Legends Golf Resorts – Moorland Course
The Moorland Course at Legends Golf & Resort was opened in 1990 by world-renowned golf course designer P.B. Dye. Since its opening, the Moorland course has received several awards including “Top 10 New Courses of 1990,” ranking #37 on Golf Digest’s “Top 50 Toughest Courses in America” in 2007, 4 ½ stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” in 2007 and 2009, and the Zagat Survey in 2003 and 2009 as one of “America’s Top Golf Courses.”
The signature hole at Moorland is the short par 4 16th hole. It’s a drivable par 4 but the green is surrounded by a large waste area appropriately named “Hell’s Half Acre.” This hole is risk-reward golf at its best. You can make anything from an eagle to a snowman. Another fun hole is the par 5 2nd, which can be reached in two shots by a well-placed tee shot. This hole is well protected by bunkering and water down the right side and the second shot is hit into a blind landing area. This is one of several blind shots presented to the golfer throughout their round.
Legends Golf Resorts – Moorland Course Course Course Reviews
DavidDate Played: 07/09/2020
Quickly became one of our favorite places to play down here...we were very impressed.
GordonDate Played: 06/22/2020
We were a threesome, they sent a 4th out to play with us who was in gym shorts and a t shirt, and he had no golf etiquette at all. That ruined our round.
WilliamDate Played: 04/30/2020
Course in excellent shape, my favorite of the three
MayumiDate Played: 06/16/2019
Very difficult course. Specially greens & around greens. The course condition was great.
MayumiDate Played: 06/16/2019
Very difficult course. Specially greens & around greens. The course condition was great.
GolferDate Played: 01/23/2018
I really don't like Dye type courses since I feel they are just tricked up
JackDate Played: 10/13/2017
The starter was excellent, helped us pick the correct tees for an excellent round of golf
JohnDate Played: 02/27/2017
Fair & Balance (local) Classic Dye design that will be a challenge to any player. Elevation changes and well guarded greens will cost you if you are not careful. Do not start your golf package with this course :)! My only negative today would be the patchy greens. Play the appropriate T's and you will have a great day.
MikeDate Played: 02/10/2017
This is a beautiful course and the Legends Clubhouse is beautiful also. Staff very friendly. This is a difficult course because of the elevation changes especially around the greens. There was a 30mph wind the day we played and this definitely added to the difficulty. A lot of walking even if playing 90 deg. rule, so seniors with issues beware. The greens were in good shape. Only complaint and we have run into this several times on this course. The people working on the course will be right in the middle of a fairway and refuse to move. We even told a young man that it wasn't safe and he stated they were told by management not to move for groups teeing off.
DaveDate Played: 08/13/2016
Another long outing, again round played close to 5 1/2 hours. We played the front in 2 hours with another long wait at the turn. Played Legend courses all week with the same problem everyday. Will not play again due to slow play. Courses are very nice but slow play is a day killer
JongDate Played: 06/01/2016
Course was in great shape tee to green considering all the rain they had last night. Not crowded Sunday morning due to anticipation of storms. No rain so round went pretty fast. Always love playing this course. Challenging, but fair. Play the appropriate tees. No need to make it harder than it already is. Lots of risk reward holes.
PeteDate Played: 08/11/2015
Played the Moorland and Parkland. How can 2 courses at the same facility be so different? The Moorland course was beautiful, great rolling greens and mostly weed free fairways and tees. Parkland was more weeds than grass in fairways, many bare spots and we weren't told about aerification.
RichardDate Played: 08/06/2015
Can't beat the price since it includes breakfast and lunch!
KenDate Played: 06/29/2015
Played Parkland and Moorland in the same day and our group was on the course for over 11 hours. It was the absolute slowest round ever with a couple groups running amok. Legends just packs them in and I am not they are concerned with the experience of the players. True, it includes the breakfast and lunch deal but the playing experience ensures our group won't be back anytime soon.
AlanDate Played: 05/13/2015
Great staff, very helpful and friendly will definitely make Legends a stop on next visit.
TimothyDate Played: 02/01/2015
We played on an extremely breezy day making golf difficult on a difficult course. But this is a top course at Myrtle Beach. The starter got us early and with the breakfast and lunch deal, it's a great day. We'll be back.
BrianDate Played: 11/30/2014
LarryDate Played: 10/26/2014
ReneDate Played: 10/22/2014
JDate Played: 10/19/2014
Disappointed in the Starter staff. Had to wait almost 30 minutes past our tee time to get on the course. Staff not prepared to accommodate golfers. Spent too much time fooling around with each other, rather than making every effort to accommodate their clients. Had to wait for carts because the course did not prepare and plan for their business that day. Pace was slow.
