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 Timothy - 02/14/2015
DISAPPOINTED! We played the Moorland 2 weeks ago and it was excellent and we had a great time. BUT the Parkland course is a total disappointment today. The tees and greens were okay but the greens are
the worst of any course that I have played this year. They haven't run a mower or rolled these in weeks. Go elsewhere to play. The traps are in desperate need of attention as well some are rock hard without any sand and some are loaded with a soft sand but also FOOTPRINTS that have been there for weeks. It appears nobody is working the traps.
I try to give an honest review without any hard feelings so believe this review and play the Moorland, it is very playable, but I will not return to the Parkland until I see some serious reviews showing improvements to the course.
9 by Marc (Embrun, ON) - 12/21/2014
7 by Ron (Warren, OH) - 12/07/2014
This course was more playable than the other two Legends courses, but the greens are just as unplayable as the Heathland and Moorland.
10 by Richard (Vienna, WV) - 11/27/2014
My comments about Parkland echo those about Heathland. My group is familiar with the three courses at the main Legends complex. In fact, we also played the first hole on Moorland the next day after Heathland and Parkland; but we were then greeted by a torrent of rain. Rain checks (that never expire) were issued promptly and cheerfully. We highly recommend all of the Legends group golf courses.
10 by Normand (St. Augustin de Desmaures, QC) - 11/24/2014
8 by Paul (Kitchener, ON) - 11/20/2014
9 by Lynn (Bowmanville, ON) - 11/20/2014
8 by Bill (Camillus, NY) - 11/16/2014
8 by Bill (Bluffton, SC) - 11/16/2014
10 by John (Virginia Beach, VA) - 11/16/2014
Long, after playing Heathland, you better have your long irons dialed in.
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