Oyster Bay Golf
Oyster Bay Golf Links has a long history of success and accolades. Dating back to 1983, Oyster Bay has been plucking out awards for its innovated design and elements by Golf Digest. Voted best “Resort Course of the Year,” and ranked by the same publication among the top 50 public courses in the country in 1990, Oyster Bay is shelling out the goods. But the accolades don’t stop there. Golf Digest also voted this course among its “Best Places to Play” in 2005 with 4 stars (2003: 5 stars; 2001: 4 1/2 stars) and “Best Public Golf Courses In North Carolina” by Golf Magazine in 2008. This par-70 course designed by Dan Maples plays to just less than 6,700 yards. The course features hollowing bunkers, tricky undulating greens and lengthy par 4's that challenge the golfer’s long game. Oyster Bay is the golfer’s test around the challenges of the southern Lowcountry marshes against the backdrop of the maritime forest.
Located in charming Sunset Beach, Oyster Bay Golf Links is just a leap north of Myrtle Beach. Many golfers return here, year after year, with a hearty appetite to enjoy the pristine beauty, links style course, and the ever-popular risk/reward signature holes. One signature hole is #13, a 330-yard par 4, featuring a lake that skirts the entire right side of the fairway. This requires an approach shot to a cunning undulating green resting against an oyster shell wall that rises out of the lake. Be prepared to bring your short game to Oyster Bay, as accuracy around the greens is crucial. The other signature hole is #17, a 165-yard par 3, requiring a tee shot from an oyster shell-walled tee box to an island green built on a mountain of shells. The marshland at Oyster Bay presents a menu of challenges, so be prepared for a great feast of golfing delights … or you may find yourself in the bay plucking and shucking the oysters you will find there.
Oyster Bay Golf Course Course Reviews
KevinDate Played: 09/05/2020
This course has seen better days. This is a Legends-owned course, but it's not being maintained as one. Cart paths broken down, greens and tee-boxes need work. One of the lakes was completely filled with dead fish (really bad smell). Hard pass on this one.
RalphDate Played: 05/08/2019
The course condition was not the best, but the pace of play was good, Some greens and tee boxes were stressed.
KathrynDate Played: 02/06/2019
GreggDate Played: 10/22/2018
JohnDate Played: 05/12/2018
A cow pasture stay away greens are dirt,fairways horrible looks like they are closing it!
ErikDate Played: 03/23/2018
A Lot of Gators to be seen on the course. Great condition in and around the marshlands.
KeithDate Played: 02/07/2018
For winter play course was in pretty fair shape, great value with breakfast, lunch and 2 drinks included in green and cart fees. Kitchen staff was awesome. Everyone was extremely friendly and courteous.
JongDate Played: 05/27/2017
Course was in very good shape. A few thin spots on some fairways but overall in good shape. Greens were average speed but rolled true. Everything was very nice except for the waitresses at the grill. They did not seem to care that we were there. No one wanted to take our order even though I got the attention of one of the waitresses as she was walking by. I finally had to go up to the bar and tell the waitress we were ready to order. Once we got one of them to finally come over it was fine. But odd that no one wanted to come over and take our order.
JohnDate Played: 03/24/2017
Fair and balance as a local. A superb layout but the course is tired out and to be honest with you I can see this legend course on the selling block. Cart paths are in disarray, the greens and tee boxes are a in crude condition at best id you compare it with many courses around the area. If you are looking for scenic, free breakfast and lunch with 2 drinks you are at the right place but if you came down to the area play GOLF it's my opinion that this will not cut for you!
Mike(Oneida,NY)Date Played: 02/04/2017
We were able to book 3 foursomes together. The course was in great shape. Greens putted true. The staff is very friendly here, right from bag drop to starter. The clubhouse was great. We had the buffet breakfast and lunch of menu, all wonderful. Our waitress, Beth was fantastic. Definitely a must play.
