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.
9 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.
10 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,
10 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.
10 by Katie - 01/28/2017
Golf course was in great shape and me and my sister really enjoyed playing there
10 by Lance - 01/24/2017
Beautiful layout, with phenomenal greens! Challenging, but fair. Very enjoyable outing.
9 by Timothy - 01/21/2017
A great layout with lightning fast greens. Always a great day.
9 by Jason - 01/18/2017
Challenging course that makes you hit all the shots! Greens are the best I've played at the beach. Staff was very helpful and friendly with exceptional service. It was a busy day and we played in less than 4 hours!I will definitely be back!!
10 by Mikey - 01/18/2017
A very enjoyable course, atmosphere, and staff! I'm looking forward to playing Prestwick in the near future. It was fun playing a course that was very well maintained, with outstanding greens, and an overall happy environment.
10 by James - 01/18/2017
Very fun and challenging course-the starter talked me into moving up a set of tees which was a great idea as I really enjoyed my round. the course was in great shape-fast greens
10 by beausoleillouise - 11/30/2016
Course in great shape. Greens are really fast...good to know. More challenging because of that. Keep that in mind when the flag is on the back of the greens...you won't stay....
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.