The sun is shining, birds are chirpping and across the Grand Strand golf courses are gearing up for the summer season! With over 100 golf courses engineered by top designers and geared to every playing level, Myrtle Beach is the place every golfer wants to be when the weather turns warm. With so many golf courses, however, it might be difficult to decide just where you and your party might want to play first. Never fear, the Myrtle Beach Golf Authority is here to make your decision a little easier with in-depth looks at a few of Myrtle Beach’s premier courses.
This week we will be taking an in-depth look at Aberdeen Country Club. Resting like a great dragon in the scenic hamlet of Longs, SC, Aberdeen Country Club offers one of the most exceptional golfing experiences this side of the pond.
Designed by the legendary Tom Jackson in 1989, Aberdeen Country Club is a 27-hole Scottish links-style course modeled after the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland. With par 36 on each nine, Aberdeen offers a unique combination of challenges for players to choose from. In keeping with a traditional Scottish links-style course, there are not as many trees surrounding the courses. Instead, golfers deal with more bunkers and water hazards. Rolling hills along the fairways and around the greens evoke memories of the stunning Scottish moors and add to Aberdeen’s overall beauty. The Waccamaw riverfront nature preserves hugs the course and sports an abundance of wildlife, including wild turkeys, nesting osprey, bald eagles, and alligators.
Each of Aberdeen’s three nine’s offer unique challenges and views.
The Woodlands Nine is 3,345 yards and is widely considered one of the most challenging nines in Myrtle Beach. It is also the favorite nine of GM/Head Pro, Steve Shaffer. Spanish moss drapes from giant cypresses growing out of the Woodland’s many water hazards, adding both difficulties to the course and natural beauty.
The Meadows Nine is 3,306 yards of serene bliss. Running parallel to the Waccamaw River, the first few holes start off short and narrow before transitioning into wide open, meadow-like fairways.
Last but certainly not least is the Highlands Nine. The Highlands Nine is 3,420 yards and is the most popular of Aberdeen’s three nines. The Highlands offers the strongest feel of a links-style course due to the rolling hills running along many of the fairways. The Highlands also boasts large undulated greens, some to the point that there are only a few sections that can be used for placing flags.
For golfers looking for an easier round of golf, we recommend a combination of The Meadows and Highlands nines. For those looking for a little bit more of a challenge, we recommend a combination of the Meadows and Woodlands. And for those golfers looking to push their skills to the limits, we recommend a combination of the Highland and Woodland nines. No matter how you combine Aberdeen’s three nines, you are bound to have one of the best-golfing experiences of your life.
Aberdeen’s friendly staff pride themselves on offering each golfer the experience they expected and wanted. No matter what you're looking for on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip, you will find something to love about the Aberdeen Country Club.
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