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
Calabash
Palmer, Arnold

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Arnold Palmer

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

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Willard Byrd

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

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Rees Jones

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

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate

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

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate

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

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate

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

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Willard Byrd

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

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Dan Maples

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

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Dan Maples

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

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Rick Robbins

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Willard Byrd & Clyde Johnston

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

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Dan Maples

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Dan Maples

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Francis "Frank" Duane.

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

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Myrtle Beach

Designer

Tom Jackson

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

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Visitors welcome

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Myrtle Beach

Designer

Dan Maples

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

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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.

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Visitors welcome

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Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Francis "Frank" Duane.

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Father/son team of Pete Dye & P.B. Dye
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Dye, Pete

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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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

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Visitors welcome

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Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Dan Maples

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Tom Fazio & Lanny Wadkins

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Stranz, Mike

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

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Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Ron Garl

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

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Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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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
Maples, Dan

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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(Closed in 2017)

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Willard Byrd & Clyde Johnston

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

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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

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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
White, Robert

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Visitors welcome

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Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Ray Floyd and Tom Jackson.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Stranz, Mike

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Mike Stranz
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Restricted
Myrtle Beach
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

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

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Southport, NC

Designer

Nicklaus Design (project led by Mike Nicklaus)

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

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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.

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Southport, NC

Designer

George Cobb

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

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Southport, NC

Designer

P.B. Dye

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Southport, NC

Designer

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

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