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Myrtle Beach boasts one of the most eclectic collections of golf courses in the world. With over 100 championship golf courses, designed by the most respected names in the sport and tailored to every skill level, each Myrtle Beach golf course offers an experience as unique as the golfers who play them.

Part of the uniqueness is owed in part to the various style of golf courses that players can enjoy in Myrtle Beach. The Myrtle Beach area is one of the few regions in the world where golfers can experience each of the three principle styles of golf course.

Links, parkland and desert golf courses can be found throughout the world. However, as each of these styles require different landscapes, climates and foliage, you can rarely find one single place where you can play on all three styles of courses. However, thanks to Myrtle Beach’s unique terrain and year-round mild climate, golfers can enjoy a variety of golf courses that incorporate many different styles.

This week we will be looking at the Parkland style of golf course.

Parkland style courses are the most common golf courses in the United States. Unlike the rolling hills and rather barren landscape of a links style course, parkland courses feature flat fairways flanked by sprawling, forest-like vegetation. Where a links style course prides itself on its incorporation of natural landscapes and flora, parkland courses are painstakingly manicured and constructed by a course architect. The flat, well-manicured fairways of a parkland style course lead to gentle bounces; making a parkland style fairway far more forgiving than the hard-jagged fairways of their link style counterparts.

One of the best examples of a parkland style of course in Myrtle Beach is the Legends Parkland Course.  Designed by the Legends Group in 1992 and modelled after the layouts of Augusta National and Riviera Country Club, Legends Parkland is a course that truly lives up to its name. This par-72 goliath perfectly captures the essence of the parkland style course. The thick rough running alongside the fairways gives the course a stalwart defense, while undulating greens and strategically laid out bunkers limit your shot options.  

Legends Parkland is considered one of the premier courses in Myrtle Beach. The course has consistently earned a four-star rating in Golf Digest’s prestigious “Best Places to Play” list. The course has also been recognized as one of “America’s Top Golf Courses” by the Zagat Survey.

If you are looking for a course that perfectly blends natural beauty with difficult play, look no further than Legends Parkland Course.  Book your tee time at Legends Parkland course when you build your own custom Myrtle Beach golf package with the Myrtle Beach Golf Authority today!

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