In the 2020 finale of this series, PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com’s David Williams takes us to the Grand Strand’s sole Gary Player signature design at Blackmoor Golf Club. Join David as he takes you on a guided aerial tour of this popular South Strand track, with his thoughts on what you can expect on many of its most notable holes.
Here along the Grand Strand, we are lucky enough to have golf courses built by some of the biggest names in golf. Blackmoor Golf Club certainly falls into that category. This Gary Player design is loved by many local and visiting golfers.
The best part about Blackmoor is its playability. Playing just under 6,700 yards from the tips, every skill level of golfer has a great chance at scoring well here.
You see Player’s thought process come into play on the second hole. The bunkers and mounding around the back side of this green give it a unique look. The long par-five 3rd hole is a demanding tee shot that cannot travel more than 280 yards off the tee. Your second shot needs to carry the hazard that divides this hole. It’s a birdie hole if you can keep it in play.
You have two options on the 8th hole: take the safe route and go up the left side, or get aggressive and try to drive the green. In my head there is only one option: drive the green.
The 11th hole poses a challenge as a tree sits right where you want your tee shot to end up.
Another dogleg awaits you on 12th hole. Keep your second shot out of the back bunker on this hole.
Similar to 12, the 14th hole rewards you if you hit a good drive. This hole is the most recognizable at Blackmoor.
The 15th is the best par 3 on the golf course. Look at it!
Even if you play bad, you still have a chance to birdie the 18th. You second or third shot will leave you looking up a narrow chute toward the pin.
Blackmoor Golf Club is fun for everyone and, quite frankly, we need more of that in golf. Tee it up here on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip!