feel really comfortable.
JimDate Played: 04/01/2010
Exceedingly slow play negatively affected the quality of the round. We played Parkland. Great value which included lunch and drink vouchers and $15 off in pro shop. Would consider playing again, if only for the perks. Good bar to watch college hoops.
LarryDate Played: 03/01/2010
Like the fact that we received coupons for food, drinks and the pro shop.
HerbertDate Played: 02/23/2010
Course was in great condition and the staff there was great.
JeremyDate Played: 01/18/2010
Always love the Heathland, favorite of the three at Legends. A great layout and you can definitely score here if you hit good shots. Greens were a little rough and bumpy all week, but that was the only disappointment. Through the green was in excellent condition. Starters were fantastic with our group all week long and very attentitive. Best practice area I've found at the beach, and pro shop and grill are fantastic.
RaymondDate Played: 01/05/2010
JohnDate Played: 11/11/2009
BenoitDate Played: 11/09/2009
Played last week, the conditions greatly improved since my last visit in '06. Very enjoyable and different course.
MarcDate Played: 10/28/2009
Always great to play the Legends.
GlennDate Played: 09/10/2009
Would have like to know when the greens were air-rated. Would have been nice to have yardage on sprinkler heads. other than that course and staff was great.
AndrewDate Played: 07/16/2009
Awesome experience. Got lost getting there but the staff was very friendly and still got me out. Fairways are open and very forgiving off the tee. Greens in excellent shape. Great course that the average golfer could enjoy. Overall, I would definitely play here again and looking forward to playing Moorland and Parkland in the future.
RobertDate Played: 06/30/2009
Open fairways; not too tight.
BobDate Played: 03/24/2009
Always fun to play.
SungDate Played: 02/18/2009
Played Jan. 18, 2009: Great course, would definitely recommend to others.
MartyDate Played: 02/18/2009
Played Oct. 7, 2008: Outstanding day. Excellent service by everyone, and a very enjoyable course.
FrankDate Played: 01/12/2009
Commented on September 12, 2008: Really looked forward to playing here a few years ago, had a tee time, when I got there I was greeted with the course is closed for renovation, we've put you on the Parkland course. Wasn't too pleased with that, so I left. The next visit I put the last visit aside, and this time got to play it. Course layout is nice, no houses (which is rare in the area). The course was very burnt up due to the hot weather. Other than that, it was pretty good.
LeonardDate Played: 09/24/2008
Played April 26, 2008: Tough pin placements and very hard-surfaced greens. They would not give individual players score card; feel this is a big negative.
LynnDate Played: 08/05/2008
Played Jan. 29, 2008: Legends had the best all-around facility (on our trip), with practice area, bar/lunchroom open in January when most are closed. We like the Heathland course the most, especially because we were not crowded with visible houses along the course.