Five Formidable Central Myrtle Beach Par 4s

The joy of golf is tackling the unknown. A chance to do something so few before you have done.

When it comes to this game, however, we know Par 4s are going to be the most common thing we face. Most Par 72 courses will have 10 of them, and their ability to equally stand out and confound.

Inside the heart of Myrtle Beach’s Golf Capital USA, we’d like to highlight five who do just that.

PINE LAKES COUNTRY CLUB, NO. 3
In a lot of ways, the third hole at Pine Lakes is similar to Augusta National’s 11th, only flip the side of the fairway where the green-protecting pond is located. At roughly 250 yards, that water rears its ugly head and can make what felt like a monster drive develop into a drop in a heartbeat. Players can get a decent roll, which makes staying left a must. (Top photo)

GRANDE DUNES RESORT COURSE, NO. 3
Even from the whites, players are still looking at 376 yards. Huge? By itself, no. But the squeeze is also on, too. Mounding on either side of the hole prevents anything left or right from staying in play. From the midway point to the front edge of the green, the hole continues to get smaller and smaller, with plenty of water leaving almost no room for error. (Pictured right)

MYRTLEWOOD GOLF CLUB PINEHILLS, NO. 8
We’re not going to say that it’s impossible for someone to fly the thick tree line protecting this 90-degree dogleg hole. But we’re also not going to advise it, either. It makes the 394 yards feel more like 450-plus because there’s little choice but to play this one straight up. It’s not a bad option and taking the safe route might even take the greenside bunkers out of the equation.

MYRTLEWOOD GOLF CLUB, PALMETTO NO. 15
As if the sheer distance on this 419-yard Par 4 wasn’t enough, a long pond runs most of the way up the right side and is nestled directly next to the edge of the fairway. Naturally, most people are going to favor the left side of the green. But room for error there is minimal, and players can actually take their shot at the green completely out of the mix thanks to the forward tree line. (Pictured right)

WHISPERING PINES GOLF COURSE, NO. 16
Much like Grand Dunes’ hole above, Whispering Pines’ tough Par 4 isn’t about distance, but rather everything that’s included in it. Off the tee, you are immediately forced into a semi-blind shot as a gently sloping dogleg right leaves you knowing you might not see your ball come down. Don’t get too much with that driver, though, as pushing it right on to the water up the left is possible.

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