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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”!
Liked the re-do of course (last time in 2003); starter was very knowledgeable of course/history. Move the chowder back outside Vehicle access to the clubhouse parking lot is wierd, it doesn't match the street address on GPS and their map is confusing
Greens were coming in but were the worst of all the courses played, they had not been cut or rolled.
Unique greens grasses
Waitress and cart attendants unconcerned.
Been going to myrtle beach for 6 years played approx. 30 courses. pine lakes most taken care of course i have EVERED . I felt like I was a PGA tour player
Liked the course
Nice layout with great pines and holes set up well from the tee. Plenty of grass on greens, just too slow. Good pace of play even on busy day. Some tough holes on the back 9.
Really enjoyed Pine Lakes. Terrific shape.
Better directions to the club house. But I go told they are working on it.
I would like to see a new tee box or a hybrid set created on the score card. Tee 2 is too short and Tee 3 is 600 yards more. Creating a hybrid on the score card for an in between distance would be good
This was one of the only course I thought was over-priced.
Did not like the grass on the greens
Course was in excellent condition. Course is very fair for the average golfer. Food in club house was very good. Repeat customers would recommend to friends and family.
Excellent overall condition, great layout. Enjoyed playing it. Greens were perfect. Fairways perfect.
First time playing here. We really liked it. Everyone was pleasant and the course was in great shape. Great Bermuda greens. Careful getting to it. They have a new entrance on Grissom Parkway which I didn't know.
Always a great time here....Great layout , very good condition, staff helpful and friendly. Very enjoyable all around.
Course was in great shape, staff was very friendly.
I played Pine Lakes on Tuesday, August 13th. The entire course was in wonderful condition but the greens really beautiful. They were very receptive to incoming shots. Although a little on the slow side, they putted very true and were easy to read. The staff was very professional from the bag guys to the pro shop to the snack bar. Overall, a very positive experience.
Played theGrandDaddy about 15(+) years ago. Heard that the course had undergone a complete re-design. Not even recognizable as the same course ( not a bad thing, actually really like the new layout). Missed the old course, with the Rolls Royce golf carts, Mimosas served on the 1st tee, and the beautiful Augusta National like landscaping. For those who are looking for the nostalgia of that old course and it's amenities, they are GONE. The new course is beautiful and challenging, even from the ##3 tees. Only BIG disappointment were the aerated greens, some of which were almost with nothing but sand and a little grass. How do you putt on a green like that ? Some of the greens were almost fully grown back. I was told they aerated the greens back in early June, and was surprised ( and not happy to find that by the end of July they were still in this condition. **They should post what conditions the greens are in before you book your tee time. Playing the morning after the 7 hour torrential rain storm, the bunkers were all flooded and wet sand was like wet concrete, but this is understandable, and during our round, the grounds crew was out raking and grooming the sand traps back in place after much of the sand had washed away from the edges. Would I play there again ? YOU BET !
Great course great shape!
The tees and fairways were amazing. The course is well marked.
Great course conditions and layout... only complaint would be bag drop/starters. They appeared miserable, offered no instruction on the course, and were downright rude.
Prefer facilities with a driving range.
Visited from Washington State. Great course. Staff was fantastic. Started with an excellent breakfast at the club and then met our pairing. Members Joe and Charlie were great gentlemen to play with and made us feel relaxed. Highly recommended.
First time playing the course. Will definitely Play again. Beautiful Course. Longer course in length.
Played as a single and was paired with a group of locals by the starter. Thoroughly enjoyed playing the course, which is tough but playable. Fairways and greens are in fantastic shape, but the fringes were a little rough at times (appeared to be under repair). Pro shop staff were courteous and understood exactly what I wanted in my purchases. Only complaint was that the grounds crew were working during my round in the afternoon. I've rarely seen that in an upscale course. They shut off mowers and trimmers as we were about to hit, but didn't appreciate them mowing our area during play. (minor complaint) Overall, it was an exceptional experience for the price I paid, which was a last-minute reservation at $39
Beautiful course and impressively well kept!
Greens punched? Course was in great shape. Lost a lot of tradition. Scottish attire...clam chowder??? Where did it go?
Great course!! Greens were amazing and the course was lush and layout was great
Tremendous service and excellent staff from the moment we entered the course. Everyone went above and beyond and always greeted you with a smile. The course was in amazing shape and could not have asked for a better day or a more enjoyable round of golf. Would definitely recommend Pine Lakes Country Club to anyone in the Myrtle Beach Area.
I change Pines Lakes to the TPC and I find it very challenging and I enjoy it
Too long for average player
Nice course, all around good experience. Played in late March on cold day. Course was in best shape of 5 played. Will definitely be back!
Very women friendly. arrived late to course. staff was very gracious.
Will play again
The course was in great shape, for dormant season. Great service everywhere, particularly in the grill. It's tough to find courses in resort areas without houses/villas lining the holes and this was a great unobstructed exception.
We did not know that there was not a driving range to hit balls before our round.
Very nice course. Conditions and layout very good.
Really liked the course - greens were excellent. As mentioned above, the course was too busy, so we left after ##13 - made for very slow play - it would have been at least a five hour round.
For march I think everything was great can't wait for next year
Always love playing Pine Lakes while in Myrtle Beach, love the history. The course layout is great.
Great course, great condition even for early in the year. Curious as to why there where no GPS units on cart?
Posted on 01/11
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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 07/16
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Posted on 03/23
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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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