Opened in 2000 and designed by Rick Robbins, Crow Creek is a fun, challenging golf course whose design reflects many architecture principles of Jack Nicklaus, for whom Robbins worked for a number of years. Large, undulating greens, many short grass chipping areas and a number of water features all come into play routinely, creating a golf experience that appeals as much to the club’s membership as its thousands of annual vacation visitors. It sits two miles north of the North Carolina/South Carolina state line in the town of Calabash, on a 500-acre homestead owned by the McLamb family.
Crow Creek is a par-72 golf course, with the traditional arrangement of four par threes, four par fives and ten par fours, spread out evenly over the two nines. Two of those par fives are monsters, checking in a longer than 560 yards from the tips, which contribute to the course’s total length of 7,101 yard from those back Black tees. The course is eminently fair, though, always providing a place to miss along with a place where golfers absolutely do not want to miss. This is true on holes like the par three 13th, whose green forms a peninsula into a pond on the right. There is a fairway chipping area left of the green for players to bail out, rewarding prudent play over recklessness.
Crow Creek’s practice facilities are excellent, as one would expect from a course that has a sizable membership in addition to its yearly vacation contingent of golfers. The practice facility includes a large grass driving range and two practice greens where players can hone their putting and chipping before and after their appointed rounds.
8 by Dario (Morris Plains, NJ) - 04/16/2014
Great value for the money. Good course, maintenance a little rough around the edges, but will improve over the next few weeks.
8 by George (Commack, NY) - 04/16/2014
9 by Rick (Kingsport, TN) - 04/09/2014
We have played Crow Creek 5 years in a row, it is our favorite place to play in Myrtle Beach area. The coarse is always in great shape, the people there are super (EVERYONE FROM THE COURSE TO THE GRILL AND CLUB HOUSE). We will continue to play there regularly.
9 by Bill (Oxford, MI) - 04/09/2014
10 by Tony (Johnson City, TN) - 04/08/2014
8 by Ron - 04/02/2014
Good shape, played March 23. Good layout, not too tough. Nice way to ease into a golf trip.
10 by Nick - 03/18/2014
Very enjoyable course. It was in great shape for March and I would recommend it to any level of golfer.
10 by Pascal/Louise (Gatineau, ON) - 03/12/2014
9 by Jeff (Glen Allen, VA) - 03/07/2014
Favorite course in the Myrtle Beach / NC state line area golf courses.
8 by Mr and Mrs James (Norwood, NJ) - 02/13/2014