Tidewater Golf Course in NMB – A First Hand Look/ReviewThe Author: Garrett Fonvielle
Published: April 26th, 2013
A first hand look at Tidewater Golf Club and Plantation. Ranked #2 for March as www.northmyrtlebeachgolf.com’s top 10 courses to play.
I was invited out to Tidewater Plantation March 27th with a few other Golf Directors to play their course. It turned out to be a perfect Spring day for golfing in the Carolina’s. Tidewater is a beautiful layout designed by Ken Tomlinson & Hale Irwin with scenic marsh, ocean, and waterway views. Tidewater has been called by some the “Pebble Beach of the East Coast.” The course is located on the Northern end of the Grand Strand and is tucked between Cherry Grove and the Intracoastal Waterway. This expansive layout stretches over 5 miles from the #1 tee box to the green at #18 and back to the clubhouse yet the course only measures 7,044 yards from the Championship (Black) Tees.
The average golfer will not be able to score well here due to difficulty of the greens, deep bunkers, and prevailing coastal winds that swirl throughout the property. However the GPS on the carts does help the golfers navigate the course with a bit more ease. My three fellow golfers found it to be very helpful. The risk reward holes for the more advanced golfers can make this course play shorter than normal and with the wide open fairways on most of the par 4’s gives the more accurate golfer a better chance to score a good number.
I have to give a shout out to one of the guys in our foursome. Rich Bartram, Director of Marketing for Barefoot Resort, is a good friend and a great golfer. He cut me on a skin on the par 5 number 8 hole. He stuck his second shot to inside 2 feet and went on to sink his Eagle putt. Rich can really hit the long ball when he wants to and I think has too much time on his hands to practice.
We all had a great day playing and enjoyed the hospitality of the entire staff at Tidewater Golf Club and Plantation. Make Tidewater one of your must plays on your future trips to Myrtle Beach.