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My Personal Top 10 Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

The Top MB Golf Courses

On the home page of our website, golfers get to vote on their favorite courses.  Well, I thought I would put in my two cents and give you my Top-10 courses along coastal North and South Carolina.

Pawley's Island Heritage Course

Plantation style Clubhouse

#10  Heritage Club  —– comes in at the #10 spot on my countdown to  #1.  The Heritage Club is a great layout that is surrounded by huge magnolias and moss-filled live oaks that are over 300 years old.  Built on an old plantation, the clubhouse resembles that of an old Southern Plantation home.   Located in Pawley’s Island, it’s no more than one hour from most Grand Strand accommodations.   Buffet breakfast, lunch, and 2 free draft beers accompany each round of golf at this course.

 

North Carolina's River's Edge Golf and Beach Club

Hole #9 Peninsula Green at River’s Edge

#9 River’s Edge —– joins the list at #9 on the countdown.    River’s Edge Golf and Beach Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, is one of the gems of coastal North Carolina.  This private community graciously opened itself to play, allowing golfers from all over the world to see the breathtaking views the members see everyday.  Nestled along the Shallotte River, River’s Edge is a must play on your bucket list.

 

Cape Fear National North Carolina

#8 Green at Cape Fear National

#8  Cape Fear National  —– the newest course in the area comes in at #8.  Cape Fear National, a Tim Cate design, has a phenomenal layout with some of the best bent grass greens in coastal North and South Carolina.  Great golf holes, beautiful homes, and wildlife abound at this amazing property located 10 minutes south of Wilmington, NC in one of the areas most up-and-coming developments.

 

Myrtle Beach's Glen Dornoch

View of the 9th and 18th shared green

#7  Glen Dornoch  —-  I refer to the #7 course on the list as “the Jewel of the Nile.”  This shot- shaping course, designed by Clyde Johnston, is one of my favorite courses to play.  Located in Little River, SC, this course is one of the few courses along the Grand Strand that features a double green.  The green for holes #9 and #18 is tucked between the clubhouse and the Intracoastal Waterway.  On this course, six different holes boast views of the waterway giving the golfer a coastal breeze to cool them off.

 

Tidewater Myrtle Beach

Marsh views from this short par-3 and long par-4

#6  Tidewater  —-  the name says it all and lands at #6 on the countdown.  This expansive layout designed by Ken Tomlinson and Hale Irwin gives the golfer a true golfing experience.  Views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway solidify the course’s name.  The Tidewater community itself takes pride in their facilities as well they should.  From top to bottom the course, facilities, and staff are some of the best Myrtle Beach has to offer.

 

Myrtle Beach's Pawley's Plantation

Shared green at Pawley’s Plantation

#5  Pawley’s Plantation  —- slipping in right ahead of Tidewater at the #5 slot grabs my attention for many reasons.  Designer Jack Nicklaus did an amazing job of placing a top-notch golf course on what has to be some of the most expensive and sought after real estate in South Carolina.  This course has jaw-dropping views, a double green, wildlife, as well as some of the most picturesque golf holes located only a short drive from Myrtle Beach.  This course can be played for as little as $30 per golfer this Fall if it is booked as a 5th round in the Prime Times Rewards Package.

 

Dye Club Myrtle Beaqch

Number 10 and Number 18 at Dye Club

#4  Dye Club at Barefoot   —- jumps in at #4 on the list.  This Pete Dye design has to be one of the hardest golf courses  — if not THE  hardest course — along the Grand Strand.  Rolling hills, crossing winds, and high rough make this 7,343 yard par-72 course a real doozi.  Play in the “Superintendent’s Challenge” and it may take you two days to finish.  Professional golfers, celebrities,  and fans come every year to watch the “Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am” which the Dye Club has been hosting since 2003.  This course can be played as a single round with specials on Wednesday’s of each week or part of a 4-round package which includes three other Barefoot Resort courses.  The Dye Club is a MUST play while in Myrtle Beach.

