There are 90 Myrtle Beach golf courses so we appreciate that it can be difficult to decide which ones you want to play.
To help aid you in selecting courses for your next Myrtle Beach golf trip, below is one reason you should play each Grand Strand golf course. It’s up to you to decide if one reason is enough.
Aberdeen Country Club – Twenty-seven hole facility is ideal for a day of arrival or departure round of golf.
Arcadian Shores Golf Club – Renovation project has Rees Jones’s first solo design ranked among Myrtle Beach’s top 20 courses and the greens are as fast as they are undulating.
Arrowhead Country Club – Central location, superior conditions and several holes that play along the Intracoastal Waterway – what’s not to like?
Dye Club at Barefoot Resort –(pictured above) If playing a top 100 caliber Pete Dye design isn’t enough, it also hosts the annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am.
Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort – Former host of Big Break Myrtle Beach championship match, Fazio is Barefoot’s best layout, according to Myrtle Beach area PGA pros.
Love Course at Barefoot Resort – Ranked among Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play,” the short par 4, fourth hole, which is backdropped by the faux ruins of an old plantation home, is one of the area’s iconic challenges.
Norman Course at Barefoot Resort – If you haven’t played the par 3 10th hole, along the Waterway, you have to – like right now.
Beachwood Golf Club – If you are staying in North Myrtle Beach, Beachwood is wide open, conveniently located and inexpensive, a winning combination.
Blackmoor Golf Club – The risk-reward decision on the par 4 eighth hole might be the area’s best.
Burning Ridge Golf Club – Good conditions, good value, good time.
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club – Need a reason to play Caledonia? The sun came up.
Carolina National Golf Club – Fred Couples design is on the Northern edge of the Grand Strand but the holes along the Lockwood Folly River make it worth the drive
Colonial Charters – There isn’t a less expensive round of golf to be found and conditions are good, so what’s not to like, especially if you are looking for an afternoon replay?
Crow Creek – This is one of North Carolina’s top 50 courses and criminally underrated.
Crown Park – You can’t play them all if you don’t play Crown Park.
Diamond Back – Who doesn’t want to play a course named after a rattlesnake?
Dunes Golf & Beach Club – It’s. The. Dunes. Club.
Eagle Nest – Even if you don’t want to play the 8,100-yard Perch tees, you need to see them.
Farmstead Golf Links – The 767-yard 18th hole plays through North and South Carolina.
Founders Club – Golfers are always riding the fairway.
Glen Dornoch – The closing three holes along the waterway are worth the price of the entire round.
Grande Dunes Resort Club – One of the area’s best courses and the 14th is on the (very) short list of Myrtle Beach’s best par 3s.
Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina – The property is staffed by members of Coastal Carolina’s Professional Golf Management program and a round at Hackler will restore your faith in the future of America’s youth.
Heritage Club – Those greens. You have to play them and the elephants buried beneath them.
International Club – Solid course, outstanding value.
Heathland at Legends Resort – A tour around one of Tom Doak’s first solo designs will make it abundantly clear why he has become one of the game’s premier architects.
Moorland Course at Legends Resort – Hell’s Half-Acre, the 223-yard par 4 16th hole.
Parkland Course at Legends Resort – Because golf is a masochist’s game.
Leopard’s Chase – Layout has been ranked among NC’s top 10 public courses and the 18th hole features a beach bunker and a waterfall.
Lion’s Paw – If you are a fan of Ocean Ridge, you have to give the first Big Cat a try.
Litchfield Country Club – This is a throwback course in all the best ways, so come enjoy an old-school country club experience.
Long Bay Golf Club – It’s a Jack Nickluas design – tough and unforgettable.
Man O’War – Course is home to golf’s only back-to-back island greens (and an island fairway).
Meadowlands – Renovation has made this one of the area’s most playable courses, and who doesn’t want to score well?
King’s North at Myrtle Beach National – The Gambler. ‘Nuff said.
SouthCreek at Myrtle Beach National – Don’t overlook SouthCreek, the “middle child” at MBN, which is highlighted by a great finishing stretch.
West Course at Myrtle Beach National – This is your best chance to go low on a Myrtle Beach golf trip.
PineHills Course at Myrtlewood – Great location, 2018 renovation have made venerable layout even more popular.
Palmetto Course at Myrtlewood – Brand new greens, bunkers and same beautiful view on No. 18 make Palmetto a favorite.
Oyster Bay Golf Club – If you like island greens and alligators, this is your course.
Pawleys Plantation Golf Club – You can’t call yourself a Myrtle Beach golfer until you’ve played the par 3 13th.
West Course at The Pearl Golf Links – The 14th hole, a 614-yard par 5, is Myrtle Beach’s fourth longest hole.
Pine Lakes Country Club – This is where it all began and the course remains as fun to play as ever.
Prestwick Country Club – If you want a stern test, this is it, especially the par 5 17th.
River Club – After playing the unforgettable 18th, golfers hate to see a round at River Club end.
River Hills – No parallel fairways and uncommon elevation change help the course standout in a crowded market.
River Oaks – Few courses have improved their conditioning as much in recent years as River Oaks and it’s an inexpensive round of golf.
Rivers Edge – If you like your golf courses with a surplus of coastal beauty, this is the layout for you.
Sandpiper Bay – What’s not to like about 27 holes and a chance to score?
Byrd Course at Sea Trail – Tight fairways and lakes up to 20 acres in size make the course Sea Trail’s biggest test.
Jones Course at Sea Trail – It’s a Rees Jones design, meaning you can count on a quality layout, mounding and a straight-forward challenge.
Maples Course at Sea Trail – Worth the trip to play the five holes along Calabash Creek.
Shaftesbury Glen – Course has installed 500,000 square feet of waste bunkers in recent years, transforming the layout.
Thistle Golf Club – I’d play the course just to see the area’s best clubhouse.
Tidewater Golf Club – You have to play just to join the debate about which par 3 is better – No. 3 or No. 12.
Tiger’s Eye Golf Links – This is where Tim Cate introduced the use of his signature coquina boulders in a big way and it remains one of the North Strand’s best layouts.
TPC Myrtle Beach – If Dustin Johnson called the course home for years, surely your group should do the same for a weekend.
Tradition Golf Club – Nobody leaves Tradition disappointed and you won’t either.
True Blue Golf Club – Layout is unlike any other along the Grand Strand and it has earned its spot on various top 100 lists.
Wachesaw East – You need to see if you can break former LPGA star Meg Mallon’s course record of 62.
Avocet Course at Wild Wing – Because you want to try and drive the green on the 260-yard, par 4 14th hole.
Willbrook Plantation – Lowcountry beauty + value = Golfers love Willbrook.
Witch Golf Club – This is Myrtle Beach’s prettiest Witch, especially a front nine that plays through the Waccamaw Swamp.
Wizard Golf Club – Player-friendly design with arguably the area wildest architectural swings – a links style design that finishes with three contemporary holes built around a lake.
World Tour Golf Links – This is the closest you will get to Augusta National and Amen Corner.