Legends GR (Moorland, Heathland, Parkland, Oyster Bay, & Heritage Club Courses)
Myrtle Beach, SC
The Moorland Course was named the #37 Toughest Course in America by Golf Digest 2007: "There are more railroad ties than common sense on this jolting, brawny P.B. Dye design. Even some of the cartpaths are railroad ties. Stay away from 'Hell's Half Acre' on the 270-yard, par-4 16th."
The Heathland by Tom Doak is molded in the image of great British Isles courses with low scrub brush, meandering swales, deep rough, deeper greenside bunkers, and unobstructed winds. Named a Top 10 New Resort Courses by Golf Magazine when it debuted n 1990, and #12 in SC per Golf Magazine 2008.
The Parkland is a more traditional U.S.-style course in the style of Mackenzie and George Thomas, with tree-lined fairways, vast natural areas, deep-faced bunkers, and massive, multi-level greens.
Oyster Bay is off-site from the resort up in Sunset Beach NC. Here Dan Maples blends marshlands, lakes, varying hole lengths, and two par-3 island greens to produce a shot maker's mishmash of the penal, heroic, and strategic design schools. #11 course in NC per Golf Magazine 2008.
Heritage Club is a big Plantation course with giant magnolias, 300-year-old oaks, fresh water lakes, and marshes. Spacious, rolling fairways, and large, undulating greens are surrounded by lush stands of crepe myrtle, camellias, and azaleas. Heavily landscaped areas of wildflowers and flowering shrubs make it feel a little like Augusta-meets-Tara-Plantation. Heritage Club is an off-resort course located in Pawley's Island SC. #33 Top 100 You Can Play by Golf Digest 2009.
Legends Resort also provides access to nearby TPC Myrtle Beach .
Where To Crash: The Legends is a great place to base a Myrtle Beach golf buddy trip. Created with the feel of a Scottish villiage, their villas come with 2 full baths, two beds per room, large living and dining rooms, a TV in each room, high speed internet, washer & dryer, and a fully equipped kitchen. Perfect for a foursome, for a week or a weekend. Golf Digest Senior Travel Editor Matty G. named the Legends as his #5 Most "Affordable" Golf Hotel in the country in 2010. "There are three good courses on site and Legends is affiliated with two more, including the Heritage Club, which is one of the best on The Grand Strand. The Legends features a massive driving range and a buddies trip fits nicely with the villas (they sleep at least four). Best deal: March 18-June 9 2010, get three nights, three rounds of golf, a buffet breakfast, cart fees, range balls and they throw in a drink ticket for $477 per person. (Thatâ€™s a total, not per night.)"
Best Bar Nearby: The on-site Ailsa Pub made Golf Digest's 2008 50 Best 19th Holes. "Part of the Legends Resort; it's 'the epi-center' of the Myrtle Beach golf experience; roomy but usually jammed with 'fat guys from Delaware on a golf getaway'; it's a 'scene,' with golfers of all shapes and sizes 'who don't have a curfew'; tons of beer and good burgers."
Where To Booze & Grub, Myrtle Beach: See Fat Guy's Myrtle Beach SC Golf Weekend .