North Myrtle Beach Golf Courses
Along a historic stretch of the Eastern Seaboard is a golfing paradise that brings together subtropical weather and extraordinary amenities. North Myrtle Beach is a tranquil destination for golfers who want to bask in the natural beauty of the marshes and waterways that form this unique American coast of courses and resorts. Visitors can enjoy both the best in Southern hospitality and the most superior course design in the Southeastern United States. North Myrtle Beach is the place for every player to live in luxury and connect with the roots of American golf.
A Grand Strand of Golf
Long recognized as the home of American golf in the South, North Myrtle Beach has built its sizable reputation by encouraging local developers to include courses as part of their planning. One of the oldest and most historic courses in the American Southeast can be found right here in North Myrtle Beach. The Surf Golf and Beach Club was first established in 1959 and received a renovation in 1992. The Surf Golf and Beach Club’s beautiful seaside layout brings water and sand into play on most holes while taking the shifting wind of the Atlantic Seaboard into account.
The Surf Golf and Beach Club isn’t, however, the only course with a claim to fame in North Myrtle Beach. The Azalea Sands Golf Club, in the center of the city, is a classic in its own right. With a deceptively open layout that encourages aggressive play but rewards the knowledgeable and conservative golfer, Azalea Sands is a course that encourages players to keep coming back to master its intricacies.
Centrally located and continuously operated since 1968, Beachwood Golf Club is an everyday play course that adds to North Myrtle Beach’s status as a must-visit golf destination. An overall championship facility, Beachwood features all-grass chipping and putting areas and a lighted driving/practice facility, making it the perfect location for players to groove their swing before or after a round at the course’s Gene Hamm-designed layout.
If you are looking for a facility where you can enjoy easy-play rounds while basking in the natural beauty of North Myrtle Beach, look no further than Eagle Nest Golf Club. This club combines the peacefulness of rural surroundings with well-groomed attention to the grounds. The Eagle Nest Golf Club is adjacent to pine forests and wildlife preserves. The course is committed to conservation while allowing a fun experience for all ages and skill sets.
Located just beyond North Myrtle Beach, Dunes Golf and Beach Club is the premier country club in Myrtle Beach and the home of the PGA Tour event, the Myrtle Beach Classic. This 18-hole course is consistently ranked in the Top 100 courses in the nation and is the only course with ocean views along the Grand Strand.
The History of the Game
Across its many properties, the Barefoot Resort courses present the entire arc of American golf history. The Norman Course, with its green complexes that encourage aggressive play off the tee and bunker lies or bump-and-runs to earn birdies, is in keeping with modern adaptations to traditional golf; while the Dye Course’s stunning designs, native grasses, and infamous sand traps present challenges any modern golfer can appreciate.
The Fazio Course and Love Course are more generous, in terms of both their landing areas and their incorporation of low country native grasses, local landscaping, and architecture—including the recreated ruins of a Southern plantation on the Love Course. Don’t take your eyes off the fairway, though. Both Fazio and Love have crafted their courses to challenge high-caliber golfers and offer enjoyment for the casual golfer from the shorter tees.
No matter which Barefoot Resort course sounds appealing, you can choose to pair your play with a stay at a villa that puts you just minutes from the courses as well as everything else North Myrtle Beach has to offer.
You don’t have to be a professional to enjoy a round of golf in North Myrtle Beach. From dinosaurs to volcanoes, to lost treasure and more, North Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best mini-golf courses on the east coast.
One of our most notable mini-golf courses, Hawaiian Rumble, brings putt-putt pros from all around the country to North Myrtle Beach every year for the US Pro Mini Golf Associations Master Tournament. Hawaiian Rumble also made a brief cameo in the 1994 film, The Chasers. This beautiful course is well manicured and features everything from bridges, tunnels, an active volcano, and more.
Search for hidden gold and diamonds at Lost Treasure Mini Golf. This 18-hole course takes you on a train ride to the top of the mountain where you will find the first hole. Putt your way through the expedition full of volcanos, caves, waterfalls, and more.
If you want to spend a little time indoors, Aloha Mini-Golf and Molten Mountain offer exciting facilities where you and your crew can putt your heart out come rain or shine. With indoor and outdoor courses, there’s no shortage of paradise. Both courses transport guests to a tropical oasis full of lush plants, volcanos, and tiki decor.