The weather in Myrtle Beach is good, but if you want to hedge against an overnight rainstorm confining your golf cart to path, we are here to help.
Here is a look at Myrtle Beach golf courses that will almost always allow you to ride the fairways:
— Pine Lakes Country Club was Myrtle Beach’s first golf course, opening in 1927, and 93 years later it will be among the last to keep golfers off the fairway. Cart paths are almost non-existent, other than around tees and greens, but more importantly, the rolling, sandy terrain drains as well as any course in the area.
— Grande Dunes Resort Club is one of Myrtle Beach’s best layouts and water disappears from the Roger Rulewich design as if it were rolling off a duck’s back. If this beauty is open, you can count on driving the golf cart to your ball, maximizing your enjoyment of a top 100 caliber course.
— There is water on 15 of 18 holes at River Club and all those ponds provide an outlet for excess water, making the Tom Jackson design one of the last Myrtle Beach golf courses to restrict carts to the path.
— Elevated fairways framed by waste bunkers enhance drainage at Founders Club at Pawleys Island. (pictured above) Myrtle Beach’s youngest course (Founders Club opened in 2008) is home to fairways that are open throughout the year.
— Tradition Club is the area’s only course designed by Ron Garl, one of Florida’s most prolific architects. That matters for this reason: it rains a lot in Florida, and Garl understands how to build and design a golf course that drains well, which is exactly what he did at Tradition Club.
If you have to beat the rain, these five golf courses are the best place to start.