 

Caledonia Golf and Fish Club

Green Side

#3  Caledonia Golf and Fish Club  —- takes the bronze as the #3 course.  Designer Mike Strantz shows off his diversity with this relatively short but shot-shaping layout.  Golfers come back to this course year after year for the amazing views, friendly service, and pristine conditions that always accompany this amazing course.  Take it all in from the Spanish moss-draped live oaks at the entrance or just relax from the rocking chairs located on the pub’s porch while watching golfers finish one of their most enjoyable rounds.

 

Dunes Golf and Beach Club Myrtle Beach

12th Hole Par-3

#2  Dunes Club  —- not far behind the #1 course on the list, the Dunes Club slides into the #2 spot.  Former site of the Senior Tour Championship from 1994-1999 will now play host to the 47th PGA Professional National Championship. Due to the lavish amenities, beautiful views, and professional staff, the private Dunes Golf and Beach Club is host to many of the area’s premier social events.  A tour through the clubhouse and historic memorabilia gallery will show you some of the greats who once traversed this stunning layout.    The Robert Trent Jones, Sr. 1948 design is getting a quick overhaul to lengthen the course and to replace the greens to a more manageable grass for the climate type in our area.  After the improvements are complete, the Dunes Club may overtake my #1 choice.

 

North Carolina's Bald Head Island Club

13th Hole at Bald Head Island

#1  Bald Head Island Club  —- proudly standing at my #1 favorite course to play.  This trip requires a full day of planning.  An hour drive from Myrtle Beach is followed by a 30-minute ferry ride to Bald Head Island where you are taken by courtesy shuttle to the clubhouse.  The original architect, George Cobb, had his design upgraded by Tim Cate (the designer of Cape Fear National, #8 on my list) in 2012.  The $3.9 million renovation of the course and practice area created a golfing paradise.  Elevation changes, larger fairway landing ares, rebuilt cart paths and bridges, as well as 1,200 tons of sand were brought in to create this massive transformation.  The quiet relaxing atmosphere gives the golfer the perfect experience.   Mesmerizing views, great golf holes, beautiful sunsets, and the tranquil surroundings of Bald Head Island make this my #1 course to play. Check out my full review last year.

 

 

 

Let’s just see how my top-10 stacks up against yours.  Make sure you check all of these beautiful courses off your golf  “to-do list” soon.  Rates for any or all of these courses throughout the year can be found at http://www.northmyrtlebeachgolf.com/golf-only-tee-times.html .

 

 

 

 

 

November 2012: Top 10 Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Holiday. As the fall golf season has come and gone, our Top 10 Myrtle Beach Golf Course rankings have been one of our most viewed pages throughout the year. Golfers from all over check these rankings to build their Multi-Round golf packages (or just picking a few a le cart!).  The overwhelming emails, tweets, and facebook post shows us that golfers want to know what are the best courses in Myrtle Beach. If that’s what the golfers want? That’s what golfers will get!

We had little movement in the Top 10 from last month, however we do have a new #1. As I predicted in our Top 10 blog post for April and May, I would not be surprised if Tidewater took over the top spot in the rankings. Well……. “Down goes Frazier” or in this

case, Caledonia.

Tidewater Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach

 

1) Tidewater Golf & Plantation – After sitting at the #2 spot since August, Tidewater has taken over the top spot as the #1 golf course in Myrtle Beach.

2) Caledonia Golf & Fish Club – Dropped from the top spot after being at the top since July 2012.

3) True Blue Golf Plantation – Moved up one spot from #4. True Blue has been ranked in the top 10 for 16 consecutive months.

4) The Dunes Golf & Beach Club – Dropped down one spot from #3 has been in the top ten twenty times only missing out January 2012.

5) Myrtle Beach National – Kings North – Holding the 5th spot, Kings North is the most requested golf course in Myrtle Beach.

6) Barefoot – Dye Club – Home to the Monday after Masters, this Pete Dye design may be the hardest golf course in Myrtle Beach.

