You aren’t booking a round at a course because of the clubhouse, but that doesn’t mean it can’t contribute to the enjoyment of your next Myrtle Beach golf trip.
If you are playing these courses, plan to head inside for the post-round beverage of your choice and enjoy five of the best clubhouse experiences in Myrtle Beach.
— The Pine Lakes clubhouse (pictured above) is on the National Registry of Historic places – it was Myrtle Beach’s first course and the birthplace of Sports Illustrated – and it’s a great place to relax after golf. The bar has a large, open floor plan, numerous TVs, and very good food. There is no reason to be in a rush to leave.
— Caledonia is on any short list of America’s best 19th holes. The antebellum style clubhouse overlooks the layout’s famed 18th green (pictured below), allowing golfers perched on a wraparound porch to enjoy watching their fellow players try to clear the water. The atmosphere is festive – who doesn’t like to place a small wager on whether a complete stranger can hit the green? – and the food is good (Cliff’s cajun chicken club won’t disappoint). If you leave this top 100 layout without visiting the clubhouse, you are doing yourself a disservice.
— Barefoot Resort is home to four courses with the Norman, Love and Fazio layouts playing out of the Resort clubhouse, and it’s nice. But the Dye Clubhouse is the must-visit. It’s relatively small and has the feel of an upper-crust private club. This is an underrated experience and one that will enhance your day at the Pete Dye-designed layout.
— Aberdeen Country Club recently remodeled its clubhouse and half the building has the feel of a sports bar. The open layout and five TVs have helped transform the post-golf vibe. Value at Aberdeen comes in many forms and that includes the reimagined clubhouse. If you don’t believe me, check it out.
— Thistle, home to a 10,000-square-foot Scottish inspired clubhouse, is the easy answer but given that you are likely already aware of it, I’m going to take you in a different direction. Glen Dornoch has always been a popular facility, and the clubhouse is one of the reasons why. The back patio overlooks the double green the ninth and 18th holes share and the Intracoastal is just steps away, providing a beautiful backdrop.
The clubhouse is never the defining experience of any day on the course, but these five certainly contribute to the experience.