The Moorland Course at Legends Resort is a Myrtle Beach golf standout, but it never hurts to have a little local knowledge before attempting to tame a layout Golf Digest ranked America’s 37th toughest.
With that in mind, here are five things you need to know about Moorland:
1. Aim for the Middle of the Green: Moorland’s greens are among the largest on the Grand Strand, including the 18th which is 63 yards deep. The size of the greens doesn’t even begin to speak to the sometimes ample undulation. Play it safe and aim for the middle because trouble also awaits shot the miss greens.
2. Take Advantage of the Par 3s: There aren’t many holes at Moorland that are ripe for birdie, but the fifth and 13th, both relatively short, par 3s are a welcome respite on a demanding course.
3. Enjoy It: There is much talk about the challenge of Moorland, but it’s a fun course to play and it’s very scenic. Enjoy a round that you will remember long after you’ve returned from a Myrtle Beach golf trip.
4. Hell’s Half Acre is Fun: The 16th is the course’s most talked about hole with good reason. The green is reachable from every set of tees, and it’s a great match play hole. Hit the green and one of the rarest of birds – an eagle on a par 4 – is within reach, miss in the wrong spot, particularly the large bunker that earned the Hell’s Half Acre moniker, and trouble awaits. Regardless of your score, it’s a hole to look forward to.
5. Length on the Front, Accuracy on the Back: The front nine at Moorland rewards long hitters and Dye provided margin for error off the tee. The front nine plays 3,379 yards from the blue tees and 3,217 from the white. The back side is 239 yards shorter from the blues and 266 yards less from the whites. If you are struggling on the front side, remain patient because opportunity may await at the turn.