Arrowhead Country Club recently earned an overall rating of 8.7 from reviewers at Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, garnering particular recent praise for the quality of its staff and course conditions. Arrowhead was designed by Tom Jackson in collaboration with four-time major champion Raymond Floyd, who won the 1976 Masters, the 1986 U.S. Open and the 1969 and 1982 PGA Championships. The course opened in 1994 and was named “South Carolina Golf Course of the Year” in 1998 by the National Golf Course Owners Association. Floyd applied his signature keen eye to the task of designing Arrowhead’s 27 holes, which spread out from the clubhouse and wind through coastal forest and out to the scenic Intracoastal Waterway.
Arrowhead’s three nines—the Cypress, the Lakes and the Waterway nines—each have a distinct character along with a par of 36, turning Arrowhead into three different, pleasant golf experiences. Neither of the nines are particularly long, but they demand accuracy, prudent play and a deft short game—all hallmarks of the golf game of their designer. The signature holes are the ones that border the Intracoastal Waterway. The fifth hole on the Waterway Nine is a 387-yard par four where the side’s namesake geographical feature lurks to the left of the fairway and green. The Cypress Nine’s Waterway hole is the fourth, a 355-yard par four where players must hit their tee shots over a river fed by the Waterway, only to cross that hazard again when playing to the green, which is also guarded by four bunkers.
The golf course is convenient to Myrtle Beach International Airport, making it the ideal place to play on a group’s day of arrival or departure. It sports MiniVerde Bermuda grass on its greens, which are noted for their typically impeccable conditions.
10 by Debbie (Hopewell, VA) - 03/07/2014
Will play it again...Cypress should be named Lakes and Lakes named Cypress...lost a few balls on Cypress but still enjoyed the beautiful surroundings...
9 by Eric (West Fargo, ND) - 03/07/2014
The course was in really good shape. We have played this course in past years and it doesn't disappoint. A really good course especially for the value.
All three nines have plenty of water and in some cases you need to hit over it twice. The fairways are fair, but tree's come into play if you are wayward. Greens, fairways, and tee boxes were in great shape. Can't say enough, Arrowhead has always been a favorite and after this round it remains so.
Finally, the staff was great. Friendly, helpful, and the rangers kept things moving.
8 by Tom (Horton, MI) - 02/28/2014
10 by Frank (Livonia, MI) - 02/25/2014
9 by Timothy - 02/20/2014
We played on 2/15/14, two days after the ice storm. The crews were out working to clean up the course to make it playable. They had done a lot of work the day before and it made the course playable if you could deal with 25 to 30 mph winds and still lots of wet spots, even on the tees.
We still had a good time and the staff was pleasant and helpful. The description you see, "hidden gem" is accurate. One of my favorite courses at Myrtle. Will look forward to another round.
10 by Jack (Dunkirk, NY) - 02/03/2014
9 by George (Fort Washington, MD) - 01/23/2014
9 by Dan (Prince Frederick, MD) - 01/23/2014