Tidewater is one of Myrtle Beach’s signature layouts, and we have a list of five things you need to know about a course that is a worthy centerpiece of any Myrtle Beach golf trip.
1. Tidewater’s place among America’s best courses was secure from the time it opened. Anyone looking for validation needed to go no further than the pages of Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Tidewater was the first layout ever named Best New Public Course in America by both publications, deservedly launching it into the national golf travel consciousness.
2. The design at Tidewater is outstanding, but what makes the course special is the 600-acre property that runs along the Intracoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove Inlet, in addition to offering views of the Atlantic Ocean. Tidewater is on any shortlist of the East Coast’s most scenic layouts.
3. Speaking of design, tax attorney Ken Tomlinson is Tidewater’s architect of record and it’s his only design. Ever. If your only course is universally acknowledged as one of America’s best and mot scenic, why not go out on top? Tomlinson proved that it’s not the architect’s name but the quality of his work that matters.
4. The course is defined by its beauty, but don’t get caught enjoying the views and lose focus on the task at hand. With water coming into play on 15 of 18 holes, Tidewater challenges every part of your game.
5. Due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the accompanying wind, it’s always a good idea to hit one more club than you think you need at Tidewater. The course is at sea level and there is typically more trouble short than long. So pull an extra club and make a smooth swing.
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