Myrtle Beach attracts players from across the globe, a byproduct of the quantity and quality of golf courses the area offers.
With 90 layouts, the Grand Strand provides players a seemingly endless array of choices. The courses in the area’s middle tier offer the type of experience other locales can’t match, helping differentiate Myrtle Beach from the competition.
The PineHills Course at Myrtlewood is exhibit 1A. Myrtlewood is a 36-hole facility located in the heart of town, but despite its primo location, PineHills (and its sister course, Palmetto) often flies under the radar.
Savvy group leaders don’t overlook the venerable layout for these reasons:
— The Arthur Hills design is fun to play. You are going to have a chance to score and at 6,112 yards from the white tees, it’s an ideal distance for most golfers. For low handicappers, PineHills plays over 6,600 yards from the tips and the percentage of players that need more length than that is extraordinarily small.
— After overseeding wall-to-wall, the PineHills Course has set the standard for conditioning along the Grand Strand this spring. The layout is in immaculate shape, enhancing the greens and bunker renovation project that was performed in 2018.
— Speaking of the renovation project, the Sunday bermudagrass greens have matured to perfection. While the Palmetto, it’s sister course, has been deservedly showered with attention after its 2019 renovation, the results of the work at the PineHills Course are no less impressive. You are more likely to find Patrick Reed teaching a class on decorum than you are to find a bumpy green at PineHills.
— With golf course condos onsite, Myrtlewood is a 36-hole, stay-and-play facility that enjoys a near perfect location in the heart of town. Golfers are just minutes from Pine Lakes, Grande Dunes, World Tour and Arrowhead, among others. We haven’t even mentioned how close PineHills is to Broadway at the Beach, one of the area’s most popular dining and nightlife spots.
— Not only is PineHills an enjoyable track, it’s a high-quality design, highlighted by the par 4 18th hole, which features a green flanked by water on the left and three bunkers on the right. On a course that counts playability among its many assets, the final approach is a dicey one.
A round at PineHills will make any golf trip a better one.