Everyday Delights: Play These 5 Myrtle Beach Courses Any Time for a Great Time

International Club of Myrtle Beach

Golf is a difficult game by nature and that’s a significant part of its appeal. We like the challenge of pulling off a knee-knocking shot and the satisfaction that accompanies an outstanding round on a tough course, but that’s not what we want every time we tee it up.

A Myrtle Beach golf trip typically includes a variety of courses, including at least one that will offer the chance to post a reputable number, even on a day when you may not have your best stuff. These are courses you could play every day and not worry about getting beaten up.

Fortunately, Myrtle Beach has a host of layouts you would relish opportunity play on the regular, and here are five of them:

* River Oaks features a primo location, just west of the Intracoastal Waterway, even offering a view of the Army Corp of Engineers handiwork at one point. The Gene Hamm-Tom Jackson design has enjoyed acclaim for the quality of its conditions and emphasis on customer service, making it a favorite of locals and traveling golfers alike.

* King’s North understandably attracts much of the attention at Myrtle Beach National, but savvy group leaders are keenly aware of the many virtues of SouthCreek and the West Course. Both are Arnold Palmer designs renowned for their playability, with the West Course being the Grand Strand’s most player-friendly track. SouthCreek is equally appealing, and the round is highlighted by the 532-yard, par-5 10th hole, a 90-degree dogleg right that plays around a lake. Myrtle Beach National is one of the area’s bedrock facilities, and rounds at SouthCreek and the West Course are the heart of its appeal.

* Tucked between Highways 17 and 707 in Murrells Inlet, it’s easy to miss International Club. The Willard Byrd design may be overshadowed by its more renowned neighbor, TPC Myrtle Beach, but it’s worth your time to find this hidden gem. Combine an enjoyable layout with a clubhouse undergoing a major renovation and International Club is becoming a favorite of group leaders.

* Litchfield Country Club was a trailblazing property – it was Pawleys Island’s first course – and nearly 60 years after its opening it continues to delight with its old-school ethos. The challenge is straightforward, and the golfer experience is always the top priority at this Byrd design. Litchfield is a throwback golf course in all the best ways, rewarding shot making and creativity as much as raw power.

There are a lot of Myrtle Beach courses you would be delighted to play daily and River Oaks, SouthCreek, West Course, International Club and Litchfield are chief among them.