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.
10 by Earl (Surfside Beach, SC) - 07/02/2015
Very nice layout. Gives you a good amount of challenges but not overwhelmingly difficult. I'm not a long ball hitter but I liked the par 5's.
8 by Allan - 07/02/2015
Lightning fast, and true greens. Fun! Straightforward track that is hard to score on because of these excellent greens. Keep it straight. You don't need to bomb it here. A nice variety of holes. In very good condition right now. $7.50 for a bag of range balls is a bit steep. Staff very nice.
10 by Frank - 06/30/2015
This course has to be one of the best-kept secrets in the Myrtle Beach area. Not affiliated with the big conglomerates like MBN, it works hard to please its players. Found the greens to be some of the best we played on all week. Great fairways, and enjoyed the challenge of the holes. Saw grounds staff raking bunkers by hand. They were also good. Good practice range, houses nearby at times, but seldom really came into play. Played in warm, dry conditions, and loved the bounce and roll. (I live in the damp, rainy Northeast) We plan to return to this course for our annual spring trip.
9 by James (Slidell, LA) - 06/29/2015
Average player friendly design, priced right.
9 by Frank - 04/20/2015
Very good layout, but not very busy located down in Murrells Inlet. Well kept secret with great greens and very fair, but challenging layout. Only issue was with the weather. Unfortunately, we played in rain and cart paths only were required. We should have quit after nine holes, but kept going on the back. Rain increased & course was nearly unplayable. Would love to play again in good, dry weather.
7 by Timothy - 01/28/2015
Staff was friendly and helpful. We played a day after heavy rain so it was cart path only. The course layout is nice but it holds the water and doesn't drain very well. The greens were good but the wet fairways made for long holes. Overall, I enjoyed the day and will return. No grill on Sundays in January.
9 by David (Grove City, OH) - 11/25/2014
9 by John (Philadelphia, PA) - 11/14/2014
8 by Cook (Laconia, NH) - 11/03/2014
I was surprised that this course is not better known. It was fun to play and very well conditioned.
9 by Peter (Laconia, NH) - 11/03/2014