A significant part of Myrtle Beach’s appeal as a golf destination lies in the value it provides.
Some people equate value with inexpensive, but that’s not always the case. The top end of the Myrtle Beach market delivers tremendous ROI when compared with comparable courses in other destinations.
With that in mind, here is a look at Myrtle Beach’s five most expensive courses and what they provide:
(Disclaimer: Prices are based on a course’s rate on Oct. 19 – per MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com on Feb. 26, 2020 – a peak fall weekend that hasn’t yet been influenced by the tee sheet filling up. The price of a tee time is impacted by demand so prices are subject to change – similar to the way airlines and hotels price inventory – but this is an accurate look at the pricing hierarchy)
Dunes Club, $199 (pictured right) – You expected another course? The semi-private layout is widely regarded as Myrtle Beach’s finest and it’s priced accordingly. Conditioning, service, quality of layout – it’s all there. If your group has the budget, a round at the Dunes Club is worth the price.
Barefoot Resort, $175 – We are cheating a little here because all four courses at Barefoot – the Fazio, Love, Norman and Dye – are priced the same and we are counting them as one entry. A quartet of premier layouts designed by four of the biggest names in golf. Barefoot delivers on the experience it promises.
Tidewater Golf Club, $173 (pictured top) – This is the area’s most scenic course. The holes along Cherry Grove – 3, 4, 12, 13 – are stunning, and we haven’t taken into account the holes along the Intracoastal Waterway. The course is the area’s third best, according to area PGA professionals, and it’s a bucket list experience.
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, $159 – Recommendation: scoop this tee time up immediately. Caledonia is a consensus top 100 course and it’s as beautiful as it is fun to play. Those mid-morning tee times during the fall season are like gold and will fill quickly.
Thistle Golf Club, $143 – The 27-hole facility located just across the state line in Sunset Beach, N.C., is renowned for providing outstanding conditions and it’s the home of the area’s nicest clubhouse. The Tim Cate design is creative, fun to play and a treat to play.