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Formerly known as Prestwick Country Club before opening up for public play in 2015, Prestwick Golf Course was known as one of “The Top 5 Best Kept Secrets in Myrtle Beach”, but like all of the best secrets – word has gotten out. Created by Pete and P.B. Dye, Prestwick Golf Course has a layout that will challenge all facets of your game, yet still be fair all while displaying the features one would expect in a Dye course design. With pot bunkers, railroad ties and the rolling greens, the 18 holes of Prestwick Golf Course will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Known for the outstanding collection of par-3 golf holes, the most notable hole is #5. Playing around 195 yards, there is a creek that runs the length of the entire hole and requires a precise, never filled tee shot. The back nine of Prestwick Golf Course is a tough nine and is highlighted by the next to last hole, a Par 5 with water that runs in front of the green. Making it to the green in two is not impossible, but quite the daunting task when you run the risk of hitting your ball into the drink. This hole is not impossible to make an eagle on, but requires a little more nerve when hitting your approach shot.

Many say that the best hole of all 18 is the Par 5 ninth. The scenery of this hole is quite stunning. The clubhouse in the background and the lake that runs along the right side of the hole all makes for a visually exceptional golf hole. A short par 5 makes reaching the green in two obtainable for most, but if you miss hit your second shot, the recovery shot is very difficult.

When you add Prestwick Golf Course to your next Myrtle Beach golf package, be prepared for a challenging golf course that has many risk/reward opportunities. One thing you will have is a visually stunning round of golf, but be sure to have your patience and thinking game as well. The water hazards, bunkers and deep, fast greens will keep you on your toes for the entire 18 holes.