Surfside Beach, SC
1989, Pete & P.B. Dye
Medal 7058, 74.2, 140, 72
Championship 6744, 72.9, 135, 72
Back 6347, 71.1,126, 72
Directions: From Conway, take Hwy 501 going E, then take Hwy 544 going S, travel about 14 miles then start looking for the course sign.
Fees: ~$110 Weekend High Season
Fat Guy Review, 1994 : This is a golf experience no golfer should miss. This layout is Pete Dye at his finest, great variation of holes. Deep, very penal bunkers. Some t ight fairways, some wide open driving holes, links holes, water carries, downhill par 3's, Low Country swamp elements. Y ou name it, this course has it. Not sure about conditions, but a Must Play for Myrtle. I played this course during a bachelor party with a guy who was so hammered he had the hiccups and still shot a legit 79. Rating: 9.0Five tips before playing golf at Prestwick Country Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
By Chris King, Contributor, WorldGolf.com
SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. -- Despite having big-name architects and an outstanding layout, Prestwick Country Club has a relatively low profile, but that's only a problem for golfers that have yet to discover the Pete and P.B. Dye design.
Prestwick Country Club offers one of the Myrtle Beach area's stiffest challenges, and here are five things you will want to know before tackling the golf course.
1. Know Where You Are: The Atlantic isn't visible at Prestwick but players feel its impact. The course is a less than a mile from the beach and the result is significant wind. In addition to what you can feel, take a look a look at the flagstick to make sure you aren't being sheltered from the ocean breeze. Ignore the wind at your own peril.
2. Did You Know?: Prestwick is a 4.5-star course and was once named "One of the Five Best Kept Secret Golf Courses in America" by Golf Digest. We aren't the only ones that think Prestwick is an underrated course.
3. Play The Right Set Of Tees: This entry could be made for every course in the nation, but playing from the right set of tees at Prestwick is vital. It's a challenging layout so don't make it more difficult than the Dye brothers intended. The right tees will add considerably to your enjoyment of the round and the course.
4. The Signature Bunker Is: Pot bunkers are a prerequisite for a Dye design and there is at least one you want to avoid at all costs at Prestwick.
No matter what you do, don't find the 20-foot deep pot bunker behind the ninth green. The only question for players that end up in that bunker is how far over par they will be.
5. Most Important Club Is: Spend time on the range getting your driver tuned up. The fairways at Prestwick Country Club are generous, but players can't afford to miss them. Players need to be well positioned off the tee to avoid the trouble around the greens. Anyone coming in with long irons or out of pine straw is going to find it hard to hold the greens at Prestwick. A good day with the driver helps avoid both problems.
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