Myrtle Beach Golfcation

Any tt members know of some great public or semi private courses in myrtle beach. Me and the family are taking a Golfcation so all the kids are going any suggestions. 

Hi, I been out there about 5-6 times from Denver, so played a few of them, maybe 30ish, but the top 5 courses (to me so subjective)out there are the following: Not sure the age of your kids. Some the course below are tough. 1. Caledonia (Augusta feel...one of my personal favorites across the USA) 2. Tigers Eye (A lot of vertical so uncommon out there... love the 18th hole look) 3. Rivers Edge (Great Layout, a few average holes) 4. Barefoot (Fazio/Dye...Love...Norman in order for me. All are decent) 5. International World Tour (27 copy cat holes. Okay course but condition was the best) Other great ones: Tidewater TPC Myrtle Beach Legends - Heathland Course I should note that Tigers Eye is north somewhat listed outside Myrtle Beach but on the edge. I hope the courses are not to long or hard for the kids. When we go it is a "guys" trip. Daughter is just starting so may have to change my way of thinking. Hope that helps.

There are a lot of courses and virtually all of them are nice enough or priced well enough to be worth it.  I'm partial to the courses North of Myrtle Beach just across the NC/SC line.  They are typically a bit cheaper and a little less busy.  Plus there are a lot of great local restaurants and a slightly slower pace of life in the area, but only 20 minutes from the heart of Myrlte.  To me, it's just a little more relaxing.

The top 3 must plays for me in Myrtle Beach are Caladonia, True Blue and Farmstead. I will be down there the first weekend in April and will try to play one of the three.

There are a lot of courses down there that juniors play free at  

I have been going to the Myrtle Beach area on a 4-day golf trip with my high school buddies almost every spring/summer since 1993.  The last few years, we have played The Surf Club and The Dunes Club. They are among the oldest clubs in the area and may not be accessible to the general public.  They are my top two personal favorites. We have also played Tidewater and Grande Dunes, both are excellent courses.  Others that I have played and would recommend are Myrtlewood,  Pine Lakes, Beachwood, Arcadian Shores, Myrtle Beach National, and Pawley's Plantation.  Like others have stated, you can stay in North Myrtle Beach where the beach is just as wide and nice and not quite as crowded.  Another nice resort is Sea Trail Plantation in Sunset Beach, North Carolina just across the SC border. They have three courses and are very reasonably priced. It's a great place to stay if you do not have to be within walking distance of the beach.  There are about 80 golf courses stretching from Ocean Isle, NC southward to Litchfield Beach, SC.  Based on your budget and your playing abilities,  you can easily find many good golf courses to play. The other attractions plus great restaurants make this area a fantastic place for a "Golfcation".  

Tom P

I have been going to the Myrtle Beach area on a 4-day golf trip with my high school buddies almost every spring/summer since 1993.  The last few years, we have played The Surf Club and The Dunes Club. They are among the oldest clubs in the area and may not be accessible to the general public.  They are my top two personal favorites. We have also played Tidewater and Grande Dunes, both are excellent courses.  Others that I have played and would recommend are Myrtlewood,  Pine Lakes, Beachwood, Arcadian Shores, Myrtle Beach National, and Pawley's Plantation.  Like others have stated, you can stay in North Myrtle Beach where the beach is just as wide and nice and not quite as crowded.  Another nice resort is Sea Trail Plantation in Sunset Beach, North Carolina just across the SC border. They have three courses and are very reasonably priced. It's a great place to stay if you do not have to be within walking distance of the beach.  There are about 80 golf courses stretching from Ocean Isle, NC southward to Litchfield Beach, SC.  Based on your budget and your playing abilities,  you can easily find many good golf courses to play. The other attractions plus great restaurants make this area a fantastic place for a "Golfcation".  

I'm a member at Sea Trail so I would agree with you about it being a nice place to stay.  And you can get package deals for less $100 per night (four to a villa) for three nights and three rounds of golf.  The resort was actually just purchased by a foreign investor last summer and he dumped millions of dollars into it already refurbishing both the buildings and golf course.  I'm excited for the future of the resort.

I've been going to Myrtle Beach for years. I don't have any kids but depending on your kids age and their skill ability it's really hard to give you any info. I was just there about a month ago and we played all the Barefoot courses and they were spectacular.  They were all very well manicured and well taken care of. We also played World Tour, the fairways there were more lush and was a course I believe everyone must play. The skill level at World Tour is at the lower end I would say since most of the holes are only tree lined and aren't surrounded by woods, so it'll be easier to hit shots and is less intimidating versus the Barefoot courses. But I agree from one of the first posts that Caledonia is THE course to play. Probably the nicest course I've ever played. If your looking for easier less expensive courses I would recommend Wicked Stick which is a John Daly design, and the Mystical Group (The Witch, Man O War, and The Wizard) are pretty fun courses as well. 

My parents used to have a beach house on the TPC Myrtle Beach that's been mentioned. That's a great course. Plenty easy or challenging depending on which tees you play and typically in very good shape. International World Tours has been hit or miss for me. I'd also take a look at the International Club that's just up the road from TPC Myrtle Beach. In fact I'd actually recommend doing a 36 hole day and playing one round at the TPC and then at International or vice versa. They're in spitting distance from one another. I'd also say take a look at The Man O War and the Wizard down there.