The Grand Strand is chocked full of outstanding par 3s, and here are a trio of one-shooters located in Myrtle Beach proper that golfers don’t forget.
Dunes Club – No. 12
Right in the heart of alligator alley, when the tees are playing by the swash this beauty is almost entirely carry. The 12th hole is 150 yards (white tees) but it seems to play longer into an oblong green with plenty of undulation. The Dunes Club is Myrtle Beach’s most famed course and No. 12 is one of its most memorable holes.
Grande Dunes – No. 14
The 14th hole at Grande Dunes might be the most dramatic par 3 on the Myrtle Beach golf scene. Playing 158 yards from the whites, the elevated tee box looks down on a green that buffets the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway. There is bailout room short and left, but standing on this tee box will have your blood pumping.
Pine Lakes – No. 11
Prior to Pine Lakes’ renovation, this was the seventh hole and the Big Dog used to serve clam chowder on the tee. The Big Dog has retired and the clam chowder along with him, but an outstanding par 3 remains. The 11th at Pine Lakes lacks the visual drama of the other members of this list, but the 145-yard hole that requires a carry over a pond is an outstanding test of golf.