Palmetto Course at Myrtlewood: 5 Things You Need to Know

October 12, 2011

The 15th hole at Myrtlewood is a memorable one.The longtime Myrtle Beach golf favorite enjoys tremendous repeat play, a testament to the facility’s commitment to customer service and conditions.

But the reasons for the Palmetto Course’s popularity extend far beyond maintenance. With that in mind, here are five things you need to know about the layout:

1. Location, Location, Location: Myrtlewood Golf Club, which includes the Palmetto and Pine Hills courses, is the most conveniently located Myrtle Beach golf facility. Built in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Myrtlewood is easily accessible from anywhere on the Grand Strand (and it’s less than two miles from Broadway at the Beach!).

2. Straight 18: Unlike most courses, the Edmund Alt-designed Palmetto Course is a straight 18 holes. Once players tee off on No. 1, they don’t return to the clubhouse until walking off the 18th green. For those of you who enjoy a mid-round snack or need to restock the cooler, you pass a “quarter house” that includes hot food and cold drinks three times.

3. Palmetto Playability: Palmetto is a traditional design that presents players the opportunity to score. The fairways are open and the hazards are relatively few, making it a great way to kickoff or end a Myrtle Beach golf trip. The player friendly design also contributes to it being an ideal course to include as part of a 36-hole day.

4. Walking Along the Waterway: Only seven Grand Strand courses have holes that play along the Intracoastal Waterway and the Palmetto is one of them. The Intracoastal comes into view on the 17th green and the 18th hole plays along the waterway. When boats are cruising along the Intracoastal and your tee shot has found the fairway, the 18th hole at the Palmetto offers one of Myrtle Beach golf’s most relaxing settings.

5. Let’s Play Two: If you want to play more than 18, the Palmetto Course and Myrtlewood are a great destination. With two courses located on-site, golfers can play 36 holes without having to travel. If your itinerary calls for different locations, the Palmetto is an ideal companion.