Pine Lakes is a Myrtle Beach Golf Classic

November 1, 2013

New landscaping was added to the border of the front nine and new bunkers were built, but much of the course will look familiar to long time players.

The new 18-hole layout measures 6,675 yards from the tips, but like many historic courses, the test is in the finesse, not brute strength. There are only 27 natural bunkers, but some are like grave sites in terms of depth and degree of difficulty.

The signature hole is the par-3 11th, 155 yards over water to a small green. The toughest hole is No. 3, a 463-yard, par-4 brute that plays into a green guarded by water.

With a long tee list that includes famed names like Bobby Jones and Gene Sarazen, players continue to turn to Pine Lakes to get a taste of the good old days of Myrtle Beach golf.

While dozens of new course have sprung up around the Granddaddy over the years, Pine Lakes remains a great place to play while experiencing a piece of golf history.

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