No destination can match the variety and sheer quantity of golf courses quite like Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Though the number of golf courses in Myrtle Beach has dropped slightly in recent years, the area - also known as the "Grand Strand" - still boasts more than 100 courses, most of which are public. Though once a destination known for "bargain bin" golfers, today it has as many upscale, nationally ranked courses as it has cheap clunkers. Golf Digest has 10 of the region's courses in its "Top 100 You Can Play" list - and they range from the 60-mile stretch of Brunswick County in North Carolina to Pawleys Island, a Lowcountry nook that is featured on the Waccamaw Golf Trail. In the Grand Strand, you're always around the corner from the perfect golf course.
From the Dunes Club Golf and Beach Club, one of the founding clubs of Myrtle Beach golf, to modern classics like Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, King's North at Myrtle Beach National and Leopard's Chase Golf Links, here's TravelGolf.com's look at Myrtle Beach golf in pictures.
King's North at Myrtle Beach National - hole 18
King's North at Myrtle Beach National has its share of signature-worthy holes. The 18th features over 40 bunkers littered down the left side.
Courtesy of Myrtle Beach National
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in Myrtle Beach
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club is one of many Lowcountry gems just south of Myrtle Beach. The innovative architect Mike Strantz crafted a scenic, albeit penal, design.
The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach
One of Myrtle Beach's original courses, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club remains one of the Grand Strand's most prestigious plays.
Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links
The Intracoastal Waterway is a main attraction at a handful of courses in Myrtle Beach, none more so than Glen Dornoch Golf Links north of town in Little River.
Pawleys Plantation in Myrtle Beach
Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club features two par 3s located on a saltwater marsh within a whiff of the ocean, including the par-3 17th hole.
True Blue - hole 16
Among the many standout courses in Pawleys Island is True Blue Golf Plantation, one of the more visually striking golf courses in the Southeast.
Willbrook Plantation Golf Club - oaks
Centuries-old mossy oaks make courses like Willbrook Plantation Golf Club south of Myrtle Beach feel like a step back in time.
Courtesy of Willbrook Plantation
Leopard's Chase Golf Course - bunker
The pace of new golf courses has slowed in Myrtle Beach in recent years, but one of the newest, Leopard's Chase, is regarded as one of the best.
Founders Club golf course - hole 12
The Founders Club at Pawleys Island is the newest golf course to hit the Grand Strand, located at the south end.
Aberdeen Country Club - Highlands - hole 8
Despite its emergence as a higher-end golf destination, Myrtle Beach still has plenty of value courses, like Aberdeen Country Club north of Myrtle Beach.
Courtesy of Aberdeen C.C.
Litchfield Country Club - hole 13
Some of Myrtle Beach's original golf courses still exist, like Litchfield Country Club, which opened in 1966.
Courtesy Litchfield Country Club
TPC Myrtle Beach
The pros have played several courses in Myrtle Beach over the years. The Senior Tour Championship was hosted at the TPC Myrtle Beach in 2000.