We are all looking for great value and if you are taking a golf trip this spring, here are five Myrtle Beach courses that will provide an enjoyable day and can be played for the right price.
— In the interest of full disclosure, your loyal correspondent slept too long on Burning Ridge. Tucked away on 501, it’s easy to miss the Gene Hamm design and that’s a mistake you don’t want to make. Burning Ridge is in outstanding condition and the layout will give you a good idea of where your game stands. The back nine offers a stout test, especially the 427-yard, par 4 11th (all distances from white tees) hole and the 12th, a 200-yard par 3. “Overall, a wonderful experience with good course conditions and friendly service,” Amber wrote in a 4-star review in early March. Burning Ridge is a serious bargain.
— There is no reason to complicate the matter: Arcadian Shores is a good golf course. The Rees Jones’ design is a classic layout that has aged well. You won’t be disappointed with a round at Arcadian Shores.
— There isn’t a better value along the Grand Strand than Founders Club. Surrounded by some of the area’s iconic layouts – Pawleys Plantation, Caledonia, Heritage et al – Founders Club is overlooked, but your group should give it a try. It’s not a classic lowcountry design, instead challenging players with elevated fairways and waste bunkers on nearly every hole, but this is a solid course at a price that can’t be beat.
— A day at the PineHills Course at Myrtlewood offers the promise of great conditions and the chance to score on a layout located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. PineHills (and Palmetto for that matter) is a perfect golf package course.
— If your group is playing along the North Strand, check out River Hills. The layout features more than 40 feet of elevation change and a host of non-parallel fairways. The Tom Jackson design is tough to beat and it features a recently remodeled clubhouse and patio that are perfect for some post-golf grub and a drink.
Myrtle Beach earned its reputation as America’s most popular golf destination by providing unmatched value, and these five courses are poised to deliver in a big way this spring.