5 Things You Need To Know About Glen Dornoch

February 4, 2015

It’s the type of layout where a little local knowledge is beneficial, and we are here to help. Here are five things that will help you enjoy your experience at Glen Dornoch.

1. What is the Most Important Club in the Bag?: Positioning off the tee at Glen Dornoch is key, not length. Whether it’s a 3-wood, a 5-wood or a hybrid, whatever you can hit 200 to 225 yards, with a degree of accuracy, is the most important club in your bag. Find the fairway!

2. Be Ready Early: The first four holes are relatively tame. Playing from the white tees (6,035 yards), the first three holes are, in order, 292, 335 and 272-yard par 4s. Follow that up with a 137-yard par 3, and you should be feeling good about yourself heading to the fifth tee. A good start is critical because …

3. Myrtle Beach’s toughest finishing stretch?: There is an argument to be made that the finishing holes at Glen Dornoch are Myrtle Beach’s toughest. The three closing holes offer stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway, but wind, wetlands and water require players to be at their best. Conversely, if you are trailing by a few shots, you will have the opportunity to make up ground.

4. Clear Thinking and Shot-Making Are Rewarded: As previously mentioned, Glen Dornoch isn’t a bomber’s course. Course management and good shot-making skills are exponentially more valuable than distance. Examine the yardage book and play smart, and you will put yourself in position to score well.

5. Play the 19th Hole: No matter how you play, make sure you take the time to enjoy the beverage or snack of your choice on the clubhouse deck. The double-green the ninth and 18th hole share and Intracoastal Waterway are just yards from the clubhouse. There are few better scenes in all of Myrtle Beach golf.

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