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.
9 by David - 07/17/2016
The course is in nice shape at the moment. I would definitely recommend playing here.
10 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.
9 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.
8 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.
9 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.
10 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.
9 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.
8 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.
9 by Frank - 04/20/2015
Very good layout in good condition. Greens rolled very well, but just a touch slow. Fair to all levels of players. Scenic holes on the Intracoastal Waterway. Good grill and pro shop.
9 by Kyle (Edgewater, MD) - 12/14/2014
No complaints, everything was nice-BBQ at lunch was great. Everyone at course friendly and courteous.
Waterfront social gatherings along the Grand Strand include far more than the oceanfront restaurants and resorts along Ocean Boulevard.
The Intracoastal Waterway serves as a majestic backdrop to several more, including the new Waterway Pub & Grill at Myrtlewood Golf Club.
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.
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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