Myrtle Beach Golf Courses
Burning Ridge Golf Club is located just west of Myrtle Beach in Conway, South Carolina. This Myrtle Beach golf course is known for their Southern hospitality. Burning Ridge has won both the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association and the South Carolina Course of the Year honors in 2006, based on four criteria: exceptional quality of the golf course, exceptional quality of the ownership and management, outstanding contribution to the community, and significant contribution to the game.Designed by Gene Hamm in 1988, Burning Ridge features two 18 hole Championship courses. The course follows a classic design with trees that close in on some fairways, elevated greens and lots of doglegs, most over mounds and bunkers at the inside corners. Water comes into play on the West course cutting off easy access to the greens, and on the East course sand is the major hazard.
Brunswick Plantation, located in Calabash, NC, is a 27-hole golf course that provides beginners and avid golfers alike with a memorable and challenging experience. Each course emphasizes the natural beauty of the terrain by integrating quick, bermuda grass greens and lush fairways with tall, Carolina pines.
The Magnolia Course, their first nine holes, has a slight Scottish flair. Water comes into play on three holes and three more are heavily bunkered, so hazards are a key element of the opening holes. The Azalea Course is carved from the thick Carolina woodlands. Water is the dominant theme here, factoring into many of the shots. The Dogwood Course, their third nine, meanders along the historic Caw Caw Run and through dense hardwoods.
Blackmoor Golf Club is built on the historic Longwood Plantation in Murrells Inlet. It actually has a graveyard on #13, which dates back to 1839 and in it rests a plantation family and their slaves. The course parallels the Waccamaw River and takes advantage of the natural terrain and beautiful vistas.
Several risk-reward opportunities pepper the course, as well as situations around the course that can require a couple different shot processes. There’s a little bit of Europe, South Africa, and the U.S. all rolled into one course in Myrtle Beach.
Part of the layout’s charm lies in the diversity of its challenge. The par 4s range from 352 to 454 yards – from the tips – so the types of shots, particularly off the tee, vary.
The Beachwood Golf Course, located in North Myrtle Beach, is nestled between the Intracoastal Waterway and Highway 17. Gene Hamm designed this Myrtle Beach golf course in 1968 with the traveling golfer in mind, delivering a layout that was long on playability and devoid of trickery. Forty-three years later, one of the Grand Strand’s pioneering courses continues to deliver on its original promise.
The layout of this Myrtle Beach golf course is full of character and good old fashioned Southern charm.The signature hole at Beachwood is the 239-yard, par-3, 18th. There is water in play on seven holes.
The Norman course at Barefoot Resort is a unique design with only 60 acres of mowable grass existing on all 18 holes. The course resembles one found in the deserts of the southwest, without the desert. This Myrtle Beach golf course also features seven holes along the Intracoastal Waterway giving golfers scenic views.Norman, award-winning designer, is excited about his design, stating “We have a fabulous piece of property with great elevations and the developer has spared no expense to ensure that this course is the absolute best it can be.” Also ranked in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play-2004” and was #28 in the “Top 50 Courses of Myrtle Beach” by Golf Digest.
The Love course at Barefoot Resort is a course designed by a Carolina native and leading PGA Tour pro, Davis Love III. This Myrtle Beach golf course is a beautifully striking course that features generous landing areas and wide open fairways, so if you're a long ball hitter you're free to take out the big stick and let them fly!
The course even incorporates a replica of ruins from an antebellum plantation house similar to ruins found throughout the Lowcountry. It is a course that is unique and fun to play.
The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort is a classic Lowcountry design filled with live oaks, pine trees, sand, natural areas and native grasses. This North Myrtle Beach layout features natural elevation changes that add a sense of drama and excitement the to golfing round. Waste areas and more than 90 bunkers have been handcrafted and placed for visual and strategic effect. Waste bunkers, pot bunkers, fairway and greenside bunkers The Fazio course has them all! With water featured on 15 holes, it often only comes into play on the worst shots.Tom Fazio has “perfected a certain formula for creating overwhelming, lovely holes that are meticulously manicured and pleasant to play." He was also voted “Golf Course Architect of the Year” for five years in a row and this Myrtle Beach golf course has attracted national acclaim. Off the tees, players will be greeted with stunning visuals and 18 distinct holes that will be remembered after every round.
The Dye course at Barefoot Resort is a challenging course and a visually stunning design all rolled into one! Architect Pete Dye is famous for creating courses with distinctive features. At this North Myrtle Beach golf course Dye has used native grasses to create dramatic visual effects in the grass roughs, as well as using a hybrid GN-1 bermuda grass on the fairways, Tifdwarf bermuda on the approaches, and Bentgrass on the greens. Infamous pitfalls for wayward shots are also synonymous with the Dye name. Both beautiful and treacherous, the Dye Course is an experience you won't soon forget.
The Dye Club is the Home of the Monday After the Masters – The Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am. This event came to Myrtle Beach in 2002 and has been played at the Dye Club every year since.
Azalea Sands Golf Club is located in North Myrtle Beach and is one of the few golf courses on the Grand Strand that has no homes or condos to impede the progress of your game.
Each hole on this Myrtle Beach golf course is unique and has strategically placed lakes, bunkers and tees that constantly test your shot-making abilities. Walking is allowed certain times of the year, and you'll always find the course in optimum playing condition.