Less than midway through a round at Blackmoor Golf Club, a good number of players ask themselves why they didn’t try the other approach to No. 8.
Standing on the tee box of arguably the most distinctive hole, a straight-line shot toward the green creates an internal battle against the secondary option, where the fairway is wider and extremely accessible even with an off-center shot. The first option shaves upwards of 100 yards off the total distance but requires a trek through deep grass and a narrow corridor.
The second leads to a dogleg with a full 90-degree turn.
Consider this the highlight of Gary Player’s lone Grand Strand signature course. Also consider it part of one major reason golfers keep coming back.
“It’s fair to all skill levels,” head professional Paul Fastenau said. “We do grab a good bit of that local play because it doesn’t beat them up too bad.”
The relatively shorter course has earned nods from various senior and women’s groups in the past, as Blackmoor measures 5,700 yards for the forward tees and approximately 4,800 for the ladies. But much like No. 8, even lower handicappers and longer hitters will find a challenge.
by Bryan Powell - 03/03/2017
Thoroughly enjoyable day. From the moment we arrived at the bag drop we were made to feel welcome. The Pro shop, Grill and Starter took time out to talk to us and give us some background to the course and the lay out. A very tricky tight course and you had to make sure you were in the right position at the dog leg to get to the green. If I had one complaint it would be the lack of a 2nd ladies tee. My wife gave me a thorough beating off those forward tees and I ended up cooking the evening meal.
by Timothy - 02/17/2017
Course is in the best shape it has been in over the last 10 years. Tees were good and greens are a little slow but very consistent. The staff was great and helpful. The only downside was the lack of water coolers on the back nine. Water can be helpful on hot days.
by Paul Moncman - 02/12/2017
The course advisors were quite entertaining!
by Mark - 12/24/2016
Nice layout, great condition and friendly staff. Will always make this a stop when I come to this part of Myrtle Beach.
by beausoleillouise - 12/08/2016
This course is great shape. Since hurricane we have played many...none of them were as in good condition than Blackmoor. Greens perfects...all of them! A must play...nice design...Friendly staff. Marshall on the course to avoid slow play.
by Tim (Zanesville, OH) - 11/18/2016
Course was in great shape and staff could not have been more friendly.
by Art (Mountain Top, PA) - 11/15/2016
Unfortunately it rained but the course was in good shape.
by Scott (Schaumburg, IL) - 11/02/2016
Had played it years ago. Considering the hurricane a few weeks ago it was in very good condition
by Robert (Louisburg, NC) - 11/01/2016
Several dog legs, several unique holes with greens hidden or even a split fairway. Greens were in great shape.
by Ted - 10/23/2016
Nice variety of holes. Some forced carries & a few water holes. Subtle breaks on the greens that makes them hard to read but rolled smooth. Staff was very nice.
While not every track is built for children, more than a fair share of those located on South Carolina’s Grand Strand hold all the necessary components for a day with your budding youngster golfer. Influenced by architecture, environment and personality, some are just better than others.
When some of the biggest names in professional golf began venturing into course design, owners had high hopes of where those side projects would lead. Roughly one in nine courses along South Carolina’s Grand Strand were designed by someone who won multiple PGA Tour majors and who has already been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
With the Summer Olympiad soon to unfold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the world of golf has gone a bit nutty for torches, medals, five-ring logos and all that good Olympic stuff. To put a cherry on top of it all, we’ve decided to present this whiz-bang Myrtle Beach travel article with, you guessed it, an Olympic theme.
By Wednesday morning, scores of visiting golfers were strolling the grounds at Grande Dunes Resort Club just as they would on your typical, ideal day for a round of fall golf on the Grand Strand. With temperatures in the low 70s paired with brilliant, clear-blue skies and a light breeze, this course – along with the vast majority of golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area – was back to business as usual.
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