Beyond the Headlines: Myrtle Beach’s Best-Kept Secrets Revealed for 2024

Sure, you want to play Grande Dunes, Caledonia, TPC Myrtle Beach, True Blue and Pawleys Plantation on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip.

We all want to play those courses.

After surveying the market, we are here to help you find the hidden gems, layouts that are punching above their weight as we head into the New Year.

If you are in search of outstanding golf and value, here are four under the radar courses you need to play in 2024.

– Make Tradition Club a priority as the Ron Garl design might be the area’s most underrated layout. Located in Litchfield, Tradition is obscured by its high-profile neighbors in Pawleys Island; don’t make that mistake. This isn’t just a good “value” course. Tradition is on the shortlist of layouts that will be at the top of Myrtle Beach’s middle class in 2024. (Tradition Club top photo)

– On the northern end of the Grand Strand golf scene, Rivers Edge, a stunning Arnold Palmer design that plays along the Shallotte River, has been upgrading in recent years. The layout is as good now as it was when Golf Digest ranked it among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. Of course, no one forgets “Arnie’s Revenge,” as the unforgettable par 5 ninth hole is known.

– This one likely comes as little surprise, but River Hills is one of the area’s fastest-rising courses. Following the completion of a greens restoration project in 2022 and a bunker renovation in 2023, River Hills is better than ever. The Tom Jackson design, located in Little River, never attracts a lot of attention but it does deliver an outstanding experience. River Hills is a value priced layout that produces big-time fun.

– Myrtle Beach is renowned for its value and perhaps no course in the area delivers more bang for your buck than Burning Ridge. The Gene Hamm design is often among the area’s 10 cheapest tee times and the experience is far, far better than that. Conditions are typically outstanding, the greens are small, and the layout is varied. Playing 18 at Burning Ridge will free up a few dollars to apply towards a bucket list round without sacrificing quality.

Add any of these four courses to your itinerary and your 2024 Myrtle Beach golf trip will be off to a great start.

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Burning Ridge Golf Club

4.2/5
(276 reviews)
$76 early am
$73   am
$62   pm
$51 late pm
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$53 late pm
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Tradition Golf Club

4.5/5
(667 reviews)
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$66 late pm
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Rivers Edge

4.3/5
(62 reviews)
$136 early am
$136   am
$120   pm
$105 late pm
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