Wild Wing GC, Avocet Course

Conway, SC

www.wildwing.com/golf.html

1993, Larry Nelson and Jeff Brauer
Magenta:  6614, 72.4, 124
White:  6028, 69.1, 116

From Myrtle Beach: Take Hwy 17 to Hwy 501. Follow 501 towards Conway for 7 miles. Wild Wing Plantation will be on the right. Look for the lighted sign that say Wild Wing Boulevard .

Fat Guy Review, Avocet Course :  A fun challenge carved out of pine alleys with enough sand and water to get your attention, but overall a fairly playable style, although it's not nearly as linksy or pretty from the ground as it is in aerial shots from magazines.

Fat Guy's Myrtle Beach- The Reader's Digest Version:

Research Resources: Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday has cornered the mass marketing angle.  Call them at 800-845-4653 and request one of their catalogues via snail mail… a much more pleasant way to research courses and digs than their designed-by-a-crack-addict website.

Where To Stay: Buddy-trip partyers will want to stay in Myrtle Beach proper.  Try the three midscale chains at Broadway At The Beach (Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, or Fairfield by Marriott) to be stumbling distance from this nightlife mecca and avoid the dreaded Nassau for designated driver status.  Or for a good value try the beachside, family-friendly Carribean Resort's Jamaica Motel.  More mature buddy trips might prefer the slightly quieter but still lively environs of North Myrtle.  Those wanting pure peace and quiet should try Ocean Isle in North Carolina.  Course collectors and silver-spooners will be happier in the Low Country on the south end of town near Murrell's Inlet and Pawley's Island.  Other upscale, no-brainer options include the Dunes, Legends, and Barefoot golf resorts.

Where To Play, Booze, & Grub:
Here's the latest list of Golf Digest's Top 50 Courses In Myrtle:

North Carolina:
Upscale:  Tiger's Eye, Thistle, Sea Trail- Rees Jones, The Pearl, Bald Head
Good Values:  Sandpiper Bay, Brickwood

North Myrtle:
Upscale:  Tidewater, any of the Barefoot courses, Long Bay, Glen Dornoch
Good Values:  Possum Trot, Crow Creek, Diamond Back
Booze:  Murray Bros. Caddyshack, Thee Doll House, Hooters, House Of Blues, Crab Catcher's, Oscar's
Grub:  Greg Norman's Australian Grill, Dick's Last Resort, Umberto's

Myrtle Proper:
Upscale:  The Dunes (resort stay required), Pine Lakes, any of the Legends courses, World Tour, Myrtle Beach National- King's North

Good Values:  The Witch, Wild Wing- Avocet, Man O' War, Myrtlewood- Pine Hills
Booze:  Derriere's, Masters, Penthouse Club, Broadway At The Beach (Margaritaville, Nascar CafĂ©, Revolutions, Malibus/Froggy Bottoms/Celebrations, Crocodile Rocks, Club Kryptonite), Freaky Tiki Bar

Grub:  Sea Captain's House for breakfast, Joe's Crab Shack, Landry's Seafood, Phillip's, Pier 14, New York Prime, Sticky Fingers BBQ, Hamburger Joe's

South Myrtle/Pawley's Island:
Upscale:  TPC Myrtle, Caledonia, True Blue, Prestwick, River Club, Tradition, Willbrook
Good Values:  Pawley's Island, Blackmoor, Indigo Creek, Whispering Pines, Wicked Stick
Booze:  Suck Bang Blow, Beaver Bar
Grub:  Bubba's Fish House, Krystal, Frank's, David Badari's, Hanna's, Bovine's, Divine Fish House, Carriage House

See Also: Fat Guy's Myrtle Beach SC Golf Weekend