Prestwick Country Club in Surfside Beach near Myrtle Beach, has recently earned an overall rating of 8.1 from the reviewers at the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, garnering praise for course conditions, customer service, and overall experience.
This Pete and P.B. Dye designed golf course features many elements of a classic Scottish style course, with berms and undulating mounds that make up the entire course layout. The most intriguing aspect of Prestwick’s 18-hole layout is that the front and back nine feel like two totally different courses. The front nine takes you through forest covered with trees, water and swales in the middle of greens. As you proceed to the back nine, it gives way to a more open, links feel, with narrow fairways but does not punish golfers for going too long.
Golf Digest recognizes this course as “5 Best Kept Secret Courses in America.” The signature hole No. 14, a 451-yard, par 4, requires a shot over water to a narrow fairway guarded by a huge trench on its left side and a series of swales on the right.
9 by John - 07/06/2015
Great track, super condition. Greens had been aerated a couple of weeks ago, but recovered nicely and ran fast. The green spray coloring wasn't aesthetically pleasing but frankly didn't affect the experience. Pete Dye is known for his difficult layouts but I didn't think this was as tough as I was led to believe. Facility was very nice as well. Definitely country club caliber. I will return.
8 by Allan - 07/02/2015
A gem. A mix of straightforward and challenging. Greens were excellent. #2, #9, #17 and #18 were a blast to play. The rest of the course didn't let up either. I would definitely come back and play again. Pete Dye's railroad ties are in full force. Memorable.
9 by William (Jefferson, OH) - 06/18/2015
We showed up a half an hour early and they made us wait for our tee time even though there wasn't anyone in front of us. Other than that, the course was in great condition.
10 by Ron - 05/26/2015
Mid handicappers from the UK. What a fantastic course in great condition. The layout is very challenging with some great par 3's and impressive 9th and 18th finishing holes around the lake. I could not fault anything about the course, staff or facilities. In an area that has an abundance of great courses I would not hesitate in recommending this course.
8 by Alan (The Woodlands, TX) - 05/13/2015
Excellent course in fantastic conditions despite the rain. Tees had been spiked and sanded so hard to rate.
9 by Chuck (Orlando, FL) - 05/09/2015
Paired up with locals. This was very helpful in avoiding hidden trouble Mr. Dye is known for.
8 by Carolyn (Toledo, OH) - 03/22/2015
Contour tough to putt, would have been better except for sand and rough grass on greens. Pretty course when the grass comes in.
8 by Timothy - 03/03/2015
We played this course in early January and the greens were painted and fast but nothing like yesterday. I'm not sure if they rolled them or what they did but they are almost unplayable because they are so firm and fast. Three times my putts rolled off the green because of the speed on downhill putts. After the rains, cart path only, you couldn't run a chip on because the area around the greens were wet and soft and if you chip on, the ball rolls forever. Really difficult to play. The course itself is a favorite of mine with a great layout and test of golf. The staff is excellent and friendly for a semi-private facility. I will return but not this year.
8 by Jeff (Dayton, OH) - 02/21/2015
Greens were awful.
9 by Harold (Ona, WV) - 12/21/2014
Great course. Staff excellent.