During her recent visit to the Grand Strand, Paige Spiranac paid a visit to Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links and was taken aback by its beauty and challenge. Hear what she had to say about its memorable stretch of finishing holes along the Intracoastal Waterway.
I think the highlight of playing Glen Dornoch was Nos. 16, 17 and 18.
No. 16 was this beautiful hole that you couldn’t really tell from the drive because the green is hidden, so it was kind of this uphill then downhill fairway. And then as soon as you got up there, you saw this amazing (and kind of a small) green and beautiful background of water. And it was really cool because you could see boats going by and a lot going on the background. I missed the green, but I ended up making a par and considering it a success because it’s a difficult hole to play while you’re taken aback by how beautiful it is.
You think that after playing 16 you kind of get a break, but then you get to No. 17 and there’s water all along the left-hand side that comes around the back. It’s cool because you still get to see all the boats going by. It’s a fun little hole!
Then you get to No. 18, and there’s this straightaway fairway where you tell yourself “OK, I can go for it now.” But then you turn the corner, and you have kind of a long shot in with water up the left side again … So that’s all you see, and it can be a bit intimidating, but it’s absolutely gorgeous.
I think the stretch from 16, 17 and 18 at Glen Dornoch is probably one of the best collection of finishing holes in Myrtle Beach!