A 2021 restoration at Pine Lakes Country Club, which featured the installation of new Sunday bermudagrass greens and a comprehensive bunker renovation project, already had the venerable layout atop many must-play lists.
For lovers of green grass, there is another, more vibrant, reason to play the “Granddaddy” in 2022. Myrtle Beach’s oldest golf course has overseeded wall-to-wall, meaning players will enjoy lush, green grass throughout the winter and the area’s peak spring season.
Greens, tee boxes, fairways and rough – they are all green, a welcome sight for golfers, especially our friends from the Northeast and Midwest in search of a respite from dreary weather.
With the greens rolling better than they have in years and the overseed flourishing, Pine Lakes is in premium condition. One of the area’s most recognizable layouts, Pine Lakes attracts much of the attention, but it’s not the only Myrtle Beach golf course overseeding from wall-to-wall.
Other courses offering the promise of green as far as golfers can see are:
–TPC Myrtle Beach will provide competitors in the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship with a lush course. One of the Myrtle Beach area’s premier layouts, TPC exceeds the lofty expectations associated with the brand, and the conditions provided by the overseed are a big reason why during the winter months. (TPC Myrtle Beach pictured right)
-Ask locals to name the area’s best conditioned courses and Arrowhead Country Club is always at or near the top of the list. The Raymond Floyd design, home to 27 holes, overseeds everywhere to great effect. Golfers arrive at Arrowhead knowing the layout will be in superb shape.
– Two of the area’s long-time proponents of wall-to-wall green, Man O’War and The Wizard will again provide golfers pristine conditions. The Wizard, a links inspired design, and Man O’War, home of golf’s only layout with back-to-back island greens, are value-centric courses that deliver a memorable experience, and that will be the case again in 2022.
-Gary Players’ only Myrtle Beach course, Blackmoor, provides green as far as the eye can see as well. Fairways, tee boxes and rough are all overseeded on the Murrells Inlet layout, and the greens are painted in a way that looks natural (two things here: 1) dormant greens are fast and smooth; 2) the quality of painting has improved immensely in recent years, to the point if you weren’t told, you likely wouldn’t know it.).
Golfers can arrive at the course and expect good conditions at any Myrtle Beach layout. Nearly every course overseeds tees and fairways while most do so on the greens as well, but golfers that relish the sight of wall-to-wall green, especially during the winter months, will particularly enjoy Pine Lakes Country Club, TPC Myrtle Beach, Arrowhead Country Club, Man O’War , The Wizard and Blackmoor.