Myrtle Beach Golf Association Player’s Top Courses
Myrtle Beach’s Top Golf Courses
The Myrtle Beach Golf Association’s Player’s Top 25 culminates from local knowledge, insider advisories, golfer research, and feedback from the golfers actually playing the 100.5 Myrtle Beach golf courses.
To date 22 Myrtle Beach area golf courses have closed. View Closed Courses
In reality, the MBGA should call the Player's Top 25 the "MBGA Player's Plus (+) or Minus (-) Top 25," because over the last couple of years there have been times when Mother Nature and the elements were in perfect sync and we had as many as 26 golf courses garner four-star, or better ratings. On the other hand, there have also been times when conditions were terrible (droughts, wild fires, hurricanes, water shortages, you name it) when we had as few as only 15 courses measure up to MBGA Player's Top 20 status. So please don't let us confuse or discombobulate you when the Myrtle Beach Golf Association Player's Top 25 has more or less than 25 Top golf courses.
The Myrtle Beach Golf Association’s rankings are based upon each course’s layout, playability, challenge, imagination, beauty, pricing, actual conditions (course, clubhouse, restrooms, cleanliness, etc.), practice facilities, pace-of-play, as well as the amount of development around the course and the quality of their, food and beverage facilities. Particular emphasis and consideration is placed upon the professionalism and friendliness of the staff at each Myrtle Beach golf course.
However, the most critical question that must be asked of and answered by every golf course in a resort destination, like Myrtle Beach, is, "Is playing this golf course worth the trip?" Why would a golfer invest his or her time, energy and hard-earned money, while traveling hundreds of miles, only to play a poor to mediocre track, especially when they can do that at home without any of the aggravation and at a fraction of the cost? That over-riding question, and the answers that the MBGA gets, is why the MBGA ratings bar is so much higher than any others.
All golf course information is updated as quickly as new data becomes available to the Myrtle Beach Golf Association. The ratings and rankings, however, take longer because they are based upon the feedback of the traveling golfers. Since the Myrtle Beach Golf Association cannot totally rely on fast information from the traveling golfers, who e-mail their feedback upon returning home, they have recruited over 40 local golf industry “insiders” who work hard to keep MBGA.COM up-to-date.
Needless to say, since it takes a preponderance of evidence and verification before any up or down movements in the ratings can take place, the Player’s Top 25 and Basement rankings change rather slowly. Of course they are always revisited and corrected just prior to the annual Myrtle Beach Spring and Fall Golf Seasons.
All Myrtle Beach golf course rankings, Myrtle Beach golf course ratings and Myrtle Beach golf course reviews observations, narratives, assessments, advisories, assertions and opinions are the culmination of 35-years of working with all of the various entities and components of the Myrtle Beach golf vacation business, as well as monitoring the well established Myrtle Beach golf industry rumor mill. While all material found here is as factual and candid as we can possibly offer it, it is highly opinionated and subjective and is the personal opinions and assessments of the Myrtle Beach Golf Association and our contributors and should always be considered as such!
Please send your nominees - along with the date you played, details of your experience and your telephone number for possible verification - for inclusion in the Myrtle Beach Golf Association's Player's Top 25 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following MBGA Player's Top Golf Courses are displayed in alphabetical order!
A Bridge Too Far: The Barefoot Resort Intracoastal Waterway drawbridge will be closed to all traffic from Monday, November 28th thru Monday, January 16th. This 49-day closing means that golfers will have to travel miles and, at least, an extra 30-45 minutes to get to this, and the other three… Read More »
This heavily touted track is currently rated No. 3 by Golf Magazine on their Best Public Golf Courses in South Carolina roster and No. 3 by Golfweek on their Best Courses You Can Play in South Carolina roster. Recently Caledonia’s sister track, True Blue, has been getting the better reviews,… Read More »
This track combines two styles of design, with a windswept links-style front nine with mounding and bunkers rolling through what had been tobacco and vegetable gardens, and an old style fishing shack on No. 8. The back nine cuts through an old forest and features tree lined fairways and rolling… Read More »
This private golf course debuted in the Golf Digest’s Top 100 courses when it opened in 1987. Challenging, yet player-friendly, this beautiful layout takes full advantage of the trees, water and salt marshes that surround it. The greens are bentgrass, the fairways are Bermuda, and the rough is Paspalum. DeBordieu’s… Read More »
Here’s a “ratings” doozy for you, the Dunes Club is currently ranked No. 46 on Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, but No. 16 behind both the TPC of Myrtle Beach and the The Heritage Club in their Best in South Carolina rankings. They are not ranked on Golf Magazine’s… Read More »
Here is yet another of Golf Digest’s “clueless rankings” foolishness. The Grande Dunes Resort track is currently ranked No. 88 on Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, while being ranked No. 23 on their Best in South Carolina rankings far behind both the TPC of Myrtle Beach and the Heritage… Read More »
Currently ranked No. 14 on Golf Magazine’s Best Public Golf Courses in South Carolina roster and No, 15 in South Carolina by Golf Digest, the Heritage is, historically, one of the top 5 plantation golf experiences in the Myrtle Beach area, and while they had had some problems in the… Read More »
If playing 27 of the world’s greatest golf holes is your dream, here’s the next best thing. The developers of this track has done their best to replicate holes inspired by major championships, national open sites, Ryder Cup and PGA Tour venues, and exclusive courses from around the world. If… Read More »
Ranked No. 37 on Golf Digest’s “50 Most Diabolical Golf Courses in America,” this course is considered to be one of the strongest challenges in golf. It features large expanses of natural growth, sand, water and waste areas combined with extraordinary undulations and bulk headed areas to present a course… Read More »
Currently ranked No. 7 on Golf Magazine’s Best Public Golf Courses in North Carolina roster, this is the newest Tom Cate addition to Ocean Ridge Plantation’s “Big Cat” collection of four golf courses (Lion’s Paw, Panther’s Run and Tiger’s Eye). This track covers 220 acres, and has been promoted as… Read More »