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Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links

Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links

Glen Dornoch is one of the finest Myrtle Beach golf courses, located along the Intracoastal Waterway. Designed by Clyde Johnston in tribute to the renowned Donald Ross, Glen Dornoch has become a leading course to play in South Carolina. It was voted by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 20 Golf Courses in South Carolina and rated among the top 30 in Golf World magazine. Golfers who visit this course, year after year, will tell you that the course is a challenge against nature’s best. The course encompasses 270 acres of oaks, pines and magnolias, and features several 35-foot elevations sloping down to the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. If that’s not enough, the lush Bermuda greens and well-kept fairways make this a golfer’s paradise. 1-866-694-2448 $$$$
4840 Glen Dornoch Way Little River, SC
Rated 8/5 based on 199 customer reviews 10 0

Glen Dornoch is one of the finest Myrtle Beach golf courses, located along the Intracoastal Waterway.  Designed by Clyde Johnston in tribute to the renowned Donald Ross, Glen Dornoch has become a leading course to play in South Carolina.  It was voted by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 20 Golf Courses in South Carolina and rated among the top 30 in Golf World magazine.  Golfers who visit this course, year after year, will tell you that the course is a challenge against nature’s best.  The course encompasses 270 acres of oaks, pines and magnolias, and features several 35-foot elevations sloping down to the scenic Intracoastal Waterway.  If that’s not enough, the lush Bermuda greens and well-kept fairways make this a golfer’s paradise.

One of the most talked about holes on the course is the double green shared by the 9th and 18th holes which are just yards away from the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Both are par 4s and if you aren’t cautious your ball will land in the waterway, marsh or bunkers. Holes 16, 17 and 18 are the most spectacular finishing holes unlike any other as you are surrounded by water. In fact, you will play along the Intracoastal Waterway for a third of the holes on the course, so playing your tee shot well is crucial.  When you complete your round, you will be greeted by Glen Dornoch's southern style clubhouse featuring a wrap-around porch that allows you to kick back and enjoy watching players come in on the finishing hole.

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Jonathan (High Point, NC)


Great course , scenic, just nice.



What a view, especially the last two holes and while enjoying a refreshment on the veranda post game. The course was very interesting with beautiful natural areas which made club selection very important. We would have liked to play this course twice as a second round should show improvement.



Overall course conditions are good. A few spots in some fairways & greens. Lots of great views of the waterway. You need to be on your A game to score here. I would recommend playing.

Jimmy (Lexington, NC)


Great layout, disappointed in overall condition given the time of year!

Mark (Park City, UT)


Course in great shape despite lots of rain. Would have liked to know that Yardage Guide was under scorecard! May have hit less club on 16.

Joseph (Marlton, NJ)


I played here years ago still a great venue. Greens need some work not much. Staff very professional.

Mark (Columbus, OH)


Enjoyed several holes along Intracoastal Waterway. Presented good challenge.



Great course - not in great shape.

Eric (Durham, NC)


Holes 16-18 were very picturesque along the marsh/Intracoastal Waterway. For the time of year, the price was high for less than optimal customer service.



I have been going to Myrtle for over 20 years and have played Dornoch every year since it opened in 1998. Used to love the place but because of my experience this past week I will never go back. Greens were absolutely the worst greens I have ever played. They had been over seeded and verti cut which all courses have to do. Unfortunately we were never told and paid full price. When we complained the manger said we were the only ones who had and refused to even apologize. it was amazing he said that because when in the Pro Shop we saw three other groups complaining. Dornoch does not care or respect their customers so they will never get another dime from me. I suggest everyone stay away and send them a clear message.



Played there on 10/17/2014 & the greens were completely unplayable. The management said we were the only complainers. We saw other groups complaining as well. We are taking it off our list for next year....too bad the layout is good,

Dave (Vernon Rockville, CT)


Loved that one the best!!

Pat (Burke, VA)


Nice course. Played 27. Course in good shape.



Beautiful layout with great scenery. Tee boxes and fairways in excellent condition as of 8/30/2014. Greens for me are inconsistent and slow, and you really need to read the grain to get the right speed.

Douglas (Raleigh, NC)


Playing in a 2some behind another 2some behind a 4some was not ideal in my mind. Might as well have paired us up.

Richard (Cranberry Township, PA)


Disappointing that yardage distances are not on most of the sprinkler heads, etc. That should be an easy fix and speaks to course maintenance.

Mike (Charlotte, NC)


I loved the layout of this course holes 8,9,16,17&18 are very nice holes. 16,17 & 18 are a really good set of finishing holes probably the best on the grand strand. the fairways were in great shape greens were 8 days after being aerated and in pretty good shape considering that. the course is a shot makers course.

Tass (Billerica, MA)


Really enjoy playing here. the views are tremendous and the course and staff are first rate

Richard (Seneca, SC)



Herb (Baltimore, MD)


Really good

Dennis (Cincinnati, OH)


Really good

John (Canton, MI)



David (Schaumburg, IL)


Not as great of shape as the other course we played on our trip. There signature holes were tough as mentioned.

Tommy (Madison, VA)


Everything great, time of year was reason for not all 10's



The course is very challenging for the average golfer but fair. Played on a sunny 70 degree day which added to the enjoyment. The views of the intercoastal waterway that were a backdrop for a number of the holes made it even more appealing. Will most certainly play again!

