Find Your Fairway | Our Top 10 Golf Courses in the Grand Strand

There are nearly 100 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area, making it a mecca for duffers. The “Golf Capital of the World” saw 3.2 million rounds played in 2017, with the peak season being the cooler spring and fall months. Here are our top 10 courses for visitors.

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  1. Wachesaw Plantation East A traditional Scottish design, this former LPGA site has received honors for its fairways, customer service and playability.
  2. Blackmoor Golf Club The Gary Player designed-Blackmoor is known for being player-friendly with a playing surface described as upper echelon.
  3. International Club of Myrtle Beach Offering a premium experience without a premium price, this hidden gem has been awarded a four-star rating in Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play.
  4. Indigo Creek Golf Club This Willard Byrd-designed course has lots of water and wildlife and is as enjoyable to look at as it is to play.
  5. Beachwood Golf Club Built in 1968, this Gene Hamm design has a very playable layout that is immaculately groomed for every day play.
  6. Crow Creek Golf Club Crow Creek has a reputation for one of the most immaculately maintained courses along the east coast along with a challenging and fun layout.
  7. River’s Edge Golf Club With 5 sets of tees to fit any game, golfers will find the range that best suits their game. The scenery along the bluffs and tidal marshes of the Shallotte River add a welcome distraction to the game.
  8. Lockwood Folly Country Club Lockwood is picturesque, pristine, pleasurable and playable. This links style course winds its way among salt marshes, creeks, forests, fields, and the community.
  9. The Pearl Golf Links The Gem of the Carolinas welcomes you with 900 acres of marsh surroundings and two courses. They also offer seasonal specials for snowbirds and golf packages for vacationers.
  10. Farmstead Golf Links Bring your driver: the mammoth 767 yard 18th hole is the most distinguishing feature here. It starts in South Carolina and ends in North Carolina and is complemented by superb 17 other holes.

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About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. His favorite RTX destinations are on the beach: Orange Beach, Alabama, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. .

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