Burning Ridge Golf Club

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Burning Ridge Golf Club

500 Burning Ridge Road · Conway SC, 29526

Burning Ridge first opened in 1980, when the Myrtle Beach area was emerging as a prominent golfing destination. In the years since, its combination of quality course conditions and a Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association Course of the Year award have only bolstered Burning Ridge’s reputation for providing outstanding play.

Course Highlights

  • A course with a fun layout and a character all its own
  • Can accommodate both high handicappers and scratch golfers looking for a test
  • Known as a very woman-friendly club, which is reflected in its large contingent of female members and ladies groups

Course Details

Yardage/Distance

Slope Rating

55 155
55

Course Rating

73.6
70.5
68
66.1
Location: Central Myrtle Beach
Designer: Gene Hamm
Rating: 73.9
Slope: 128
Distance: 6,780 from Back tees

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Veterans Golf Classic is ready to startMore than 425 American heroes are teeing-off in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The 15th annual Veterans Golf Classic features veterans from every American conflict since World War II competing on 12 outstanding Myrtle Beach golf courses.

Players from 35 states have registered for the two-man team event, which is open to all current or former members of the United States Military and their friends.

The 54-hole tournament features a different format of play each day – better ball, scramble and combined net team score. Players are placed into one of four flights – Eisenhower, MacArthur, Nimitz and Franks – based on their handicap. The host courses are: Burning Ridge, Farmstead, Founders Club, Hackler Course, Man O'War, Panther's Run, River Hills, River Oaks, Sandpiper Bay, Shaftesbury Glen, Wicked Stick and Wachesaw Plantation East.

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