To kick off the 2021 edition of The Player’s Digest, PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com’s David Williams pays a visit to a wildly popular Dan Maples design in the heart of Myrtle Beach: Man O' War Golf Club. As you’ll see and hear from David about his recent experience, a true golfing adventure awaits all who set foot on this dynamic track.
The challenge awaits. The visuals are intimidating. The experience, unforgettable.
Welcome to Man O’ War Golf Club.
Man O’ War Golf Club is another Dan Maples design that carries on a lasting legacy of pure golf. With water in play on most holes, accuracy and patience is a must. My favorite part about this golf course is the bentgrass greens. I grew up playing on bent, and it makes me feel like I’m at home again.
The par-5 first hole is one of the toughest holes in all of Myrtle Beach. This par five messes with you visually from the tee box. You will want to avoid the five small bunkers around this elevated green.
Man O’ War has some great par 3’s. The 6th hole requires a carry over water to green that gradually slopes from back to front.
One of the more fun holes is the short par-4 7th. A tee shot that carries either bunker on the left has a chance to find the water. You want your tee shot to find the middle or right side of this fairway to leave you the best angle into this green.
One of the biggest defenses Man O’ War has is the wind. With most of the course being exposed, you can run into some tough scenes out here.
Island green? How about an island fairway! The 9th hole poses a tough task for every golfer. Keeping the ball on land the name of the game here.
The 10th & 11th holes at Man O’ War are two par 4’s that call for a forced carry over water. A good tee shot on either hole will leave you a wedge into this green.
No. 14 marks the beginning of a very unique two-hole stretch. Back-to-back island greens! The 14th is a medium-length par 4 that will leave you a wedge into the first island green. The 15th is probably the most famous hole here. Luckily for every golfer, this green is huge.
You finish with another great chance for a birdie. The par-5 18th is reachable with a good drive. Obviously avoiding the water here is a must, but avoiding the few bunkers here is key.
Come take on all Man O’ War has to offer on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip!