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Tidewater Golf Club & Plantation

Tidewater Golf Club & Plantation

Tidewater Golf Club is the only golf course ever to be selected by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest as “Best New Public Course In America” in the same year. Burrowed between the Intracoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove, this course offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and challenging play. Recognized by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Courses” (2011-2012), Golf Magazine named it one of the “Best Courses Near You,” the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel honored it with a “Best You Can Play” designation (2011), and Golfweek chose it as one of its “Best Courses You Can Play” (#6 in South Carolina). 1-866-694-2448 $$$$
4901 Little River Neck Rd Little River, SC
Rated 8/5 based on 324 customer reviews 10 0

Tidewater Golf Club is the only golf course ever to be selected by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest as “Best New Public Course In America” in the same year. Burrowed between the Intracoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove, this course offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and challenging play. Recognized by Golf Digest as one of “America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Courses” (2011-2012), Golf Magazine named it one of the “Best Courses Near You,” the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel honored it with a “Best You Can Play” designation (2011), and Golfweek chose it as one of its “Best Courses You Can Play” (#6 in South Carolina).

Tidewater’s signature hole - No. 12, a 145-yard (white) par 3 - is very intimidating. Depending on the prevailing wind, a 130-yard mid-range iron shot needs to carry the marsh and avoid bunkers guarding the front and right side of the green. You can afford to miss long or left, but the green slopes away toward the marsh, making a par effort very difficult. Don’t be surprised if you catch yourself forgetting completely about the shot, and spending a few moments admiring the beautiful views of the Lowcountry marsh and home across the way.

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Tj (Savoy, IL)


Great track! One of the best in MB area for sure.

Gerry (Myrtle Beach, SC)


Great course great views great time !!!!

Lloyd (Chattanooga , Tennessee)


A very good course and in good condition. The greens were in very good shape and maybe slightly faster than medium speed.

Lloyd (Chattanooga, TN)


Course was in good shape and several great views. Greens putted very true.

Sally (Swansea, IL)


We had a good time and a nice course

Dave (St.Louis, MO)


Excellent staff. Great course and great company.

Thomas (Laytonsville, MD)


Great track, great condition

Eric (Staten Island, NY)


Great staff. Excellent conditions. Always an enjoyable round at Tidewater.

Adam (West Chester , OH)


Course was real good. Shame the fringes were rough, understand everyone had rough winter, but greens were great. Fringes & bunkers were only bad spots. Love playing here!

Daniel (Plymouth, MI)


Great golf course, definitely very responsive to everyone's needs and requests, great experience!

Bill (Oklahoma City, OK)


One of the Best course in Myrtle Beach! The greens are true and the fairways are prefect !! A must play!!

Eric (West End , NC)


Tidewater is a great track! I used every club in the bag. Best course that I have played here by miles. Nickname is true pebble beach of the east coast! I may play it again before I leave. Must play

Charles (Knoxville, TN)


Excellent service and course conditions.

Kevin (Shelburne, VT)


Great service, beautiful and challenging layout. A must play!

Craig (Toms River, NJ)


this is the best course in north myrtle. greens were fast and true. fastest greens we played.

David (Manchester CT, 14 handicap)


First time playing Tidewater. Course does live up to it's reputation. Beautiful layout, great staff and excellent conditions. The only complaint I could make was that the greens were slow, but it is January after all.

Stephen (Wilmington, DE)


The layout and location of the course was fantastic. The greens were probably the best greens I've played in a long time. Would have been nice to know about the overseeding and cart path only.



I read last couple of reviews and was not sure if I should play Tidewater. I did see where they did maintenance around greens but all good now. These greens were the best I played. The only bad part of Tidewater was that they are overseeding and it will be cart path only soon.

Keith (Pickerington, OH)


Portions of the fringe around the greens is being repaired on every hole. Really affected play around the greens. Our group and several other groups had to wait between 9 and 10 for them to finish am tee times that go off the front and back. Our wait was 35 mins on the 10th tee to continue our round. When we questioned the staff about the wait they told us it was because we played the front in 2 hrs and the pace of play is 2:15. We waited on every shot on the back 9. Really wish the experience would have been better because the course is really beautiful and scenic. Will give this course 1 more chance in a year or two when the fringes are repaired and will keep in mind they double book tee times in the am.



Nice layout, poor conditions. Collars around greens have been removed, have to pitch over missing sod. Inconsistent greens. Fairways and tee boxes passable. Not worth the money.



How the hell is this rated over 6. The greens were a total mess with a 2 foot area of grass cut out around them. Not one true roll all day. Fairways unevenly cut with tons of dried grass on them. Tee boxes mangled. Only the staff and practice area was good. There are many many better price ratios available in Myrtle Beach. At $60 we got ripped off royally. Will never never play this again.....



