PineHills Course at Myrtlewood is an Under-the-Radar Gem

November 27, 2012

PineHills golf course at Myrtlewood Golf Club

The secret to hitting greens at PineHills is playing from the proper spots in the fairways. The PineHills fairways are open and the course plays just over 6,600 yards from the tips, but long hitters don’t overwhelm the layout.

The key to scoring is driving accuracy. Players that want to play target golf can do so, but the Hills doesn’t take the driver out of the bag, an important distinction in making the course playable.

Speaking of playability, the layout’s first three holes give players the opportunity to get off to a strong start. The second hole is a 348-yard, straightaway par 4, though an elevated green protected by two bunkers presents a challenge, and the third hole is a 505-yard par 5, one of the layout’s best.

Starting strong is imperative because the challenge stiffens throughout the round, culminating with a pair of great finishing holes. The 17th is a 153-yard par 3 that features a green protected by three bunkers and water. The prevailing wind is typically in your face, adding an additional factor to most knee-knocking shot of the day.

The 18th hole is a great finish, with water running up the left side and fairway bunkers on the right. It’s a memorable end to a good round of golf.

The Verdict: The PineHills Course at Myrtlewood enjoys a primo piece of real estate off of 48th Avenue North on 17 Bypass, and the course delivers an experience worthy of its location. Almost everyone who takes a Myrtle Beach golf trip drives by Myrtlewood and it’s a good nice addition to any trip.

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