7) Thistle Golf Club – Ranked at the #7 spot for the 4th consecutive month.

8) Pawleys Plantation – Pawleys Plantation has been ranked in our Top 10 now for 12 months. Great views Marsh views and tuff Jack Nicklaus design.

9) TPC of Myrtle Beach – This Tom Fazio design is one of two on the Grand Strand. Host of the Golf.com World AM Championship

10) Tigers Eye Golf Links – After making its debut, Tigers Eye holds down the #10 spot for the second consecutive month.

There you have folks, another edition of the Top 10 Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach. If you are interested in Spring 2013 golf packages, tee times go extremely fast on the best golf courses. Take advantage of courses that offer early bird and midweek discounted rates.

 

As always,

Fairways and Greens
@mbgolfpro

 

October 2012: Top 10 golf courses in Myrtle Beach

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

 

 

Tigers Club Clubhouse View

Clubhouse at Tiger's Eye golf course

I want to start with concerns for our golfing friends in the northeast. I have talked to several golfers that were in the path of Hurricane Sandy and I hope that everything and everyone gets back to normal sooner than later. Fortunately, the hurricane avoided the Golf Capital of the World, and we were very lucky as the “Frankstorm” stayed out in the Atlantic Ocean.

You can read a blog on our sister site how Hurricane Sandy has no affect on area Myrtle Beach Golf Courses.

Again, I wish everyone a speedy recovery from the Hurricane.

Moving on to why we are here, the top 10 golf courses in Myrtle Beach for October 2012.  Last month the Legends Heathland course made its debut in the top 10, however it did not last long.  We have another new comer to the top 10 golf courses in Myrtle Beach and very little movement with the other top ranked courses.

1)  Caledonia Golf & Fish Club – Ranked the top golf course in Myrtle Beach for four straight months. The only golf course in Myrtle Beach to be ranked in the top ten for twenty months.

2) Tidewater Golf & Plantation – Closing in on #1 Caledonia, behind by only a few points. Ranked in the top 10 twelve times but never making it to #1.

3) Dunes Golf & Beach Club – #3 for the second consecutive month, one of the few courses in Myrtle Beach that has an Ocean View.  Ranked in the top 10, nineteen months only missing out in January 2012.

4) True Blue Golf Plantation – Holding at #4 the “Big Brother” of Caledonia has been ranked in the top 10 for 15 months.

5) Myrtle Beach National – King`s North – This Arnold Palmer design is the most popular of his four designs in Myrtle Beach. Kings North has been ranked eleven months.

6) Barefoot – Dye Club – Dropped one spot from #5. The Barefoot Dye Club is the host course of the “Monday After the Masters” and has been ranked eighteen months.

7) Thistle Golf Club – Ranked in the top 10 for eleven months, considered by many to have the best bent grass greens on the Grand Strand.

Thistle Golf Club

8) Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club – One of three Jack Nicklaus designs on the Grand Strand. Ranked in the top 10 for eleven months.

9) TPC of Myrtle Beach – Former host of the Senior Tour Championship (now called Champions Tour) Voted by Golf Digest as the only 5-star course in Myrtle Beach. Ranked in the top 10 eighteen months.

10) Tigers Eye Golf Links – Making its debut to the top 10, Tigers Eye is one of four courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation, Home of the Big Cats.

There you have it folks, the October 2012 top golf courses in Myrtle Beach.

Keep in mind that there are great early booking specials for golf and accommodations so do not hesitate to call our golf department.

As Always,

Fairways & Greens

@MBGolfPro

 

September 2012: Top Ranked Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Top ranked golf courses in Myrtle Beach

September was an absolutely gorgeous month to be golfing in the N. Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach area. We received enough rain to keep our courses in excellent shape, but not too much as to where it spoiled our rounds.

In this month’s installment of our “Top Ranked

Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach” there’s been a few movers and shakers – but most of the top ten golf courses our customers have voted for have been holding their spots consistently.

