Burning Ridge Golf Club, Myrtle Beach, recently earned a ranking of 8.9 from player/reviewers at Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, earning special recognition for the quality of its staff and putting surfaces.
Designed by Gene Hamm, Burning Ridge opened in 1980. In 2006, on the heels of an extensive renovation project in 2005, the golf course was named “Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year” by the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association based on the quality of the golf course, management and contributions to the Myrtle Beach community and the game of golf at large. Measuring 6,780 yards from the longest of its four sets of tees, Burning Ridge is a par-72 course, with the standard ten par fours, four par fives and four par threes. Those four par threes are a vey challenging set—they all measure 185 yards and longer, with the 247-yard 12th being the king of the bunch.
Burning ridge is known for having greens that come in all shapes and sizes, not just the dull ovals that adorn many golf courses. There are long and skinny ones that reward straight hitting as well as shallow, wide ones that place a premium on distance control. That of the 529-yard, par-five 18th is of the former group: The right side is fairly deep, but the left runs only about eight yards from front to back, guarded by a bunker in front. Make sure to hit your highest, softest-landing wedge shot in order to hold the green.
Burning Ridge also boasts a full-service pro shop as well as an impressive practice facility with a grass driving range, putting green and chipping green with a practice bunker.