The Palmetto Course at Myrtlewood Golf Club has long been a Myrtle Beach golf favorite. Good conditions, good value and a good layout have made the course a regular on many Myrtle Beach golf trip itineraries.
When you tee it up on the Edmund Alt design, what can you expect to find? We ask head pro Rick Schultz to tell us the course’s three best holes and he obliged.
Here are Palmetto’s best in the eyes of the man who knows the course better than anyone:
No. 16, 422-yard, par 4: A dogleg right, No. 16 offers substantial rewards for golfers willing to take a risk. A well-placed 225 yards drive will carry the large sand trap the sits in the elbow of the dogleg, leaving a short iron into the green.
Cutting the dogleg doesn’t come without risks. Players that don’t clear the bunker will have a tough time getting on in regulation, and out-of-bounds borders both sides of the fairway. The alternative is to play it safe down the middle.
At 225 yards, clearing the bunker won’t require a hero shot for most, so line it up and take a rip (but make sure you miss left!).
No. 17, 179-yard, par 3: The 17th has three teeing areas, all at different elevations. The tee shot can range anywhere from 125 to 179 yards and the combination of elevation and wind can significantly impact club selection.
Throw in a pond, two bunkers in the front, and the Intracoastal Waterway to the left of the green, and the 17th is one of Palmetto’s prettiest holes. It’s not exceedingly difficult, but there is trouble to be found. Take your time and trust your club selection.
No. 18, 468-yard, par 4: Palmetto is one of just seven Myrtle Beach golf courses that can lay claim to playing along the Intracoastal. The waterway runs the length of the 18th hole, enhancing the beauty of the layout’s longest par 4.
Despite the presence of the Intracoastal on the left, the 18th fairway is extremely wide. The ideal play is the right-center of the fairway, setting up a short to mid-iron into a well protected green.
It’s an outstanding finishing hole.
What is your favorite hole on the Palmetto Course?