Pine Lakes Country Club is one of golf’s American treasures. Designed by the legendary Robert White, Pine Lakes opened in 1927. It is the first golf course to open on the Grand Strand and it is known as “The Granddaddy.”
In 2009, the original Myrtle Beach golf course and clubhouse reopened after a renovation restored The Granddaddy as one of the best courses in the area. Craig Schreiner worked on the redesign of the golf course and focused on bringing back the original features Robert White had designed over 75 years ago.
Pine Lakes is an historical landmark, and is the birthplace of Sports illustrated. It is also home to the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame. The golf course layout brings you back to the glory days of golf course design. It offers one of the only par-70 layouts in the area. The back 9 is a stern test from any length, with the winds from the nearby Atlantic Ocean always being a factor. Every Myrtle Beach golfer should experience the history and traditions of Pine Lakes.
6 by gjankowsk - 08/20/2015
Course was in very good shape. Very disappointed in the staff and overall experience. Played there about 10 years ago and it was great! The starter was fully dressed as a Scotsman. They served soup/chowder on the back nine. Great great time! This round however was just plain and business like and seeing where they cross started it took FOREVER to play the back nine! I believe the "ranger" knew the very slow foursome in front of us because he kept stopping and talking to them...never sped them up. Will not play there again. The "ranger" said to us we should not play so fast (we were not) as a response to our comments about slow play in front of us!
7 by Jim G. - 07/19/2015
I hadn't played this course for many years since our spring group years ago finally stopped coming because we felt that management was really never interested in whether we had a good time.
I went back this year to play the updated course. I was a single, had a tee time around 8:00, and arrived about 25 minutes early. Starter immediately asked me to tee off in a earlier group without any time to warm up or ever hit a practice putt. I didn't want to make a fuss, but I once again felt that course management wasn't interested in whether I had a good time, they just wanted to fill all openings in the tee sheet. In my mind, management still didn't care about the customers. I ended up playing OK but will think twice before I return.
Greens were OK, but many fairways had significant poor grass areas. Maybe this is a result of the harsh winter. You definitely can't play summer rules (or play it down) at Pine Lakes. I played the course at 6300 yards. There were two par five's, but also had 4 par four's over 400 years. So, it felt longer that a normal 6300 yard course.
Last comment is that the greens crew needs better training. The 16th hole is a pretty par 3. The pin was in the back. The entire back of the green on the right side was perfect. But the greens staff placed the flag on the left in an area that has many pot marks of dead grass. There was no excuse for that pin position.
6 by Mike - 07/10/2015
Never ever again! Although the course was very nice the staff is horrendous. We played with a foursome of which one was handicapped. The staff was so rude we felt as if we were an employee being spoken to in a condescending manner. To top it off we were literally yelled at for driving our golf cart to the car as we do on every other course. Apparently you are not supposed to but no one told us and there are no signs stating so. I have been golfing in Myrtle Beach for 15 years and I can say never ever again here!!
9 by Darren - 05/06/2015
Course was in good, but not great condition (they've had a lot of rain recently & warm weather was only starting). Some mud balls, fairways/rough a little thin in places. Greens were slower than we'd like, but other than that healthy. NO PRACTICE RANGE, so no reason to arrive too early. We arrived early & the bag attendants were not the most accommodating or cordial. It's a fun course, & not overly tough. A good course to get the winter rust off, & close to where we stay.
9 by Frank - 04/20/2015
Still a classic Myrtle Beach tradition. Great layout, but keep the balls in the fairway. Rough was hard with not much grass in spots. Greens good, but have seen them faster. Still, our group enjoys this course and would return to it anytime. Great bar & grill, and shop has good selection of merchandise. Loading bags and starting process very organized.
9 by Steve H - 04/03/2015
Enjoyed the course. Interesting holes. Fairway and tees in great shape. Greens were smooth but a little slow (it was raining). The dormant rough was very wet/muddy and difficult to play from.
9 by Steve - 04/02/2015
Enjoyed the course. Smooth greens but a little slow. Most of the dormant rough was extremely muddy and difficult to play. I was trying not to hit it there!!! The rest of the course was in good shape.
7 by M Scott - 01/20/2015
The course itself was fun. However, it took just short of 6 hours to play. The group in front of us was so slow. No ranger, no one at turn to speed up play. Second time to course, will not visit again.
9 by Fred (Nicholasville, KY) - 12/14/2014
9 by Andy (Southington, CT) - 12/09/2014
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