Inspired by the game’s greatest courses, World Tour offers an experience that differentiates it from the rest of the Myrtle Beach golf scene, allowing players to imagine themselves in the shoes of the game’s greatest golfers.
Here are five things you need to know before teeing it up at World Tour Golf Links:
1. The 27-hole facility allows you and your group to dream. Each hole derived its inspiration from one of the game’s great layouts. From Amen Corner and Royal Troon to St. Andrew’s and Pine Valley, World Tour provides a nearly exact replication of holes most people can only dream of playing.
2. In addition to great golf, World Tour also offers a history lesson. There is a plaque at each hole, detailing its place in the game’s lore. Everyone leaves the course with a greater knowledge of golf’s rich history.
3. World Tour, which celebrates its 13th birthday this month, is in outstanding condition. The Open and Championship 9s received new MiniVerde bermudagrass greens over the summer, providing a surface that will provide the speed golfers want while standing up to South Carolina’s summer heat. World Tour also installed new drainage and sand in the bunkers, repaved cart paths and removed selected trees, among other improvements. Fall 2012 is a good time at World Tour.
4. The big surprise at World Tour is the elevation change. The Grand Strand is mostly flat, but course owner Mel Graham didn’t hesitate to move the amount of dirt necessary to provide a nearly perfect recreation of his chosen holes, and Myrtle Beach golfers are the beneficiaries.
5. The Open and Championship 9s, which feature holes inspired by Augusta National, St. Andrew’s and Oakmont, among others, are the most popular because people recognize the holes they are playing. But don’t sleep on the International 9, which is inspired by layouts from across the globe. With holes from Spain, England and Australia, it’s arguably the most scenic nine, and it does not disappoint.