The Parkland Course at Legends Golf and Resort has been named one of “America’s Top Golf Courses” by Zagat (2003 and 2009) and has earned at least four starts in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” five different times (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009).
Measuring as far as 7,108 yards from the back tees, Parkland is a perfect storm of distance and hazards. Of the 18 holes here, 12 are affected by some type of water, and every hole includes at least two sand traps that come into play. Many of those can be compared to the deep pot bunkers PGA players typically contend with. There are also plenty of waste bunkers, tree-lined fairways and multi-level greens to contend with. All of those elements are evident from the get-go, as the 380-yard, par-4 No. 1 has 10 separate bunkers, about half of which affect the approach the green. The reward for manipulating the opener is the second-toughest hole on the course, a par-4 460-yarder that also serves as the longest par 4 at Parkland. Still, it is advised to avoid the driver, as a split bunker on the left side comes into the line of sight for the target area. Other holes of note are the sand-loaded No. 7 – a mid-range par 4 with 10 individual bunkers – and the double doglegged No. 14, the hardest hole on the course that that gives players the feel of two different holes.
Regardless of season, Parkland is assured of being in top condition, a reason for repeat plays from locals and tourists. The course is located just off U.S. 501, a major thoroughfare in and out of the heart of Myrtle Beach.
7 by Paul (Palm Coast, FL) - 10/29/2014
Course was over seeded, and was very wet in the fairways and around the greens. The cups had plastic rings on top of the cup, which tended to raise up as the day went on.
6 by Jon - 10/21/2014
Had not played a Legends course in 20 years due to rude rangers. Decided to try again. Course was in good shape, greens very good. I liked the layout of Parkland. Now the bad. Tee time for 12:52 pm. Teed off at 1:30 pm and we were the first tee time of the afternoon. First nine took 3 hours and 15 minutes. At one time on a par three there was one group on the green, one on the tee and two foursomes waiting. The only time we saw a ranger was going to the 18th tee (we started on the back, they double tee) and he only asked if we were the first group in the afternoon. Started the second nine and a twosome came up behind us. We recognized the two from behind us on the first nine. We told them to play thru as the other twosome left because play was so bad on the first nine. By the third hole another two some appeared. We were going to let them play thru but notice another twosome behind them. My point is people were leaving the course because of such slow play. Never saw a ranger on our back nine and saw nobody when we turned the cart in. Went to use our "lunch" ticket and they said it was only 11:00 - 5 and it was after 6. Oh well, slow play, late start but the grill staff goes home early. Will never play a Legends course again for at least 20 years.
7 by Shawn (Durham, NC) - 10/14/2014
7 by Tim and Robin (Erie, PA) - 10/14/2014
Had a bit of trouble finding next tee. If you are not familiar with courses.
10 by Timothy and Brenda (Erie, PA) - 10/14/2014
8 by Leroy and Laurie (Erie, PA) - 10/13/2014
9 by Richard (Pittsburgh, PA) - 10/07/2014
Legends does an excellent job of moving golfers through the chaotic bag drop. Parkland was in excellent shape, but the greens were very inconsistent, and slow for a 1:00 round. Overall, a great experience. A great value, as the round included lunch and 2 drinks.
10 by M (Grand Blanc, MI) - 10/06/2014
8 by Bruce - 09/29/2014
9 by William (Carlisle, PA) - 09/29/2014
Enjoyed course and round. Staff very good but loading area much too much of a hassle due to three loading areas plus with double teeing, groups aren't sent to tees as a complete group. Its nice to have your entire group go the 1st tee.
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