Myrtle Beach's Top 50 Courses

Golf Digest , 5/10 & 11/05

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Golf Digest , May 2010

Which of the Grand Strand's courses should be on your buddies-trip itinerary? We polled the Golf Digest Course Ranking Panel of more than 900 raters, and here are their top picks, ranked from 1 to 60. (Green fees are from peak season and include a cart.)

1 Caledonia G. & Fish Club
Pawleys Island, S.C., Mike Strantz, $99-$159, 843-237-3675, www.fishclub.com

2 The Dunes G. & Beach Club
Myrtle Beach, Robert Trent Jones, $200, 843-449-5236, www.dunesclub.net

3 True Blue Plantation
Pawleys Island, S.C., Mike Strantz, $159, 843-235-0900,

4 Tidewater G.C. & Plantation
North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Ken Tomlinson, $199, 843-913-2424, www.tidewatergolf.com

5 Wachesaw Plantation Club
(private),
Murrells Inlet, S.C., Tom Fazio, $80, 843-357-1263, www.wachesaw.com

6 Rivers Edge G.C.
Shallotte, N.C., Arnold Palmer, $89-$109, 910-755-3434, www.river18.com

7 Heritage Club
Pawleys Island, S.C., Dan Maples, $135, 843-237-3424, www.legendsgolf.com

8 Grande Dunes
(Members Club, private) Myrtle Beach, Nick Price/Craig Schreiner, $70, 843-315-0333, www.grandedunes.com

9 TPC Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet, S.C., Tom Fazio/Lanny Wadkins, $180, 843-357-3399, www.tpcmyrtlebeach.com

10 The Reserve G.C.
(private), Pawleys Island, S.C., Greg Norman, $125, 843-235-0755, www.thereservegolfclub.net

11 Debordieu Club
(private),
Georgetown, S.C., Pete Dye/P.B. Dye, $125, 843-527-6000, www.debordieuclub.com

12 Barefoot Resort & Golf
(Fazio),
North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Tom Fazio, $185, 843-390-3200, www.barefootgolf.com

13 Pawleys Plantation
Pawleys Island, S.C., Jack Nicklaus, $120-$140, 843-237-6200, www.pawleysplantation.com

14 Barefoot Resort & Golf
(Dye),
North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Pete Dye, $185, 843-390-3200, www.barefootgolf.com

15 Ocean Ridge Plantation
(Leopard's Chase), Sunset Beach, N.C., Tim Cate, $165, 800-556-6570, www.oceanridge.com

16 Barefoot Resort & Golf
(Love),
North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Davis Love III, $185, 843-390-3200, www.barefootgolf.com

17 Surf G. & Beach Club
(private), North Myrtle Beach, S.C., George Cobb, $125, 843-249-1021, www.surfgolf.com

18 Grande Dunes
(Resort Club),
Myrtle Beach, Roger Rulewich, $176-$186, 843-315-0333, www.grandedunes.com

19 Ocean Ridge
Plantation (Tiger's Eye), Sunset Beach, N.C., Tim Cate, $135, 800-556-6570, www.oceanridge.com

20 St. James Plantation
(The Reserve Club, private), Southport, N.C., Nicklaus Design, $100, 910-253-5100, www.stjamesplantation.com

21 Pine Lakes C.C.
Myrtle Beach, Robert White, $150, 843-315-7700, www.pinelakes.com

22 Founders Club at Pawleys Island
Pawleys Island, S.C., Gene Hamm/Thomas Walker, $120, 843-237-2299, www.classicgolfgroup.com

23 Prestwick C.C.
Myrtle Beach, Pete Dye/P.B. Dye, $117-$125, 843-293-4100, www.prestwickcountryclub.com

24 Myrtle Beach National
(Kings North), Myrtle Beach, Arnold Palmer/Francis Duane, $109-$120, 843-448-2308, www.mbn.com

25 St. James Plantation
(The Players Club, private), Southport, N.C., Tim Cate, $65 910-253-5100, www.stjamesplantation.com