Let’s get right down to the dirty details for September 2012’s top 10 list:

1. Caledonia – Has remained #1 for 3 consecutive months. Holding firmly in the top 2 positions for 6 months.

2. Tidewater – Golfers have reported that this course is in excellent shape. Tidewater Golf Club began their summer under National Golf Management, and ended it by becoming self-managed. Looks like it’s worked out for them nicely so far.

3. Dunes Club – One of the original 10 golf courses built in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

4. True Blue – Has remained in the top 4 the entire year. Pretty impressive, huh?

5. Barefoot Dye – Recently renovated their greens by converting to champion ultra dwarf. The Dye course has held #5 position for 3 consecutive months.

Barefoot Dye

Barefoot Dye golf course

6. King’s North – Sitting nicely at the 6th spot – this Arnold Palmer design has 3 signature holes: the gambler, the island green and the bullseye.

7. Thistle – This 27-hole Tim Cate design is known to have the best bent-grass greens on

the beach. Don’t take our word for it – see for yourself!

8. Pawleys Plantation – Moved up one spot from #9. This Jack Nicholas signature course is know for its marsh views and beauty.

9. TPC of Myrtle Beach – Dropped down one spot from #8. Home course of Myrtle Beach native and Ryder Cup member Dustin Johnson.

Legends Heathland golf course

Legends Heathland golf course

10. Legends Heathland – Making its debut on the top 10. Par 71 course designed by Tom Doak is the locals favorite of the Legends Resort.

I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of movement we’ll be seeing over the next month in this top 10 list.

As always –  fairways and greens,

@mbgolfproCraig Chinn

Top 10 Ranked Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach July 2012

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Caledonia #1 July Golf Course

 

The Summer in Myrtle Beach is half way over and it has been a hot one. Even with the Summer heat, 99% of the golf courses have made it through the with little problems.  You’d think they’d be scorched and burned, but nope! This could be from a few things. The conversion from bent grass greens to Bermuda ultradwarfs grass greens. Or…. maybe the late afternoon thunder storms have filled the ponds and cooled down the hot grass.

Either way, I’m predicting that the area Myrtle Beach area’s courses are going to be in PRIME SHAPE this fall 2012 golf season. If you have not checked out our fall golf packages, don’t hesitate.

 

On to why we are here, the Top 10 Ranked Myrtle Beach Golf Courses for July 2012.

1) Caledonia Golf & Fish Club – Climbing back to the #1 position knocking off the brother course, True Blue. Caledoina has been ranked #2 for the past 3 months.  Its last time at #1 was August 2011.

2) True Blue Golf Club –  After 5 months as the #1 ranked golf course in Myrtle Beach, True Blue moves down to #2 after getting beat out by its Sister Course, Caledonia.

3) Tidewater – Called the “Pebble Beach of the East” Tidewater moves back up two spots from #5.

4) Dunes Club – Dropped down one spot after sitting at
#3 for two consecutive months.

5) Barefoot Dye Club – After a changing putting surfaces from Bent Grass to Champions ultra dwarf. The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort is back open and ready to climb to the top.

6) Pawleys Plantation – One of three Nicklaus designs along the Grand Strand. Pawleys Plantation has some of the best marsh views you will find.

7) Myrtle Beach National – Kings North – The anticipated return of the King is a few short weeks away. Would not surprise me if the Kings makes it to #1 after the Fall golf season.

8) TPC of Myrtle Beach – After being out of the top 10 for two consecutive months, The TPC of Myrtle Beach jumps righ back in at #8.

9) Heritage – Viewed by many as the best golf course in Myrtle Beach, voters have not shown the love for the Heritage has it has been ranked as high as #4.

10) Thistle Golf Club – After being out of the Top 10 for the past several months. The 27-hole Tim Cate design is in excellent shape and one of the few remaining courses with bent grass greens.

 

Their you have it folks, the best Grand Strand courses for the Month of July 2012.

As always, Fairways and Greens.

