Five Clubhouses That Will Make Your Next Golf Trip Better

January 23, 2015

Thistle Clubhouse is the best in Myrtle BeachNobody chooses to play a golf course because of the clubhouse, but we all grumble about a sloppy shop.

So, yes, a clubhouse can make a difference in your golf experience.

Here are five Myrtle Beach clubhouses that will impact your group in an undeniably positive way:

  1. The 15,000+ square foot clubhouse at Thistle, a 27-hole Tim Cate design, is a thing of beauty. The course was inspired by a Scottish links course bearing the same name, and the clubhouse is a fitting extension of the experience. Thistle purchased its Scottish namesake’s original documentation, the official rulebook, and a host of other rare golf memorabilia, including scorecards from the 1820s, at a private auction. It’s very cool and you are making a mistake if you don’t take a few minutes to enjoy this clubhouse.
  2. Pine Lakes was Myrtle Beach’s first golf course, and the clubhouse has a stately presence that sets the tone for your day. The two-story, white clubhouse traces the club’s rich history from architect Robert White to the founding of Sports Illustrated and beyond. Take in the history and make sure you stroll through the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame off the back porch.
  3. The antebellum style clubhouse at Caledonia is a vital part of the experience at this consensus top 100 course. The clubhouse overlooks the course’s storied 18th hole, and having a drink, no matter your flavor, on the deck while watching players finish their round is a must-do, so much the better if it’s members of your group. The clubhouse is beautiful and the setting is even better.
  4. Legends, a Scottish inspired resort, is one of the Myrtle Beach area’s bedrock facilities, and your day starts with a clubhouse that looks like an old world castle. The day only gets better when you play Heathland, Moorland and Parkland, but the blood really starts pumping when the clubhouse comes into view.
  5. The back deck at Glen Dornoch, which overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway and a double green shared by the 9th and 18th holes, is one of the best and most relaxing in Myrtle Beach. It’s hard to decide whether you want to play another round or get out and enjoy the water when you are taking it all in on a beautiful spring day.

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