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Pine Lakes, nicknamed the “The Granddaddy,” is the oldest golf course along the Grand Strand first opening in 1927. The newly renovated, Scottish-themed layout reopened on March 14, 2009 after 3 years and $20-plus million in renovations. Centrally located between 48th and 62nd avenues in Myrtle Beach, Pine Lakes Country Club is the heart of Myrtle Beach golf.
The 6,675 yard par 70 layout boasts some of Myrtle Beach’s most memorable golf holes. Paspalum grass was used in the redesign from tee to green to add yet another first in Myrtle Beach golf. The signature hole, a 438-yard par 4 overlooked by the center of Myrtle Beach’s skyline, sports a tree lined tee shot down hill to a forgiving straight away fairway. A well-bunkered green awaits a challenging uphill approach shot, over water, sure to test the skill of even the most talented player. Another popular hole is the par 3 #11. This short par 3 is a challenging hole with a sloping green from back to front, over water. Be sure to use enough club or donate another ball to the “Granddaddy”!
Fiftieth anniversary of playing Pine Lakes. It remains one of my favorites. Terrific redesign!
Great course - looked for old entrance - Was not aware of changes.
Always a favorite on my List to Play. The Grounds and Facilities are always Top Notch. But I never seem to catch all of the Staff, on a good day.
Very enjoyable course!
We really enjoyed the course and I was surprised how peaceful it was ... being right smack in the middle of Myrtle Beach. They do need to have some direction signs going to #6 tees ... a bit confusing with no signs until after passing #4 tee.
Wonderful experience. Course was forgiving and interesting. Pleased that I played a legend.
A great layout and in great condition. Biggest problem was the course was overbooked. We had a 9:20 a.m. tee time and they were running 20 to 30 minutes behind already. Of course an over 5 hour round was in store. The routing doesn't help as a par 3 is the second hole on both nines which is proven to slow play down. Don't know that we will come back next year.
Course was a pleasant surprise - I had not played in years and could not even recognize the front nine. Great changes.
I had been telling my 2 sons for 8 months how fantastic the experience of Pine Lakes would be since I had been there a few times before without them. What a disaster it was. I was never told that the greens and fairways were recently aerated. Out of the 2 guys who met us to take our clubs upon arrival, one was not very pleasant, but the other was very nice. After paying we came out to see our clubs still laying on the ground. This after I had told my sons and a friend that Pine Lakes will never let you touch your clubs once you get there. Then when we finally tee off, we looked for a beverage cart - none. Granted it was 3:30, but we were told there would be one. So after 9 we went in to grab a hot dog, and the woman said she put them away 10 minutes ago but would gladly microwave some for us, but it would take her 10 minutes to get everything back out. We declined and went to the 10th tee and finished our round. That's when we really got a shock - the clubhouse was closed and locked up! We couldn't even use the bathroom! Needless to say, I won't be back. I'm going to really miss not playing it though. I guess I'll have the memories of when it was enjoyable to go to Pine Lakes.
This course used the new grass that was used at Kiawah Island ocean. Very different and it appears to be a very tough grass.
This was a great course, well kept, well staffed and extremely well run. Every hole had its own challenge and it was a very fair course to play. I would recommend it to anyone. My thanks to Jim Fite for setting me up to play here.
We found the course to be in fantastic shape exactly as the pro shop told us it would be. Really enjoyed the course. Thanks for a great day.
The course was in great shape. The layout was enjoyable to play. The yardages were easy to find and follow. The greens were difficult for me to read and to find the pace. Enjoyed my play. Thanks.
Everyone was great.
Very friendly staff. Course was beautiful and in great shape.
(Would like to have had) a map of the holes. You have great yardage makers from tee to green but no true hole layout at the tee markers. I hit a few great drives that due to some blind shots ended up OB or in water that was not marked at the tee box.
Played this gem last year on a golf trip. It is great golf course and you don't feel like you are in Myrtle Beach once you get on property. Fun, fun, must play. We plan on going back.
Course was in excellent shape. You need to know there is no driving range. I arrived an hour early to warm up and found myself standing around after 30 minutes of putting.
Had played here before. Gorgeous course.
Highly recommend this course. Would like to have known that tee off would be 2 holes at a time.
Very nice, well kept course.
The course was in great shape. All around great experience.
Had no idea how to enter the course. There was signage on Bus. 17 but no directions. Had to stop and ask three different people where the entrance was and was almost late for our tee time.
A little slow play. Forgot to give clubhouse the ticket when we checked in. Starter said it was fine, but he got an attitude from clubhouse. Greens in great shape. Front better than the back. Enjoyed the course.
Old style course that was in great shape with the amount of rain that they'd had. Everyone in the clubhouse, grille, etc. was phenomenal. They do have a starter that's as old and crusty as the bark on the pine trees that line the fairway though. He's not too excited about his job to put it mildly, but the overall experience was a good one and I'd play there again.
I was extremely disappointed with Pine Lakes. I have been talking about this course to my 2 sons for a long time, and they were not happy either. First off, we were not told the entire course was just aerated a week before. We teed off around 3:30, and when we finished wanted to grab something to eat and use the restroom. But the doors were locked, closed! So off to the nearest gas station and McDonald's we went. The older gentleman who took our bags seemed very unfriendly, but the younger guy was very helpful.
It would have been nice to know before booking that the greens had just been aerated before spending $50 per green fee. Also the policy on not letting you drop your clubs off at your car when finished is dumb, it just gives them another tip for their attendants who already got in your pocket at the bag drop in the morning! Overall the course was in good shape but the greens were slow and bumpy due to aeration holes.
Loved it. Had just been aerated, but really enjoyed it.
Beautiful conditions, helpful starter.
I am from Charleston, I play Kiawah, Hilton Head and others. I have never played a course in better condition in my recollection. Great layout, great facility and pristine condition. Thanks for the good day.
The course was well maintained and the staff was great.
Excellent course. A driving range I did not see. I like the fact several holes ended back near the clubhouse in case u needed a bathroom break or to get refreshments quickly.
Would like to have known distances to water edges and other waste areas from tees.
Very nice layout, greens were in excellent condition, I am a serious golfer and this was an enjoyable round.
Very nice course, fun to play, #14 is as good as it gets.
Course was in excellent shape - play was slower than I like but overall a great day spent with my son.
The course was in excellent condition. However we teed off a half hour past our scheduled tee time.
Great course, in terrific condition. Challenging, but enjoyable for a pair of high handicap golfers.
Great staff. Course in immaculate shape. Best greens I've seen in a while.
Posted on 01/11
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Posted on 11/26
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Posted on 09/18
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Posted on 07/29
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Posted on 06/24
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Posted on 06/17
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Posted on 05/13
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Posted on 04/19
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Posted on 02/23
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Posted on 12/11
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Posted on 11/27
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Posted on 10/27
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Posted on 10/16
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Posted on 09/04
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Posted on 08/25
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Posted on 08/16
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Posted on 07/16
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Posted on 03/23
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Posted on 03/06
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Posted on 01/30
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Posted on 01/23
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Posted on 08/22
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Posted on 12/17
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Posted on 07/01
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Posted on 06/06
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Posted on 10/31
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