09/25/2014

Myrtle Beach is home to over 90 golf courses and is known as the “Seaside Golf Capital of the World”.  The history of Myrtle Beach golf goes back to 1927 when Pine Lakes Country Club, “The Grandaddy” opened.  Since then, it has become known throughout the world as one of the premier golf destinations for golfers to visit. With its beautiful golf courses, pristine beaches, shopping and exciting nightlife, the Grand Strand offers something for everyone.

The many people responsible for the growth of golf on the Grand Strand is extensive.  The list goes on and on.  For those of you that might be interested in who designed the beautiful courses, here they are.  Also listed are signature courses of players who helped with designs.

  • ARNOLD PALMER –  MBN – King’s North, MBN – SouthCreek, MBN  - West Course, Rivers Edge
  • ARTHUR HILLS -  Myrtlewood, Pine Hills
  • BAXYER SPANN – Whispering Pines
  • BEN WARD – Brierwood
  • BILL MOONEY – Island Green
  • CLYDE JOHNSON – Brunswick Plantation, Glen Dornoch, Heather Glen, Shaftsbury Glen, Wachesaw East, Wicked Stick
  • DAN MAPLES – Man O War, Oyster Bay, Pearl (East & West), Sandpiper Bay, Sea Trail Maples, Willbrook, Witch, Wizard
  • DAVIS LOVE III – Barefoot Resort Love Course
  • EDNUND AULT – Myrtlewood Palmetto
  • FRED COUPLES – Carolina National
  • GARY PLAYER – Blackmoor
  • GENE HAMM – Azalea Sands, Beachwood, Burning Ridge, Eagle Nest, General Hackler Course @ CCU, Indian Wells, River Oaks
  • GEORGE COBB – Bald Head Island, The Surf Golf & Beach Club
  • GREG NORMAN – Barefoot Resort Norman Course, Reserve Club
  • HALE IRWIN – St. James Members Club, Tidewater
  • H.M. BRAZEAL – Brick Landing
  • JACK NICKLAUS – Long Bay Club, Pawleys Plantation, The Reserve Club
  • JEFF BAUER – Wild Wing Avocet
  • JOHN DALY – Wicked Stick
  • KEN DYE – Whispering Pines
  • KEN TOMLINSON – Tidewater
  • LANNY WATKINS – TPC of Myrtle Beach
  • LARRY NELSON – Wild Wing Avocet
  • LARRY YOUNG – Heritage Club, Legends Parkland
  • MEL GRAHAM – World Tour Golf Links
  • MIKE STRANZ – Caledonia, True Blue
  • NICK PRICE – Grande Dunes Members Club
  • P.B. DYE – Legends Moorland, Prestwick, St. James The Founders Club
  • PETE DYE – Barefoot Resort Dye Club
  • PORTER GIBSON – Wedgefield
  • RAY FLOYD – Arrowhead
  • REES JONES – Arcadian Shores, Sea Trail Jones
  • RICK ROBBINS – Crow Creek, Colonial Charters
  • ROBBIE BYERS – Crown Park
  • ROBERT TRENT JONES – The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Waterway Hills
  • ROBERT WHITE – Pine Lakes
  • ROGER RULEWICH – Grande Dunes Resort Course
  • RON GARL – Tradition Club
  • RUSSELL BREEDEN – Diamond Back, Possum Trot
  • TOM DOAK – Legends Heathland
  • TOM JACKSON – Aberdeen, arrowhead, Black Bear, Carolina Shores, Magnolia Greens, River Club, River Hills
  • TOM WALKER – Founders Club @ Pawleys Island
  • TIM CATE – Cape Fear National, Leopards Chase, Panthers Run, St, James Players Club, Tigers Eye, Thistle, Redesign of Bald Head
  • TOM FAZIO – Barefoot Resort Fazio, TPC of Myrtle Beach, Wachesaw Plantation
  • WILLAR BYRD – Brunswick Plantation, Farmstead, Heron Point, Indigo Creek, International Club, Litchfield, Lockwood Folly, Lions Paw, Meadowlands, Sea Trail Byrd