Taking the best of 18 different countries, International Club in Myrtle Beach has compiled a set of holes each with a unique feel. It starts at “Scotland”, a 380-yard par 4 with a slight dogleg right. “Spain”, the 410-yard, par-4 No. 7, is the toughest on the front nine. A bunker on the right and water and trees on the left squeezes players off the tee.
The par-3 No. 11, better known as “Israel”, is as picturesque as any on the course. The peninsula green is protected on three sides by water, and large bunkers guard both the front and the back of the landing area. The round wraps up at “USA”, a 552-yard par 5 that would be at home at some of this country’s best courses. A slender lake lines the right third of the hole. Other holes of note are England – a 426-yard par 4 at No. 10 – and the toughest of the day, No. 15. “Brazil” fools players off the tee, only to close up on the approach with water on both sides and a pair of difficult bunker protecting the green.
Not to be forgotten, International’s greens are recognized as some of the fastest on the Grand Strand.
International is one of Myrtle Beach’s newest courses and recently received an overall rating of 7.6 from reviewers at Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, with even higher rankings for pro shop, staff and tees. Built in 2000, International Club has also been listed among Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” and earned the coveted “Hospitality and Operational Excellence Award” from Myrtle Beach Golfing News. Part of the appeal of the William Byrd design is five sets of tees that allow for a broad range of player. The course plays from as short as 4,838 yards all the way up to 6,857 yards – a distance that can challenge even the biggest of hitters.
8 by David (Memphis, MI) - 04/08/2014
We liked the course, we would come back. A bit tough for older golfers playing the regular tees.
2 by Joe - 04/02/2014
This is the worst course in Myrtle Beach.
4 by Tom (Lansdale, PA) - 04/02/2014
Pro shop had trouble finding my tee time. Took about 5 minutes to verify. There was a frost delay in morning. My tee time was12:08.
Starter was thoroughly confused. He even said he was to the golfers waiting to tee off, about 15 in number at 12:15.
He skipped over our group. We had to remind him we were still waiting. He asked our names and times at least 3 times.
We finally teed off. Course was not in good shape. More dirt than grass. Only green on the course were tee boxes. Cart paths only. Not a good experience. Will not play there again.
8 by Benny (Ottawa, ON) - 03/07/2014
4 by Nink (Newton, NC) - 02/28/2014
9 by Wayne (Gilbert, SC) - 01/23/2014
8 by Timothy - 01/15/2014
We played this on 1/12/14 and it was a swamp. Nothing the course could do because of heavy rain the day before. There is no place to drain the water. Staff was excellent and we got out a little early. Layout can be tough so choose the proper tees for your game.
9 by Ray (Schenectady, NY) - 12/11/2013
8 by Joan (Hendersonville, NC) - 12/11/2013
Due to rain we could not drive on the course so that made it more difficult to play.