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First Hand Review of Prestwick Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, SC

The Author: Garrett Fonvielle
Published: September 16th, 2013
Last Updated: April 19th, 2016

Beautiful view of The Clubhouse at Prestwick

In late August, I had the opportunity to play a course that I had not played in quite some time.  Jay Smith, the Head Professional at Prestwick Country Club in Myrtle Beach, SC, invited me and a few other golf directors to play at his course.

Pete Dye Deep Bunkers

Pete Dye Deep Bunkers

The Pete and P.B. Dye links-style designed course is a beautiful layout that is complimented by undulating fairways and some of the fastest greens in Myrtle Beach thanks to the Tifeagle Bermuda.  The day we played, temperatures and humidity were high and the greens were rolling a 15 on the stimpmeter.  Yes, that is correct, a FIFTEEN!

I played with Jason Corneau, the 1st assistant, and he gave me a ton of knowledge about the course and how it was built. When playing, you may be able to see the differences, but supposedly 9 holes were designed by the father, Pete Dye, and 9 holes were designed by the son, P.B. Dye.  Each of their 9 hole layouts winds through manicured neighborhoods adorned with amazing homes throughout.zorb ball

A majestic clubhouse overlooks a massive lake that was constructed using the fill dirt to create the rolling fairways and slick greens as well as the elevated teeing areas.    Jason also told me the lake, once dug out and before it was filled with water, had banks created on the interior walls and P.B. would drive his Cadillac around pretending it was a race track.  Just like most Dye designs, the course tends to start off fairly easy with the difficulty level increasing as the course progresses.  This is apparent on the 451 yard par-4 14th hole in addition to hole number 16, which is a 200 yard par-3 with a multi-tier green that if played incorrectly is bound to ruin your round.  If you make it through these two holes unscathed, awaiting you will be a 551 yard par-5 and the finishing hole is a long par-4 where the green is protected to the left by a large lake and to the front, back, and right by deep bunkers.  GOOD LUCK!

Prestwick Entrance

Prestwick Entrance

Prestwick can be played as a single round or it can be played in two different packages.  Click the links below to view the discounts on package pricing you can receive.

Challenge Select Package 

Strand Elite

18th Tee

18th Tee

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