The Moorland Course at Legends Resort is one of the Myrtle Beach area’s most popular layouts but it’s also regarded as one of the most challenging.
Golf Digest once rated Moorland the 37th toughest golf course in America, but this is one top 50 ranking a Myrtle Beach golf course doesn’t deserve. The Moorland Course isn’t easy, playing 6,755 yards from the tips with a slope and rating of 73.8/136, but it’s not even the most challenging layout at the 54-hole Legends property.
The Moorland Course has runway-wide fairways and some of the biggest greens on the beach, encouraging players to swing away with the driver. The challenge comes on the greens, where size and undulation make the threat of a three-putt a common concern.
The best hole at Moorland is the shortest - the 270-yard (from tips) par 4, 16th that begs players to pound the driver in search of a green that is protected by several of the layout’s most feared bunkers. The 16th, known as Hell’s Half Acre, presents the ultimate risk-reward decision: try to drive the green in hopes of making an eagle or play it safe and escape with a par?
Regardless of how golfers elect to play No. 16, they remember enjoyment of Moorland at Legends Resort far more than the difficulty.
8 by John - 09/24/2016
Different from other reviews, ours was only a 4.5 hour round, even with "cart path only" due to 3" of rain two days earlier. Like the starter told us, "The Dye family doesn't like golfers." The appropriate tees must be played, and the fairways are wide open. However, too many of the greens are tricked up beyond belief, leading to some big numbers. First time players beware, the guide book doesn't tell you everything you need to know. But friendly staff, and the F & B package, made it an enjoyable day.
8 by Dave - 08/13/2016
Another long outing, again round played close to 5 1/2 hours. We played the front in 2 hours with another long wait at the turn. Played Legend courses all week with the same problem everyday. Will not play again due to slow play. Courses are very nice but slow play is a day killer
10 by Jong - 06/01/2016
Course was in great shape tee to green considering all the rain they had last night. Not crowded Sunday morning due to anticipation of storms. No rain so round went pretty fast. Always love playing this course. Challenging, but fair. Play the appropriate tees. No need to make it harder than it already is. Lots of risk reward holes.
9 by Sheldon (Bel Air, MD) - 03/02/2016
Very nice layout. Challenging course.
7 by Pete - 08/11/2015
Played the Moorland and Parkland. How can 2 courses at the same facility be so different? The Moorland course was beautiful, great rolling greens and mostly weed free fairways and tees. Parkland was more weeds than grass in fairways, many bare spots and we weren't told about aerification.
10 by Richard (Wilmington, NC) - 08/06/2015
Can't beat the price since it includes breakfast and lunch!
7 by Ken - 06/29/2015
Played Parkland and Moorland in the same day and our group was on the course for over 11 hours. It was the absolute slowest round ever with a couple groups running amok. Legends just packs them in and I am not they are concerned with the experience of the players. True, it includes the breakfast and lunch deal but the playing experience ensures our group won't be back anytime soon.
9 by Alan (The Woodlands, TX) - 05/13/2015
Great staff, very helpful and friendly will definitely make Legends a stop on next visit.
7 by Darroll (Brantford, ON) - 04/20/2015
Sure our ratings would have been much better had there not been 5 straight days of rain!
9 by Timothy - 02/01/2015
We played on an extremely breezy day making golf difficult on a difficult course. But this is a top course at Myrtle Beach. The starter got us early and with the breakfast and lunch deal, it's a great day. We'll be back.
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.
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Writer Tom Ferraro offers his insights on what makes the Grand Strand a buddy trip destination that far exceeded his initial expectations. He also has three tips on how you can make your next buddy trip your best ever.