Golf course was nice.



One of the top courses in the area. Great layout, great views and overall very good condition. Also the carts have built in GPS and come with ice boxes, all of which adds to the experience. A must visit.



It is always a pleasure to play Tidewater. A great mix of holes, some through the southern Pines and some holes along the Inter Coastal and others along the Cherry Grove inlet. The course is in great shape. The rebuilt Mini-verde greens are in excellent condition. Sand traps and tees are in great shape. A must play course.

Mitchell (Commerce, GA)


Really enjoyed my round today very nice course and paid a fair price to play it. But I think anything over $70 is over priced



Greens great. Equal to any greens in Myrtle. Overall course was in great shape. Always a great test but fair. Nothing is hidden from you.

Erik (Underhill, VT)


Would have been good to know they were going off both tees at 8am as I came around, starter did a great job of getting me in with almost no wait but slowed my round on the second nine. Course and staff were all great, definitely would play again.



Very scenic course. Tees, fairways in good shape. Greens were in good shape for the most part. Couple of bumpy spots, but all in all good shape. The views of the marsh are beautiful. I would play this course again.

Jack (Southborough, MA)


Always love the course. The attendants are fine but somewhat pushy about club cleaning (for tip I presume, although this occurs everywhere at M Beach) Condition was not the best I've experienced at the course but time of year, weather, etc., can vary this very quickly. We'll be back!



My favorite course! :-)

Paul (Unionville, CT)


Great golf course. Most every hole was a challenge. Holes along the marshes and waterways were beautiful. Course experienced a lot of rain earlier in the week so the tees and greens were a bit long. Everyone was very nice. Would play again.



We played Tidewater today and you can see were it gets its name The Pebble Beach of the East. It was a very scenic course with very good conditions but a little wet. The course has a very good layout and beautiful views. The whole presence of the course is Cadillac. The staff makes you feel important and treats you better than any other course. Overall it is a must play while in Myrtle Beach.

Barry (Danville, VA)


Well maintained course with challenging layout.



Just a great course. some edges of greens not filled in yet. Some thin tee boxes also. Both will fill in with warm weather. Greens putted excellent. Can't say enough about the views.



Bag drop guys great. Narcy outstanding.



15 year Tidewater property owner here. The course is in much better shape. Tees were fine, traps were in great shape with Augusta like sand, and green were about 90%. More summer heat and time should make them top notch. All Myrtle Beach courses seem to be a month behind because of cool spring. A few greens a little thin. Over all they put fine. Views are still awesome regardless of how many times you have played. Lars in the pro shop was great at working me in and the cart guys and the starter were all very friendly. Carts have quality yardage monitors with accurate distances. Downside- note to course, I know you have the yardage monitors but some better on course markings would speed things up. Sometimes you don't want to fuss with the monitor. 150 and 100 need to be painted, some sprinkler numbers are missing, and it would be awesome if you brought the Kirby markers back to the course. Overall, a must play.



First time playing this tract and I was very impressed. I was told the course was beautiful and that the greens and other updates were done recently. I was expecting the greens to be very firm and the were not. Outstanding layout and greens and the service staff was wonderful.



It's back! Greens great! Always my favorite in Myrtle.



Multiple Reports are saying that the greens are dead, all sand. Switch to another course!



Stay away!!! greens that bad. if you have to play, don't pay more than 30 dollars for greens like these. they said it was because the weather. than why does other courses(farmstead)with the same greens not have this problem????? too bad because this is one of my favorites.

James (Milford, CT)


We were given $75.00 pro shop credit due to the Greens condition. First time I been paid to play a course.



I'm not sure what the previous commenters were thinking. The greens are the worst in the southeast. As far as I'm concerned, you can't call them greens as it's a 50/50 combination of dirt and sand. Will never come back. Staff is sympathetic, but no grass on greens will lead to a beautiful layout to fail eventually. A joke and a shame.



Outstanding course! Nothing like it on the east coast.



On 5/23 I said that the greens needed time. they are perfect now. this is a must play




Jim (Jamestown, RI)


Played this course apr 12/2013. Greens almost unplayable for scoring! Group had to agree to a max 2 putt if anywhere near cup. These conditions were prevalent on almost all greens. Head pro said they had a rough winter but I have played 7 other courses on this trip and did not have any other courses that had these issues! Most disappointing!!






Tidewater was one of our top courses in spring 2012 (with MB King’s North and Legends Moorland). This spring it is in a poor condition: tee box, fairway and specially greens. GPS did not indicate pin positions and starter told us to “aim for the center”, while a few pins were up front (they should consider buying color flags). We will consider returning this fall or next spring depending on course conditions.

Thomas (Alexandria, VA)


The staff went above and beyond from the bag drop to the grill room.




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