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Tidewater Golf Course in NMB – A First Hand Look/Review

The Author: Garrett Fonvielle
Published: April 26th, 2013
Myrtle Beach's Tidewater Golf and Plantation

The 4th green at Tidewater overlooking Cherry Grove Inlet

A first hand look at Tidewater Golf Club and Plantation.    Ranked #2 for March as’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.

Myrtle Beach's Tidewater Golf Course's 12th Green

The 12th hole at Tidewater is a challenging par 3 that plays 189 yards from the Championship tees with more times than not has an ocean breeze directly in your face.

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.

Myrtle Beach'd 8th Hole at Tidewater Golf Plantation

The 8th hole at Tidewater is a short par 5 that parallels the Intracoastal Waterway

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.


Want to Book Tidewater?  You can play this course either À_la_carte or as part of the Strand Elite golf bundle.




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One Response to “Tidewater Golf Course in NMB – A First Hand Look/Review”

  1. Kenny G Says:

    A little challenging for some in our group, but we enjoyed it.

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