14 Grand Strand Courses Touted by Golfweek Among 2024 “Best You Can Play” in the Carolinas

Fourteen Myrtle Beach-area designs have been named among Golfweek’s Best 2024 in the Carolinas, with Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and True Blue Golf Club earning three of South Carolina’s top five selections and Thistle Golf Club earning a top-10 nod in North Carolina.

TPC Myrtle Beach, Tidewater Golf Club and the Moorland Course at Legends Golf Resort joined the aforementioned Palmetto State designs to give the Grand Strand six of South Carolina’s top 10 selections. King’s North at Myrtle Beach National, the Heathland Course at Legends Golf Resort, the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort, Grande Dunes Resort Course and The Heritage Club rounded out Golfweek’s top 20 honorees from 2023 returning to this year’s list. Prestwick Country Club makes its debut on this list in 2024 while the Love Course at Barefoot Resort returns to the Golfweek statewide rankings after a nine-year absence.

The total South Carolina list appears below, with Myrtle Beach-area courses in bold and last year’s rankings position in parentheses:

1. The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort
2. Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort
3. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club (4)
4. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club (3)
5. True Blue Golf Club (5)
6. Atlantic Dunes at Sea Pines Resort
7. Heron Point at Sea Pines Resort 
8. TPC Myrtle Beach (10)
9. Tidewater Golf Club (7)
10. Legends Golf Resort-Moorland Course (9)
T11. King’s North at Myrtle Beach National (T11)
T11. Osprey Point at Sea Pines Resort
13. Legends Golf Resort-Heathland Course (T16)
T14. Barefoot Resort-Dye Course (14)
T14. Grande Dunes Resort Course (15)
T16. The Heritage Club (13)
T16. Prestwick (NR)
T16. Cougar Point at Kiawah Island Resort
19. Palmetto Dunes – Robert Trent Jones Course
20. Barefoot Resort & Golf – Love Course (NR; last ranked in 2015)


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Thistle returns to a North Carolina ranking dominated by Pinehurst Resort’s six entries among the state’s top 20 selections. The complete rankings for the Tar Heel State include:

1. Pinehurst No. 2
2. Pinehurst No. 4
3. Mid Pines
4. Pine Needles
5. Tobacco Road
6. Pinehurst No. 8
7. Southern Pines Golf Club
8. Bald Head Island Club
9. Thistle Golf Club (10)
10. Duke University Golf Club
11. Waynesville Inn & Golf Club
12. Talamore (Mid-South)
13. Pinehurst No. 7
T14. Pinehurst No. 9
T14. UNC Finley Golf Club
T16. Omni Grove Park Inn
T16. Lonnie Poole Golf Club
T18. Tot Hill Farm
T18. Currituck
20. Pinehurst No. 6