Our Top 5 Choices for Golf Course Community Living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Golf course community living offers a wide range of lifestyle benefits, and no real estate market offers the diversity, quality and quantity of selection then Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!  So what’s the Number 1 question we are asked? With so many great options choose from, what community is best for me and my family?

Grand Strand Coastal Realty is here to help! Check out what each of these thriving golf course residential areas has to offer. We’re confident that one or more have everything you need to live the lifestyle of your dreams!

1. Grande Dunes

It’s one of the top-rated residential resort communities on the East Coast, with more than six vibrant neighborhoods that are part of the highly sought-after Grande Dunes lifestyle in Myrtle Beach. From cottages, townhomes and single-family homes (Living Dunes, The Cape) to luxurious Mediterranean inspired custom homes (Members Club, Cadiz, Riviera, Capri) and multiple 55+ active adult communities (Del Webb at Grande Dunes, Waterside Pointe, Waterside Edge), Grande Dunes communities cater to the full spectrum of new home buyers with prices ranging from the high 400’s to $3 million+, in addition to waterfront options including oceanfront and Intracoastal Waterway homes.

Along with waterside living comes added perks for Grande Dunes residents, including onsite public boat Marina and bar, as well as access to the 22,000+ square foot, private Grande Dunes Oceanfront clubhouse featuring onsite restaurants, changing facilities, golf cart parking, pools for adults and kids, and beach chair/umbrella service from Memorial Day to Labor Day!

You want resort living at its most relaxing? Imagine not needing your car for a day that includes visits to the doctor’s office, grocery store, the golf course and the beach! Beyond Grande Dunes’ award-winning Resort Course and Member’s Club golf courses, enjoy convent access to a major hospital and medical complex, Publix Super Market, multiple shopping centers and the Atlantic Ocean all accessible from your home by golf cart.

2. Barefoot

Dig the North end of the Grand Strand? With the ultimate in convenience located just off Highway 22 and Highway 31 connectors, located on the southern most part of North Myrtle Beach is Barefoot Resort!

Home architecture at Barefoot includes a variety of floor plans, styles, sizes and more, from condos/townhomes/villas that can be leased on vacation rental programs to sections with permanent residency single-family homes. Onsite amenities available to most resort homeowners include outdoor pools, recreational areas, kids playgrounds and a shuttle running Memorial Day to Labor Day to transport residents to and from Barefoot’s newly constructed, private Oceanfront Cabana for Barefoot residences only. Barefoot Resort also offers a beautiful marina for boat owners that also boasts an onsite restaurant, outdoor fireplaces and often live entertainment

Across the street from the residential resort is the world-renowned Barefoot Landing, with a full array of shops, entertainment venues including The House of Blues and Alabama Theatre and several restaurants with waterside dining and stunning Intracoastal Waterway views. Just like Grande Dunes, Barefoot residences offer easy golf cart accessibility to nearby leisure attractions. Plus, North Myrtle Beach residents enjoy nearby modern municipal sports facilities and community recreational fitness areas.

3. TPC- Myrtle Beach

Located just south of Myrtle Beach, on the south side of the Grand Strand is Murrells Inlet South Carolina.  One of the area’s top residential golf course communities is the beautiful communities of Prince Creek. Prince Creek  is one of the area’s most sought after landing spots for relocations and retirees. With such popular leisure spots as Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park as well as  the MarshWalk’s vibrant dining and entertainment scene, the laid-back lifestyle of Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island makes for a perfect combination for anyone seeking to increase their quality of life while also looking to enjoy the beautiful nature and scenery surrounding the southern part of the Grand Strand.

A short 20-minute drive south of Myrtle Beach International Airport and the heart of Myrtle Beach, Prince Creek and Murrells Inlet are truly the Grand Strand’s southern gateway to Low-country living and exude a more relaxed vibe than their Central and North Strand counterparts. Prince Creek communities bring a mix of architecture styles from townhomes to coastal cottage, ranch to traditional. Even more, with the southern entrance to Highway 31 now complete, getting to Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach is easier than ever before.

Lots of additional local attractions are within a few minutes’ reach including favorite fishing spots, inlets, creeks, river access, and the freshest catch of the day at the markets in “The Seafood Capital of South Carolina.” The Tom Fazio-designed TPC Myrtle Beach leads the plentiful golf options, of course, but Gary Player’s only Grand Strand design at Blackmoor is a popular choice as well and just around the corner. A short drive south into Pawleys Island and the beaches of Litchfield,  brings the best of the Low-country golf scene with two of America’s Top 100 public courses at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club, plus many more offerings near the prestigious Waccamaw Golf Trail.

4. Tidewater

Heading to the opposite end of the Grand Strand, the Northern side of North Myrtle Beach/ Little River exudes its own brand of small-town feel, especially in the broader seaside community of Cherry Grove. It’s loved by many for its “Mom & Pop” charm, and boasts one of the top all-gated custom home communities along the Grand Stand at Tidewater. When it comes to lifestyle + golf + beach living, Tidewater truly sits atop the leaderboard.

Tidewater home architecture comes with a wide variety of floor plans, sizes and styles, from condos/townhomes/villas for lease through vacation rental programs to permanent residency, in addition to single-family homes. Like other communities on this list, Tidewater provides its homeowners with onsite access to such amenities as exercise facilities, pools, recreation areas, and a private oceanfront cabana where homeowners enjoy exclusive parking access, a wonderful perk to have during the busy summer season.

Its Ken Tomlinson-designed golf course is on many visiting golfer’s wish list, and residents beam with pride for a home course whose spectacular marsh and seaside locale has earned it the nickname “Pebble Beach of the East.” Tidewater residents and guest also love its proximity to the state line, offering convenient access to both the best of the Grand Strand, in addition to North Carolina’s plentiful Brunswick County attractions in Calabash, Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Harbor, with Wilmington and the USS North Carolina just a stone’s throw up the coast!

5. Arrowhead

Located in the Southwestern part of Myrtle Beach, Arrowhead Country Club’s residential community is nestled along the western bank of the Intracoastal Waterway. Arrowhead is perfect for anyone looking to relocate to the Grand Strand, but not wanting to reside in the middle of the “activity.” Developed in the early 2000s, it nonetheless offers easy “just across the Waterway” access to Myrtle Beach International Airport, Coastal Grand Mall, Costco and many of the larger national retail shops and stores.

Arrowhead boasts a wildly popular Raymond Floyd/Tom Jackson design renowned for its immaculate conditioning. Off the course, while Arrowhead does not offer its homeowners private oceanfront access, it’s less than a 15 minute drive to Myrtle Beach’s public access shoreline as well as beautiful Myrtle Beach State Park. Also nearby is The Market Common Town Center featuring local boutiques, entertainment venues, sports facilities, waking trails, the award winning Myrtle Beach culinary institute and so much more.

Community architecture is best described as traditional patio/ranch style homes, ranging from 1,300 square feet of heated living space up to 4,000 square feet. Looking for something gated? Within the broader community sits Arrowhead Grande, featuring a private gated entrance and small community pool onsite. Architecture in this niche community showcases a Mediterranean influence and features homes ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet. Spacious sidewalks wind their way throughout the Arrowhead community, allowing for an active lifestyle that also includes community pools and children’s playgrounds.

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