22 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses You Have To Play in 2022 (And 1 Reason Why)

A new year means the opportunity to set goals and create lists. Living amongst 90 Myrtle Beach golf courses, the options are nearly limitless but a man has to prioritize.

With that in mind, I’ve already drawn up my list of 22 Myrtle Beach golf courses to play in 2022. Before you ask, this isn’t strictly a list of Myrtle Beach’s best layouts, though many of them are included. These are courses I want to play and why.

Wild Wing Avocet – Because I’m going to (hopefully) drive the green on the par 4 14th hole.

Prestwick Country Club – Because I’m a masochist who wants to play No. 17.

Grande Dunes Resort Club – Middle of town, I love the holes along the waterway, and the fairways are generous.(pictured right)Grande Dunes Resort Club

Barefoot Fazio – I’d be happy to play any of Barefoot’s four courses, but if I can only pick one, I’m ready to return to Fazio.

Pine Lakes Country Club – Love the clubhouse and the layout is getting better each day in the wake of the 2021 restoration project.

Dunes Golf & Beach Club – Tell me why it shouldn’t be on my list?

King’s North – Fun to play – no, I don’t go for the alternate, island fairway – and I’ve always played well here, making it a permanent resident on this list.

Sandpiper Bay – 27 holes, good conditions and a layout conducive to scoring is a winning combination, and I want to play more courses along the North Strand.

Pawleys Plantation – Unlike King’s North, I’ve always scuffled at Pawleys but this course is a measuring stick (and it’s beautiful).

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club – It’s one of America’s top 100 public courses, does anymore need to be said?

Willbrook – Can’t get enough of the lowcountry feel on this Dan Maples design, which is high on my list of the area’s most underrated layouts. (pictured right)

Thistle – Brunswick County’s best course?

Long Bay – Another overlooked layout I haven’t played in a while, a problem that will be rectified in the coming year.

Tidewater – I’ll play this course every year until I make par on No. 4.

West Course at Myrtle Beach National – Good conditions and a layout that begs you to go low; what’s not to like?

Arrowhead Country Club – Great conditions, the Intracoastal Waterway … how much more does a man need?

Blackmoor – One of the area’s hidden gems, a tour of this track is always a good thing.

River Club – Tom Jackson design gets overshadowed by its high-profile neighbors but that’s not a mistake I’m going to make in 2022.

True Blue – Might be the only course in America where you can’t miss a fairway! (pictured below)True Blue Golf Club

Tradition Club – It’s a really good course.

Litchfield Country Club – Old-school design that deserves more love.

Founders Club – The buzz surrounding Founders – which was in outstanding condition – grew louder throughout 2021, and I’m ready to see what the fuss is about on one of the area’s most unique designs.