Myrtle Beach National- Southcreek Course

Myrtle Beach, SC

Designed by Francis Duane, with consult from Arnold Palmer

Course Rating 70.5 Slope Rating 123

Directions from Myrtle proper:

-N. Ocean SW toward 30th Ave

-R onto 29th Ave

-L onto US 17 S/17 Bypass N for 1.8 miles

-Merge onto 501 N, go 6.36 miles

-R onto Gardner Lacy Blvd

-L onto National Dr

Fat Guy Review, Southcreek course : While this was a pretty good course in pretty good shape, there was really nothing super memorable about it. The first hole starts you out on a benign-looking soft dog left, typical of Myrtle Beach golf: bermuda grass, holes lined with tall pines and houses, a few bunkers guarding the green. Despite this, I pulled one into the pines off the tee, bounced my recovery off a pine trunk which bounced back behind me, and took 6 on the hole. The rest of the course was much of the same Myrtle-esque blandness. The turn brings on a fun stretch… the10th was a fun risk/reward crescent-shaped cape hole over water, the 11th was a fun par-4 with a challenging approach, and the 12th requires an iron over a creek to a smallish green well-guarded by bunkers. There's enough water to make you think about it and there were a few layup holes. Overall it was OK but nothing special.

I've read good things about the Arnold Palmer designed King's North course , and it's consistently ranked among Myrtle's best, so play there first if you can afford it.

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