Even without package play and online booking systems, the Palmetto Course at Myrtlewood Golf Club would still be one of the most popular courses among the many it shares city limits with. Aside from a centralized location and ease of access, Palmetto has given players reason after reason to return.
Some of the repeat play can be attributed to proximity with its sister course, PineHills. The rest is attributed to a fair layout that has minimal terrain elevation differences, a proclivity for faster rounds and lack of outside distractions. Together, it takes players who visit Palmetto far away from the hustle that lies just outside the property.
“It’s your traditional designed golf course; it doesn’t come back to the clubhouse until the end,” head professional Ryan Ruddy said. “We still pack ‘em in. The location we’re at, we’re minutes away from so many hotels. People who come into town, they always try to play Palmetto because of the finishing hole.”
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why. The 468-yard No. 18 returns players to the clubhouse, although it’s not like anyone is thinking about that. Instead, all eyes are on the Intracoastal Waterway running up the left side.
by Mike D.(Oneida,NY) - 02/28/2017
This is a nice course in very nice condition. The fairways are great. Greens rolled well. The course has many challenging holes, but is fair for golfers of all levels.The staff is very friendly. Definitely a must play.
by John D - 01/25/2017
A great layout and a fun course to play for all level of golfers. Fair but lurking trouble with water and some strategic placed bunkers. The course was wet due to the last 2 days of rain and was cart path only. Fairways are thin but the greens are immaculate for this time of year (good job). My only issue with this outing was that we were told not asked about a single joining our twosome than on the first tee another golfer showed up right when I was hitting my tee shot...lack of courtesy from the course and golfer!
by David - 07/17/2016
The course is in nice shape at the moment. I would definitely recommend playing here.
by Jeff - 05/23/2016
This place is great, top notch course. Great lawn ball play, greens were fast and consistent. Staff very nice and professional. Look forward to coming back.
by Ted - 04/09/2016
Tee boxes, fairways & greens are in excellent shape. Greens would be better if golfers would fix their ball marks. Repaired recent ball marks on most greens. Staff was very nice. 17 & 18 are great finishing holes along the waterway. Not an overly difficult layout but a enough water & sand to keep you honest. Pace of play for this time of the year was acceptable. A must play.
by Bob F. - 03/27/2016
Unfortunately only got 9 holes in due to rain. Course was fair and playable. Greens could use a little work as they had several rough spots. One of the few courses that did not have any hole map or yardage signs at their tees. The pro shop also did not have any yardage books. That makes for play to become difficult and slow for players unfamiliar with the course.
Will give it another try next year to see if conditions have improved.
by Mike (Oneida,NY) - 02/15/2016
Staff very friendly upon arrival. Was a cold windy day, but course was in great shape. Greens putted very true, but were a little slower than some other courses, not bad though. Interesting layout, challenging but fair. Clubhouse gal was very friendly and attentive. Definitely be back again.
by Peter - 10/11/2015
A great course to play. This is one of my favourite courses to play when I come to Myrtle Beach. Staff on the course, and in the club house and restaurant are very friendly. A great challenge for all golfers.
by Peter - 10/09/2015
Have played this course two years in a row now. The pace of play was good taking just over 4.5 hours to play. This was probably just because of the cart path only rule due to the major flooding which had occurred the weekend prior to us playing. The course was in great shape and will be back again to play next vacation.
by Gary Lane - 08/16/2015
I have played here 4 of the last 5 years and each time I enjoy it more and more. Great course with a great staff. Greens were a tad slow for my taste, but great bang for your buck.
While many courses use that locale in their address, only six courses fall within the actual city limits. These courses, four of which were built prior to 1972, alone offer a range both in style and feel that would provide a worthy week of golf.
There’s a reason fall golf in Myrtle Beach is so popular. Weather, availability, diversity of playability and off-course entertainment all factor in here. But with all those ringing true, some courses have distinguished themselves among the flock as being more than capable of handling the heaviest times of the year while minimizing hitches.
Myrtlewood Golf Club is home to 36 Holes of Championship Golf located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. The Palmetto and PineHills courses each provide a different golf experience and are two of Myrtle Beach's favorites. Head Golf Professional Ryan Ruddy discusses this 36 hole facility.
Any golf course wishing to make a great impression has to put a quality bow on its product. For most, that comes in the form of the 18th hole, a place where the scorecard wraps up, but also where a designer’s work must be on its best display. South Carolina’s Grand Strand does that well, with more than its fair share of great finishers.
Sometimes, the name brand speaks for itself. While South Carolina’s Grand Strand is a vibrant collection of communities with individual identities and their own golf attractions, the centerpiece of it all has been and will always be Myrtle Beach.
Grande Dunes Resort Club~Myrtlewood Golf Club~Pine Lakes Country Club
Photos taken on September 12, 2017 of three centrally located golf complexes in Myrtle Beach. Grande Dunes Resort Club, Myrtlewood Golf Club (36 Holes) and Pine Lakes Country Club are some of Myrtle Beach Golf's most requested courses.
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