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7 Best Golf Courses in North Myrtle Beach

Looking to hit the greens on your next trip to North Myrtle Beach? You’re in luck because North Myrtle Beach has some fantastic public golf courses. And, when you stay at our lovely beachfront resort, you’re already right in the heart of the action to explore. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or pro golfer scouting your next golf trip, here are the best golf courses in North Myrtle Beach.


Beachwood Golf Club

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Located beautifully between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Highway, Beachwood Golf Club is one of the great golf destinations in North Myrtle Beach. Designed by the acclaimed Gene Hamm, this public 18-hole course has been a North Myrtle Beach favorite since 1968.

Renowned for being "The Most Player-Friendly Golf Course in Myrtle Beach," Beachwood Golf Club is particularly enjoyable for beginner and intermediate golfers. Beachwood Golf Club's layout prioritizes playability across skill levels. Its Bermuda grass fairways and greens weave through the naturally preserved South Carolina coastal landscape, wonderfully unobstructed by housing and developments.

The course spans from 4,836 to 6,691 yards, including five sets of tees to cater to various golf abilities. After teeing off at the first hole, the proximity to the highway fades into the background, and you’ll completely forget that Beachwood is located conveniently off of Highway 17.

Beachwood Golf Club is also home to a top-notch driving range, which includes an all-grass range, two large practice greens, a chipping area, and a practice bunker, making it the perfect spot to refine your skills or warm up before a round.

Even 53 years later, Beachwood Golf Club continues to be a favorite among both local and visiting golfers, promising an unforgettable golfing experience.


Tidewater Golf Club

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Tidewater Golf Club, located right between the Intracoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove Inlet, offers another extraordinary golfing experience in North Myrtle Beach.

Esteemed and beloved for its natural beauty and challenging layout, this course has even earned itself a spot among the nation's top 100 public golf courses. Famous golf course architect Ken Tomlinson's architectural genius shines through every single meticulously crafted hole. Tidewater is not just an amazing golf course too — playing a game here will take you through some of the most picturesque landscapes South Carolina has to offer. As you navigate the course, you’ll be privy to wonderful views of the tidal basin, saltwater marshes, and majestic Carolina pines. Tidewater takes pride in building the course around the natural landscape so today's golfers and generations of future players can continue to enjoy the natural beauty.

The course at Tidewater is carefully designed and very well-maintained. Its well-manicured greens are as true as they are challenging, offering rewards for golfers who appreciate precision and strategy.

Recognized as South Carolina’s most-awarded golf course and a premier destination in North Myrtle Beach, Tidewater caters to beginner, intermediate, and seasoned golfers alike. The varied tee options allow the course to be tailored to any skill level, from beginners enjoying their first round to seasoned players seeking a formidable challenge.

Tidewater Golf Club’s reputation as a challenging yet stunningly beautiful course ensures a memorable and enjoyable round for every golfer. Whether you're looking to test your skills against its demanding layout or simply soak in the epic views, Tidewater Golf Club easily stands as one of the best golf courses in North Myrtle Beach.


Azalea Sands Golf Club

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Azalea Sands Golf Club, conveniently located off Hwy 17 and right in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a fun yet challenging golf course. Also designed by the esteemed professional golfer and course architect Gene Hamm, this 18-hole, par 72 course has been celebrated for its straightforward yet engaging layout since 1972, when it was initially designed. Without any adjoining homes on the grounds, golfers can enjoy the game without any distractions.

This public North Myrtle Beach golf course is known for its flat, open fairways that provide a fair challenge while still remaining fun for all skill levels. Its design incorporates strategic sand bunkers, a nod to its name- it is the Azalea Sands Golf Course after all! The club's amenities include a well-stocked pro shop, a welcoming restaurant and bar, and convenient rental options from the clubhouse in case you left your equipment at home for your Myrtle Beach vacation.

With very reasonably priced green fees, Azalea Sands is not only a beautifully maintained golf course but also a very affordable choice for golfers- perfect if you’re looking to tee up on a budget


Barefoot Golf

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Address: 4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Rd, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Barefoot Golf, renowned as home to Myrtle Beach's "Fantastic Four," offers an incredible North Myrtle Beach golfing experience through its four distinct courses. Each course, with its unique design and character, promises a memorable round of golf. Barefoot's well-maintained greens, good pace of play, and excellent dining facilities keep Barefoot Golf on our list of the best North Myrtle Beach area golf courses.

The Love Course

The Love Course at Barefoot Resort, designed by Carolina native Davis Love III, showcases a traditional style with a Lowcountry character. It features wide fairways, generous landing areas, and green complexes reminiscent of Pinehurst #2. The course, a par 72 stretching over 7,000 yards, balances a fun challenge with playability, making it suitable for all levels of golfers. Its unique feature includes the recreated ruins of a plantation home along holes 3-7, adding historical depth to the golf course.

The Fazio Course

Tom Fazio's creation at Barefoot, the Fazio Course, is a classic Lowcountry course filled with live oaks, pines, and natural sand areas. This par 71 course, approximately 6,834 yards in length, is best known for its strategic design and natural beauty. It features extensive tree cover, lakes, waste areas, and formal bunkers, with water coming into play on a whopping 15 holes. The course is designed to challenge yet still accommodate players of all skill levels.

The Dye Course

Pete Dye's course at Barefoot is a semi-private, visually striking layout that combines natural beauty with challenging play. As a par 72, 7,343-yard course, it features Dye's signature pitfalls and native grasses, offering a memorable challenge for all golfers. Its setting, bordering the gorgeous Carolina Bays' white sands, only adds to the beauty of it.

The Norman Course

Greg Norman's design at Barefoot capitalizes on the Intracoastal Waterway's scenic views, maintaining much of the site's original vegetation. This par 72, approximately 7,000-yard course, offers a fun round of golf with its open green complexes, fairways running up to the sand, and stunning waste areas. Norman's philosophy of "bump and run" shots around the greens is evident, allowing for various playing strategies, making it both a challenging and visually captivating course that’s best for golfers with higher skill levels.


Tee up at these Amazing North Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

Playing a round (or more) at these fantastic golf courses in North Myrtle Beach is the perfect way to pass the time under the sun on your vacation in North Myrtle Beach. Our beachfront resort is the perfect home base to explore all the amazing things North Myrtle Beach has to offer- golf and otherwise!

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