The convenience of Myrtlewood, home of two courses, is amplified by the quality of the golf. The PineHills and Palmetto courses are renowned for their playability, giving players a chance to score.
Our Myrtle Beach Golf Hole of the Week provides a look at the most memorable of Myrtlewood’s 36 holes.
No. 18 – Myrtlewood – Palmetto Course
Yardage: 468 yards (blue tees), 377 yards (white tees), 357 (yellow tees), 301 (red tees)
The finishing hole on the Palmetto Course became the first in Myrtle Beach to play along the Intracoastal Waterway when it opened in 1974, and it’s as memorable today as it has ever been.
Playing from an elevated tee box, the waterway runs up the entire left side of the hole, creating a picturesque setting as your round comes to a close. While the 18th is the second most difficult on the back, per the scorecard, the fairway is generous.
So long as golfers don’t lose concentration thinking about the beauty of the water and passing boats, the tee shot isn’t overly difficult. Players that crack a 225-yard drive (or better) will have a manageable approach to a receptive green.
Myrtlewood is one of the area’s friendliest facilities, and No. 18 at Palmetto is its crown jewel.