The golf trip has been planned for months, the stay-and-play package is booked and paid for, but you and a couple of the boys are arriving early on check-in day and want to play a quick round.
If you are in that situation and looking for a cheap round of golf, we are here to help.
Below is a look at Myrtle Beach’s five cheapest courses (prices per MyrtleBeachGolfTrips). Before we get started, five of the six have undergone renovations in recent years, a testament to the market’s commitment to providing a great experience.
1. Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University (Starting at $36) – Myrtle Beach’s cheapest course is a DEAL. The university-owned property is always in good shape and the layout is enjoyable. If someone asks if I want to play the Hackler (pictured above), I’m always happy to do so. There is no destination in America whose cheapest courses is this good. Seriously.
2. Colonial Charters (Starting at $37) – Since Founders Group International purchased Colonial Charters in 2014, the course has steadily improved. There is water on 16 of 18 holes but it’s not overwhelming, making the layout a nice blend of challenging and playable. Colonial Charters is a shotmaker’s course and one you won’t be disappointed to play
T-3. Diamond Back (Starting $39) – If you are coming in on Highway 9, Diamond Back is the first course you will come to, so that’s as good a reason as any to play. Throw in a 2018 greens renovation project and this Russell Breeden design can help jump-start a trip. But consider yourself warned, Diamond Back (bad pun alert) has some bite. It’s not the easiest course on the list.
T-3. Eagle Nest (Starting at $39) – This is the longest course in South Carolina – playing over 8,000 yards from the Perch Tees (don’t get any ideas, you have to be a pro to play them). Eagle Nest has enjoyed upgrades in recent years as well. You can count on a good layout, good conditions, and the toughest three-hole finish along the Myrtle Beach golf scene. That last claim is up for debate but the closing stretch, highlighted by the par 3 18th, is memorable.
T-3. River Oaks (Starting at $39) – If you are looking for a value course and a central location, River Oaks is your choice. The 27-hole facility is located off 501 just minutes from the airport and downtown Myrtle Beach. But River Oaks isn’t just a convenient location. Few courses have enjoyed a more dramatic turnaround over the last 10 years. A renovation project that included new greens and a commitment to improving conditions ensured River Oaks delivers bang for your buck.