26 Thistle G.C. (27 holes)
Sunset Beach, N.C., Tim Cate, $110-$125, 800-571-6710, www.thistlegolf.com

27 Legends Golf & Resort
(Heathland), Myrtle Beach, Tom Doak, $135, 800-299-6187, www.legendsgolf.com

28 Crow Creek G.C.
Calabash, N.C., Rick Robbins, $99, 910-287-3081, www.crowcreek.com

29 Oyster Bay G. Links
Sunset Beach, N.C., Dan Maples, $135, 800-697-8372, www.legendsgolf.com

30 Heather Glen G. Links
(27 holes), Little River, S.C., Willard Byrd/Clyde Johnston, $121, 800-868-4536, www.glensgolfgroup.com

31 Legends Golf & Resort
(Moorland),
Myrtle Beach, P.B. Dye, $135, 800-299-6187, www.legendsgolf.com

32 Glen Dornoch
Little River, S.C., Clyde Johnston, $133-$155, 800-717-8784, www.glensgolfgroup.com

33 Bald Head Island Club
(private), Bald Head Island, N.C., George Cobb, package pricing, 910-457-7310, www.bhiclub.net

34 Wachesaw Plntn. E .
Murrells Inlet, S.C., Clyde Johnston, $164, 800-344-5590, www.Wachesaweast.biz

35 Sea Trail
(Rees Jones), Sunset Beach, N.C., Rees Jones, $85-$110, 910-287-1156, www.seatrail.com

36 The Witch
East Conway, S.C., Dan Maples, $95-$110, 843-448-1300, www.witchgolf.com

37 Sea Trail
(Willard Byrd),
Sunset Beach, N.C., Willard Byrd, $55-$73, 910-287-1156, www.seatrail.com

38 Wild Wing
(27 holes), Conway, S.C., Larry Nelson/Jeff Brauer/Willard Byrd, $104-$122, 843-347-9464, www.wildwing.com

39 Willbrook Plantation
Pawleys Island, S.C., Dan Maples, $95, 843-237-3411, www.litchfieldbeach.com

40 Legends Golf & Resort
(Parkland),
Myrtle Beach, Larry Young, $135, 800-299-6187, www.legendsgolf.com

41 International World Tour
(27 holes), Myrtle Beach, Mel Graham, $150-$190, 843-236-2000, www.theworldtourgolf.com

42 Long Bay C.
Longs S.C., Jack Nicklaus, $106-$128, 800-344-5590, www.mbn.com

43 Barefoot Resort & Golf
(Norman), North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Greg Norman, $185, 843-390-3200, www.barefootgolf.com

44 Shaftesbury Glen G. & Fish C.
Conway, S.C., Clyde Johnston, $150, 866-587-1457, www.glensgolfgroup.com

45 Carolina National G.C.
(27 holes), Bolivia, N.C., Fred Couples/Gene Bates, $95, 910-755-5200, www.carolinanationalgolf.com

