Families looking to enjoy the Myrtle Beach golf experience in the summer of 2021 will appreciate the effort numerous courses have made to create junior tees, making it easier for newcomers to take up golf.
Courses often set junior tees up approximately 150 yards from the hole and eliminate any sort of forced carry whenever possible, allowing kids to engage with every facet of the game without overwhelming them.
If you are looking to bring a young golfer to the course, here are seven layouts that offer junior tees:
Aberdeen Country Club: This links inspired design, located on Highway 9 in Longs, is ideal for vacationers staying in North Myrtle Beach, providing a layout with a limited number of trees to contend with.
Litchfield Country Club: Pawleys Island’s first course delivers an old-school country club experience that sets up well for newcomers. Take advantage of the opportunity to play this classic design with limited water hazards as you move forward.
West Course at Myrtle Beach National: Per the USGA’s slope/rating system, this is the area’s easiest course, so it only makes sense it would appeal to kids. The West Course is also the rare layout that concludes with a par 3, enhancing your chances of leaving on a high note. (pictured right)
PineHills Course at Myrtlewood: Located in the heart of Myrtle, less than 10 minutes from the beach, PineHills is absolutely a player-friendly course. If you are looking for a layout with junior tees, PineHills is a great place to start.
River Club: Playing from the junior tees will remove much of the trouble on a course with water on 15 of 18 holes, allowing the entire family to enjoy River Club. This is one of the area’s most underrated layouts.
Willbrook: If you want to introduce kids to the game in an environment that showcases the area’s lowcountry beauty, Willbrook is the place to go. The Dan Maples design was ranked among the nation’s top 100 courses for women and its player-friendly characteristics make it popular with juniors as well. (top photo)
Wild Wing Avocet: Last but certainly not least, Avocet is easily accessible from downtown Myrtle Beach and offers players open greens to run the ball onto. This is a layout everyone will enjoy.
If you want to bring children to the course – and with Myrtle Beach’s “Kids Play Free” program, why wouldn’t you? – these seven layouts will help provide an enjoyable experience.