Given a lack of distance combined with beautifully maintained terrain and a stellar background, it’s of little surprise that the SouthCreek Course at Myrtle Beach National has found itself honored by voting panels recognizing top rounds for women and seniors.
But typecasting SouthCreek as anything but a solid, all-inclusive track is a disservice simply because it weaves its way through the pre-existing forest the property calls home.
“That’s a shotmaker’s course there. You have to play the ball differently,” first assistant professional Brian Lewis said. “You don’t have to hit a driver every hole. It’s a thinker’s course.”
Sage advice, especially starting off the back nine. The par-5 beauty requires a straight and steady drive off the tee onto a slim fairway. Those choosing to risk putting everything into the driver and who succeed in getting enough of the right kind of distance up the right side then may have an opportunity to cut the corner of a dogleg around a pond onto the green. But as most find, it’s not the smart play; nor is it the necessary one.
As most will find, reaching nearly all of the greens in regulation is a matter of strategy, not brute strength.
8 by Mike (Oneida,NY) - 02/20/2017
We always enjoy playing South Creek. The ladies also enjoy. Course was in great shape, greens rolled very true. Very nice clubhouse and staff. Have always felt they are a little rude in the pro shop. I know they are very busy because they have 3 courses, but it would nice when you bring 4 foursomes that they appreciate your business. However we will definitely be back.
9 by Zach - 10/02/2016
This was one of my favorite courses down in Myrtle Beach. It's not the longest course out there but you have to think on every shot. Also I got a hole in 1 on number 17 helps. In all though it's one of the most beautiful courses out there.
7 by Gary - 09/30/2016
I just finished the slowest round I've ever played in Myrtle Beach and I play here a lot. When we made the turn to the front (which was our back nine), there was 7 foursomes waiting. I'm and not exaggerating, 7 groups.
Double teeing is fine, but this was ridiculous. Course was actually decent, but not enjoyable at all.
10 by Ted - 08/24/2016
Course is in excellent shape tee to green. Greens are running fast. Pace of play was 4 hrs. for our foursome. Lots of different holes.
8 by Ted - 04/04/2016
Course is in excellent shape. Tee Boxes, Fairways & Greens are super. Nice Par 3's & Par 5's
9 by Bob F. - 03/27/2016
A great course that everyone can play. The layout is fun but challenging and can be enjoyed by people of all handicap ranges. Conditions were great as typical of all Myrtle Beach National courses. A course to put on your list for sure!
9 by William - 03/17/2016
Top notch best course ever played. For this time of year, excellent course enjoyed playing with my buddy's. Could not have had a better day of golf. Thinks to staff for their friendliness.
9 by David - 03/02/2016
For the time of the year, this course was in nice shape. Very enjoyable course to play.
9 by Mike - 01/23/2016
Course was in excellent condition and allowed carts in fairways, a big plus for my group. Greens are nice, roll very true, don't over read the break on this course. Our wives also enjoy playing here. Great pace of play. Friendly staff throughout.
10 by Darren - 05/06/2015
Course was in good shape throughout. Fun shorter layout, but I prefer the West layout (but that's a personal thing). Not overly tough, staff was fine (MBN is a golf factory & very busy though). This is good value for the $$$ in MB.
The 14th Annual Junior Golf Shootout to be hosted on two Arnold Palmer-designed Myrtle Beach National courses. The tournament is Easter weekend, April 14th and15th on the West and SouthCreek courses. Rising stars in golf, ages 10 to 18, from around the nation will compete in this stellar event.
Hurricane Matthew has come and gone, and most Grand Strand golf courses are now back up and running. See how some courses have bounced back, along with a full listing of current course openings.
Arnold Palmer’s enduring impact on the game has been well chronicled, and will continue to be felt for generations. And as it joins the rest of the world in mourning Sunday’s passing of “The King,” the Myrtle Beach golf industry also remembers Mr. Palmer with heartfelt gratitude for the significant role he played in the growth of “The Golf Capital of the World.”
If you're a junior looking to test your game on one of junior golf's biggest stages, there's still time to sign up to play in the event which will be held at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 24-26, 2016.
Back-to-back rounds aren’t for everyone. For those electing a jam-packed day of golf, South Carolina’s course-loaded Grand Strand has options galore for a morning-afternoon combination. Sure, several locations host multiple golf courses. But we’ve got something else in mind.
Stay at the luxurious Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and get the best pricing no matter how many rounds you play or how many nights you stay. Choose from 22 Prime Times Founders Collection Courses, including the designs of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus!
Prime Times Rewards Package ~ Each Golfer Receives $115 in Rewards for Spring Golf!
Book 4 or more rounds on the Prime Times Rewards Package, and each member of your group receives a $100 Rewards Card - redeemable at any participating course clubhouse. Each golfer also receives a $15 Carrabba's Italian Grill dining certificate. Per-golfer spring pricing for 4 rounds of golf and the $115 in Rewards starts at just $196! Beer? Lunch? Apparel? Equipment? ... the choice is yours!