Five Golf Courses That Remind You Why Myrtle Beach is Golf’s Greatest Trip

June 9, 2015

Dunes Club is one of America's best public courses

Dunes Golf & Beach Club
Myrtle Beach’s second golf course opened in 1948 remains the area’s most historically significant, having host the U.S. Women’s Open and six Senior PGA Championships, among may other events. A consensus top 100 public course, every Myrtle Beach golfer needs to play holes 11 through 13, known as Alligator Alley, at the Dunes Club.

Caledonia is a spectacualr Myrtle Beach golf course

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
Another top 100 public course, Caledonia is equal parts art and architecture. The Mike Strantz design welcomes players with the best entrance in golf (yes, even better than Augusta National) – a half-mile drive through an alley of oak trees – and concludes with one of the game’s best finishing holes.

Kings North is an Arnold Palmer design

King’s North at Myrtle Beach National
This Arnold Palmer design is one of Myrtle Beach’s bedrock layouts, highlighted by The Gambler, the par 5 sixth hole that is one of the area’s most recognizable. An alternate, island fairway gives players the opportunity to turn the hole into a par 4, but not without risk. Kings North is a must-play.

Tidewater might be Myrtle Beach's prettiest course

Tidewater Golf Club
Celebrating its 25th birthday this year, Tidewater remains one of the most scenic courses on the East Coast. Eight holes play the marshy waters of the Intracoastal Waterway or Cherry Grove, and holes 3, 4, 12 and 13 can all make a compelling case for being the prettiest in all of Myrtle Beach.

Barefoot Resort is one of America's best multi-course resorts

Barefoot Resort
One of the premier multi-course facilities in America, settling on one layout at Barefoot is nearly impossible. Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Davis Love III, and Greg Norman all designed courses at this 72-hole beauty. A former host of the hit Golf Channel show Big Break, Barefoot offers players the chance to stay and play in one location.

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