South end courses on the Grand Strand are absolutely stunning. If you love golf, then you will really enjoy playing these world famous golf courses.
The Grand Strand is a stunning sixty mile stretch of unspoiled coastline along North and South Carolina and it features over a hundred remarkable golf courses. In addition the Grand Strand also offers an amazing selection of lodging, dining and world class entertainment. This extraordinary piece of coastline is often referred to as the “Golf Capital of the World” and visitors to the Grand Strand can look forward to playing designs by world renowned architects that include Palmer, Nicklaus, Player, Dye, Fazio, Norman and Love III.
The quality and playability of these courses is second to none and will leave you yearning for more. This is just one of the reasons why so many visitors return year after year, there are just simply too many good golf courses to play. Many of the Grand Strand’s golf courses in the south, central and north region have been recognized by national publications and have been consistently ranked in the top echelon of golf courses across the nation. Don’t let these accolades intimidate you though, it just really assures you of a memorable golf experience.
We have divided the Grand Strand into three regions, south, central and north. Each one of these areas feature an amazing selection of golf, lodging, dining and entertainment options. This excellent characteristic of the Grand Strand conveniently puts golfers within a short driving distance of all their basic needs.
In this article, we spotlight six featured golf courses along the south end:
Arrowhead Country Club – The only Raymond Floyd design on the south end of Myrtle Beach. Located along the breathtaking Intracoastal Waterway, Arrowhead features 27 picturesque and beautifully designed holes. Visitors can look forward to a perfectly manicured golf course that offers lush Bermuda grass fairways and superb MiniVerde grass greens that will give any level of golfer a nice challenge.
Caledonia Golf and Fish Club – From the moment you drive down the canopied entrance, you know that this day is going to be special. Built on an old rice plantation on the south end of the Grand Strand, Caledonia offers a technically challenging golf experience that will appeal to golfers of all skill levels. Caledonia has a distinct “Lowcountry” feel and is full of ancient oaks and a nostalgic plantation style clubhouse. This south end beauty has been truly blessed with spectacular scenery and the marsh areas and tidal creeks are absolutely stunning.
Prestwick Country Club – This golf course features loads of character, it is a Pete and P. B. Dye collaboration that can easily be called a work of art. Prestwick is full of all of the characteristics of a Dye course, there are pot bunkers, railroad ties gorgeous undulating greens that players have to deal with. Prestwick is another south end gem that is always in immaculate condition and the greens always roll very smoothly. The layout is a true test of golf but very fair and golfers of all skill levels will enjoy playing this south Grand Strand favorite.
Shaftesbury Glen Golf and Fish Club – This is an English style golf course that was inspired by Winged Foot and Augusta National. Located in south Myrtle Beach, Shaftesbury features spacious fairways that are inviting to golfers who like to “grip it, and rip it”. Their gigantic and elevated Bentgrass greens are always in perfect shape, though they can be treacherous if missed. Another unique feature of Shaftesbury Glen are the “finger bunkers” that guard their greens, they add to the challenge and appeal of the golf course. After a pleasant round of golf, you can relax and enjoy a little time away from the course by fishing at the fish club, located behind the Shaftesbury Glen English Manor Clubhouse.
True Blue Golf Club – An absolutely spectacular design by golf course architect Mike Strantz. True Blue is definitely one of those gems along the south end of the Grand Strand. Featuring stunning scenery, golfers also love the fact that True Blue is a par-72 that has five par fives and five par threes a nice twist to the traditional par-72 layout. True Blue is also unique in that sandy waste areas protect the fairways and greens, rather than thick, sometimes unplayable rough.
Whispering Pines Golf Club – Perfectly located in the heart of Myrtle Beach opposite the airport, you will find Whispering Pines. This truly classic design features tree lined fairways, strategically placed lakes, and gorgeous undulating greens. Whispering Pines is also recognized as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in south Myrtle Beach and is full of wildlife, wetlands and dense forests. In fact its rather hard to believe that Whispering Pines is completely surrounded by some of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions. All in all a traditional style golf course that provides a nice, good quality round of golf.
Please talk to our providers about your upcoming golf vacation, they are specialists in their field and have been in the business for decades. Please take a look at the fabulous choice of golf courses and lodgings at your disposal. Once you’ve decided where you would like to stay and play, take a minute to fill out the short quick quote form, hit submit and sit back, our providers will do the rest.
In a follow up blog we will spotlight our centrally located golf courses!