Playing golf in Myrtle Beach is one of the primary, premier attractions of this region, which is famed for its outstanding championship-level courses, many ranked by PGA pros. Everyone who comes here wants to know what the best course in Myrtle Beach is. Whether you're looking for a Fazio-designed course, one that hosts international tournaments, or one that offers exclusive surroundings and high challenge levels, you'll find it here.

    Golf courses in Myrtle Beach can challenge players of any skill level. Check out some of the best places in Myrtle Beach to play golf, and the most elegant, famed places to tee off.


    Dunes Golf & Beach Club

    Visit a classic, highly-ranked, and challenging course

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    Dunes Golf & Beach Club is not only highly ranked in Myrtle Beach, but across the southeastern U.S., offering a classic course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. This course in the heart of Myrtle Beach has a storied history and proud membership. It's hosted the Senior Tour Championship, the PGA Tour Qualifying finals, and the U.S. Women's Open, among others. It's among the most challenging courses around, particularly the par-5 13th, known as "Waterloo."

    The course also boasts phenomenal amenities including a driving range, practice putting and chipping, and dining areas in the clubhouse offering gorgeous views of the Atlantic. The Grand Strand offers unbelievable food and is a relaxing place to unwind.

    Location: 9000 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, USA

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +1 843-449-5236


    Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

    Play the course that exudes Southern charm and hospitality

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    Caledonia Golf & Fish Club has received accolades for its charm and beauty but is also a perennial entry on Golf Digest's list of top 100 public courses. You'll be struck even as you drive up by the oak-lined private drive that ends at a clubhouse exuding Southern hospitality. All of its 18 signature holes offer picturesque beauty, but the par-4 18th takes the cake with a forced carryover, where you can sit in a rocking chair and enjoy a cold drink and watch approach shots.

    The restaurant offers beauty, charm, and outstanding food. This course designed by the late Mike Strantz has built a reputation as a premier course all across the United States.

    Location: 369 Caledonia Dr, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, USA

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 7.30 pm

    Phone: +1 843-237-3675


    photo by bradleypjohnson (CC BY 2.0) modified


    Tidewater Golf Club

    Visit the course that racks up awards year after year

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    Tidewater Golf Club is one of the more decorated courses along the Grand Strand, and gathers awards every year, with a gorgeous course, challenging holes, and a renowned clubhouse. This course has been named among America's Top 100 Great Public Courses by Golf Digest. It's also frequently named among the 10 top courses in the state by many ratings panels. One thing that sets this course apart is that it doesn't really have a signature hole.

    Local publications have sighted in on #4, while others have named the par-3 #12. This one requires a tough shot over a marshland.

    Location: 1400 Tidewater Dr, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, USA

    Open: Daily from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm

    Phone: +1 843-913-2424


    Grande Dunes Resort Club

    Visit one of the best-maintained courses around

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    Grande Dunes Resort Club has hosted the PGA Professional National Championship and has gained course honors by several notable publications local and national. This course is among the best-maintained in the country and has a solid focus on services and amenities. It's a course that has a high level of repeat playability, and many folks love it more after playing it multiple times.

    The course is along the Intracoastal Waterway and its signature hole is the par-4 #9, which runs just parallel to a boating access run. Next to that, the #4 par-3 crosses a dam and delivers a photogenic backdrop from the tee box.

    Location: 8700 Golf Village Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579, USA

    Phone: +1 877-283-2122


    Prestwick Country Club

    Discover a best-kept secret among local courses

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    Prestwick Country Club on Myrtle Beach's south end has been ranked as one of the region's best-kept secrets by Golf Digest, and as a Grand Strand premier destination. The course features an elegant design by Pete and P.B. Dye. The links-inspired design here rewards and even demands precision, with a challenging collection of water hazards, waste bunkers, swales, and dramatic mounds. The signature hole is generally thought to be the 14th, which requires a water carry followed by an imposing shot towards the elevated green.

