If your next Myrtle Beach golf trip has you staying and playing along the Central Strand, here are four courses that will allow you the chance to go low:
- We're starting out with a selection that will raise a lot of eyebrows, due in no small part to the fact Golf Digest once rated it as America’s 37th hardest golf course. But I’m here to help bust a few misinformed stereotypes, which is why the Moorland Course at Legends Resort made the cut. It’s certainly more challenging than the other courses on the list, but with (very) wide fairways and gargantuan greens, it’s not the unconquerable monster the Golf Digest ranking might lead to you believe. As a matter of fact, for long hitters that don’t always find the middle of the fairway, the additional room makes Moorland a very playable course. Feel free to disagree in the comments section below!
- The Palmetto Course at Myrtlewood has long been one of the most popular Myrtle Beach golf courses, and low scores, combined with a finishing hole along the Intracoastal Waterway, are the primary reasons. Wide fairways and limited hazards make the Palmetto Course a layout you can post a “best-of-the-trip” round.
- Myrtle Beach National is one of the area’s most popular multicourse facilities, and the West Course, with a slope and rating of 69.4/118 from the white tees, represents your chance to have a “career” day. The fairways are generous but, even still, the penalty for missing them typically isn’t harsh. It also helps that Golf Digest awarded the course 4.5 stars and conditions are routinely superb. There isn’t much not to like about a day at the West Course.
- The Wizard is fashioned after the great links style courses of Scotland and that means an open design and greens that, while large, are typically devoid of the severe undulation. The mounding, gorse and native vegetation provide the Wizard with a great look and the design will allow you every opportunity to play better than your handicap index, which is a winning combination.
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