Long Bay Golf Club, a renowned signature design by “The Golden Bear” himself, Jack Nicklaus, provides a unique challenge to all golfers. Wide fairways surrounded by rolling mounds provide ample room off the tee.
The course's undulating elevated greens are what set this course apart from others. Most of the greens have two to three tiers. In addition to the unique greens, Long Bay has many numerous memorable holes including the par-4 10th – one of the most photographed golf holes in the Myrtle Beach area with its stunning arrangement of waste bunkers that surround the entire fairway leading to an elevated green – and the island green, par-3 13th. While out on the course chasing birdies, guests may encounter the two resident eagles! With five sets of tees to choose from, all skill levels can enjoy the course.
Located just a few minutes from Myrtle Beach on Highway 9, Long Bay golf club will challenge your game and create great memories.
8 by Markus - 06/10/2015
Very nice Jack Nicklaus layout, challenging but fair course. The fairways and tee-boxes were very well maintained, the some of the greens had spots but nothing dramatic. We loved playing the course, especially some of the par 3's and definitely #14 are highlights. If you're in the area make sure to play it.
6 by Tom - 05/21/2015
Terrible condition. In 20 years of Myrtle Beach golf trips we have never played a course in such bad condition. Huge disappointment. Why can all the other courses we played be in such great condition and this course has some greens with only 50% grass? And this was in April.....not August after a long hot summer.
7 by Jase - 05/18/2015
Without doubt the worst experience of the 2 week trip. The WORST greens I have ever had the displeasure of playing on. The bad winter excuse didn't wash because if Arcadian Shores and Wild Wing can have excellent greens then so can Long Bay. Memories of the course are hazy except for the greens which is criminal. Greens this bad should afford a refund never mind a green fee.
6 by Tony - 05/17/2015
Long Bay was a big disappointment! We played 9 there in 2014 and had a rain check for the other 9 and the course was in great condition then. So we were looking forward to playing there again and even brought more people with us this year. Unfortunately, the greens were borderline unplayable, with bare (diseased?) spots on almost all of them and one was half under repair. There had been a lot of rain the previous few days due to Ana, but there were clumps of wet, cut grass all around the greens on a lot of holes and it was generally in poor condition. Compared to last year, it was night and day from great to gross. We played 4 other courses (one later the same day as Long Bay) and they were in great shape. So the weather could not be the blame. Very disappointing.
4 by Brad - 05/08/2015
Course in terrible condition. Greens by far the worst in Myrtle Beach. Staff unresponsive to concerns about condition of course, saying all courses in tough shape due to weather. We played 5 other courses in Myrtle Beach during week and found no other course in poor condition. This course will be taken off our list for next year's trip.
6 by Craig - 05/07/2015
Greens were HORRIBLE! Hardly grass on almost all of them and fertilzer pellets on all of them. VERY dissapointing!!
5 by Jim - 05/06/2015
The staff was great, but that was about it. This course was probably in the worst shape I've seen a course in years. There was no need to even putt on most holes because the greens were so bad. I will not be back.
9 by Nick - 04/21/2015
Great staff, really took care of our group. Course was in good shape. This is in a housing development. Pretty par 3's ... Island green was memorable, as was 18th hole.
9 by Jerry - 03/23/2015
Better than average.
9 by Ryan (Plymouth, MI) - 12/29/2014
Very nice course, well kept, helpful staff.
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