Best golf resorts in Myrtle Beach
Discover beautiful Atlantic Ocean scenery, sandy beaches, first-class hospitality, and exceptional courses on your next stay & play golf trip.
Myrtle Beach has a long tradition of golf in South Carolina with over 90 courses in a 60-mile stretch. The variety and quality of courses throughout the region has something for every golfer.
Other activities off the course include the beach, theme parks, restaurants, bars, fishing charters, Topgolf, and much more. In this article, we break down the best golf resorts in the Myrtle Beach area for your next stay & play golf trip in South Carolina.
Located roughly 10 miles from the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach sits Legends Golf Resort. This resort offers a unique Scottish-inspired golfing experience with 54-holes on-site (and 36 more off-site), practice facilities, and accommodations all on property.
The Heathland, Moorland, and Parkland courses are all situated away from the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach to create a truly unique experience. Two of the three courses are void of buildings and homes, providing golfers with a serene round of golf surrounded by nature.
The resort offers two- and three-bedroom villas with full kitchens, cozy living quarters, and spacious bedrooms. Guests will enjoy breakfast, lunch, and two drink tickets with every round of golf and the on-site Ailsa Pub is the perfect location to reminisce on your round. Complete with an enormous 30-acre practice facility and driving range, Legends Golf Resort has everything a golfer could need.
While you may need to travel a little further up the coast to North Myrtle Beach, the four courses and accommodations at Barefoot are worth the drive. Located across the bridge of the Intracoastal Waterway, the Barefoot Resort should be on your itinerary when visiting Myrtle Beach.
The accommodation options at Barefoot range from two to four-bedroom villas to fit the needs of any group size. The spacious villas are complete with full kitchens, large living spaces, roomy bedrooms, and balconies. Aside from the villas, the resort also offers outdoor pools and one restaurant on-site, but is conveniently located near Barefoot Landing with other restaurants, bars, shops, a music venue, and more.
Golfers will be spoiled with outstanding golf courses all on-site and all designed by different legendary designers. The Fazio, Dye, Love, and Norman courses, all opened in 2000, each have their own unique characteristics and appeal to golfers of every skill level.
The Fazio Course is the shortest course on property and is void of any house on the course. You will find a mix of wide and narrow fairways with a multitude of bunkers/waste areas and water hazards on about half the holes.
The Love Course plays at just over 7,000 yards from the tips and has a few homes on a handful of the holes. The course has wide fairways, generous greens, and not too many bunkers or water hazards. The Norman Course is just about the same length as the Love Course, but with much narrower fairways and buildings on most of the holes. Golfers will enjoy playing the 7 holes along the Intracoastal Waterway with stunning views of the natural surroundings.
The Dye Course is the longest and the hardest of the courses at Barefoot as it was designed by the legendary Pete Dye. The Dye has very narrow fairways with extensive bunkering and waste areas throughout the course. You will find undulating greens, raised bunkering, and a fantastic finishing hole with the clubhouse in the backdrop.
Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the Myrtlewood property has both accommodation and 36 holes all on-site. The Pinehills Course at Myrtlewood was opened in 1966 and while it is the shorter of the two courses, the layout is challenging yet enjoyable. Golfers will experience wide fairways with strategically placed bunkers and water hazards.
The Palmetto Course opened in 1972 and plays a touch over 7,000 yards from the tips. The course has a better layout than the Pinehills Course with more narrow fairways, but fewer bunkers and water hazards. The Palmetto Course is more of a resort-style course, with homes and buildings surrounding a majority of the holes.
For accommodations, the Myrtlewood villas offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas to fit groups of any size. The resort villas are fully furnished with cozy living rooms and full kitchens with access to multiple indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, and more.
Located along the Intracoastal Waterway that spans the length of Myrtle Beach is one of the finest hotels and golf courses in the area, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. This four-star hotel offers guests multiple room and suite options, on-site restaurants, a fitness center, a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, and access to the Grande Dunes Golf Club, which sits across the Intracoastal Waterway from the hotel.
While there are 36 holes on-site, guests will only have access to the Resort Course as the other course is reserved for members only. Opened in 2001, the Resort Course plays a tad over 7,600 yards from the tips as it weaves throughout the local neighborhood. The Resort Course is one of only six courses in Myrtle Beach that borders the Intracoastal Waterway with 7 holes playing along said waterway. Out on the course, you will find a mix of narrow and generous fairways and undulating greens which are always kept in fantastic condition.
While Myrtle Beach National is not technically a “resort”, the club has three fantastic Arnold Palmer-designed courses on the property with each one offering its own unique challenges. The three courses at Myrtle Beach National have been around since the early 1970s and have stood the test of time. Situated nearby to Legends Resort, a day at Myrtle Beach National is one you soon won’t forget.
The West Course sits at just under 6,900 yards from the tips and takes golfers on a scenic round throughout the tall Carolina pines. The course has open fairways to smaller greens, but very few bunkers and hazards stand in the way. The South Creek course is the shortest of the three, playing at just over 6,400 from the tips. It can best be described as a resort-style course with homes lining the fairways for about 90% of the holes. Golfers will need to be more precise off the tee with many narrow landing areas and bunkers and hazards waiting to catch any stray shots.
The King’s North Course is the premier course at Myrtle Beach National and has been ranked in Golf Digest’s list of “100 Greatest Public Courses”. The course is truly unique with picturesque holes including a par-5 with an island fairway and a par-3 island green with bunkers in the shape of the letters “S” and “C” for South Carolina. While there may not be any accommodations on-site, a day at Myrtle Beach National is truly an unforgettable experience.
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