Legends Group Courses Offer 5 Stellar Options for Multiround Package Play

Heritage Club

Legends Resort, featuring a Scottish-inspired clubhouse and three outstanding golf courses, is one of Myrtle Beach’s most recognizable properties, but that’s only the beginning of the fun. The Legends Group also includes Heritage Club and Oyster Bay Golf Links, a pair of Dan Maples designs that players love.

Collectively, the five Legends courses provide group leaders an all-star collection to choose from, and here is what you can expect from each.

– Tom Doak is one of the game’s architectural giants, but when the Heathland Course opened in 1990, he was still a relative unknown. After the opening of a layout inspired by the great links courses of Britain and Ireland, it quickly became apparent Doak was a star on the rise. He transformed a flat piece of land into a design that remains one of the area’s best and most popular 30 years later. For those of us who never enjoyed a true seaside links experience, Heathland is a must.

Moorland is a P.B. Dye design with a fearsome reputation that belies the good times the layout delivers. Home to sprawling fairways and large undulating greens, Moorland was once ranked among America’s 50 toughest courses by Golf Digest, but don’t be intimidated. Moorland is a playable course that features challenges ranging from No. 16, a 223-yard par 4 (all distances from white tees) otherwise known as “Hell’s Half-Acre,” to the 200-yard, par 3 seventh. A round at Moorland is varied and yes, fun.

– Larry Young is the architect of record on the Parkland Course but Doak, Gil Hanse and Mike Strantz all did work on the layout, providing an interesting backstory to the third and final on-site design at Legends. Parkland, as the name suggests, provides a more traditional experience. The highlight of the round is the 279-yard ninth hole, a par 4 that can be played in a multitude of ways.

– Located in Pawleys Island, Heritage Club tests players with some of the area’s most undulating greens complexes and a layout that weaves through an unforgettable piece of Lowcountry property. Heritage has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses and the back nine, highlighted by the 175-yard, par 3 13th hole, is at the heart of its appeal.

Oyster Bay opened the doors to Brunswick County, N.C., and did so in memorable fashion. Home to a pair of island greens, three holes that play along the Calabash River, and as many alligators as any course along the North Strand, this par-70 design is a welcome addition to any Myrtle Beach golf itinerary.

Group leaders have an abundance of options on a Myrtle Beach golf trip, and the five Legends courses are near the top of many lists.