The Heathland Course at Legends Resort helped launch the career of acclaimed architect Tom Doak, who has gone onto become one of the game’s most respected course designers. Doak’s rise to prominence is no surprise to those who have enjoyed his work at Legends.
The Heathland Course, a links-style design that opened in 1990, is ranked among the top 20 public courses in South Carolina and Golf Digest awarded it 4 stars.
Even more important than critical acclaim is the high regard regular golfers hold the course in. Players rave about Heathland on The Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, giving it an average ranking of 8.6 over more than 250 reviews.
Heathland comes about as close to replicating a true links course as you will find in Southeast. Runway wide fairways, pot bunkers and enormous greens define a layout that encourages creativity for low handicap golfers and provides playability for high handicappers.
While two of three courses at Legends (Moorland and Parkland) are renowned for the challenge they provide, Heathland gives players a chance to score, but consider yourself warned: you better accrue red numbers on the first 15 holes, because holes 16 through 18 are the course’s toughest.
9 by John - 09/24/2016
Enjoyable 4 hr.15 min. round, even with "cart path only" restrictions. Must play appropriate tees, plus realizing you are playing at sea level. Wide fairways with challenging approach shots. Food & beverage package is worth $20 alone. Legends is converting to new EFI carts that are smooth and quiet. But they need to upgrade the beverage cart, as it sounded like you were at a hunt club, every time it backfired. Which was every time she hit the gas.
10 by David (Hughesville, MD) - 09/09/2016
Course in great condition. Too many golfers on the course the round took close to 6 hours.
7 by John D - 08/17/2016
A great layout if you enjoy a "links" style course and cannot beat the price with the all included deal but the price to pay will be a long golf round! Aerated process underway...tee boxes and greens. I would estimate the front 9 greens got aerated a few weeks ago but are coming back nicely. Now the back 9 greens are what I could described as very bumpy...
10 by Greg - 03/07/2016
always have enjoyed this course and this year was no exception. only problem was pace of play was a little slow. no rangers were seen all day.
10 by Quinn (Coldwater, MI) - 09/29/2015
Great course, like the breakfast, golf, lunch deal. Forgiving off tee but still challenging.
8 by Scott (Monroe, NC) - 07/24/2015
Amazingly soggy conditions around the greens compared with the rest of the course and other courses in the area. It was clearly from watering versus rain. The tees were cut high, but higher grass versus no grass is preferred given the temps and time of year. The course was overall a great experience and in very goo condition. I had not played this course in a dozen or more years, but was impressed with the conditions and value based on cost. I also happened to shoot my personal best round ever in Myrtle Beach having logged at least 100 over the years.
9 by Jeremy - 07/20/2015
The course is in great shape from tee to green.
9 by Trey (Kingstree, SC) - 06/27/2015
Course was great, challenging but forgiving. Will definitely play again.
10 by Darren - 05/06/2015
Practice green was faster than the course greens which took some getting use to. Conditions were very good throughout. It is suppose to be a links course, but there were a lot more trees here than any course I played last Fall in Ireland, lol. I never hit a tree in Ireland, here there were definitely trees than came in to play. Meal included with the package, & you could order anything off the menu. Food & staff were GREAT!!!
9 by Jerry - 04/03/2015
We play a Legends course every year. The package with breakfast, lunch, and 2 drinks makes this course a very good deal. The course is a good layout and consistently in good condition. Will be back!
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