JeffDate Played: 01/08/2017
Great layout and free breakfast and lunch and drinks is great
JesseDate Played: 10/19/2016
Oyster Bay has always been one of my favorite courses, but I have to say this time I was very disappointed. From the 1st hole, the group in front of us was very slow. We had to wait 3-5 minutes before each shot. They were soon at least 2 holes behind the group in front of them and when we called the pro shop, they sent someone out who said that there wasn't anything he could do about it. Our round was almost 5 1/2 hours long. It ruined the round for all of us, and I will not be booking them on future trips.
TedDate Played: 04/28/2016
Greens were very inconsistent. Fairways were thin in many areas. Pace of play was terrible. 6 Hours with plenty of rangers on course but did nothing to speed up play.
DavidDate Played: 10/27/2015
Course looks tired and in need of investment (cart paths, sand traps). You can tell Oyster Bay plays the numbers game, electing volume of golfers vs course experience. Marshalls can be rude and overly focused on pace of play as a result of pressing too many golfers into a days play. Great layout and views are wasted by a staff that's rooted in a culture get them in, get them off and get them out
NickDate Played: 07/30/2015
Greens were the best and we played all week. Front nine fairways was getting punched. Overall very good Round. We will be back.
JongDate Played: 06/22/2015
Course was in great condition. Greens were rolling well. About average speed. Cart girl was nice. Cold towels during round was awesome! Views of the marsh were very nice. Would definitely play hear again.
BrianDate Played: 01/27/2015
From the time we arrived we were treated terrible. Bag boys/men told us to put back our coolers and then wanted to check our bags for BEER! Who plays this game without beer. Cart girl came by one time and we tipped her well, asked if we would see her again and she said, maybe. All in all the staff acted like they would rather be some other place. Course was OK conditon but the views rank high. Need a little upkeep there guys to bathrooms and staff experience. Low rankings from me.
DavidDate Played: 12/03/2014
Great layout. Really beautiful. But the fairways were spotty and the cart paths are in desperate need of repair.
GeneDate Played: 11/15/2014
This is an old course and needs maintenance upgrades.
RayDate Played: 11/12/2014
CharlesDate Played: 11/10/2014
RealDate Played: 11/05/2014
Oyster Bay golf course is spectacular in everyway, the day we played it was blowing and cold the back nine but we did finish. The perks the Myrtle Beach passport gave us start the day as it should. I play this course once every time I'm in Myrtle Beach.
M/MDate Played: 09/08/2014
GarryDate Played: 07/24/2014
Greens Excellent. Some tee's in bad shape. Excellent layout! One of my favorites.
KenDate Played: 07/24/2014
For this course to be a part of the Legends group I was expecting it to be of comparable quality. Legends group should be embarrassed. The only thing about the conditions that was OK was the greens. The fairways, tee boxes, rough, bunkers, cart paths were horrible. They look as if they were a result of total neglect. The restrooms on the course were nasty and run down. It would have been a vast improvement to have port-a-johns. I ate lunch in the club house. Only one table had patrons. There was three workers. I had to ask for a refill on my drink. I will never go back to this place. Sad because it has the reputation for being a premium course. They charge premium prices.
TimDate Played: 06/02/2014
Tough course for me. Water holes intimidate me.
JohnDate Played: 04/30/2014
Loved the layout. Interesting holes.
KeithDate Played: 03/17/2014
JosephDate Played: 10/23/2013
Very interesting and challenging course set up. Course was wet and not drained well.
BrentDate Played: 08/05/2013
The scenery was great. Very challeging course in great condition. My favorite holes was 13 and 17. The lunch was included in our round which was a nice surprise. I had a tuna melt and it was great. Overall a great experience and I would play this course again.
