“Wall to Wall” & Having a Ball: Seven Myrtle Beach Courses with Some Extra Green for Winter & Spring 2024

The Wizard

There are few things more appealing to players making the pilgrimage to Myrtle Beach than the sight of an emerald green golf course, and that’s doubly the case for players who battle dreary winters in the Northeast and Midwest.

While most Myrtle Beach golf courses overseed the bulk of their primary playing surfaces (fairways and tee boxes), seven courses are taking an extra step in 2024. Arrowhead Country Club, The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Man O’ War, Pawleys Plantation Golf Club, Pine Lakes Country Club, The Wizard and TPC Myrtle Beach have overseeded “wall-to-wall” to include the primary cuts of surrounding rough, meaning golfers will enjoy vibrant green grass as far as the eye can see.

Here is a look at each:

Home to the Cypress, Lakes and Waterways nines, Arrowhead has long been renowned for the quality of its conditions throughout the winter and spring months. Featuring holes that play along the Intracoastal Waterway, Arrowhead provides a lush playing surface and unforgettable views.

As The Dunes Club gears up to host the area’s first PGA TOUR event, the famed Robert Trent Jones Sr. layout will feature optimal conditions, including dramatic greens complexes that are always among the Grand Strand’s fastest and most undulating.

Man O’ War, built around a 107-acre lake, is an unforgettable layout. Water comes into play on every hole and it’s the only course in America with back-to-back island greens. Don’t be intimidated by the talk of water as it’s not nearly as overbearing as it may sound, and the course is a delight to play.

With six holes on the back nine that reside along a tidal marsh and the benefit of a newly renovated Jack Nicklaus design, Pawleys Plantation is atop every must-play list in 2024. Last year’s renovation effort, which included a restoration of the course’s greens to their original size and specifications and a reimagining of the bunkers, has been greeted with rave reviews.

“The Granddaddy,” as Pine Lakes is affectionately known, treats golfers to a Golden Age layout that continues to delight players 97 years after its opening. Designed by Robert White, a native of St. Andrews, Scotland, Pine Lakes was Myrtle Beach’s first golf course, and it continues to charm players.

The Wizard is a links-inspired Dan Maples course that provides players a taste of golf along the Scottish coast and the ability to score, a winning combination. With wide fairways, often framed by mounding, and some of Myrtle Beach’s largest putting surfaces, The Wizard provides plenty of green grass for players to enjoy.

Home to the annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, TPC Myrtle Beach long ago earned a reputation for being one of the area’s best conditioned layouts. This Tom Fazio-Lanny Wadkins design offers a TOUR level test that will leave your group hoping for a replay.

Golfers can expect outstanding conditions at nearly Myrtle Beach golf course, but the eight layouts that have overseeded wall-to-wall are elevating the experience to new heights.