46 St. James Plantation
(The Founders C.),
Southport, N.C., P.B. Dye, $135, 910-253-3014, www.stjamesplantation.com

47 The Pearl G. Links
(West), Calabash, N.C., Dan Maples, $68-$92, 910-579-8132, www.thepearlgolf.com

48 Arcadian Shores
Myrtle Beach, Rees Jones, $79-$89, 800-846-5552, www.kingstonplantation.com

49 The Pearl G. Links
(East), Calabash, N.C., Dan Maples, $68-$92, 910-579-8132, www.thepearlgolf.com

50 Ocean Ridge Plantation
(Panther's Run), Sunset Beach, N.C., Tim Cate, $87-$93, 800-556-6570, www.oceanridge.com

51 Sea Trail
(Dan Maples),
Sunset Beach, N.C., Dan Maples, $98, 910-287-1156, www.seatrail.com

52 Litchfield C.C.
Pawleys Island, S.C., Willard Byrd, $99, 843-237-3000, www.litchfieldbeach.com

53 River Club
Pawleys Island, S.C., Tom Jackson, $162, 843-237-3000, www.litchfieldbeach.com

54 Ocean Ridge Plantation
(Lion's Paw), Sunset Beach, N.C., Willard Byrd/Tim Cate, $83, 800-556-6570, www.oceanridge.com

55 Indian Wells G.C.
Garden City, S.C., Gene Hamm, $80-$90, 843-652-5555, www.classicgolfgroup.com

56 Wicked Stick G. Links
Myrtle Beach, John Daly/Clyde Johnston, $94, 800-797-8425, www.wickedstick.com

57 Arrowhead C.C.
(27 holes), Myrtle Beach, Raymond Floyd/Tom Jackson, $122, 800-236-3243, www.arrowheadcc.com

58 Blackmoor G.C.
Murrells Inlet, S.C., Gary Player, $87-$93, 866-952-5555, www.blackmoor.com

59 Waterway Hills
Myrtle Beach, Robert Trent Jones, $94, 843-449-6489, www.mbn.com

60 Myrtlewood G.C.
(Palmetto), Myrtle Beach, Ed Ault, $84, 800-283-3633, www.myrtlewoodgolf.com







Golf Digest Magazine's Top 50 Courses in Myrtle Beach, 11/05

1. Barefoot Resort (Love)
North Myrtle Beach--Davis Love III, architect (course opened in 2000); $95-$155; 800-856-0501; www.barefootgolf.com

2. The Dunes G. and Beach C.
Myrtle Beach--Robert Trent Jones (1950); $105; 843-449-5914; www.dunesgolfandbeachclub.com

3. Ocean Ridge Plantation (Tiger's Eye)
Sunset Beach, N.C.--Tim Cate, (2000); $50-$107; 910-287-1717; www.lionspaw.com

4. Caledonia G. & Fish Club
Pawleys Island, S.C.--Mike Strantz (1994); $90-$190; 843-237-3675; www.fishclub.com
5. Tidewater G.C. & Plantation
North Myrtle Beach--Ken Tomlinson (1990); $94-$189; 843-249-3829;
6. Barefoot Resort (Fazio)
North Myrtle Beach--Tom Fazio (2000); $95-$155; 800-856-0501; www.barefootgolf.com
7. Heritage Club
Pawleys Island, S.C.--Dan Maples (1986); $52-$112; 843-237-3424; www.legendsgolf.com

8. Rivers Edge G.C.
Shallotte, N.C.--Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay/Erik Larsen (1999); $65-$130; 910-755-3434; www.river18.com
9. True Blue G. Plantation
Pawleys Island, S.C.--Mike Strantz (1998); $80-$150; 888-483-6800; www.truebluegolf.com
10. Barefoot Resort (Dye)
North Myrtle Beach--Pete Dye (2000); $95-$155; 843-399-7238; www.barefootgolf.com
11. TPC of Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet, S.C.--Tom Fazio/Lanny Wadkins (1999); $95-$185; 843-357-3399; www.tpc-mb.com

12. Bald Head Island G. Cse.
Bald Head Island, N.C.--George Cobb (1974); $85-$90; 910-457-7310; www.bhigolf.com

13. The Reserve G.C.*
Pawleys Island, S.C.--Greg Norman (1999); private club; 843-235-0755;
14. DeBordieu*
Georgetown, S.C.--Pete Dye/P.B. Dye (1987); private club; 843-527-6000; www.debordieu.com
15. Grande Dunes (Resort)
Myrtle Beach--Roger Rulewich (2001); $99-$189; 843-449-7070; www.grandedunes.com

16. Glen Dornoch
Little River, S.C.--Clyde Johnston (1996); $67-$138; 843-249-2541; www.glendornoch.com
17. Pawleys Plantation
Pawleys Island, S.C.--Jack Nicklaus (1988); $77-$135; 843-237-6200; www.pawleysplantation.com
18. Thistle G.C. (North/West/South)
Sunset Beach, N.C.--Tim Cate (1999); $59-$110; 910-575-8700; www.thistlegolf.com

19. Oyster Bay G. Links
Sunset Beach, N.C.--Dan Maples (1983); $52-$112; 800-697-8372; www.legendsgolf.com

20 Myrtle Beach National
(King's North) Myrtle Beach--Arnold Palmer/Francis Duane (1973);$76-$150; 843-448-2308; www.mbn.com

21 Legends Resorts (Heathland)
Myrtle Beach--Tom Doak (1990); $52-$107; 843-236-5181; www.legendsgolf.com
22. Wild Wing (The Avocet)
Conway, S.C.--Larry Nelson/Jeff Brauer (1993); $70-$130; 843-347-9464; www.wildwing.com

23. World Tour G. Links (Open/Championship/International)
Myrtle Beach--Mel Graham (1999); $75-$175; 843-236-2000; www.worldtourmb.com

