Valentine’s Day always leaves many people scrambling to order roses and send a box of chocolates to that special someone, but that’s not what you are here for. We are going to talk about love in a much different sense.
Our Valentine’s Day present to you is a list of five courses you are going to love playing this spring (no need for monogamy here!). These aren’t necessarily Myrtle Beach’s best layouts – we all know everyone enjoys the Dunes Club – but they are five courses you will relish the opportunity to play.
● Everyone loves a cheap date and the West Course at Myrtle Beach National combines value pricing with the area’s easiest layout. What more could you want for Valentine’s Day? We all want to score and the well-manicured West Course is the place to do it.
● Tucked away just across the state line in Sunset Beach, N.C., Thistle is the beauty that seems to be hidden in the shadows. Golfers who have played the 27-hole facility that is also home to the area’s nicest clubhouse, rave about the Tim Cate layout, but too many people have never teed it up at Thistle. If you play the course, it’s a decision you won’t regret.
● A lot of players chase young and sexy but maturity is equally attractive, especially when we are talking about Pine Lakes Country Club. A 2021 restoration project has Myrtle Beach’s oldest course looking and playing as good as it ever has. You will enjoy the many virtues of maturity here.
● King’s North continues to deliver a good time. “The Gambler,” (top photo) the course’s unforgettable par 5 sixth hole, No. 12, a par 3 with the iconic SC bunkers, and the closing par 4 18th, which features more than 40 bunkers, are just the beginning on a layout that delivers memorable challenges and the chance to score.
● Prestwick Country Club is a demanding date but one you won’t regret. The P.B. Dye design will test your game, your resolve, and your patience, but as is so often the case, we appreciate things we have to work hard for. Prestwick doesn’t surrender good scores easily, but everyone wants a second crack. (pictured right)
Myrtle Beach offers a lot of golf courses to love, and these five should be at the top of your list this year.