Eagle Nest Golf Club
Eagle Nest Golf Club

Eagle Nest Golf Club: 5 Things to Know

Eagle Nest Golf Club isn’t the Myrtle Beach area’s highest profile course. Tucked away in Little River, the layout flies (bad pun intended) under the radar, delivering a round of golf that is long on value and customer service.

While other courses attract more attention, the qualities that define Eagle Nest appeal directly to golfers, but beyond a good deal, what can your group expect?

The 18th Hole at Eagle Nest Golf Club

A Finish You Won’t Forget

Eagle Nest has long prided itself on being home to the Grand Strand’s three toughest finishing holes, and it’s an argument with merit. The 16th is a 416-yard par 4 (all yardage from the white tees) and the 17th is one of the Grand Strand’s longest par 5s, playing 576 yards. The 18th is a 164-yard par 3 that requires a carry over water. If you let your focus wonder down the stretch, trouble will likely ensue.

Eagle Nest Golf Club

Don’t Be Fooled

Yes, the last three holes are tough, but Eagle Nest is imminently playable. The course’s slope and rating (69.9/120) from the white tees make it one of the area’s most attractive layouts for mid to high handicappers. You should arrive at Eagle Nest expecting to post a good number.

Eagle Nest Golf Club

Family Affair

The first course to open in Little River, Eagle Nest is family owned and that creates a certain pride that permeates the experience. The late Dick Elliott, a revered former South Carolina state senator, opened the course in 1972, and his son, Rick Elliott, now owns and operates the facility with the same pride and attention to detail as his father.

Eagle Nest Golf Club

How to Play Eagle Nest

The Gene Hamm design is an ideal package course for the reasons highlighted above, and I’d recommend playing it as part of an offer like the Captain’s Choice package from Avista Resort. The custom package allows you to play Eagle Nest with the course combination of your choice, and who doesn’t want more options?

Coquina Harbor Marina in Little River, S.C.

Where To Go Next

After finishing at Eagle Nest make the short trek (less than a mile!) to Coquina Harbour Marina and enjoy superior Intracoastal Waterway views and even better food at Umberto’s, one of the area’s most popular Italian restaurants or Clark’s Seafood and Chophouse. It’s a picturesque end to an underrated day of golf.