Eagle Nest Golf Club is one of the pioneers on the Myrtle Beach golf scene, helping open the door for area’s expansion into Little River and even Brunswick County, North Carolina.
The Gene Hamm design has sent countless golfers home happy since opening in 1972, and the facility has recently redoubled its commitment to conditioning and customer service.
Eagle Nest has been a beach vacation institution for years but what do you need to know before enjoying this old school design?
1. If you haven’t been to Eagle Nest in several years, you owe it to yourself to return. The club has brought in a new general manager and superintendent in recent years, and the results are obvious. Course conditions are outstanding and customer service is even better.
2. Eagle Nest offers as relaxing an atmosphere as there is on the beach. The environment is casual and the emphasis is on having a good time. Did I mention that you are allowed to bring coolers on the course?! This is a good place to open your Myrtle Beach golf trip.
3. What can you expect on the course? The chance to score will be readily available. Hazards and forced carries are minimal and the greens, while large, don’t have crazy break. Eagle Nest is a player friendly layout but …
4. The course has long marketed itself as having the three toughest finishing holes along the Grand Strand. That’s up for debate, but the 16th, 17th and 18th holes will present a stern challenge for any level of golfer. The 17th hole is the third longest hole in Myrtle Beach, and the 185-yard 18th requires a meaty carry over water to get to the green. You better make hay on the first 15 holes and hang-on at the end.
5. The improvements to course conditions and customer service have been great, but Eagle Nest isn’t finished. By this time next year, the course will have repaved its cart paths and rebuilt all the tee boxes.
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