Golfweek has unveiled its list of the “Best Courses You Can Play” in each state, and Myrtle Beach again dominated the ranking of South Carolina’s best courses. Nine of the Palmetto State’s top 15 public courses were located along the Grand Strand, according Golfweek, highlighting the depth and quality of the area’s offerings.Myrtle Beach courses were led by the Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club as Golfweek ranked both layouts among its “Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play,” a ranking of America’s best public courses. Dunes Club is America’s 48th best public course and Caledonia is 60th on the list.
Golfweek ranked Kiawah’s Ocean Course, Harbor Town and May River as the top 3 courses in South Carolina before the floodgates opened for Myrtle Beach. The Dunes Club (No. 4) and Caledonia (No. 5), were followed by True Blue (No. 6), Tidewater (No. 7), Moorland (No. 9), Heritage (No. 10), TPC Myrtle Beach (No. 12), Dye Course at Barefoot Resort (No. 13) and King’s North at Myrtle Beach National (No. 14). Further highlighting the strength of the Grand Strand golf market, Leopard’s Chase at Ocean Ridge Plantation was ranked the 11th best course in North Carolina. Myrtle Beach, home to 90 courses, is golf’s most popular destination, attracting players with its unmatched combination of quality golf and legendary value.
South Carolina’s Top 15 Public Courses
1. Ocean Course, Kiawah Island Golf Resort
2. Harbor Town, Sea Pines Resorts
3. May River Golf Club, Montage Palmetto Bluff
8. Atlantic Dunes, Sea Pines Resort
10. Heritage Club
11. Heron Point, Sea Pines Resort
12. TPC Myrtle Beach
13. Dye Course, Barefoot Resort
14. King’s North at Myrtle Beach National
15. Palmetto Dunes