One of three layouts at Myrtle Beach National, the West Course has long sent golfers home with a smile on their face, so as your attention turns to planning a spring trip, here are five reasons the course needs to be strongly considered.
— We’ve mentioned playability but to provide some context, with a rating and slope of 69.4/118 from the white tees, the West Course is the area’s “easiest” at just over 6,000 yards. Please understand, there is no such thing as an easy golf course, but if you play well at the West, a good score should await.
— Generous fairways provide leeway off the tee and given the relative lack of length, most players will enjoy shortish approaches, hopefully leading to good looks at birdie. The West Course’s primary means of defense are its undulating greens. The MiniVerde putting surfaces are fast and smooth, requiring players to hit them in the right spots.
— The back nine, which plays away from the clubhouse, has no parallel holes nor are there any homes. It’s just you, the course and nature, an attractive combination.
— Palmer provides golfers a chance to get off to a fast start on both sides as the first (453 yards) and 10th holes (465 yards) are short par 5s. Take advantage of the early opportunities and a career day could await.
— If you want to play the West Course, the Prime Times Rewards package is always a great deal, but so is the Custom Package, an offer perfect for a trip of any duration. Both deals are available through The Caravelle Resort, and offer plenty of added incentives to include the West Course as part of a Caravelle stay & play package.