Grand Strand Golf Recommendations

Sneaking down to Myrtle for a couple rounds next weekend. Looking for some recommendations. I want to play courses I haven't played. So any recommendations other than: Legends, The Big Cat Courses, Aberdeen, Barefoot Fazio, Long Bay, Pearl, Wizard Witch, MBN West??? Thanks

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If you are on the southern end, Heritage Club is awesome. And it's right next to Caldonia and Tru Blue...

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I was going to say Caldonia and Tru Blue, which you can learn more about here if you're not familiar

I have been playing less than a year, so I really post this more to see what others thoughts are. But I enjoyed Sandpiper Bay when I was down there for a golf trip in August.

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Up north, I'd recommend Thistle. Really nice course and not too expensive - at least pre-Covid it wasn't...

Also, you kinda have to play the Granddaddy, just to cross it off the list. Should have some Brunswick stew waiting for you this time of year.

Pawley's Plantation is on the southern end as well. Tidewater Golf Club is another good one in North Myrtle. I don't mind playing either of the courses at Myrtlewood or the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina either.

Ive played Myrtlewood and Tidewater as well. Not bad

Seconded on Pawley's, although it was 30ish years ago when i played that course. I remember liking Man-O-War and Eagles Nest as well at other times. There were some other courses that I played that I just cant remember offhand.

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Are you a member of a club at home? If you can get your pro to make you a reciprocal tee time at the Dunes Club, you have to play it. Easily one of the most beautiful courses I've ever played

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Blackmoore, Tupelo, Plantation. Then go down to Hog Heaven for all you can eat fried chicken.

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Tru blu!

Sneak up to Wilmington and play Eagle Point. It has hosted a PGA event.

It's nearly 2 hours...that's not sneaking at that point.

If you want to go across the state line, check out River's Edge, a Palmer design. But it's tight with A LOT of water/marsh.

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TPC is *nice*. Pawley's is super nice as well.
Would be a a little bit of a drive, but going home maybe try to swing by Beau Rivage.

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Another vote for Pawleys Plantation. I personally like Tru Blue too, but in my group that was a love it or hate it course. Nothing really in between.

I really appreciate all of you fine people!! I settled on Pawleys, Pine Lakes and Caledonia . Thanks Again

Nice. Just a heads up, the Chowder Shack at Caledonia is closed for the season.

But BisQit does have spiked milkshakes....

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Caledonia really fit my eye, just a real fun course to play, and I love Mike Strantz courses

As cool as Royal New Kent is, Stonehouse is equally meh- not a huge fan of that one. Tobacco Road is truly fantastic

Have you played Stonehouse since the renovation? I haven't played it at all, but understood it was a different course once it reopened.

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I have not. I hope they did something with 18.. cool concept, terrible golf hole.

I think they softened it up some so it wasn't such a precise landing area. And made the runoff areas playable/findable.

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I piped a drive there.. nice draw, and piped a 5 wood ran up through the right side of the green, and into some nasty thatch. As Jack Nicklaus says, golf holes shouldn't penalize good shots. I hate that hole.

I like Strantz courses because of how absurd they can be. Tot Hill is the dumbest course I've ever played and I fucking loved it.

Pete Dye on the other hand, for whatever reason, gets a different classification from me. His courses lend themselves to much more natural play, but he just...idk, adds the smallest little elements of assholeness that piss you off to no end on his layouts. Still, amazing courses, but doesn't get the "oh there goes that crazy Strantz again!"

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I love Dye courses. He knows amateurs think they hit it further than they do- so if you don't figure that out, its a long day. If you club up from the tee and around the false fronts, his greens are amazing. Love his courses.

Agree with this, also the risk/reward decisions he forces you to make. I have pleasure of being able to play the second course he ever designed and it will absolutely destroy your score if you come up short.

Agree with both of you. Really nice courses, but I know I'm in for a loooong, grinding day. Like, I'm no pro, but I'm also a decent golfer...River Course absolutely eats my lunch every time.

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In addition to being a nice course, Caledonia has a nice gallery for cheers and jeers up at the 19th hole for you as you approach the 18th green.

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Here's the breakdown. And thank you all again. Caledonia was superb. Still in great shape- and thats a fun, fair golf course. #9 is a meh hole, bit other than that- great course. I also rented a scooter cart - like riding a motorcycle- pretty cool. Pawleys was outstanding as well. Great opening Par 5, super friendly staff, and a fair test of golf. Need to hit accurate tee shots here. I thought Pine Lakes was a nice, old school parkland style course too- very good overall. Staff was a little crotchety and the group in front of us was hacking it up, but its nicer than courses like Legends Heathland, Mytlewood, Aberdeen, etc. IMO. Great recommendations and thank you all. I'll definitely play Caledonia and Pawleys again.

Glad you enjoyed! Pawley's definitely requires some extra thinking about particular shots. That Par 3 across the marsh is always a fun hole too.

You got the full Pine Lakes experience.
And two of the best in the Myrtle area. Toss in True Blu and Heritage and you don't even have to play in Myrtle proper.

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