Great golf requires work, sometimes even at the last minute. If your game needs a quick tune-up after you arrive in town for a trip, Myrtle Beach is home to several superior practice facilities.
Here are five courses that are home to practice areas that will make you want to enjoy extended time on the range.
— Legends Resort is home to a 30-acre, lighted practice facility so there is little not to like. There is ample room to hit off the ground or practice mats, a bunker, a large chipping green and an enormous practice putting green. This is where a lot of people go to improve, but Legends has plenty of room to handle a crowd.
— If you are in search of the area’s nicest facility, look no further than TPC Myrtle Beach. A spacious driving range, two beautifully maintained practice bunkers, and a slick putting green were good enough for PGA Tour superstar Dustin Johnson (pictured right), so I’m sure they will work for your game as well.
— The range and chipping and putting greens at World Tour aren’t as large as their counterparts on this list, but they are exquisitely maintained and a full length, “practice” hole pushes this centrally located facility near the top of the list.
— The Resort Course at Grande Dunes has a practice facility that equals the quality of what World Tour offers with the added benefit of being considerably larger. The chipping area, with multiple flags, might be the area’s best and the range is expansive. Grande Dunes is a great place to practice (or get a lesson as it’s the home of the Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center, operated by Dale Ketola, pictured right).
— Last, but certainly not least, Barefoot Resort is home to a 30-acre range that is complemented by the always enjoyable Putters Pub onsite. If the short game practice area, 75 grass tees, putting green, and accurate yardages can’t help get your game straightened out, maybe happy hour and a dozen wings at Putters will.
If you are struggling and want to put in some extra work, Myrtle Beach offers plenty of places to do so.