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 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.
10 by Jean (Quebec City, Quebec) - 08/17/2014
The inside staff is getting better every day from Wednesday to Friday.
7 by Richard (Manchester, NH) - 06/05/2014
Played these 3 course complex several times this is the best of the 3.
This time ,and playing my last round. I came to the conclusion ,that
these courses have gone for resort to more of a golf factory.
the greens are not true and the has to do with the amount of play the are subjected to.and when was the last time they replaced the chairs at the grill bar , my guess is never. But you get what you pay for . next time I will spend a little more. I will not be going back to the 3 factory courses anytime soon. To bad when I 1st played the course 13 years ago they were some of the the finest in myrtle.
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