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.
9 by Roland - 01/23/2016
Nice course in good shape. It was cart path only, although it appeared to be dry enough to ride on the course.
10 by Bill - 09/26/2015
Loved the layout and the condition of the course. MB National all the courses are in Great shape and they start with the staff and Great courses. Fantastic Place.
10 by John - 06/11/2015
Played in the afternoon after an all-morning rain. Even with the wet, the course was in excellent conditions and fun to play. Different set-up than that the North course, the West course served up enough challenges, especially having traveled over 7 hours that day to play.
10 by Darren - 05/06/2015
I prefer this layout vs SouthCreek. Both were in great shape & a good value for the $$$$. I will definitely play the West Course again. King's is the superior course here, but for the money you can't go wrong with any of the 3. Busy facility, but conditions were very good, especially considering the weather that Myrtle had recently seen. Good practice area. Staff friendly enough.
8 by Timothy - 01/08/2015
Always in good shape and the staff is always nice to deal with. They were doing a lot of work to the second hole with heavy equipment which was making a mess but other than that the course was in good shape.
It's a relatively short course and the rating is quite low but it's a fun course.
9 by Gilles (St. Damase, Quebec) - 12/14/2014
9 by Jerry (Rochester, NY) - 12/11/2014
8 by Seldon (Greensboro, NC0 - 12/05/2014
8 by Mac (Greensboro, NC) - 12/05/2014
Very good overall.
9 by James (Pickering, ON) - 12/03/2014
One of Myrtle Beach’s most popular golf tournaments returns Easter weekend when Myrtle Beach National Golf Club – an award-winning 54-hole Arnold Palmer-designed complex – hosts the 13th Annual Junior Golf Shootout from March 25-26.
By Wednesday morning, scores of visiting golfers were strolling the grounds at Grande Dunes Resort Club just as they would on your typical, ideal day for a round of fall golf on the Grand Strand. With temperatures in the low 70s paired with brilliant, clear-blue skies and a light breeze, this course – along with the vast majority of golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area – was back to business as usual.
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