The snows of winter have receded. Flowers bloom, backyard grills roar to life, and golfers eagerly plan their first round of 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 it might be difficult to decide just where you and your friends 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 Eagle Nest Golf Club. Nestled in the waterfront fishing village of Little River, just a short drive from North Myrtle Beach, this beautiful 250-acre course is equal parts wildlife preserve and golf course.
Opened in 1971, Eagle Nest’s stunning 18-hole layout was designed by renowned architect Gene Hamm, a Carolina native with a reputation for carving masterpieces out of diverse terrain. With their latest addition of the new “Perch Tees”, Eagle Nest Golf Course is now the longest golf course in South Carolina. With a course rating of 78.1 and a slope rating of 143, this par-72, 8,100 yards-yard behemoth perfectly combines challenge with enjoyability.
Eagle Nest has undergone several facelifts throughout its long and illustrious history to stay up to date with newer course. But though the years may change, the beauty of this course remains constant. Dense maritime forest frame placid lakes and ponds sprinkled around the course. A virtual bird aviary blankets the skies and tree tops with natural beauty and vibrant color. Whether you’re Tiger Woods or simply looking for a nice walk through the woods, Eagle Nest’s natural beauty will take your breath away.
Their friendly staff is always ready to help make your day hitting the links more enjoyable, serving up service with that famous Carolina hospitality.
Eagles Nest is located at 3828 Fairway Drive, Little River, SC 29566. From Myrtle Beach, take Highway 17 North to Little River and turn left on Eagles Nest Drive.
Keep Calm and Golf on Carolina!