Creativity, Consistency Help Define These 4 Popular Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

Arrowhead Country Club

When planning a Myrtle Beach golf trip, a variety of factors can make courses appealing to group leaders, but there are two qualities all golfers are in search of – creative layouts and consistently good conditions.

Possession of those two traits is at the heart of the popularity of four Myrtle Beach golf courses that have helped anchor many trips over the years. Arrowhead Country Club, Man O’ War, Prestwick Country Club, and The Wizard are renowned for the good times and certainty they provide group leaders.

A 27-hole, Raymond Floyd-Tom Jackson design, Arrowhead complements several holes that play along the Intracoastal Waterway with conditions that are always among the best in the area. Arrowhead overseeds wall-to-wall and is green 12 months a year. The Lakes, Waterway and Cypress nines all deliver quality experiences, so no matter the combination you play, a good time awaits.

Man O’ War is one of the coolest courses in Myrtle Beach. All 18 holes are built around a 107-acre lake, and architect Dan Maples managed to design a course with water everywhere and yet not have it overwhelm players. The fairways are plenty wide, a fact highlighted by No. 9, a par-four island hole where the risk of losing a ball isn’t that great. Man O’ War is also the only course in America to feature consecutive island greens. Did we mention Man O’ War, like its sister course, The Wizard, is home to bentgrass greens?

Speaking of The Wizard, also a Maples design, despite opening and closing along the lake that separates it from Man O’ War, the course offers a links-style experience. The layout features generous fairways, ample mounding covered by native grasses, pot bunkers and some of the area’s largest greens. The Wizard allows players to access pins via the air or on the ground, encouraging creativity and adding to the fun.

Prestwick has long been regarded as one of Myrtle Beach’s hidden gems. The P.B. Dye design presents a stern test of golf, highlighted by an unforgettable back nine. The finishing stretch – the par-3 16th, par-5 17th, and par-4 18th – rivals any in Myrtle Beach for drama and challenge.

This quartet of courses exemplifies the quality and value that has long made Myrtle Beach golf’s most popular destination.