RickDate Played: 06/03/2013
Have been taking groups to MB for over 15 years now and have to say Oyster Bay had been off the list of courses for about 5 years due to poor conditions there--- but decided to give it a try due to the Legends price point (Very good). Have to say they have fixed many of the serious problems this course had. Still had a couple greens with problems-- but for the most part 15 of the greens were great-- fairways were very nice and staff was more than helpful with my group of 21. Will return soon. Way to go Legends!! Got our group both breakfast and lunches in a very timely manner with the Legends package and overall couldn't have been happier.
JohnDate Played: 04/16/2013
Unfortunately rained out after 9
DanielDate Played: 04/05/2013
Real dirty course , car path on real bad condition , expensive rate for course like that
TimothyDate Played: 12/31/2012
The staff was excellent and friendly. They got us out early. The course was in good shape except for the greens. They were VERY slow and inconsistent. The course is quite difficult to play when the winds are 20-25 mph and it's in the temperature is in the low 40's. I loved the layout but was very unhappy with the poor greens. Maybe it's just the time of year but the greens left a bad taste for me.
KeithDate Played: 12/07/2012
We enjoyed it.
EdDate Played: 10/07/2012
One of my favorites courses on the the Beach and it did not disappoint.
DennisDate Played: 09/25/2012
Very nice and challenging for me, people were very accommodating.
ErnieDate Played: 08/19/2012
Challenging but fair for most teens handicappers - thereby making it a great course for most to play. Also great value for money.
RobertDate Played: 08/18/2012
What a nice course! And a great value, price include breakfast, lunch and 2 drinks. Ranger carries wet cold towels on a hot day. Bring your best golf, not a gimme course. Will play again anytime.
JamesDate Played: 07/27/2012
Course is in a very pretty area.
BrianDate Played: 07/24/2012
The course was in great shape. Greens were fast and smooth, even the 3 that were aerated the previous Monday. The fairways had some almost burnt areas, but that just helped with the roll. Still plenty of grass. The pace of play was terrible, 5 hours 15 mins. Group of 30 or 40 clogged up the whole course. OB needs to go to 12-min. tee times to space things out.
JarrodDate Played: 05/01/2012
Scenery ... nice fairways, greens. Bunkers were hard pan and they need yardage and better hole signs. Enjoyed!
LouiseDate Played: 04/19/2012
We played almost every course in MB over the years. OB is one of our favorite because of its scenery, sight and design. In 2009, it was well manicured. It's not the case in 2012. Tees in poor condition. Hated that ladies tees were in the fairway on almost every hole. Greens are better and will improve. Cantine cart employee was running it like in NASCAR, without stopping or even slowing down! Things to fix at OB.
BrianDate Played: 11/02/2011
Cart path only.
ScupperDate Played: 10/26/2011
Played 10/23/11. They overseeded the fairways and never told us it was cart path only. However, they were very accommodating and we played anyway. Enjoyed the course, grill staff very nice, white tees are too short, should be closer to 6000 yds., will play again.
KnuckleheadDate Played: 07/27/2011
Only got to play nine holes but the greens were in great shape, and the staff and rangers were nice to deal with.
BrianDate Played: 07/19/2011
Played July 10th, 2011 and the course was in great shape. The tees were the only thing keeping the course from being excellent, they were spotty at times. I would rather have great greens and fairways than tees so it was not an issue. Great day on the course, hole-in-one on the 17th!
MatthewDate Played: 07/10/2011
Played on 7/5/11; Oyster Bay has always been one of my favorites. There were some fairways in need of some good rains but overall the course was in good condition considering the drought conditions. The greens were the best we played on all week. Breakfast, lunch, drinks, golf, deal can't be beat.
MikeDate Played: 06/20/2011
Just played Oyster Bay for the first time in 10 years. I forgot how much fun this course is. Greens were fine, fairways, traps, bunkers, all OK. Played it on a 95-degree day just after a shower. Bag drop help was great and staff was great working with rain delay. I enjoy the Kirby markers on the course. Easy and quick to determine distance. Oyster Island hole is always a blast and the ample gators around the course make it an all-around vacation treat.
