Arrowhead Country Club – 5 Things You Need to Know

March 5, 2011

Arrowhead Country Club 10.jpgArrowhead Country Club, home of three nine-hole layouts, is the type of facility that makes Myrtle Beach golf’s greatest destination. The 4.5-star course offers a central location, great value and a memorable round.

With that in mind, here are five things you will want to know before teeing it up at Arrowhead Country Club.

1. Conditions are outstanding: Having 27 holes allows Arrowhead to make sure golfers experience the course in prime condition. Take aerification for example. Arrowhead never aerifies two nine-hole courses at the same and allows each nine three weeks to heal, ensuring the greens are in pristine condition.

2. Speaking of the greens: Arrowhead installed miniverde bermuda grass greens in the summer of 2009 and the results have been outstanding. Miniverde thrives in Myrtle Beach’s summer heat, and mimics the best qualities of bentgrass greens. The putting surfaces are fast and smooth.

3. The Tie That Binds: Arrowhead’s three nines – Cypress, Lakes and Waterway – each enjoy a similar feel. Some 27-hole facilities like to tout the differences in their nines, but the architectural continuity benefits Arrowhead because all three are equally popular.

4. A Raymond Floyd Design Is …: Floyd is a 4-time major champion and 22-time PGA Tour winner and Arrowhead is his only Grand Strand design. Floyd’s aim was to design a course that was equal parts scenic and playable, and he succeeded. There is a lot of water at Arrowhead but much of it appeals to the eye without coming into play. The four holes that play along the Intracoastal Waterway provide take-home memories.

5. Easy Access: The addition of the Harrelson Boulevard Bridge across the Intracoastal means Arrowhead is just four miles (and only one stoplight and one stop sign!) from Myrtle Beach International Airport. Players can pull their clubs from baggage claim and be at the course in less than 10 minutes.