Myrtle Beach is a city on the east coast of the United States of America in the state of South Carolina and a popular tourist destination because of its warm climate and extensive beaches. It is also known as a great place to play golf, with some of the best and challenging golf courses in the United States.
Some people call this area the Golf Capital of the World. There are around 250 public, semi-private and private golf courses in Myrtle Beach.
So what are the best Myrtle Beach golf courses?
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
The Caledonia Golf and Fish Club was built in 1994 and designed by Mike Strantz. It is located south of Myrtle Beach and is built on an old rice plantation. This 70-par Myrtle Beach golf course received over the years various honors, including ‘Top 50 Courses in Myrtle Beach’, ‘America’s 100 Best Modern Courses’ and ‘America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Courses’.
Dunes Golf and Beach Club
The Dunes Golf and Beach Club is a private Myrtle Beach golf club, which was built in 1949 by the famous designer Robert Trent, who also designed the courses of the Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta and Tanglewood Park in Winston-Salem.
The Dunes Golf and Beach Club has been home to various PGA tournaments and in 2014, it will host the PGA Professional National Championship. It was voted ‘Number One Golf Course in Myrtle Beach’ by Golf Week, Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.
True Blue Golf Plantation
Just like the Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, this Myrtle Beach golf course was also built on an old rice plantation and designed by Mike Strantz. The True Blue Golf Plantation was voted ‘No. 1 Public Course in the Myrtle Beach Area’, and golf players will enjoy the scenery, which includes salt marshes, wetlands, oaks and pines.
King’s North course at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club
King’s North course at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club was built in 1973, but renovated in 1996. This public golf courses is surrounded by water and has some very challenging holes, including hole 18, which is guarded by 40(!) sand traps.
Over the years, King’s North course at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club received various honors, including a spot in America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses and Top 100 Courses in America.