    Equally challenging are the 5th, 9th, 13th, 16th, and 18th, each with visual splendor and tons of challenging shots. Golf Digest has ranked this course 4.5 out of 5 stars.

    Location: 1001 Links Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575, USA

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 6.30 pm

    Phone: +1 843-293-4100


    TPC Myrtle Beach

    Play one of the region's only 5-star courses

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    TPC Myrtle Beach on the southern half of the Grand Strand is among the only regional courses ranked 5 stars by Golf Digest, with design by the legendary Tom Fazio. This championship course delivers an unbelievable experience for golfers of every skill level and has racked up awards from many publications, tests golfers with each shot, and offers lots of opportunities to score.

    The signature hole here is the par-5 #18 that provides a stunning view of the entire hole backed by the clubhouse. The creek along the right side of the fairway, which opens up into a water hazard surrounding the green on 3 sides, makes this one exceptionally tricky.

    Location: 1199 TPC Blvd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +1 866-592-4427


    King's North at Myrtle Beach National

    Try a perennially honored Arnold Palmer redesign

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    King's North at Myrtle Beach National Golf has won honors from Golf Digest for over a decade running, with its 1996 redesign by Arnold Palmer and superb layout. The signature holes on this course are also considered some of the signature holes for the entire Grand Strand stretch. The #6 par-5, called "The Gambler," gives you a safe stretch and a challenging island fairway to the left, which puts you at a powerful advantage if you can make it.

    The layout of this course is what has gotten it the 4.5-star honor as one of Golf Digest's Places to Play over and over again. You can feel Palmer's personal touch at every hole.

    Location: Carolina Forest, SC 29579, USA


    Barefoot Resort and Golf

    Choose from several championship courses in one resort

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    Barefoot Resort and Golf offers up no fewer than 3 championship-level golf courses, each designed by a famed engineer, ranked by trade publications, and hosting tournaments. It starts with Barefoot Love, one that regularly ranks among Golf Magazine's top 100 courses. From there, hit up the Dye Course, which has long hosted the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday after the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am tournament.

    Finally, check out the Fazio Course designed by the legendary Tom Fazio. This one doesn't feature any one signature hole but boasts an exciting and elegant layout throughout the entire course. Each of these courses has won awards and is highly ranked, making Barefoot Resort a golf destination.

    Location: 4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Rd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, USA

    Open: Daily from 6.30 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +1 877-585-9357


    Arrowhead Country Club

    Shoot one of the few 27-hole Grand Strand courses

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    Arrowhead Country Club is one of the very few 27-hole layouts along the Grand Strand and boasts an award-winning Tom Jackson and Raymond Floyd design. This is a popular venue for repeat players among locals and vacationers alike due to its stunning blend of MiniVerde Bermuda greens and Bermudagrass fairways, with majestic holes along the Intracoastal Waterway. The course is divided among three unique 9-hole designs called Waterway, Lakes, and Cypress and Lakes.

    The most notable holes are Arrowhead's par-4 #5 and Cypress' par-4 #4. Each uniquely showcases the landscape and layout. The course gains repeated honors from the Myrtle Beach sun, and has been honored by the National Golf Course Owners' Association.

    Location: 1201 Burcale Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579, USA

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 843-236-3243


    Pine Lakes Country Club

    Visit one of the most historic courses around

    • Adventure
    • Luxury

    Pine Lakes Country Club is among the most historic courses on the Grand Strand and is recognized as the birthplace of Sports Illustrated magazine with a layout by Robert White. It's since been redesigned and overhauled, but today it highlights its full history and legacy. The entire round takes a straight-line approach from tee to hole, with only a few offering obstacles such as doglegs.

    If there is a signature hole, it's the par-4 #9 that wraps up the front 9. This one features a pond on the left of the fairway, which bleeds shots to a very slim fairway, followed by double tree lines and a protected green for an ultimately challenging hole.

    Location: 5603 Granddaddy Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +1 866-507-0988


    Start planning your trip

    Keep exploring

    South Carolina

    United States of America

    Back to top