Fresh air, manicured fairways, sunshine, and the coastal breeze—there’s nothing better than a day on the golf course! As the golf capital of the world, North Myrtle Beach is home to more than enough unique courses and clubs for you to tee off! The variety of outstanding golf courses in North Myrtle Beach range in size, location, and difficulty. From pro-style courses to those better suited for the casual golfer, check out five of the best places to get out on the green. All of the courses below are open to the public.
1. THE DYE COURSE AT BAREFOOT RESORT AND GOLF
Both beautiful and treacherous, the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort and Golf gives players a challenge they won't soon forget. This Par 72 course is 7,343 yards of stunning designs and infamous pitfalls awaiting golfers at each turn. Designed by Pete Dye, The Dye Course has been voted 'Top 100 Courses You Can Play' by Golf Magazine and was the host site of 'Big Break Myrtle Beach' as seen on the Golf Channel. Can't get enough? Barefoot Resort and Golf is made up of four courses known as the "Myrtle Beach Fantastic Four", consisting of the Nornan, Love, Fazio and Dye courses. Make it a package deal by staying at Barefoot Resort's Golf Course Villas or Yacht Club.
2. AZALEA SANDS GOLF CLUB
As one of the area’s only courses with no homes adjacent to the greens, Azalea Sands offers a unique and exquisite golf experience. Opened in the heart of North Myrtle Beach in 1972, course architect Gene Hamm created one of the Grand Strand’s classic places to play 18 holes. Azalea’s open design and multiple tee boxes make it a great place for a challenge or a more fun round. The pro shop has everything you need to start or revamp your golf game.
3. BEACHWOOD GOLF CLUB
A North Myrtle Beach staple since 1963, Beachwood Golf Club is an unmistakable part of the Grand Strand. Its 18-hole championship course and convenient location in the heart of North Myrtle Beach make it a must-do for golf lovers. The course has been home to the Carolinas Open and the Carolinas PGA Seniors Championship. Its public practice facility and driving range make it a great pit stop for golfers of all skill levels wanting to work on their swing. Designed to preserve the natural beauty of the area, this par 72 course features Bermuda grass fairways and greens.
4. EAGLE NEST GOLF CLUB
With sprawling, pine tree-lined greens and Cyprus-filled ponds, Eagle Nest is home to championship golf. This course, designed by Gene Hamm, takes the golfer on a journey. The course starts slow and gets progressively more difficult after hole five. Once you’ve made your way through the pines, the final three holes make up what some call the most difficult golf stretch in the Grand Strand. True golf enthusiasts should plan to tee off at Eagle Nest!
5. CROWN PARK GOLF CLUB
Looking for a great day trip while you’re visiting the area? Just a few minutes up the road in Longs, Crown Park Golf Club has all the serene and calming vibes you need to relax while on vacation. This peaceful course winds through a Carolina Pine forest. With no distractions, you can focus on your game! Priding themselves on being friendly to all ages and skillsets, Crown Park offers a shot maker’s course, meaning the holes may be difficult while the distances remain doable. With a full-service driving range and practice area with a bunker, chipping and putting green, make a day of your trip to Crown Park Golf Club!
For those really wanting a golf-centric trip, consider buying a Myrtle Beach Golf Pass. Passholders get exclusive specials as 73 of the Grand Strand's great courses!
North Myrtle Beach is a paradise for every level of golfer. The sunshine and wide-open spaces make it the perfect way to relax on your next trip to North Myrtle Beach.