Golf is a dreamer’s game. We all imagine that perfect round, a hole-in-one or winning a tournament of some sort.
Every April, we dream of playing Augusta National or maybe in July, it’s a trip to St. Andrews to challenge the Old Course.
The unfortunate reality is most of these grand ambitions will never be fulfilled.
That’s one reason World Tour Golf Links is so popular.
The Myrtle Beach golf course was inspired by some of the game’s great layouts. Amen Corner is no longer inaccessible, and a walk across the Swilcan Bridge at St. Andrews doesn’t require a transatlantic flight as World Tour transports you to golf’s greatest venues.
Here is what you need to know about World Tour as you make plans for your next golf trip.
— World Tour is comprised of 18 of golf’s most famous holes, but this isn’t a novelty course. The routing works, conditions are superb, and taken collectively, 18 individual holes coalesce to form an outstanding layout.
— The World Tour experience flows nicely, but it’s impossible not to think of each hole as an individual experience, or in the case of Amen Corner, a trio of holes. Nothing exactly replicates Augusta National, but you will enjoy the opportunity to challenge Rae’s Creek and see if you can hit the tee shot that sunk Jordan Spieth on Augusta’s par-3 12th hole in 2016. The experience will drive your happy hour conversation.
— Take the time to read the plaques that detail each hole’s place in the game’s history. Most people know Amen Corner but embrace learning a little about the Postage Stamp at Troon, 17 at TPC Sawgrass, and No. 8 at Oakmont. A round at World Tour is a 4-hour history lesson, so soak it all up.
— World Tour is made up of the Open and Championship nines. The Open 9 is comprised of holes that have hosted U.S. and British Opens, as well as other premier North American layouts. The Championship 9 is inspired by holes from courses that have hosted major championships, including Augusta National.
— The best way to play World Tour is the Prime Times Rewards Package, which allows groups to choose among 22 courses and includes a $100 gift card good for use in pro shop and on the beverage cart. It’s an incredible value offered by several vacation providers, including Sand Dunes Resort, and the best way to play a layout that needs to be on your Myrtle Beach bucket list.