TomDate Played: 10/13/2014
MDate Played: 10/05/2014
These three courses were way too hard for all but a few in our group. Wet conditions requiring path only didn't help. Parkland had too many tricked up holes and the yardage book was often of little help. I would not play these courses again
BobDate Played: 09/30/2014
I played The Legends Heathland course many years ago and was struck by its beuty and condition. This year I played the Moorland course, and while it is without a doubt a beautifully designed track, I was disappointed in the condition of its fairways as well as its tees. I understand that Myrtle Beach courses get heavy play, I just wonder if it would be possible with three full 18's, to alternately limit play on each course so as to allow the courses time to recover. Also, the apparent abandoned trailer on the back 9, 16th I believe, was an eyesore.
CraigDate Played: 09/27/2014
Great course but beware of 5 1/2 hour round. Greens in great shape.
AlDate Played: 09/10/2014
I always like playing at this facility. 3 courses and great amenities.
DeeDate Played: 04/30/2014
Moorland is a favorite. Have to know the course, or ride up and take a look. There are some tricky shots which need to be placed, particularly on the par 5 ##2 with the split fairway and water on the right side. The course is a typical Dye with bunkers, narrow fairways, and railroad ties. You have to really think through your course management and each shot--don't just grip-it-and-rip-it or you'll rack up the strokes. A great risk-reward course, but sometimes the safe shot is the smarter. Great pro shop and grill. The grill has lots of selection and the waitresses move quick and will accommodate you if you're on the turn or between rounds. The only reason I rated it a 9 and not 10 is it is always busy and noisy. This resort has a lot of play and there are just a lot of people there. Your greens fees usually includes lunch, breakfast and 2 drinks, so it's a deal. You have to try the Moorland course once. You will either hate it or love it!
StevenDate Played: 04/08/2014
Great layout, fun and challenging, excellent conditions.
MikeDate Played: 03/07/2014
JohnDate Played: 10/21/2013
The course was in fantastic condition and with breakfast and lunch included its a deal that can't be beat.
RustyDate Played: 10/03/2013
ChrisDate Played: 07/01/2013
I don't get the poor reviews. This is fantastic golf. The tee boxes are well-placed to accommodate golfers of all ability. This doesn't have to be a crusher unless you want it to be. Fairways are wide, which is greatly appreciated. The greens are a challenge as well as their complexes. Pay attention to pin position on the approach. If you're wrong, you're in trouble. You really need to think your way around the course, which I enjoy greatly. Great deal too, including breakfast, lunch and two drinks.
CharlesDate Played: 05/07/2013
Fairways were a little less than perfect due to recent rain
StephenDate Played: 04/29/2013
I played with my wife. Men's tee boxes in very good shape. Woman's tee boxes not as nice - one or two were on the fairway, some very small and not very level. Felt more emphasis put on men tees vs. woman's tees. This was for the three Legends courses. We played 5 courses all together. Heritage and Oyster Bay were the other two. General sense was that OB and Heritage were better aligned for woman's tee boxes. Everything else from all 5 courses rated superior to us. If we had to choose a favorite, it was Heritage. We really appreciate all the hospitality offered by this group of courses...we'll be back. Steve and Margaret McCarthy
StanDate Played: 04/24/2013
It was 30 to 40 minutes behind tee-off times---very poorly run.The course was very good but for three holes that were tricked up---short drive to blind hole VERY deep bunkers.
SteveDate Played: 04/23/2013
JamesDate Played: 04/22/2013
Greens way too slow. Very disappointed for the amount of money spent. Will not play again.
GaryDate Played: 04/12/2013
JohnDate Played: 04/12/2013
Played this course in late March on a very cold, windy day. Course layout was interesting, but the condition was poor. Very thin grass in fairways, and too many sand and bald spots on greens. The course ranger had an odd sense of humor. For the price paid, I can't understand why yardage books or carts with GPS are provided. About the only bright spot was the 2 free drink, and sandwich after the round. We will not be back here for a long time.
KevinDate Played: 04/08/2013
We had a group of 5 and we sent off as a fivesome with no choice. While on the tee, we were delayed by a photographer with a serious language barrier for group photos. While on the course we were pressured to keep up with the group ahead of us, even though they were 1.5 holes ahead of us when we teed off and they were a threesome, and the group behind us was more than a full hole behind. We were forced to skip ##10 and then wait behind 2 groups to play it afterwards. Worst golf experience in 10 years of playing in MB.
WarrenDate Played: 04/04/2013
If you can avoid this course do so at all cost! Stayed and played all 3 courses at the Legends last week. The fairways were painted and the greens(if you want to call them that)were in horrible condition.
BrianDate Played: 04/01/2013
Too many funky holes for our liking. 450 yard par-4, then a 445 yard par-5. 222 yard par 3, them a 225 yard par 4 with too many obstacles for our liking. You have to know this course well and hit the ball well to have any chance at scoring well. Off our list for next year.
