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.
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.
8 by Gerard (Commack, NY) - 12/08/2014
9 by Glenn (Bloomingdale, IL) - 12/08/2014
Favorable and above average conditions, friendly starters, and a sporty, playable course. Wide fairways made it an excellent starter course for our group, since most had not played golf for 2-3 weeks given Midwest weather.
8 by Mike (Mississacqau, ON) - 12/04/2014
Really like this course.
10 by Corey (Norfolk, VA) - 12/03/2014
Slow play because they don't turn you away if you don't have a tee time. Very nice course. Just didn't like waiting on every shot.
10 by Richard & Cynthia (Canton, OH) - 12/03/2014
Very slow play; too many twosomes mixed in with groups. Needed to be paired up.
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.
For as many courses as the Myrtle Beach area has to offer, there are actually only a select few that can claim direct contact with the Intracoastal Waterway. Some dip and dive around the jutting marshland connected to it. Others used the elevated land next to the Waterway as the perfect setting for a picturesque hole. Either way, these six courses have something special to offer.
Waterway Hills Golf Club, one of only two Robert Trent Jones designs on the Grand Strand along with The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, officially ceased operations on June 24, 2015. It had been purchased earlier in the year by LStar Management, owner of the neighboring Grande Dunes residential development.
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