Doak, Strantz, Dye, Oh My! A List of Architects and the Courses They’ve Designed in Myrtle Beach

Interest in golf course architecture has surged in recent years, a trend that should help drive even more players to Myrtle Beach, where many of the game’s most acclaimed architects have plied their trade.

If who designed a course is of interest to you, here is a list of architects with a Myrtle Beach golf course to their credit. If a course appears twice, it’s because it was a co-design (example: TPC Myrtle Beach was designed by Tom Fazio and Lanny Wadkins).

Edmund Alt: Palmetto Course at Myrtlewood Golf Club (top photo)

Jeff Brauer: Wild Wing Avocet (co-design), Wild Wing Hummingbird (co-design)

Russell Breeden: Diamondback Golf Club

Robbie Byers: Crown Park Golf Club

Willard Byrd: Brunswick Plantation (co-design), Farmstead Golf Links, International Club, Lion’s Paw, Litchfield Country Club, Lockwood Folly Country Club, Meadowlands Golf Club, Byrd Course at Sea Trail

Tim Cate: Leopards Chase, Lion’s Paw (co-design), Panther’s Run, Thistle Golf Course, Tiger’s Eye Golf Links

Fingers, Dye, Spahn: Whispering Pines Golf Course

Fred Couples: Carolina National (pictured right)

Tom Doak: Heathland at Legends Resort

P.B. Dye: Moorland at Legends Resort, Prestwick Country Club (co-design)

Pete Dye: Dye Course at Barefoot Resort, Prestwick Country Club (co-design)

Tom Fazio: Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort, TPC Myrtle Beach (co-design)

Raymond Floyd: Arrowhead Country Club (co-design) 

Ron Garl: Tradition Club

Mel Graham: World Tour Golf Links

Gene Hamm: Azalea Sands Golf Club, Beachwood Golf Club, Burning Ridge Golf Club, Eagle Nest Golf Club, Hackler Course, River Oaks Golf Club (co-design)

Arthur Hills: PineHills Course at Myrtlewood Golf Club

Tom Jackson: Aberdeen Country Club, Arrowhead Country Club (co-design), River Club, River Hills Golf Club, River Oaks Golf Club (co-design)

Clyde Johnston: Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort (co-design), Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links, Shaftesbury Glen Golf Club, Wachesaw Plantation East

Rees Jones: Arcadian Shores, Jones Course at Sea Trail

Robert Trent Jones Sr: Dunes Golf & Beach ClubThe Love Course at Barefoot Resort Club

Davis Love III: Love Course at Barefoot Resort (pictured right)

Dan Maples: Heritage Club, Man O’War, Oyster Bay Golf Links, Pearl Golf Links, Sandpiper Bay Golf Club, Maples Course at Sea Trail, The Witch Golf Club, Willbrook Plantation, Wizard Golf

Larry Nelson: Wild Wing Avocet (co-design), Wild Wing Hummingbird (co-design)

Jack Nicklaus: Long Bay Club, Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club

Greg Norman: Norman Course at Barefoot Resort

Arnold Palmer: King’s North at Myrtle Beach National, West Course at Myrtle Beach National, SouthCreek at Myrtle Beach National, Rivers Edge Club

Gary Player: Blackmoor Golf Club

Rick Robbins: Colonial Charters, Crow Creek

Roger Rulewich: Grande Dunes Resort Course

Mike Strantz: Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, True Blue Golf Club

Ken Tomlinson: Tidewater Golf Club (pictured right)

Thomas Walker: Founders Club

Larry Young: Parkland at Legends Resort

Lanny Wadkins: TPC Myrtle Beach (co-design)

Robert White: Pine Lakes Country Club

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Diamond Back

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Eagle Nest Golf Club

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Shaftesbury Glen

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