Best golf courses: Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, this beautiful coastal city in South Carolina is filled with endless options for golfers with numerous celebrity designed golf courses. The 60 mile long stretch of beaches dotted with the country’s best golf resorts is called the “Grand Strand” and comfortably warm temperatures throughout the year make Myrtle Beach a go to destination for golfers and tourists alike. Located just ten miles north of Myrtle Beach city center, the King’s North Course designed by Arnold Palmer and Frank Duane is filled with exciting and challenging holes. Here is a rundown on the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach.

Make the most out of your golf trip to Myrtle Beach and look up the location of the golf courses on the map. It will help you with your planning to play the best during your vacation. To each golf course visited we have applied a rating. The scale, 5 (highest) to 2 (lowest), attempts to provide an indication of the golfing experience you can expect at each rated course. Hover your on-screen mouse pointer above the rating key hereafter to read our definitions.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Rees Jones
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Floyd & Jackson

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Ray Floyd and Tom Jackson.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
On application
Southport, NC
Cobb, George

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Southport, NC

Designer

Original design by George Cobb, with later renovation by Tim Cate.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Pete Dye

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Love III, Davis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Davis Love III

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Greg Norman
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Byrd, Willard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Willard Byrd & Clyde Johnston

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Stranz, Mike

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Mike Stranz

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Southport, NC
Couples & Bates

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Southport, NC

Designer

Fred Couples signature course, co-designed with Gene Bates.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Robbins, Rick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Rick Robbins

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Restricted
Myrtle Beach
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Restricted

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1948) with later modifications by Roger Rulewich (1999) and Rees Jones (2013).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Walker, Thomas

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Original design by Gene Hamm (1966); substantially redesigned by Thomas Walker (2006).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Johnston, Clyde

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Designed by Clyde Johnston (as a tribute to Donald Ross).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Rulewich, Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Roger Rulewich
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2017)
Myrtle Beach
Byrd & Johnston

Visitors?

(Closed in 2017)

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Willard Byrd & Clyde Johnston

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Dan Maples
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Doak, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Tom Doak
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Dye, P.B.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

P.B. Dye
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Legends Golf

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Legends Golf
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Byrd, Willard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Willard C. Byrd

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Palmer & Duane

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Original design by Arnold Palmer & Francis "Frank" Duane (1973); redesigned by Arnold Palmer (1996).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Palmer & Duane

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Francis "Frank" Duane.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Palmer & Duane

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Francis "Frank" Duane.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Cate, Tim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Cate, Tim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Byrd, Willard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Willard Byrd

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Cate, Tim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Cate, Tim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Dan Maples

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Jack Nicklaus
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Dan Maples

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
White, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Robert White
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Dye, Pete & P.B.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Father/son team of Pete Dye & P.B. Dye
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Jackson, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Tom Jackson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Arnold Palmer

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Byrd, Willard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Willard Byrd

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Rees Jones

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Dan Maples

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Southport, NC
Dye, P.B.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Southport, NC

Designer

P.B. Dye

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Southport, NC
Irwin, Hale

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Southport, NC

Designer

Hale Irwin designed 18 of The Members Club's 27-holes, with Tim Cate weighing-in with the final nine.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Southport, NC
Cate, Tim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Southport, NC

Designer

Tim Cate

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Southport, NC
Nicklaus Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Southport, NC

Designer

Nicklaus Design (project led by Mike Nicklaus)

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Cate, Tim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Tomlinson, Ken

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Ken Tomlinson

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Tom Fazio & Lanny Wadkins

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Garl, Ron

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Ron Garl

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Stranz, Mike

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Mike Stranz

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Johnston, Clyde

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Clyde Johnston
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Dan Maples

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2021)
Myrtle Beach
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

(Closed in 2021)

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Dan Maples

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Graham, Mel

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Mel Graham

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