SeanDate Played: 02/25/2013
Visually one of the nicest courses there is. However it was in the worst condition of all the legends courses. Greens were painted and all different speeds. Fairways were terrible. Tough course and when you have those conditions just not a good combination. Very unfortunate.
SteveDate Played: 02/07/2013
JackDate Played: 02/04/2013
The fairway and green are very good. Too much artificial spread paint was used around the green. It looks so cheap!!! However, the course is challenging and fun to play.
TimothyDate Played: 01/25/2013
We played it on 1/24/13 and had a great time. The temperature dropped and the winds blew hard on the back nine to make it very hard to score but the course was in good shape. Fairways were thick greens were very puttable. Pete Dye made some devilish holes here. A number of greens are like trying to chip to a mountain top and if you don't make a very good shot, you'll be chipping again. This is the best of the Legends courses by far. We will return.
BobDate Played: 01/11/2013
Difficult. Very challenging course.
PeterDate Played: 01/02/2013
I liked the layout though it was very different. The conditions of Moorland were not as good as Parkland.
MarkDate Played: 11/16/2012
NickDate Played: 10/16/2012
Had 8 a.m. tee times. Although cart path only made good time until the turn when at one point there were 17 people on the green fairway or tee box. The course was in great shape and a true links style track made this a very enjoyable play (except for the slow back 9) lunch and drinks make this a must play.
AndrewDate Played: 09/18/2012
BillyDate Played: 09/07/2012
SidDate Played: 09/07/2012
CoreyDate Played: 08/20/2012
The whole system they have going at this course is so unorganized. We were the first tee time at 7 and they didn't put our bags on the cart until 6:58 so they expected us to walk to the putting green and walk back run throw the bags on the cart and go to the first tee. ANY other course will put your bags on basically right away and will point you in the direction of the green, driving range, first tee, etc. Here they did absolutely nothing. First, we called up ahead of time to ask about aeration and they said no not until September, and none of the rangers said anything, and then we got to the first green and it was aerated. We called the pro shop on 3rd tee and they said it was normal maintenance. Working at a golf course, I know this is not normal and the guests deserve to know. The tee times were not even discounted. Also, the course was burnt up and the mowing very uneven. It looks like they do the least they can there. Will not be going back to this course or any other in the resort.
KristenDate Played: 05/03/2012
NickDate Played: 03/20/2012
Our group of 24 guys played Heathland, Heritage, and Moorland. Nearly everybody thought Moorland was one of the best courses they've ever played. I was not expecting it to be as fun and interesting as it was. I was truly impressed with the Legends golf complex, except for the practice range. Three courses share a range that only fits about 20 golfers. We had to wait 20 minutes for a spot to open. You will not be disappointed with this course, it is the equal of the Barefoot courses at half the price.
JeffDate Played: 03/10/2012
Course is a challenge. Be ready to pay if you do NOT hit the green. While this is a challenge, it does make you think more. Would have liked to see directions to next tee. Couple of times was not sure if I was going in the right direction. Value is great. Was given a ticket for a meal and 2 drinks that could be used in the Snack Shop or in the Grill! What a value!
DevonDate Played: 03/05/2012
Beautiful course. A bit on the difficult side. They really pack them in here. Way too crowded.
MatthewDate Played: 02/04/2012
Fantastic course. the best course we golfed on our trip. We golfed 11 courses and this one was phenomenal. Very difficult but fair; will never go back without having this one in the itinerary.
BillDate Played: 01/23/2012
The length of the course was appropriate; would have liked to know that the rough was to be sprayed, causing cart-path only which slowed play. Too many foursomes, stacked tightly, made it seem more like a golf factory.
StevenDate Played: 01/20/2012
The only comment I have is the course was actually too hard for the average golfer so my group voted never to play Moorland again. We like the Legends experience and would only go back to play either Heathland or Parkland.
JerryDate Played: 12/06/2011
5.5-hour round time was a joke. Long waits on several holes made for an unenjoyable experience.
AndrewDate Played: 10/25/2011
Great course with very unique layout. First time playing Pete Dye course and won't be last! Tough but fair course where you get score you deserved with a few easier holes across the 18. Course was in decent condition for end of season but the most singularly disappointing piece was organization from getting buggies to the 1st tee and having tee time shuffled to allow bigger party out first. Sort that part out and would be an excellent experience.
RickDate Played: 10/16/2011
This course was so IMPRESSIVE! Each hole was picturesque, unique and challenging. Most greens were multi-tiered and undulating, but true. The bunkers were deep but had soft, powdery sand that made shots doable. Everyone in our foursome (2 couples) LOVED this course ... our handicaps range from 14-24. Plus the round included a buffet breakfast, lunch off the menu, plus 2 drinks (draught beers or soda). We've played several MB courses and were surprised by the different look/feel of this one. We'll definitely play here next time we're in the area.
