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Golfweek’s Best 2018 Courses You Can Play Include 8 Grand Strand Golf Courses

Myrtle Beach Golf Trips Has the Best Rates On Golfweek’s Top Courses

Golfweek named eight Grand Strand courses out of 15 in its list of South Carolina “2018 Best Courses You Can Play.” Myrtle Beach Golf Trips has the best rates on those courses. "The Grand Strand is known for its abundance of golf courses. Some people don’t know just how prestigious they are," said Steve Mays, president of Founders Group International, "GolfWeek consistently fills out its Best Courses You Can Play with a majority of courses in the Myrtle Beach area.  Most of the courses have also garnered many other awards."

GolfWeek’s “2018 Best: Courses You Can Play” in South Carolina: 

1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean Course)

2. Sea Pines Resort (Harbour Town GL), Hilton Head Island

3. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach

4. May River GC at Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton

5. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Pawleys Island

6. True Blue, Pawleys Island

7. Tidewater GC, North Myrtle Beach

8. Legends (Moorland), Myrtle Beach

9. Sea Pines Resort (Atlantic Dunes), Hilton Head Island

10. Heritage Club, Pawleys Island

11. TPC Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet

12. The Walker Course at Clemson, Clemson

13. Sea Pines Resort (Heron Point), Hilton Head Island

14. Palmetto Dunes (Robert Trent Jones Course), Hilton Head Island

15. Grande Dunes (Resort Club), Myrtle Beach

The members of the course-ratings panel evaluate courses and rate them based on 10 criteria. They also file a single, overall rating on each course.  Those ratings are averaged together to produce a final rating for each course. Then each course is ranked against other courses in its state, or nationally, to produce the final rankings.

The Dunes Golf & Beach Club stands as a “Top 100 Golf Course” in virtually every major magazine ranking. The Club has played host to many PGA Tours, Senior PGA Tours, Women's, Amateur, National, and State events.  The course has seen some minor renovations throughout the years but has retained the original essence of the design, standing up to the numerous industry changes over the decades.

Built on the former site of a rice plantation, Caledonia has been recognized for its design and incredible beauty. Driving to the antebellum-style clubhouse, drivers pass under moss-draped oaks. The 6,526-yard, par-70 course has been described as having “18 signature holes,” with holes routed around majestic oaks and meandering streams. The picturesque 18th hole borders the plantation’s old rice field, and requires a precise tee shot that sets up a difficult second shot: a forced carry onto a green at the foot of the clubhouse.

True Blue Golf Club is known for its vast fairways, undulating greens, and impressive elevation changes. The rolling terrain and native vegetation of this once thriving indigo and rice plantation make for one of the most spectacular settings in golf.

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