Legends Resort is renowned for offering one of the best Myrtle Beach golf packages, but what lies at the heart of the facility’s value isn’t merely cost, it’s quality.
There are three courses at Legends – Heathland, Moorland and Parkland – and all enjoy considerable acclaim.
Which Legends course is the best?
That’s a matter of great debate, but here is the case for Heathland.
- When Legends was being built in the late 1980s (the course opened in 1990), Larry Young, the facility’s developer, took a chance on a young architect named Tom Doak. In the ensuing years, Doak emerged as one of golf’s most celebrated designers, and he put the game on notice with his work at Heathland that he was a star on the rise.
- What makes the layout special? The Heathland Course is a links-style design, offering the sprawling fairways, greens and mounding Scottish courses are known for. The width of the fairways allow players to swing away off the tee without fear of being punished for hitting something other than a perfect drive, and there are so many different ways to play the Myrtle Beach golf course.
- The large greens have plenty of undulation and are, on occasion, surrounded by pot bunkers, but they are open in the front, allowing players to use their creativity in how they decide to get the ball on the putting surface
- The size of the fairways and greens are ideal ingredients for a course to challenge low handicappers while maintaining its playability for less skilled players, and Heathland perfectly threads that needle.
- Heathland is also part of one golf’s most popular travel deals, the Legends all-inclusive package, which includes breakfast, lunch and two beers (or soft drinks) each day of your trip. You can pair Heathland with Moorland, Parkland, Oyster Bay and Heritage Club and decide which one you believe is best!