If one round isn’t enough for your group but 36 is a little too much, Myrtle Beach is home to seven 27-hole facilities that could be ideal venues for your next golf trip.
In a destination with 90 courses, the area’s 27-hole properties are coincidentally clustered in fairly tight circles. On the north end, Thistle, Sandpiper and the Pearl are located within a Bryson DeChambeau drive of one another, while Arrowhead, Wing Wing and River Oaks are all within eight miles of each other in Myrtle Beach.
Here is a closer look at Myrtle Beach’s 27-hole facilities.
— The Cypress, Lakes and Waterway nines at Arrowhead Country Club are most known for being home to some of Myrtle Beach’s best year-round conditions. Located just minutes from the airport, Arrowhead offers views of the Intracoastal Waterway and always impeccable greens. The Tom Jackson/Raymond Floyd design is a treat to play.
— Carolina National (top photo) is the area’s northernmost property but it’s an ideal day of arrival or departure course. The Fred Couples layout plays along the Lockwood Folly River, delivering stunning natural beauty. If your group doesn’t mind the drive, Carolina National is more than worth the time.
— A day at the Pearl – home to the East, West and North nines – is highlighted by the holes that play along the Shallotte River. The Dan Maples course has been delighting players since 1987 and with the now two-year-old MiniVerde bermudagrass greens in prime condition, the Pearl is a nice place to spend a day.
— Golfers looking for a chance to score will want to check out Sandpiper Bay. The Bay, Piper and Sand nines have placed an emphasis on playability and the 2019 Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association Course of the Year has long prided itself on being one of the North Strand’s best conditioned courses. (pictured right)
— Thistle Golf Club was voted one of the Myrtle Beach area’s top 20 courses by PGA professionals and it doesn’t take long to see why this Scottish-inspired design is so highly regarded. Throw in the area’s premier clubhouse and a 27-hole day at the Thistle is a treat.
— Few courses along the Myrtle Beach golf scene have come as far as River Oaks over the last decade. New management invested in a $1.8 million renovation project that has paid significant dividends. Golfers can expect to enjoy a value-centric round on the property’s thriving Champion bermudagrass greens.
— Last but certainly not least is Wild Wing, long a favorite of Myrtle Beach golfers. The Avocet Course and the Hummingbird nine are the perfect complements for groups that want to play 27 holes. Avocet is a creative, 4-star layout while Hummingbird, a par 34, allows for a quick, yet challenging, nine-hole replay.