The Player’s Digest: The Avocet Course at Wild Wing

Join’s David Williams as he takes you on a wild ride along one of the Grand Strand’s most adventurous layouts, the Avocet Course at Wild Wing. Check out never-before-seen aerial footage of this Larry Nelson-Jeff Brauer design, and hear David’s thoughts on how to play several of its most memorable holes.



Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach, the Avocet Course at Wild Wing offers one of the best golf experiences in Myrtle Beach. You know you have arrived at a very unique place when you first see the clubhouse.

Designed by two-time PGA Championship winner Larry Nelson, Avocet is one of only eight courses in the Myrtle Beach area designed by a PGA Championship winner. Players find the layout to be everything they expect of a championship course – with beautifully framed tee shots, appropriately placed bunkers, naturally incorporated lakes, gentle mounding and challenging greens, all matched with superb conditions year-round.

You get your first taste of the crazy contours of the course around the 1st and 2nd greens. The hardest hole on the golf course is the par-four 6th. This 462-yard par-4 requires length and accuracy off the tee. Anything that misses right or left will be blocked out. This shared green is wild. Make sure you find the right section of it!

One of the more visually intimidating holes on the golf course is the 9th hole. Three bunkers split the middle of the fairway with three more at the end of the right side of the fairway. Missing short and left of this green will leave a tough up and down.

One of the toughest approach shots comes into play on the 11th hole, and the most fun hole on the golf course is the short par-4 14th hole. Only playing 308 yards from the back, golfers at 14 are left with two choices. A successful iron off the tee will leave a wedge in and virtually guarantee a par. The aggressive play is to full send a driver over everything. This will leave a short pitch shot into this green, if you’re not already on it.

The contoured split fairway on the 15th hole gives it a very unique look. One more birdie chance awaits on the par-four 18th. Water up the left side will force tee shots out to the right. Avoiding the bunkers on the right side of the fairway is key.

Enjoy a memorable golf experience at Wild Wing on your Myrtle Beach golf trip!