Area Golf Courses
Three 9-hole courses: Sand, Piper and Bay. The Sand Course is one of Sandpiper Bay’s two original nines and features gentle dog legs, elevated tees and greens, cut through a natural pine forest. The second of Sandpiper Bay’s original two nines, the Piper Course also features gentle dog legs and elevated tees and greens. The combination of three par 3 holes and three par 5 holes offers players several options on the risk/reward par 5s, and chances to shoot for the pins on the par 3s. Look for many great birdie chances when putting on our Mini Verde greens. The newest of Sandpiper Bay’s three nines, the Bay Course has more water features than the Sand or Piper courses. The ponds are strategically placed to make you think, and perhaps take a chance, while creating just three forced carries.
Three 9-hole courses: Magnolia, Dogwood, Azalea. The Magnolia Course, our first nine, is reminiscent of the links of Scotland where golf first originated. Extensive mounding, along with large sand and grass bunkers, present challenges you will enjoy. Water comes into play on three holes and three more are heavily bunkered, so hazards are a key element of the opening holes. Designed by Willard Byrd and Clyde Johnson, the Azalea Course is carved from thick, Carolina woodlands, offering a beautiful and serene setting. The Dogwood Course meanders along the waters of the Caw Caw Creek among majestic, dense hardwood trees and natural coastal terrain.
Since opening in February 2000, Crow Creek Golf Club has become the most applauded golf destination in the Myrtle Beach area. Created by architect Rick Robbins, a former Jack Nicklaus design associate, Crow Creek Golf Club is a charming layout set on a beautiful southern countryside. The towering Carolina pines, the delightful Caw Caw Creek, the majestic wildlife, and the numerous lakes that meander throughout the property make Crow Creek Golf Club a truly breathtaking experience each and every visit. The charming southern style clubhouse offers a full service restaurant bar and grill, a top area pro shop, and a gorgeous outdoor veranda where guests can enjoy the views.
Golfers that have experienced Crow Creek have made it a “must play” on their return visits to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The imaginative layout, undulating bent grass greens, pristinely manicured fairways and genuine warmth of the entire staff are a constant at Crow Creek. “We love Crow Creek” and “Our favorite course in Brunswick County and Myrtle Beach”, are comments heard quite regularly. Style of play is friendly from the forward tees and challenging for more accomplished golfers from the tips. Guests are required to wear collared shirts and soft spikes.
Four 18-hole courses: Panthers Run, Lions Paw, Leopard’s Chase, Tiger’s Eye. In Panther’s Run, Architect Tim Cate created a spectacular layout that winds its way throughout a massive and pristine nature preserve. Featuring generous landing areas and immaculately manicured Mini Verde greens installed in 2010. Lion’s Paw Golf Links is heralded as architect Willard Byrd’s finest work. Approaching the first tee, you’ll find it hard to describe the excitement you feel as you get set to encounter this masterful layout. Tiger’s Eye is an upscale, daily fee course carved from a virgin pine forest. The course is distinguished by dramatic elevation changes, reminiscent of the North Carolina sand hills. Tiger’s Eye is a thinking person’s course, requiring precision shot-making and a reliable short game.
Voted the 1983 Golf Digest “Resort Course of the Year,” and ranked by the same publication among the top 50 public courses in the country in 1990, Oyster Bay Golf Links is a rare, harmonious blend of the penal, heroic and strategic philosophies of golf course architecture. Architect Dan Maples and developer Larry Young created a course where variety and innovation are the name of the game.
Three 18-hole courses: Jones, Byrd and Maple. Players of all skill levels will enjoy an extraordinary golf experience on this straightforward golf course with typical Jones bounding. Wide fairways and large mounds are surrounded by water, with water coming into play on 11 holes of the Par 72 championship course. Built around several man-made lakes, each ranging from 14-20 acres, every hole of this par-72 signature course requires a distinctly difference approach. Strategically placed tee shots are essential for successful play on Byrd’s undulating greens. Twisted ancient oaks and tall Carolina pines define each hole on the beautiful par 72 course, still regarded as one of Maples finest. This one-of-a-kind course has newly renovated A1/A4 blended Bent grass greens and boasts five hole numerous waste bunkers, one of which extends the full length of a fairway.
The Pearl Golf Links is tucked quietly on the banks of the Brunswick coastal marshland in the heart of Calabash, North Carolina, and just a short drive from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Dan Maples masterfully designed The Pearl’s two championship golf courses, The Pearl East and The Pearl West. The course challenges golfers at all skill levels while showcasing the spectacular 900-acre marsh surroundings. The golf course is open to the public year-round and offers seasonal specials for snowbirds as well as golf packages for vacationers.
Thistle Golf Club is an exclusive golf club with 27 magnificent golf holes made up of the Cameron, Mackay and Stewart. Each nine holes presents a unique challenge, while providing stunning vistas with beautifully manicured tees, fairways and greens. Thistle Golf Club’s authentic clubhouse design is traditionally Scottish and was uniquely designed to mimic a club that had grown over a 100-year period beginning in the early 1800’s.