@mbgolfpro

 

 

MBGolfPro’s Top 10 Courses in Myrtle Beach for June 2012

Friday, July 6th, 2012
True Blue Course

True Blue still remains the #1 top ranked course.

Summer is a great time to be in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Ocean water temperatures feel like bath water, tons of family activities along the Grand Strand for all ages. The nightlife is booming and in full swing.

On the flip side — traffic can be a bit taxing, wait times at restaurants are a bit more, and summer tee times should be booked early in the day to beat the heat of that hot summer sun. So although summer might not be the best time to play golf in Myrtle Beach, we’ve still got our top courses ranked for June 2012.

Now, let’s get down to business with our top-10 ranked courses in Myrtle Beach for the month of June 2012.

1. True Blue – Voted #1 in Myrtle Beach for the fifth consecutive month.

2. Caledonia – Sister course of True Blue.  Holding the #2 position for the third straight month.

3. Dunes Golf  & Beach Club – As predicted in our April blog, the Dunes continues to climb to the top of the list.

Barefoot Dye Clubhouse

Barefoot Dye Clubhouse

4. Barefoot Resort: Dye Club – Moving up one spot, I still predict the Dye Club to drop in ranking due to the installation of the new putting surfaces.

5. Tidewater – Dropping one spot from #4 last month,Tidewater has still maintained its top-5 position.

6. Myrtle Beach National:King’s North – Moved up one spot since last month.  As predicted with the Dye Club, King’s North should drop in ranking due to the conversion from bent to Bermuda grass greens.

7. The Heritage Club – After being out of the top-10 for a year, Heritage makes its way into the top-10 for the second straight month.

8. Pawley’s Plantation – Moving up one spot, Pawley’s Plantation is sneaking up in the rankings.

9. Glen Dornoch Waterway Links – Dropping three spots, I still believe Glen Dornoch is one of the most underrated courses on the Grand Strand.

Glen Dornoch Clubhouse

Glen Dornoch Clubhouse

10. Grande Dunes Resort Course – After its top-10 debut in our May ranking, the Resort Court continues to hold the tenth spot, however, like King’s North and Barefoot Dye, I predict it will drop out of the top-10 for a brief period.

As always, Fairways & Greens

 

May 2012: Top Ranked Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach, SC

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The Spring 2012 golf season has come and gone here in Myrtle Beach,SC. Without a doubt, the mild winter benefited course conditions of every track along the Grand Strand. A very important note I’d like to touch base on before I move onto our top ranked courses for May; 8 area golf courses are closing this Summer to install new greens. View our article about this to see which courses are installing new putting surfaces over the Summer.

Dun Club golf course in Myrtle Beach, SC

Dunes Club golf course in Myrtle Beach

In the past month, we’ve seen an exponential surge in golfer reviews and rankings. We’ve focused our efforts on getting a larger sample size to accurately represent the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach. This month’s results had a few courses that were on the list last month get knocked out of our top ten, as well as a few classics return to the list.

Let’s get down to business with the golf courses that have been voted the best in Myrtle Beach for May 2012:

1. True Blue Golf Plantation: The #1 golf course in Myrtle Beach for the fourth consecutive month. Really no surprise here. True Blue has been established as the best of the best amongst golfers visiting the Grand Strand.

2. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club: The sister course of True Blue, remains #2 for the second consecutive month.

3. Dunes Golf & Beach Club: As previously predicted in our April 2012 issue, this course has made some major moves, jumping up three spots from #6.

Tidewater golf course in North Myrtle Beach, SC

Tidewater golf course in North Myrtle Beach, SC

4. Tidewater Golf & Plantation: Dropped one spot from #3 last month. Tidewater has a reputation for always being kept in immaculate condition. It would not surprise me if it takes the throne for the #1 spot in the upcoming months.

5. Barefoot Resort & Golf- Dye Club: Moved up two spots from April`s list. We may see Barefoot Dye take a temporary drop in rankings due to the fact that they will be closing for a portion of the Summer to install new putting surfaces.

