Perhaps you enjoy finding your way around Myrtle Beach as you drive to the different golf courses you will be playing during your Myrtle Beach golf package. If that’s not your idea of fun, you might want to entertain the idea of staying at one of the Myrtle Beach golf resorts for your next golf getaway. There are a few reasons you choose a Myrtle Beach golf resort: everything is in one location, and it’s probably the easiest way to get 36 holes played in a day. A few Myrtle Beach golf resorts have several courses that make this possible, ranging from high-end courses to bargain packages. Here are a few Myrtle Beach golf resorts that we suggest.
When these four big named designers brought their style to the four distinctly different courses at Barefoot Resort, the Grand Strand’s golf landscape changed forever for the Myrtle Beach golf resort: Fazio, Dye, Love III, and Norman (the Dye course is just down the road a bit from the other three, but still in Barefoot Resort). The Fazio and Love golf courses are consistently ranked among Myrtle Beach’s best. The semi-private and pricey Dye course at this golf resort is one of the area’s most challenging. It has many bunkers, which Pete Dye is famous for. In contrast, the Norman course features beautiful water views.
Myrtle Beach National:
The most requested course at this Myrtle Beach golf resort is King’s North. Designed by the great Arnold Palmer, the course was redesigned and upgraded a few years ago, complete with the island fairway risk/reward par five and the island green par-3 12th hole with the “S.C.” bunkers. This Myrtle Beach golf resort also features two other courses, the West Course and SouthCreek. The West Course sits next to King’s North and features the same landscape, just not the flashy-ness of King’s North, while SouthCreek is a shorter course around homes that rewards an accurate shot.
This Myrtle Beach golf resort is located on Highway 501 and offers three good golf courses in the intermediate price range. Each design is quite different from one others. The Heathland course at Legends was modeled after the links overseas, where the style of Scotland is captured pretty well given the softer soils found here along the Grand Strand. The Mooreland course is a tournament-style course consisting of deep and dramatic bunkering, steep railroad ties, and green complexes. The Parkland course is the longest of the three courses, and you will wonder if you are at the beach or in the woods.
Ocean Ridge Plantation:
Ocean Ridge got bigger back in 2009 when they opened Leopard’s Chase and Jaguar’s Lair. This Myrtle Beach golf resort features three other courses for a total of 5. Tiger’s Eye, which has a lot of elevation change, is still considered one of designer Tim Cate’s top courses and will impress every skill level. Lion’s Paw and Panther’s Run are good options for the higher handicappers in your golf group.
Sea Trail Resort:
Sea Trail Resort consists of 3 golf courses, one designed by Rees Jones (the Jones course), one by Willard Byrd, and the flagship course from Dan Maples. This Myrtle Beach golf resort is located in Ocean Ridge Plantation just north of the Myrtle Beach area in North Carolina. This Myrtle Beach golf resort has something for everyone, even a three-night, 6-round package for the die-hard golfer with lots of rounds to play but not much time.