With Over 100 Courses, Myrtle Beach Makes a Golfer's Paradise

Myrtle Beach is the self-titled "Golf Capital USA," and it has the courses to back it up. There are more than 100 golf courses within a 60-mile radius, so visitors can find exactly what they're looking for on the links. For groups of golfers looking for a guys' getaway, check out some of Myrtle Beach's most challenging layouts in  The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and the TPC Myrtle Beach . For parents looking to leave the spouse and kids at the beach while they sneak away to the links, Barefoot Golf Resort features four great courses close to all the action. But if you're looking to escape the bright lights of Myrtle Beach, a short drive south to Pawleys Island is well worth the trip, featuring former rice and indigo plantations that have been carved into lovely Lowcountry layouts like Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Plantation.Nature is also abundant and beautiful on the north end of the Grand Strand along the Carolina border at Rivers Edge Golf Club and the Big Cats of Ocean Ridge Plantation. Along with some of the most scenic coastal courses in the Southeast, a short drive inland reveals another landscape of dense maritime forests and pristine wetlands. There are also many more affordable courses for golfers on a budget, and special golf packages are available at most resorts that offer discounts on golf and accommodations.

River Oaks Golf Plantation in Myrtle Beach offers three spectacular nine-hole layouts that span an 800-acre plantation that borders the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway. Designed by famed architects Gene Hamm and Tom Jackson, River Oaks Golf...  Read More

Ocean Ridge Plantation offers golf so good that it makes the 30-minute drive up Highway 17 seem well worth the effort. Designed by Willard Byrd, Lion's Paw appeals to all skill levels with its forgiving fairways and contoured greens. One of two...  Read More

After playing a few holes at the Heritage Club, you may just find yourself wishing that you'd brought your camera instead of your driver. Constructed on tracts that once made up the True Blue and Midway Plantations, this exquisite course enjoys...  Read More

North Myrtle Beach
Tidewater Golf Club
Photo courtesy of Tidewater Golf Club

Designed by Ken Tomlinson, a native South Carolinian, Tidewater pays homage to the courses of the early 20th century – that is to say, his intent was that this course fit the landscape and natural beauty of the area. Based on the accolades...  Read More

Rivers Edge Golf Club

An Arnold Palmer signature course, Rivers Edge sits on the banks of the Shallotte River and offers an outstanding arsenal of breathtaking views and championship-caliber holes. Six fairways stretch across bluffs that overlook the river as it...  Read More

Barefoot Golf Resort
Photo courtesy of Barefoot Resort

Featuring four outstanding courses, the Barefoot Resort is truly a destination unto itself, especially for golfers. The Norman Course features striking holes along the Intracoastal Waterway and takes full advantage of the natural landscape. The...  Read More

Widely regarded as one of the Strand's – even one of South Carolina's – top golf courses, True Blue features wide, immaculate fairways, rolling terrain and a spectacular marriage with the surrounding landscape. Built on a former rice and...  Read More

TPC Myrtle Beach

Untamed wetlands and rugged pine forests characterize this scenic course, designed by the legendary Tom Fazio. Indeed, Fazio's aim was to create a course that would not take away from the features of the landscape, and each fairway seems to...  Read More

Once a rice plantation, beautiful Caledonia is as prestigious a public course as you'll find in Myrtle Beach, and it continues to receive award after award each year. Centered on a lovely antebellum-styled clubhouse, the rolling course is...  Read More

A Robert Trent Jones signature course (he oversaw its renovation in the 1970s and early '90s), The Dunes was completed in 1948 and stands today as one of the Strand's most respected – even revered – golf clubs. One of the course's most...  Read More


Meet Terry Massey

It's no surprise that journalist Terry Massey is credited with creating the word 'stay-cation.'  He considers the past 18 years in Myrtle Beach a vacation.

He and his wife Stephanie were...  More About Terry

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