DianneDate Played: 10/06/2011
Good, challenging course. Recently thatched. Difficult bunkering, not raked, tricky, fast greens, good challenge. Breakfast and lunch included, very good, nice surprise. Very slow play!
TonyDate Played: 09/19/2011
Played on Sept.17 for $51 which included breakfast buffet and lunch with 2 beers. I figure I must enjoy pain because I really like this course. Much contour on greens and some really unique holes. Missed the green a little left on the back nine and found I had rolled into a trap and was staring up at a 30-ft. cliff to reach the green. Hit the ball pretty well but still only scored a 99. The white tees seemed to play long for me. Breakfast was okay but the lunch was a cut above with many choices. Had a roast pork (pulled pork) sandwich with fries and it was excellent. Will return.
MartyDate Played: 08/02/2011
Great course, P.B. Dye classic set up. You cannot find a better deal with breakfast, lunch and 2 beers. Staff was great, conditions were fantastic. Moorland is one of the top courses in the Myrtle Beach area!
JohnDate Played: 07/10/2011
Course was in great shape. Greens and fairways were in great shape. Clubhouse and grill was awesome. Staff was great. Will play again.
MichaelDate Played: 06/23/2011
Great course and staff.
JayDate Played: 06/08/2011
(Would like to have known prior to play) how steep the bunkers were.
BillDate Played: 05/17/2011
It was great.
WilliamDate Played: 01/26/2011
We played PARKLAND.........saw more Beaver damage than BIRDIES!
MikeDate Played: 01/04/2011
GaryDate Played: 11/11/2010
(Would like to have known prior to play) that we couldn't ride on the fairways - at least 90 degrees would have been acceptable ...
RandyDate Played: 09/29/2010
Always enjoy the contour of the course and the difficulty of the greens.
GaryDate Played: 09/13/2010
We started a bit early but the starter, who was a bit rude, sent us off the back nine and didn't tell his replacement. When we got to the front nine there were 6 foursomes waiting. We ended up playing the front nine of the Heathland.
BobDate Played: 05/10/2010
Nice course - I wouldn't say it was unique.
ChristopherDate Played: 05/01/2010
6 hour round of golf (stunk; got stuck) behind a 5-some - not worth the money.
BenoitDate Played: 04/27/2010
Excellent condition as usual last week. I think the course could benefit from a tee box at 6300-6400 yards because the gap between 5800 and 6700 is too much. There is no way my partners could have handled 6700 so i played at 5800 in order to stay with them. It was a little short but still very nice. Conditions were A1, I still can't believe Moorland is not considered in rankings at least like the Barefoot courses. I played all of the top 30 public in MB and Moorland is a definite top 10.
DaleDate Played: 03/27/2010
The Good:Very good course. Greens in great shape, little on slow side. The Bad: 6-hour round. Staff allowed a 5-some to play in front of us at 9 a.m. Tee choices ... there should be a tee in the 6,200 - 6,400 range. The green plays 5,900 and the white plays 6,800 ... too big of a gap. This place is a golf factory. They only allow for 8 minutes between tee times. If you have an afternoon tee time ... bet on teeing off 35-50 minutes behind schedule ... and it will take 6 hours. They are offering great deals, with free breakfast, lunch, and booze ... that are being taking advantage for the most part by drunk out-of-towners on binges ... whole place has the feel of a 40-something fraternity party.
MikeDate Played: 01/04/2010
HeeDate Played: 12/30/2009
Greens are too bad!
BurtDate Played: 12/23/2009
I liked the rolling hills and challenging holes.
RobertDate Played: 12/12/2009
Our morning round at Moorland was a disaster. Our (only time for 12 holes) replay at Parkland was enjoyable, but we will not return to Legends. The Moorland course is very difficult, and with tee times every 8 minutes and a discount for local golfers, the result was a packed course and a 5 1/2 hour round. Unacceptable for premium vacation golf, and especially frustrating when trying to get in 36 holes in November post-Daylight Savings Time.
BillDate Played: 11/03/2009
Nice course - very wet and was cart path only.
GabrielDate Played: 10/20/2009
very good golf course thank you
MarcDate Played: 08/30/2009
Tee boxes were in excellent condition but each area for the day was placed on a slope
BillDate Played: 03/18/2009
our second time and just as tough as the first time we played it decent condition to
TimothyDate Played: 02/19/2009
Commented on February 11, 2009: Played 2/5/09. The course is wide open but tough greens to chip to and putt. I enjoyed the day and the staff was exceptionally nice.
PhilipDate Played: 02/18/2009
Played Nov. 10, 2008: Great experience, will do it again.
CindyDate Played: 09/24/2008
Played July 28, 2008: You have to like Dye designs to appreciate Moorland. It can be difficult, but is a very picturesque course and again one of our favorites!