Grand Strand Rules the ‘Top 10 You Can Play List’ Again
Every year, Golfweek releases a list of the Best Courses You Can Play in South Carolina. The list highlights the notable and challenging golf layouts that are open for public play. This year brings no disappointment to the golfing community as seven of the top 10 courses are in the Myrtle Beach area.
Pawley’s Island earned two spots on the list with Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Plantation. Both courses are Mike Strantz designs and are actually right across the street from each other. True Blue Plantation earned the seventh spot and is rumored more difficult than its sister course Caledonia but is also one of the most beautiful courses on the Strand. The course also features what could be the widest fairways in the area. Caledonia is the more awarded and renowned of the two, and features a one-of-a-kind antebellum style. Look out for the par-3 third hole, which includes an intense tee shot over a waste bunker. This hole in itself may have earned Caledonia the number three spot on Golfweek’s list.
It is easy to see why Dunes Golf & Beach Club earned the fifth spot, with its setting and grandiosity. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and accompanied by 34 acres of lakes, this course requires great strategy and stands alone as a slice of golfing heaven on the Grand Strand. Tidewater Golf club earned the sixth spot with its impressive saltwater marsh views. Known as “The Pebble Beach of the East,” it continues to earn top ranking year after year.
The Tom Fazio designed TPC of Myrtle Beach holds the eighth spot and provides golfers with a PGA experience. Perfectly groomed fairways and greens, a luxurious clubhouse, and sprawling wetlands make you feel like a pro. This course is the only course on the Strand to be awarded 5 stars by Golf Digest. That’s something worth bragging about!
Barefoot Landing’s Love Course landed the ninth spot and Legends Resort’s Heathland Course came in at number ten.