6. Glen Dornoch: @MBgolfpro has been saying for years that this course is the most under-rated course in the Grand Strand. Looks like our readers are starting to agree, because G.D.  has jumped right into the top 10.

7. Myrtle Beach National – Kings North: Moved up one spot from #8, however  “The King” will likely drop out of the top 10 due to them closing temporarily while changing of the putting surfaces.

8. Heritage Club: Many golfers consider this the best track on the Grand Strand. However it has been since May 2011 that the Heritage Club has been out of the top 10. We will see how long it holds the fort down.

Pawley's Plantation golf course

Pawley’s Plantation golf course

9. Pawley`s Plantation Golf & Country Club: This Jack Nicklaus design has made it back to the top 10. Pawley’s Plantation has been voted as high as #4, which occurred in the June 2011 issue.

10. Grande Dunes – Resort Club: Welcome to big leagues! The Resort course at Grande Dunes debuts at #10 for the first time in our 15 months of publishing our top ten best courses. Like the Dye Club and the King, the Grande Dunes Resort course will be closing over the Summer to change putting surfaces.

There you have it folks, The Top 10 golf courses in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and surrounding areas for the month of May 2012. Please feel free to comment below and also vote for your favorite courses.

As always, Fairways & Greens

Top Myrtle Beach Golf Course Rankings – April 2012

Monday, May 7th, 2012

 

With the weather along the Grand Strand heating up in the month of April, it’s no surprise that the top ranked golf courses in Myrtle Beach,SC are starting to flux from month-to-month. Why, you ask? As more golfers are starting to flock to the Carolinas, we’re starting to receive a significant amount of reviews about golf course conditions and overall experiences.

Tidewater is starting to make it’s move towards the top of the list, which comes to no surprise to me due to the superb conditions and views it has to offer. We expect to see a lot of movement on our top 10 list in the upcoming months, so stay tuned. Also, if you haven’t voted already – please feel free to share the experience you had with courses you’ve played on previous trips to the Grand Strand. Another notable mention is that Thistle Golf Club dropped competley out of the top 10 rankings for reasons unknown. If this happens to be one of your favorite golf courses in Myrtle Beach make sure you vote for them here.

Let’s cut to the chase and get right on to our top 10 golf courses for April 2012:

  1. True Blue – The #1 golf course in Myrtle Beach for the third consecutive month.
  2. Caledonia – Moved up two spots from last month
  3. Tidewater – Moving up the leader board, jumped up two spots, this course could take over the #1 ranking soon.
  4. TPC of Myrtle Beach – One of two courses to be voted in the Top 10 for the 13th consecutive month.
  5. Willbrook – Dropped two spots from March rankings, has been in Top 5 since November 2011 rankings.
  6. Dunes Golf & Beach Club – Climbing back to the top of the rankings, still @mbgolfpro`s favorite course.
  7. Barefoot Dye- Club – Back in the Top 10 after a two month hiatus.
  8. Myrtle Beach National – Kings North – By far one of the most requested golf courses in Myrtle Beach.
  9. Bald Head Island Club – A world away, this Tim Cate redesign in only accessible by ferry.
  10. Barefoot -Fazio – Arguably the best course at Barefoot Resort and Golf.

There you have it folks, another month of the top ranked golf courses in Myrtle Beach, SC and surrounding areas.

 

Top Myrtle Beach Golf Course Rankings – March 2012

Friday, April 6th, 2012
Caledonia Golf Course Entrance

In Honor of the Masters, The Entrance Road to Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

It has been one year since we debuted our Top Myrtle Beach Golf Course Rankings. The overwhelming response of emails, votes, tweets and post on our Facebook page let us know that this is what the golfers want and have been wanting for years now. This is what golfers expect and this is what we will continue to produce!

While the golf world has there eyes tuned to Augusta National for the Masters, The Spring 2012 golf season in Myrtle Beach is well under way. Travelers from around the world will be coming to Myrtle Beach to play golf and the Easter Holiday in Myrtle Beach will also bring even more people to the Grand Strand for vacation.

