An unforgettable name, a cypress swamp, and one of Dan Maples’ finest works are just a few of the qualities that have helped make The Witch a staple of countless Myrtle Beach golf trips.
Golfers traverse more than a mile of bridges on a front nine that plays through the cypress swamp, providing a tour of undisturbed natural habitat and setting the stage for a 4.5-star round.
The back nine, which features most of the course’s 42 feet of natural elevation change, is a more traditional, tree-lined finish but no less memorable. The home nine is highlighted by the par 5 13th and the 18th, a superb closing par 4.
When we went to The Witch in search of our Myrtle Beach Golf Hole of the Week, our drone turned to the beauty of the cypress swamp.
No. 9 - The Witch
Yardage: 376 yards (black tees), 349 (white), 217 (orange)
Golfers emerge from the swamp on the ninth hole and to do so, they must play over its marshy waters off the tee and on the approach. Playing 349 yards from the white tees, distance isn’t the primary challenge.
A slight dogleg left, the choice location for the tee shot is approximately 135 yards from the green in the right side of the fairway, leaving the preferred angle for incoming shots.
A small-ish green is flanked by a pair of bunkers, rewarding high approaches that land softly, maximizing your chance at birdie.
The ninth hole is The Witch in a nutshell: beautiful, challenging and unforgettable.
As you plan your next trip, the most important thing to know about The Witch is this: it’s the type of layout that makes Myrtle Beach golf’s greatest destination. You will enjoy quality, value and beauty on a course that features a daunting name and a welcoming vibe.