24. Legends Resorts (Parkland)
Myrtle Beach--Legends Group (1992); $52-$107; 843-236-5181; www.legendsgolf.com

25. Surf G. & Beach Club*
North Myrtle Beach--George Cobb (1960); private club; 843-249-1524; www.surfgolf.com

26. Wachesaw East
Murrells Inlet, S.C.--Clyde Johnston (1996); $77-$125; 843-357-5252; www.wachesaweast.com

27. Legends Resorts (Moorland)
Myrtle Beach--P.B. Dye (1990); $52-$107; 843-236-5181; www.legendsgolf.com
28. Barefoot Resort (Norman)
North Myrtle Beach--Greg Norman (2000); $95-$155; 843-399-7238; www.barefootgolf.com
29. Prestwick C.C.
Myrtle Beach--Pete Dye/P.B. Dye (1989); $64-$119; 843-293-4100; www.prestwickcountryclub.com

30. Sea Trail G. Resort (Rees Jones)
Sunset Beach, N.C.--Rees Jones (1990); $52-$100; 910-287-1125; www.seatrail.com

31. The Long Bay Club
Longs, S.C.--Jack Nicklaus (1988); $46-$125; 843-399-2222; www.mbn.com

32. Heather Glen (Red/White/Blue)
Little River, S.C.--Willard Byrd/Clyde Johnston (1987); $45-$108; 843-249-9000; www.heatherglen.com
33. St. James Plantation (Founders)
Southport, N.C.--P.B. Dye (1991); $60-$75; 800-247-4806; www.stjamesplantation.com

34. River Club
Pawleys Island, S.C.--Tom Jackson (1985); $76-$124; 843-237-8755; www.mbn.com
35. Willbrook Plantation
Pawleys Island, S.C.--Dan Maples (1988); $72-$115; 843-237-4900; www.mbn.com

36. Pine Lakes International
Myrtle Beach--Robert White (1927); $59-$99; 843-449-6459; www.pinelakes.com

37. The Witch
East Conway, S.C.--Dan Maples (1989); $59-$98; 843-347-2706; www.mysticalgolf.com

38. St. James Plantation (Members)
Southport, N.C.--Hale Irwin (1997); $60-$75; 800-474-9277; www.stjamesplantation.com

39. Ocean Ridge Plantation
(Panther's Run) Sunset Beach, N.C.--Tim Cate (1995); $52-$72; 910-287-1717; www.lionspaw.com

40. International C. of Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet, S.C.--Willard Byrd (2000); $49-$98; 800-833-6337; www.classicgolfgroup.com

41. Wild Wing (Falcon) [ Fat Guy Note :  I believe this course has been closed down.]
Conway, S.C.--Rees Jones (1994); $28-$100; 843-347-9464; www.wildwing.com

42. Wild Wing (Wood Stork) [ Fat Guy Note :  I believe this course has been closed down.]
Conway, S.C.--Willard Byrd (1991); $26-$90; 843-347-9464; www.wildwing.com
*43. The Pearl G. Links (East)
Sunset Beach, N.C.--Dan Maples (1987); $46-$108; 910-579-8132; www.thepearlgolf.com

44. Sea Trail G. Resort (Dan Maples)
Sunset Beach, N.C.--Dan Maples (1986); $46-$95; 910-287-1125; www.seatrail.com
*45. Carolina Nat'l. (Ibis/Heron/Egret)
Bolivia, N.C.--Fred Couples (1998); $65-$97; 910-755-5200; www.carolinanationalgolf.com

46. Tradition G.C.
Pawleys Island, S.C.--Ron Garl (1995); $65-$110; 843-237-5041; www.traditiongolfclub.com

47. Man O'War G. Cse.
Myrtle Beach--Dan Maples (1996); $47-$99; 843-236-8000; www.mysticalgolf.com
48. Litchfield C.C.
Pawleys Island, S.C.--Willard Byrd (1966); $50-$110; 843-237-3411; www.mbn.com

49. Ocean Ridge Plantation (Lion's Paw)
Sunset Beach, N.C.--Willard Byrd (1991); $35-$67; 910-287-1717; www.lionspaw.com
50. Sea Trail G. Resort (Willard Byrd)
Sunset Beach, N.C.--Willard Byrd (1990); $41-$74; 910-287-1122; www.eatrail.com