Oyster Bay is a Gem

December 16, 2011

Oyster Bay is one of the most scenic Myrtle Beach golf coursesLocated in Sunset Beach, N.C., just over the Carolina border from North Myrtle Beach, Oyster Bay offers one of Myrtle Beach golf’s most relaxing settings, but players need to be prepared for strong test of golf.

Designed in 1983 by Dan Maples, Oyster Bay features the coastal terrain of maritime forests, marshes and inlets that surround island greens and water hazards. But the beauty of the course is also what makes it so deceptively challenging.

Measuring 6,685 yards from the tips, Oyster Bay requires more brains than brawn. The expansive bunkers and undulating greens of the par-70 layout require players to think their way around one of the most popular Myrtle Beach golf courses.

Oyster Bay presents players with some real risk/reward opportunities, and the course is designed to let golfers get creative with their club and shot selections. But get too bold and you can be swallowed up by Oyster Bay.

The 13th, the layout’s signature hole, is a knockout both in terms of its scenery and the required level of precision. The short par 4's green is surrounded by water on three sides and a huge, yawning bunker on the other, creating a hole that can make or break your round.

Oyster Bay’s combination of a stiff challenge, natural beauty, and clever design make it one of the places to put on your wish list whenever you are planning a Myrtle Beach golf trip.

Oyster Bay, which also features a large clubhouse and an outdoor patio that's perfect for reminiscing about your round over a cocktail, provides the full golf experience for those who enjoy the combination of a lovely layout and a challenging course.

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