Summer is winding down in Myrtle Beach, but the wonderful coastal weather hasn’t left yet! Even though the water may be a bit cooler and the ocean winds a bit more breezy, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy your Grand Strand adventure as we move away from the bustle of the summer months. One of our favorite activities for this time of year, and one of the things Myrtle Beach is best known for, is the plethora of wonderful golf courses available for your dream day on the green. With over 80 golf courses on the Grand Strand, it’s no wonder why our area is considered to be the “Golf Capital of the World”. From great beginner courses to courses designed by the legends of the sport, Myrtle Beach has something for every skill level. Read on for a few of our favorite courses, so you can hit the links and have the perfect outing (with a little friendly competition).
Willbrook Plantation is first on our list, and is consistently rated one of the top golfing experiences in the area, even given a near perfect rating by Golf Digest. This Dan Maples design is perfectly suited for players of all skill levels to enjoy a day immersed in the beauty of our coast. Long considered an environmentalist’s dream, Willbrook’s pristine 18 holes are woven through natural grasses, Lowcountry marshes and wetlands, all surrounded by our wonderful native wildlife.
Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and nestled right outside Myrtle Beach, the Long Bay Golf Club is among the list of Founders Collection courses, blending the spirits of both east and west coast play for an experience truly unique. Nicklaus ensured that this course would serve up a challenge to all visitors, and it certainly does, along with a beautiful setting amongst the local dogwoods, maples and pines, all combining for a picturesque day on the links.
Myrtlewood Golf Club, with 2 newly redone courses, remains the heart of golf in Myrtle Beach, and is one of our personal favorites. With a prime beach location and a difficulty that is accessible to all players, no matter their experience level, Myrtlewood offers traditional play, with lush fairways, all only moments from popular Myrtle attractions like Broadway at the Beach.
In nearby Conway, SC is the Burning Ridge Golf Club, a staple of golfing on the Grand Strand since 1980. Since then, Burning Ridge has made a name for itself for its incredibly inviting ease, perfect for beginner to intermediate golfers, along with a course full of character to make for a memorable day.
And these are only a few of our favorites among the multitude of wonderful courses in our area, with plenty more legendary courses all around! Be sure to let us know your favorite places to tee up when you stay with us at Ocean Club Resort. We hope to see you on the links soon!