JoeDate Played: 05/23/2011
Played on 5/15/11. Course conditions much improved over last year. Folks that complain now, must be wanting PGA quality.
PaulDate Played: 04/02/2011
The course was in bad shape, the worst shape I have seen a course in Myrtle Beach in 4.5 years. And we paid extra to play this course; was going to call Breakers pro shop to tell them about the condition of the course.
HarryDate Played: 03/27/2011
Great layout. Very poor condition. Spotty fairways, some greens have patched areas. Very disappointed in condition. Paid $55 w/lunch and two beers on March 25. Played this course numerous years ago and thought we would try again. Will not play again until conditioning improves.
MauriceDate Played: 03/24/2011
We play this course on our trip every year and love it! We love everything about it and the staff.
TimothyDate Played: 03/09/2011
Love the layout and the scenery, but the fairways were very spotty and the greens were horrible.
AnnaDate Played: 10/30/2010
I love this course and was playing it every chance I could get. The last two times I played, however, there was so many alligators and some of them too close for comfort. I live here and I am very familiar with these animals. Never had a problem before but there are just too many and you feel like you have to be constantly on the lookout. The day we played a ranger even told us one had been spotted in the woods!! There needs to be some removal, it's just gotten to be too overwhelming to those of us who can not relate to the Swamp People. Before someone gets hurt.
RichDate Played: 10/13/2010
Part of the Legends group. Watch out on the first hole because a good drive to the right may be in the water. Good layout, sometimes hard to find.
ScottyDate Played: 10/09/2010
Played Sept 29th. This is a must-play. Well, only if you love great golf holes in an unbelievable setting along the river. Staff was well organized. Will be back for sure.
SteenDate Played: 08/24/2010
Played August 23rd. It had rained hard the day before, so we weren't sure it was even going to be open ... Not only that, it was in great shape. We only had one fairway that was cart path only, the rest of them were as usual. This is realy a beautiful place to play. The views are stunning, and a lot of wildlife. The greens were PERFECT, fast and true. Loved it!
DavidDate Played: 04/28/2010
This course advertizes that the greens had been totally redone and in excellent condition. This was not the case. Greens were in poor shape.
MattDate Played: 03/18/2010
Good service and courteous staff. Snow during the winter may have hindered the greens and fairways. Could use more yardage markers,ball washers (none on tee box or cart) and signs on the tee box.
JohnDate Played: 12/12/2009
StephenDate Played: 11/05/2009
We like this course and the setting, but the 16th hole should be either shortened 30 yds. or made to a par 5. It plays way too long as a par 4.
BillDate Played: 10/29/2009
Course very crowded due to local package enticement ... outsiders not valued or notified.
DavidDate Played: 10/28/2009
Fairly hard to evaluate due to weather.
BillDate Played: 08/17/2009
We enjoyed the whole experience the day we played Oyster Bay.
PeterDate Played: 05/26/2009
Teed off @ 7 a.m. and finished the front nine by 8:50. Did not tee off on 10 until 9:45. They sent people off the front and back tees, and it took almost 3 hrs. to play the back. Ranger visibility was OK, but all he did was drive around the course. People were fishing for balls in ponds. We had to wait on almost every shot. Our cart broke down, and we had to carry our bags the last hole.
KellyDate Played: 04/10/2009
Some of the best holes in all of Myrtel Beach! Few bad greens, but over-all in good condition. Seems they are trying to discourage warming up on the range -- no carts; offering to let you go early; having to return to the club house to pay for balls. A bit of a negative nickle/dime feel. All is well once you get to the meat of the course -- loved it!
JimDate Played: 03/28/2009
Great track. Would definitly play again,Great track. Would definitly play again
WilliamDate Played: 03/18/2009
Great course, more of a resort feel than other Myrtle courses. Greens were in great shape, great variety of holes, a shorter, tighter course, you hit every club in your bag here.