5 South Strand Courses with Spectacular Azalea Blooms on Full Display

By Jim Maggio

It’s that time of year where the golf world and the colors of the spectrum collide in spectacular fashion: Azalea Season! You see it most notably each April at Augusta National during broadcasts of The Masters, and can experience it yourself for a few weeks each spring throughout the Grand Strand golf landscape – particularly along its southern end.

If you’re in town now, or planning a spring Myrtle Beach golf trip next year or beyond, here are five great South Strand golf courses where you’ll encounter a kaleidoscope of azalea colors as part of your visit.

Litchfield Country Club. Azaleas surround the rustic clubhouse and practice areas in such dense fashion, you’ll feel like you’re on a true escape from the day-to-day grind before you even tee up your first shot.

Tradition Golf Club. You’ll see beautiful arrangements throughout the course, and particularly along the pathways here that connect the clubhouse area to the starting and finishing holes of each nine.

Caledonia. From the entry drive through its tunnel of majestic moss-draped oaks to the azalea clusters that surround you on your way to the first and 10th tees, it’s a beautiful assault of the senses when you catch these arrangements in full bloom.

Heritage Club. Dan Maples created a masterpiece in a stunning Lowcountry setting, and azalea blooms are prevalent throughout. The front nine finishing hole features a wonderful azalea backdrop as you approach the green, with its majestic clubhouse overlooking this relaxing scene.

Willbrook Plantation. Speaking of Maples, azaleas and stunning Lowcountry settings, there are select holes in Myrtle Beach golf that hit you with the “wow” factor right from the jump – and the foliage and natural beauty surrounding the first tee at Willbrook is one of them. Just don’t let the striking visuals distract you too much from the challenge of taking on one of the Grand Strand’s most challenge opening holes!

Click an icon below to browse our photo gallery of spring 2023 azalea blooms along the Grand Strand’s south end courses