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.
by Timothy - 03/12/2017
There isn't a nicer course in Myrtle Beach. There are only a couple of easy holes on the course. You have to bring your A game and pay attention every shot. It's in great condition, as usual.
by Greg - 03/05/2017
ok course average conditions compared to other courses.
by Scott - 03/01/2017
Great layout! Every hole brings a new challenge. Fairways and greens are perfect. Slick surfaces make for great putting on undulating greens with a true roll. Staff is friendly and top notch! Will be back for sure!
by Mike D.(Oneida,NY) - 02/28/2017
This is a great golf course, very challenging, but fair. Typical Pete Dye design with a lot of problems if your not hitting the ball straight. Greens were fantastic and quite fast. Much friendlier atmosphere now compared to when it was a private club. Worth the money.
by Maggie Mereand - 02/11/2017
Very nice course. In excellent condition. The greens were exceptionally fast in the wind. They had two sets of tees for the ladies which is nice and unusual. Thought the course was challenging, after all it is a Dye course, yet fair for ladies.
by Danny - 02/08/2017
This course is a must play when in the Myrtle Beach area. This course is in phenomenal shape for February. The staff is extremly friendly and courteous and answered any questions my group had. Greens are extremely fast and makes your incoming shot very important. This course will be on our list when back in the area,
by Lee - 02/04/2017
The course was in excellent condition and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The course is laid out very well with no parallel fairways. The first nine is tree lined while the back nine is more links style. The greens were fast, but putted true. It is a good test of your golf game. I would recommend that you move up a tee box from where your normally play because the course tends to play long.
by Katie - 01/28/2017
Golf course was in great shape and me and my sister really enjoyed playing there
by Lance - 01/24/2017
Beautiful layout, with phenomenal greens! Challenging, but fair. Very enjoyable outing.
by Timothy - 01/21/2017
A great layout with lightning fast greens. Always a great day.
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.
Have you ever wondered what taking the 18 best of those holes and combining them to create one championship golf course would be like? The South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel and Myrtle Beach Golf Trips recently teamed up to find out.
South Carolina’s Grand Strand has two of the most famous surnames attached to five of its golf options. Pete and P.B. Dye each have a layout in Myrtle Beach, and they joined forces, so to speak, on a third. Meanwhile, famed designer Tom Fazio left his footprint with two of the relative newcomers to the Myrtle Beach golf scene.
Only an ace can top the single-hole joy of pulling off an eagle. Do it on a par 5, and all of a sudden you’re happy enough to bypass protocol and buy the next round in the clubhouse anyway. Executing three consecutive great shots isn’t easy. But after hundreds of rounds along South Carolina’s Grand Strand, we’ve pinpointed some of our favorite opportunities for shaving two strokes off and finding a type of bliss that will put an exclamation point on a trip to any of these courses.
To get a taste of the game in the British Isles, you can go to Myrtle Beach. You may not get the cold wind off the Atlantic, and the Guinness might not be as authentic after the round, but it doesn’t take much to imagine you’re traversing the linksland where the game came of age at places like these Grand Strand designs.