Tim (Chatham, VA)


Finally some good weather and the course was in good shape. Again, we were impressed with the free lunch that was provided. A very nice course that was fun to play, that was spoiled by the Pro Shop refusing to issue rain checks when two of our group had to leave early to go home. If they stay with a policy like this, we will not be back, even though we thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Derek (Concord, NC)


Golf Marshall was not smart! He was telling us to speed up because we were holding everyone up. There was 2 groups behind, the first one was our second group and the next group was a twosome that was invited to play through but said there was no need. Also, he stated that he sent us out right behind another group. First, he was not out there when a young guy loaded our cart and sent us out, next there was no other group anywhere in sight. Then on seventh hole he decided to follow us every move we made. He continued to follow until we got to the clubhouse. Then he ran in to tell the boss. Well, the boss came out and asked if we would start the back nine on hole ##12 and we agreed if he kept that Marshall away from us because he had already irritated us enough that we were off our game. Well, after we started on 12 we were then held up the rest of the round by the slow group in front of us ......To summarize, front nine holes finished in 2 hours and 5 minutes, back nine 2:45 minutes because of the hold up. Plus the course was cart paths only. So if we played the back nine at the same pace, we would have finished in 4 hours and 10 minutes which is pretty good when you gave to walk that much.....needless to say, Glen Dornoch is now off our list. We have been coming to myrtle for 15 years and have never been treated like that before....

Kevin (Clayton, NC)


This was the worst experience I have ever had golfing. We have been coming to Myrtle Beach for 10 years and I have never been treated so badly and rudely as I was at this course. If I were the owner I would come in and clean house of every person there. There is a systemic problem here and it starts with the manager if everyone who works there exhibits the same attitude. The people were so rude and disrespectful, from the tee off to the club house to the cafeteria. The starter was a bit over aggressive. In addition, there seems to be some confusion regarding the free lunch coupons we were given upon arrival. The man inside the club house who was apparentlyin charge dismissed everything we had to say as this was business as usually. The great thing about Myrtle Beach is there are plenty of courses to go to and this one will never get our money again. As I said we have been doing this trip every tear for 10 years now, it is 8 of us, we spend lots of money, and I can assure you this course will never see us again. In addition I will make sure I tell everyone I know and meet To stay clear of this course.

Pete (Pasadena, MD)





Wonderful course with the most breathtaking views in the area. A beer after the round on the back patio is the best.

James (Decatur, IL)


General comment: This course played differently from Heather Glen in the types of holes played, the views on the water-sided holes, and while the greens again were not in full 'seasonal' condition, I enjoyed playing the course. The staff was very accommodating.

Bill (Pittsburgh, PA)


Greens were in extremely poor condition and very inconsistant, greens fees much more than course was worth on this day!!!!

Ray (Campbell Hall, NY)



Peter (Parkville, MD)


Too many forced carries for me; especially don't like more than one per hole.

Bob (Delmont, PA)



Ralph (Browns Summit, NC)



Ed (Ocala, FL)








Tried to get to the Glenns courses for years now,will definately play them again next year. spectacular track with awesome views and some very cool holes. worth every penny for holes 16-18. these holes are where the true shot makers come out.



I had a great time at Glen Dornoch. The course did not inhibit me whatsoever, neither in terms of compulsive challenge nor intimidation of staff. Each hole at Glen Dornoch is enjoyable and manageable, yet can play difficult from a improper tee deck. The course meanders through an attractive piece of North Myrtle Beach terrain, rubbing elbows with the intracostal waterway on three or four holes. The remaining etchings that sit inland leave their own trace on the memory. Greens are smallish with plenty of room for multiple pin locations. I felt very much at home at Glen Dornoch. I did not eat in the grill, so I gave it a perfect score.



Played glen dornoch Feb 25/2013 asked the bag person if the course was in good shape he said yes,talked to person at desk she told me it was in great shape.We started on # 1 tee off grass sparse and very spotty,fairways grass very thin and ground hard ,greens lots winter kill and NO GRASS when you put the ball bounces all the way towards the hole .I asked the person behind the counter why she told me the course was in great shape told me she had not been out there,DA DA DA.DO YOURSELF A FAVOR DO NOT PLAY THIS COURSE AND WASTE YOUR MONEY



Golf course had an especially friendly staff. To say the course is challenging is an understatement. This course demands accuracy. Truly an enjoyable course with great views.



Greens were horrendous. Aeration done on course with several holes having inch wide sand trenches. Grass in fairways is sparse, tee boxes are not much better, Don't let practice green fool you,the greens are bad. The good part of the course is the layout, which is excellent, just a shame course conditioning is SO BAD



Again, disappointed with the conditions. Over priced. But a great layout with the last 3 holes a treat.

John (Pittsburg, PA)





Played 2 rounds.



Great course, great lay-out, good shape for February.

Ed (Tiffin, OH)



Thomas (Tiffin, OH)


Our group felt this was the least conditioned of the courses we played. Like the course layout, but will not be played again next year. Companion course, Heatherglen was in much better shape.

Phillip (Chesterton, IN)



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