TPC Myrtle Beach is near the top of any list of the Grand Strand’s best courses. The Tom Fazio-Lanny Wadkins design was built with the idea of hosting Tour-level events and it has fulfilled that promise.
TPC is the perfect place to host the final round of your trip, allowing you to crown a victor on a layout that has challenged the likes of Tom Watson, Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson and so many more.
While the brand offers the assurance of quality, the reasons to tee it up at TPC Myrtle Beach extend far beyond reputation.
– Heading into the spring season, you won’t find a course in better condition. The wall-to-wall overseed means lush green grass as far as the eye can see; the greens are as fast and smooth as any in the area. You expect a TPC course to be in great shape but even by those lofty standards, this is a standout facility.
– The experience at any course is more than just 18 holes and that’s certainly the case at TPC, which includes a practice facility that is among the best in South Carolina. The sprawling range, the practice bunker and chipping area, it’s all part of the day at TPC and your group needs to take full advantage.
– The back nine attracts a lot of attention (more on that momentarily) but the opening nine is the more demanding side. Holes 3, 4 and 9 (top photo) are all 405+ yard par 4s (all distance white tees) that are brutally difficult. The first and eighth holes are shorter par 4s, offering the opportunity to pick up a stroke, but generally speaking, you better arrive at the first tee ready to play, lest you will find yourself in a hole.
– When you make the turn, it’s also time to make your move. The 10th hole is a 322-yard par 4; sure, there is water to carry on the approach but you will have a wedge in hand, so there are no excuses. The 12th hole, a 277-yard two-shotter, is drivable for long hitters, and the 14th is a gettable par 5. Pick up strokes on those holes because the challenge again stiffens down the stretch, most notably on No. 15, a 403-yard par 4 that makes the hardest of men tremble.
– A dramatic finish is a prerequisite for a tournament caliber course and TPC Myrtle Beach exceeds expectations. The risk-reward, par 5 18th, with its stadium style design, is the perfect place to gather and watch friends finish up. Whether you try to reach a green with water running up to its left edge or choose to layup, the approach is full of tension and a great way to complete a round. If your group’s trophy is on the line, all the better.
There isn’t a better place to finish your next Myrtle Beach golf trip.
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