We have been receiving great reports from golfers about conditions of the golf courses. We also keep getting great response to our monthly golf rankings.  With fewer tee times open for the remaining of the Spring Golf season there are still ways to save up to 50% off of tee times at three of the Top 10 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses. Which three you ask? Lets get to the rankings and find out.

1. True Blue – Holding on to the #1 spot for the 2nd consecutive month

2. Thistle – Super Spring conditions have allowed this course to jump up two spots from the previous month.

3. Willbrook Plantation – Holding the #3 spot for the third straight month.

4. Caledonia – One of two courses that has made the Top 10 every month.

5. Tidewater – Moved up three spots from last month. Take a look at the ocean from the 13th green.

6. TPC of Myrtle Beach – One of two courses that has made the Top 10 every month.

7. Dunes Golf & Beach Club – After a brief departure from the Top 10 the Dunes is without a doubt is one of the best  layouts on the Grand Strand.

8. Bald Head Island – After being in the Top 10 for 10 consecutive months and a three month stint at #1 Bald Head Island is back in its rightful place, in the Top 10.

9. Reserve Club @ St James – The only private course at St. James Plantation is one of the most underrated golf courses and one of three Nicklaus designs  on the Grand Strand.

10. Barefoot -Fazio – Dropped eight spots from the #2 position. Considered by many to be the best course at Barefoot Resort.

There you have it folks, Our one year anniversary of Top 10 rankings for Myrtle Beach Golf Courses.

As always, Fairways and Greens

@mbgofpro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Myrtle Beach Golf Course Rankings – February 2012

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Watch out for Gators at True Blue Golf Club

 

Top Golf Courses for February 2012

Many golfers consider the day after Valentine’s day the first day of the spring golf season in Myrtle Beach, SC. Why that particular day? Is the weather better? Are the golf courses in better shape? Well, it’s a very simple theory. The majority of golfers feel, since they are going on a golf trip to Myrtle Beach with their buddies, they should spend Valentine’s day with their significant other. Makes perfect sense, right? Besides, do you think golfers would tell anyone that their one true love is “The Game of Golf”?

Well, Manuel De Los Santos has no problem telling anyone that.  Watch his amazing story located at the end of this article on how the amazing game of golf changed his life and love for the game.

But, before you watch it, make sure you check out our list for the:

Top Ranked Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for February 2012

1.) True Blue – The newly-crowned #1 golf course in Myrtle Beach, SC.

2.) Barefoot Fazio – Quickly climbed up the top 10 rankings since November.

3.) Willbrook Plantation – Dan Maples design that was built on the historic Rice Plantation is always in great shape and, is now managed by the newly-formed National Golf Management.

4.) Thistle – Day in and day out this Tim Cate design is considered to have the best greens on the beach.

5.) TPC of Myrtle Beach – Former host of the Senior Tour Championship.

6.) Caledonia – Great layout and views for the sister course of the new #1 True Blue.

7.) Myrtle Beach National King`s North – Debuted in the top 10 in our November rankings and as held consistently since. This Arnold Palmer design is also now apart of the National Golf Management (NGM) family.

8.) Bald Head Island – The golf course on the Grand Strand with the most ocean views and can only be reached by ferry.

9.) Tidewater – The self-proclaimed Pebble Beach of the East is back in the top 10 rankings for the first time since November 2011. Like Willbrook and Kings North, Tidewater is also now apart of the National Golf Management Team.

10.) Reserve at St James – The private Nicklaus design is a sleeper for golf courses in Myrtle Beach, hovering the top 10 on a monthly basis.

There you have it folks, the top 10 golf course list for the month of February 2012. If you have played any of the courses recently or just want to give your “two cents” and maybe help your
fellow golfers, vote for your favorite course or courses and leave a comment on the golf courses page.

I almost forgot, here is the YouTube video of Manuel De Los Santos

 

As always, Fairways and Greens.


"Don't trust your golf package to someone who can't even break 100..."