Prestwick Country Club
A spectacular joint design by Pete and P.B. Dye, Prestwick Country Club is located along the south end of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and has been ranked by Golf Digest among the "5 Best-Kept Secrets in Myrtle Beach." But to those who make it a regular part of their Myrtle Beach golfing experience, Prestwick is anything but a secret – and enjoys a reputation as one of the Grand Strand’s premier golfing destinations.
Proficient ball striking is a must at Prestwick, whose links-inspired design rewards well-placed shots. The back nine, in particular, is among the most stern tests on the Grand Strand golf scene, as the Dyes incorporate waste bunkers, water hazards, swales and dramatic mounding into a creative design that’s equal parts challenging, mentally stimulating and enjoyable. Many view the par 4 14th as Prestwick’s signature hole, with a tee shot requiring a water carry to a landing area that leaves an imposing approach shot to an elevated green. And many others would cite the 9th, 16th and 18th holes as among Prestwick's most challenging and memorable holes.
Collectively, Prestwick's par 3 holes vary in length between 135 and 193 yards from their middle tees. Three of the four par 3s - the 5th, 13th and 16th – feature water carries and offer visual splendor along with significant challenge. With its 4.5-star rating in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play,” it’s small wonder so many vacationing golfers include Prestwick among its “go-to” destinations year after year.