Recently named “Best of the Beach” among North-end golf courses by The Myrtle Beach Sun News and a past recipient of a four-star ranking from Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play”, Aberdeen Country Club is finding its third decade just as notable as its first two.
Split between the Highlands, Meadows and Woodlands nines, Aberdeen takes advantage of the slightly differing landscapes on each. And since most players are mixing and matching nines, it gives Aberdeen Country Club the ability to morph rounds from one day to the next.
“I think it’s a benefit that we have that,” head professional Steve Shaffer said. “We have the flexibility to move them around.”
What that also means is extra diversity for those packaging all three at the same time. Each nine comes with its own signature hole, too. Meadows and Woodlands each feature a par-3 No. 8, complete with water, trees and sand in your line of sight. The opener on Highlands is a par 5 that plays just shy of 500 yards from the whites. A slender fairway someone slims even more after the opening shots. If nothing else, it makes the rest of that side seem a bit more open.
9 by Bud - 05/14/2015
Terrific course, Highlands my favorite...Meadows solid...Woodlands tough and challenging, but give you a great feel of accomplishemnt....Staff friednly and knowledgable........Bag drop crew typify southern hospitality....Fun course, will surely play here again and again. Favorite Par 4 hole #6 on the Highlands..........Par 5 hole # 5 Highlands......Par 3 hole # % Woodlands.
6 by Nick - 05/06/2015
This is a nice layout but the greens were horrible. Some not even half covered in grass. The course is very tight with plenty of OB. Need accuracy of the tee but who knows what you'll get once you are on the green. This was not even worth the $32 price with the MB Passport.
6 by Jerry - 04/22/2015
Greens were in terrible shape. I was shocked. Normally TifEagle greens are excellent. The fairways on Highland need to be cut it was like playing all shots from rough. Everything else was fine. Good pace of play and employees are great.
6 by David - 04/20/2015
Putting on dirt on number of holes.
3 by Jarrett - 04/17/2015
Easily the worst greens I have ever played on. Half of the greens were mud. Most of the greens covered in rotting grass. Can't believe they are changing $70+ to play there. I'm not even a picky golfer, but I will never play there again. Wouldn't even play there if it was free. I'd rather pay to play somewhere else. Starter was incompetent too. We were a twosome, he made us wait for an hour to tee off because he said another twosome was showing up soon. We could have teed off ahead of 7 foursomes and played the course in record time but instead he ended up telling us that the group wasn't showing up and sent us out after all 7 foursomes.
9 by Bob (Hanover, PA) - 11/19/2014
Loved the layout of course however the greens were like putting on glass. We did not mind that but the pin locations were not in friendly locations for amateur golfers. Worse scores all week.
10 by Alex (Hamilton, ON) - 11/18/2014
8 by Pete (Dayton, OH) - 11/16/2014
Looked like a good course to play except that all of the fairways were very wet of flooded.
9 by Alain (Montreal, Quebec) - 11/13/2014
7 by Raymond (Hurt, VA) - 11/11/2014
Did not like the greens, pin on the 8 hole was awful, you could stop the ball around the hole.
Closed for the previous three weeks because of the torrential rain and flooding that hit Myrtle Beach in early October, Aberdeen Country Club reopened to the public on Friday, October 30. Eighteen of the course’s 27 holes will be open, including the Highlands Nine and Meadows Nine. The Woodlands Nine is currently still being prepared by workers, and is expected to open in the coming days.
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