You’re planning a buddies trip with your friends, and all of you are talking about going low. Depending on what courses you choose to play on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip, this can be a tall task.
Or maybe you’re a beginner or high-handicapper and are looking for a golf course where you can get some decent strokes in without spending a lot of time in the rough. Sure, people play golf for the challenge, but we all appreciate the chance to score low now and again.
We’re here to help. The USGA’s slope rating system tells us that the tracks we profile here are all conducive to posting a good score if you shoot well. If you want to go low on the Grand Strand, we recommend you try one of these five golf courses.
The West Course at Myrtle Beach National might not be as famous as its sister course on site, King’s North, but it gets just as much play. At 6,114 yards, the West Course (69.4 course rating/118 slope rating from the middle white tees) is the most playable golf course for every skill level along the Grand Strand.
The Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association’s 2018 Golf Course of the Year helps all players have an enjoyable round of golf while they’re on vacation. With limited forced carries and hardly any hazards, the course sets up for an unforgettable day (and, if you’re playing well, a score to brag about with your buddies at the 19th Hole).
The front nine at The Witch is a popular stretch of golf noted for its seclusion, playing scenically through maritime forest with no housing developments bordering these holes. The Dan Maples design offers players room to miss, and conditions are always A-plus. When you add The Witch’s playability, it makes it a must-play on your Myrtle Beach golf trip.
A sister course to The Witch as part of the offerings of Mystical Golf, The Wizard sets up as a links-style design that offers plenty of room to miss. The Wizard also features smooth bentgrass greens, which are conducive to sinking more putts if you’re performing well with the flat stick.
With a USGA slope rating of 121, Crown Park Golf Club is a great scoring option to add to your golfing itinerary. With greens that are easy to navigate, low scores are attainable at this popular North Strand design on Highway 9.
For more information on these golf courses, head over to our courses page to learn more.