Despite the fact that there are so many wonderful things to see and do during a Myrtle Beach golf vacation, there is one thing to do that beats all others in the hearts and minds of most folks: golf! For many people each and every year, golf is the sole purpose of their journeys to the Grand Strand… well along with a little nightlife, some great food and time spent with friends. With that in mind, now is a great time to explore some of the best golf courses Myrtle Beach has to offer its many visitors. These particular courses are part of the Brunswick Isles Golf Trail and also some of the finest Myrtle Beach has to offer.
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
With 27 holes and a stunning example of coastal landscaping, the recently renovated Sandpiper Bay Golf Course has a lot to offer anyone interested in a great round of golf. The golf course has been built around a natural pine forest and features exquisitely maintained fairways and greens. It is a very playable course for golfers of all levels of skill (more experienced and qualified golfers can increase the challenge by playing the championship tees). The doglegs are quite gentle and the course offers elevated tees and greens. In addition to a well-stocked pro shop, Sandpiper Bay also features excellent practice facilities and Piper’s Bar and Grill where you can wet your whistle while enjoying stunning views of the golf courses.
Ocean Ridge Plantation – Lion’s Paw Golf Links
The Big Cats family of golf courses are not for the faint of heart. Lion’s Pay is another Willard Byrd course that does not disappoint anyone looking for a challenging game of golf. Some consider this particular links course to be Byrd’s finest. Like the Kingly beast the course has been named after, it’s going to take a lot of work to tame these links. From the wild and stunning landscaping to the challenging links style of play (not to mention the death by sand) bunkers, there’s plenty to love and fear about this particular golf challenge. It’s certainly an experience you’re not likely to forget any time soon.
Magnolia Greens Golf Course
Magnolia Greens offers three 9-hole golf courses to its guests. It’s a public golf course that has received accolades as one of the best public golf courses in the southeast. In addition to The Championship Course, which has been used for many different PGA qualifying events, there is the Azalea course and accompanying practice facilities that most private clubs in the area simply cannot match. Golfers interested in an excellent public golf course can do no better on the Grand Strand than Magnolia Greens.
Oyster Bay Golf and Links
Oyster Bay has a long and distinguished history of excellence. With Dan Maples behind a golf course, you know it has to be something truly spectacular. In 1983, Golf Digest named it the Resort Course of the Year. It was also named to the top 50 public courses in the country in 1990. It’s also been named among the Best public Golf Course in North Carolina by Golf Magazine in 2008, America’s Top Golf Courses by Zagat Survey in 2009, and Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play in 2005 with four stars, 2003 with five stars, and 2001 with four and a half stars. The challenges of this particular course are almost legendary with two island par three’s, holes that are surrounded by marsh, and long par four’s that are distinctly challenging in their own right.
River’s Edge Golf Club and Plantation
This stunning course, in addition to being an Arnold Palmer signature design, is one of the most widely acclaimed golf courses in the Carolinas. It has won a number accolades from various golf publications and in the court of public opinion and remains one of the most beautiful and challenging golf course the Grand Strand has to offer. The course itself features five sets tees in order to accommodate golfers of varying skills.
Any one of these beautiful courses would make a great addition to your Myrtle Beach golf vacation. However, if you’re like most people who truly love the game of golf you’ll never be truly satisfied with only one or two so why not do yourself a huge favor and make sure you experience the entire Brunswick Isles Golf Trail. The Trail is the place to play!
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