One of the more recent area courses to be given 4.5 stars by Golf Digest for “Places to Play,” the West Course at Myrtle Beach National is a fantastic mix of just the right amount of distance and doglegs, sand and water.
Much like its big brother, King’s North, West is an Arnold Palmer design that cuts through the Carolina Forest section of Myrtle Beach. Playing at 6,100 yards for most and as long as 6,800 yards from the back tees, it also utilizes a house-free, gimmick-free approach to the game.
“It’s a very playable golf course,” first assistant professional Brian Lewis said. “It’s not tricked up. You don’t have things hiding around the corner on you.”
The par 4s here aren’t overbearing, and the par 3s - including a rare one on No. 18 - aren’t overly encumbered by bunkers.
Before you get to the finisher, though, West gives you one more crack at a hitting a successful driver on No. 17. The par 5 doglegs left around a tree line, but not before some considerable distance. Clear the edge of those pines, and you’re looking at as little as 200-yards straight into the Mini Verde Bermuda green.
10 by Ted - 01/21/2017
Course is in very good shape tee to green. Some of the best kept bunkers in MB. Pace of play was outstanding. Staff always very nice. Not overly difficult course but enough challenges to make it interesting. Good warm up course to start you golf vacation or just a nice place to play if you live here. Holes 15 thru 18 are nice finishing holes. Recommend playing here.
10 by Ted - 07/14/2016
Tee Boxes & Fairways are in excellent shape. Greens have recently aerified but still putted very true & fast. Staff were very friendly & seemed concerned because of the heat. Kept reminding us to drink plenty of fluids. Pace of play was good 4hrs 10mins with foursome & extreme heat
8 by David - 06/29/2016
Opening course of our trip, so quite a gentle start. Not too taxing, nothing stunning but a nice solid course where everything is laid out in front of you. Not bad condition either.
8 by David - 06/27/2016
OK course. decent condition. Nothing to write home about. Decent value for money all round.
9 by Mark - 06/24/2016
Enjoyed playing this course, it is open and fairly easy with no water. Good starting course to get warmed up. Should have played the back tees or hit 3-wood of the tee as there were many dogleg holes where a 240yd drive means your through the fairway. Greens were decent and rolled well but had bare spots. We were early for our tee time but were hurried to play with the other twosome who was even earlier than us. I would play this again as a warm-up course, but the King's North course is a much more challenging layout but not in any better condition than the West course.
9 by Danny and Darlene - 04/07/2016
Best course we played all week. Greens and fairways in great shape. Played with two guys from Myrtle Beach area who were a great help. Staff in pro shop as well as greeters were excellent. Would recommend this course to anybody. Great course for men and women very fair. Can't comment on grill since we didn't eat here but the club house is beautiful and very well kept.
9 by Bob F. - 03/27/2016
The easiest of the 3 courses at Myrtle Beach National is a really enjoyable course. There is a nice mix of easier holes and challenging holes that makes West playable by all types of players. It has the least amount of water in play of the 3 courses at MBN. Recommended for all.
7 by Ted - 03/25/2016
Bag drop very busy with 3 courses but enough help to move you along. Counter people not overly friendly. Pace of play on front nine was very good, Back nine slowed down quite a bit. Wide fairways, lots of bunkers around greens. Course was in excellent condition.
10 by Greg - 03/07/2016
A fair test. Good opening day course. Course was in good shape.
8 by David - 03/05/2016
Greens are very nice right now. The course was very wet due to all night rain but it was still in pretty nice shape. It's a very fair and fun course to play.
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.
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.
Golf writer Ian Guerin invites you to come to grips with your own abilities and set your sights on courses built just for you, Joe Golfer. These may not be PGA Tour worthy, but that doesn’t mean a sacrifice of a quality golf experience.
Out on the course, a few light beers from the drink cart or out of the cooler you hope isn't dripping on your clubs hits the spot. For some, the hours after the round are about finding something more: Better drinks, better food, better environment.
Save $5 per round per golfer for tee times before 8:30am and after 1:00pm this April. Play two or more April rounds from your choice of 22 of Myrtle Beach's favorite designs! Experience the beauty the Grand Strand has to offer in April and save!
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!