What’s the best golf course in Myrtle Beach? It’s a common question without an easy answer but, make no mistake, there is an argument to be made that Heritage Golf Club is area’s finest layout.
The Dan Maples design is lowcountry beauty, playing through soaring live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, magnolia trees and land that was once home to a thriving rice plantation. The combination of natural beauty and Maples’ vision conspired to create a course that golfers talk about long after they’ve returned home.
Heritage is renowned for its massive, undulating greens, which are among the Grand Strand’s most challenging. The course doesn’t overwhelm players with length and it has five sets of tees, but forced carries are aplenty.
Two of the holes that require a forced carry, the par 3 13th and the par 5 18th, are arguably the course’s best. Both feature devilish greens that have to be approached while playing over water.
The drive into Heritage, which features an alley of trees, sets the stage at a course that has been ranked as high as No. 33 on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.
9 by John - 09/24/2016
Beautiful course, challenging but fair. Slowest of the three Legends courses we played at just over 5 hours, but it was our only weekend round. Grill has better food than at their main courses, and even Guinness was on their "included" beverage list. Worth the drive South of MB.
10 by David (Hughesville, MD) - 09/09/2016
Great experience all the way around.
9 by JimV - 09/08/2016
What a wonderful place to test your game. The greens are absolutely diabolical and will certainly test your patience. This is not a cookie-cutter type of course as each hole offers its own unique challenge. Be prepared for forced carries, well guarded greens and risk/reward course management decisions. A nice bonus for us was a lunch and soft drinks are included with the greens fees. Of the 40+ courses I've played along the Grand Strand I must say the Heritage is right up there as one of my favorites.
8 by Dave - 08/01/2016
Love the course but overbooking front and back splits made for a 5 hour plus round. 2 hour front, 3 plus back. This was our fourth round on Legends group and every round was 5 plus hours. Do not know why times don't end at 9 on 7 o'clock starts. Booking till 9:20 to 9:30 makes for a real bottleneck. 5 hour plus rounds riding in carts makes for a bad golf experience.
10 by Mike (Duncan Falls, OH) - 06/25/2016
The course condition and layout is spectacular
9 by Jamie (North Ridgeville, OH) - 06/25/2016
Loved it...great course and layout. Somewhat surreal with the grave sight, but that is the history of South Carolina. Very nice to see a plaque for the graveyard sight despite the aspect of this history. Absolutely loved the course and the ppl. Everyone was very nice and accommodating. Food in grill was great. Very well worth the money and will certainly my play again when I return. Only downfall was the drive (1 HR for us due to our condo), but enjoyed this course more than the others we played this week. Sean in clubhouse was great. Food was great. Starters was great. Layout of course and condition was incredible. Certainly a recommend.
8 by K. Prince - 06/21/2016
Heritage is such a great course but ........... it is the Mother Ship of the Legends Resort and the pace of play is sooooooooo slow. My son and I played it twice.
1st time we were behind a 4-some that was double hitting ALL DAY LONG. My son and I actually hit into and over them at least 4 times and they never even raised their heads to look back at us. Even the cart lady was pissed because she had to sit idle waiting on them to finish shots.
2nd time .... we had a 12:44 tee time. Got into a cart at 2:10. The course overbooked like an airline, only worse. Front 9 took 3 hours 22 minutes. Same nonsense, double hitting, no Ranger pressing groups to move along. We left the course, drove the cart to the truck and left it there.
It is really sad thought that management let's such a great course be looked at with such low ratings. Dollars definitely have the priority over the golf experience at Heritage.
Four of my greatest friends on earth are coming to our place at Pawleys Island in Sept 2016, just to play golf. Not a chance I will try to get us on at Heritage because of these experiences.
9 by Jason (Haddon Heights, NJ) - 06/09/2016
Great course and great staff!!
10 by beausoleillouise - 05/22/2016
One of our favorite course in the south area of MB. The pace was really too slow...may be it was over booked. The course was however in great condition as always. The staff was as usual nice and warm. The course was a bit wet so it was car path...a good way to keep it in good condition.
9 by Darren - 05/16/2016
This has become a MUST PLAY for our group. Very challenging, with consistently good conditions. Greens were the best I've ever seen them here. Practice range is a little distance from the pro shop, but a trolley cart will take you to & from it. Practice area is only decent, but the course is GREAT!!!!
Meal was included with the package, and the food was very good.
Look forward to returning in 2017!!!
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