Life is a (Kings) Highway: 9 Great Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Near Highway 17

The Palmetto Course at Myrtlewood Golf Club

In a destination that spans 60 miles of Carolinas coastline, many group leaders prioritize convenience on a Myrtle Beach golf trip, confident in the quality the area’s courses no matter the location.

If minimal drive time is important to your group, a trip built around the courses in close proximity of Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach always delivers. Located close to the area’s abundance of oceanfront accommodations, here are nine courses group leaders flock to:

* Arrowhead Country Club is home to 27 holes, designed by Tom Jackson and Raymond Floyd, and it’s one of just five area layouts that play along the Intracoastal Waterway. Renowned for the quality of its conditions throughout the year, Arrowhead always delivers.

On every list of Myrtle Beach’s most underrated courses, Prestwick is somewhere near the top. The P.B. Dye design is as fun to play as it is challenging, particularly a back nine that will leave players talking long after they’ve returned home.

River Oaks is one of the Grand Strand’s premier value designs. With quality conditions and an emphasis on customer service, this Tom Jackson track is a favorite of group leaders in search of a good time and great deal.

Myrtle Beach’s first course, Pine Lakes is located less than 1,000 yards from the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s a bucket list layout. Following a 2021 bunkers and greens renovation project, Pine Lakes is better than ever.

The two courses at Myrtlewood – PineHills and Palmetto – enjoy the area’s most convenient location, located off 48th Avenue North in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Both layouts are long on playability and always in great shape. If you want to play 36, this is the place to go. The Palmetto Course finishes along the Intracoastal, adding to the memorability of the round.

Grande Dunes Resort Course is on the short list of Myrtle Beach’s best courses. Following a greens, bunkers, and clubhouse renovation project in the summer of 2022, Grande Dunes, featuring five holes along the Waterway, offers a spectacular experience.

The Dunes Golf & Beach Club is Myrtle Beach’s most storied layout. The Robert Trent Jones Sr. design has hosted the U.S. Women’s Open, six PGA TOUR Champions finals, and it has been tapped to host the area’s first PGA TOUR event in 2024. It won’t take you long to figure out why the course is held in such high regard.

Rees Jones’ first solo design, Arcadian Shores Golf Club flies under the radar, but it’s a track savvy group leaders seek out. The old school layout is a treat to play and the construction of a new clubhouse in 2017 has only added to the experience.

Your group can play great golf with minimal travel right along Highway 17.