Although Myrtle Beach may be known for its 60+ miles of beaches, it’s also a hot spot for golf enthusiasts and pros. Myrtle Beach golf courses offer golfers a wide variety of course designs, amenities, and scenery to explore.
If you want to work on your swing or need a break from the beach, reserve your tee time at the top 10 golf courses in Myrtle Beach. (Listed in no particular order.)
1. Willbrook Plantation
A Dan Maples course, the Willbrook Plantation opened in 1988 and is adorned with Spanish moss and live oaks around every turn. The historic plantation dates back to the 1700s and boasts a rich history and natural landscape. Keep an eye out for local wildlife as you tee off, too! The course is also one of the most popular Myrtle Beach golf courses for women in South Carolina.
Willbrook Plantation is also part of the Founders Collection courses, allowing golfers to book tee times on all courses in the collection via a single transaction. The affordable nature along with the variety of challenges on the course is one of the many reasons why local and visiting golf fans choose Willbrook Plantation.
2. Pawleys Plantation
Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club is located on the Pawleys Plantation Resort, providing golfers a Myrtle Beach escape featuring surf and sand… in more ways than one!
The country club is set on a stunning landscape featuring 200-year-old mossy oak trees. You’ll wonder if you should play a round of golf or embark on a blissful nature walk through the course instead. The course is a Jack Nicklaus signature design, providing golfers with a challenge and pleasurable game all in one experience.
Book a stay at the resort along with your scheduled tee times for a golf vacation unlike any other.
3. Heritage Club
Many of the Myrtle Beach golf courses on our list are home to rich histories and the Heritage Club is no exception. The course contains two holes right cemeteries which are more than a century old (if not older!) Members of families who maintained the original plantation grounds are buried here, too.
The Heritage Club golf course offers a grass driving range, large putting practice and chipping green, as well as a luxurious clubhouse. Inside, golfers will find a grille and seasonal outdoor seating area.
In addition to a grass driving range, players can use a large practice putting and chipping green is broad and undulating, making for many potential pre- or post-round contests. The elegant clubhouse contains a grille and attractive outdoor seating area, open seasonally. It’s the perfect place to grab a cocktail and enjoy the club’s historic natural scenery.
If your little ones want to get in on the fun, Heritage Club allows kids to golf for free!
4. Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort
Situated on the Barefoot Resort, the Fazio Course is designed by Davis Love and has been ranked on Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play (#86.) After nine holes, the course does not return to the clubhouse but rather takes golfers on a nature walk through pine and oak trees, sand, and pathways with elegant water views.
The Par 71 course uses a hybrid turf grass for the best experience and feel. The course also includes five sets of tees for visitors of all skill levels to test their talents on a championship-level course.
Extend your time at the award-winning course by booking a room at the Barefoot Resort which also boasts three more golf courses for you to play.
5. TPC Myrtle Beach
Once host to the Senior PGA Tour Championship, TPC Myrtle Beach is the only course in the entire Grand Strand to ever be awarded 5 Stars by Golf Digest magazine. This challenging course was designed by Tom Fazio in 1999 and his style is evident throughout. The course’s natural beauty includes water features, towering trees, and perfect pathways between each hole. But don’t get too confident! The open fairways may provide the illusion of an achievable course, but Fazio had several tricks up his sleeve when designing the 72-par TPC Myrtle Beach.
Like most Myrtle Beach golf courses, TPC Myrtle Beach boasts a quaint and relaxing clubhouse. Grab a bite to eat and a drink at the Grille or the new Champions Pub at TPC Myrtle Beach. If you need to upgrade your equipment or have forgotten something back home, swing by the Pro Shop.
6. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
Ranked #29 on GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Golf Courses You Can Play (2016) and on “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” list by Golf Digest, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club knows a thing or two about exceeding expectations.
The gorgeous club features 100+ year-old oak trees leading to the world-class antebellum-styled clubhouse. As you enter the par-70 course, you’ll notice the wandering streams, picturesque landscaping, and even the Plantation’s historic rice field. But don’t get too distracted by the course’s beauty; you’ve got a difficult course to complete.
The “19th” hole patio is also considered to be one of the most famous in the entire South!
7. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club
The historic Dunes course at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club opened in 1949 and is renowned as the course that solidified Myrtle Beach’s place in the golf industry. The acclaimed course was also the host of the 47th annual PGA Professional National Championship in June 2014.
This member-owned club’s course is ranked 47th on Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play and was renovated in 2013 to include Ultradwarf Champion Bermuda surfaces. Renovations also increased the practice tee and range and also included a new chipping green and practice bunker.
The country club also offers tennis for those who want to improve their other swing. For club members, amenities include a pool, beach access, bar, and multiple dining options.
8. Rivers Edge Golf Club
Rivers Edge Golf Club features an Arnold Palmer course of just over 6900 yards from the back tees. Situated on the north side of the Grand Strand, the Rivers Edge course makes full use of the natural landscape for a challenging, yet exciting game. In fact, while being under par is celebrated on a majority of courses, making par is the reward here! The golf club also includes a practice putting and chipping green along with a grass driving range.
While you’re enjoying the course, take a moment to soak in the Grand Strand’s beauty. The course features coastal marshes, picturesque greenways, and a river for stunning views.
9. True Blue Plantation
With rolling hills, pristinely landscaped fairways, as well as a variety of scenic wetlands and woodlands, visitors of True Blue Plantation are in for one riveting round of golf. Although the landscape may seem appealing to the eye, it also makes for several challenging obstacles along the way.
The True Blue Plantation par 72, 7062-yard course provides Myrtle Beach visitors the opportunity to experience 36 holes on Pawleys Island.
In addition to the course, the property also includes a clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant, along with changing rooms. Guests may also use the practice facilities or sign up for a lesson at the Steve Dresser Golf Academy.
10. Prestwick Country Club
Rounding out our list of Myrtle Beach golf courses is Prestwick Country Club. Although it may look like an exclusive club, Prestwick is completely open to the public. Why not make a stop here on your Myrtle Beach vacation?
With a recently renovated Pete Dye course design, the course is a tough one for pros and amateurs alike. If you want to work on your craft prior to hitting the links, sign up for a lesson or clinic at the clubhouse.
After you complete your round, stop by the club’s restaurant for a drink and a view of the beautiful course.
Reserve Your Tee Time at Myrtle Beach Golf Courses
To ensure that you have a chance to play on some of Myrtle Beach’s best golf courses, make your tee time reservations today. Many courses are booked days or weeks in advance so call ahead!