PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com’s David Williams has played countless rounds in Myrtle Beach over the past several years. His golf game, like most, comes and goes: his good is really good, and his bad makes him want to sell his clubs to someone reading this article. It’s from this experience that David offers his thoughts on four holes at four courses in Myrtle Beach that stand out to him – maybe more than they do with others.
By David Williams
With the abundance of great golf holes in the Myrtle Beach area, some are bound to be overlooked in terms of public accolades or attention. I’m here to bring you four such holes at some of Myrtle Beach’s best courses. In this list I’m looking at some of the best courses in the area and seeing what golf holes, outside of signature holes, stand out to me.
* No. 6 at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. Whenever any golf discussion of this area includes Caledonia, it typically draws its renowned finishing hole, No. 18, into it. But for me, the first hole that really grabs my attention here is the par-3 6th. This hole is not very long, but the pin is usually tucked into the back left portion of the green. To get close you have to take on the bunker and tree on the left. Or, you can play it safe and aim for the middle of the green. In my opinion, it’s one of the best greens in Myrtle Beach.
* No. 7 at TPC Myrtle Beach. If you’re noticing a trend here, I’m picking a lot of par 3s. I’m a better iron player than anything. All the talk about TPC Myrtle Beach tends to be about Nos. 17 & 18, and rightly so, but I find myself focusing my attention back on the 7th a lot. During the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship each March I enjoy sitting there and watching many of the world’s best young players attempt use the slope behind the pin to bring it back.
* No. 18 at Rivers Edge Golf Club. No. 9 at this Arnold Palmer-designed beauty gets all the attention (and for good reason), but No. 18 is just as good a golf hole, if not better. I cut the ball off the tee so it fits my eye. This finishing hole is not long, which will leave me a wedge or short iron second shot depending on wind. Plus, you get all the same views of marsh.
* No. 13 at True Blue. Look, I could write 3,000 words on this golf course in a heartbeat; it fires all my senses from a design standpoint. This Mike Strantz beauty of a hole looks narrow from the tee, but you can hit it almost anywhere. The left side acts as a half pipe and brings balls back. In a way, the green surrounds act as a punchbowl that can help errant shots feed back to the green. It’s just so cool.
Next time you’re playing one of these golf courses, be sure to take a nice long look at every hole you’re playing, and not just the ones you hear so much about in advance. With the abundance of great golf holes to be seen, played and enjoyed along the Grand Strand, we just want to be sure that your mind doesn’t skip over any that deserve the extra attention!