Pine Lakes Country Club already had history. The home of the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame first opened in 1927 and is recognized as the birthplace of Sports Illustrated. Originally laid out by Robert White, the man who had already served as the first president of the PGA of America before coming a golfing icon, Pine Lakes eventually went back to its roots. A major overhaul in the last decade further plays into Pine Lakes’ ultimate trump card, one that accompanies so much else the club has to offer.
“The history and the service reputation that it’s had is definitely a big part of it,” head professional Matt Daly said. “The golf course was renovated in 2009 and restored to its original design. Those features, it is definitely the way it should be.”
A straight-line approach persists throughout the round, with only a few hole employing doglegs or other obstacles. That said, the par-four No. 9 wraps up the front nine in spectacular fashion. An S-shaped pond on the left of the fairway bleeds shots to the other side of a slim fairway landing area. From there, double tree lines and a well-protected green means players are thinking about anything but the course’s rich history.
by MB Golfer - 01/29/2017
Course is always in great shape. Nice greens, good fairway over seeding, and even when it rains, course drains very well. I always try for some rounds when here in South Carolina.
by Joe - 09/25/2016
Great course...greens were as consistent and true as I have played...all staff was very friendly and it was a great experience...I played as a single and paired with three gentlemen from Ohio...super playing partners...will absolutely play there again
by David - 07/17/2016
Beautiful place. Except for the fringes around most greens, course is in great shape.
by David - 06/27/2016
Nice course. Not too taxing but in great shape. All round great value for money and worth a visit.
by Scott - 06/22/2016
Nice open track. Not overly long, but some shot making required. Greens were in good shape, but were VERY slow
by Ted - 05/19/2016
Course is great shape. Tee boxes,fairways & greens are awesome. I haven't played here in a couple of years & but was very pleased with what I saw today. Nice layout. Staff very accommodating.
by Craig - 04/27/2016
Course was in great shape. Very slow play, though. Staff is outstanding and helpful.
by Ryan - 04/21/2016
Came down with a group of 32 players. Course was in good shape and enjoyed playing. However, the staff from the moment we got out of our vehicle was the most rude, crude I've ever witnessed. The bag boy was without question the most rude and it was evident all he gave a crap about was loading your clubs for a tip. I wouldn't spend another dime at this place nor will my group next trip. Beware!!!!
by Danny - 04/10/2016
Pro shop staff and bag drop staff were very friendly starter was good. The course was in good shape greens and fairways are excellent. Rough is still very brown. We had been played ten days in a row at many different Founders Group of courses and decided to eat at Pine Lakes after reading the menu. The service was not good and then our order when it came was not as explained by our server. Would recommend the course but service at the grill was not good.
by Paul Steers - 03/19/2016
we have not played pine lakes in years gave it a go and were happy we did staff and course all good.
The slightly more selective of the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel’s two bi-annual rankings is loaded with Grand Strand options. In total, 13 of the 31 Best You Can Play Public Access Courses in the state fall inside the Myrtle Beach area, and they are a regular who’s who of the regularly awarded tracks.
If you are looking for a taste of history combined with an “old school” golf challenge during your next vacation, Pine Lakes Country Club, aka “The Granddaddy” of Myrtle Beach Golf Courses should top your list.
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.
It’s the lure of warmer temperatures, green grass and real golf, not the three-layered, temporary-greens, frozen ground variety that sneak out to play when the temperature at home gets above freezing. That’s what Myrtle Beach offers in the late winter and early spring – the warmth of the sun on your face and a gentle breeze at your back as you try to reach a par 5 in two.
Each fall, professional football and the links intertwine more than some realize. There are early Sunday morning shootouts that lead back to clubhouses for watch parties and tournaments where players are asked to don the colors and logos of their favorite teams. We’re going to take it one step further. The flavor of many of the Grand Strand’s courses mirror those of at least one professional team.
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