Suitably nicknamed the “Pebble Beach of the East Coast,” Tidewater Golf Club and Plantation lives up to that lofty comparison. Designed by architect Ken Tomlinson, Tidewater offers players numerous, enticing risk/reward opportunities that require golfers of all handicaps to use every club in the bag. Recognized by Golf Digest as “Top 100 Places You can Play in the United States” and a rating of “4 ½ Stars,” Tidewater has been in the top courses around. The signature hole is No. 13, a 545-yard par 5 that plays alongside the Intracoastal Waterway and provides a great view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Tidewater Golf Club & Plantation has recently earned an overall rating of 8.4 from reviewers at the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, garnering praise for breathtaking views, best value for the money, course condition, and overall experience.
10 by Nick - 07/29/2015
Overall course was pretty good. Course is in really good shape. The layout is ok. A few holes stood out. Green were hard as cement. I know they are brand new but very hard to gauge distance. They did roll true though. Round was about 5 hours.
10 by Scott (Monroe, NC) - 06/25/2015
Consistent and true rolling greens among the best in the MB area. Challenging and demanding layout. Will be back for another go as it chewed me up on the first pass.
8 by Edward - 06/23/2015
10 by Craig - 06/06/2015
Just a great course. some edges of greens not filled in yet. Some thin tee boxes also. Both will fill in with warm weather. Greens putted excellent. Can't say enough about the views.
9 by Ganoc - 05/30/2015
Bag drop guys great. Narcy outstanding.
9 by Mike - 05/26/2015
15 year Tidewater property owner here. The course is in much better shape. Tees were fine, traps were in great shape with Augusta like sand, and green were about 90%. More summer heat and time should make them top notch. All Myrtle Beach courses seem to be a month behind because of cool spring. A few greens a little thin. Over all they put fine. Views are still awesome regardless of how many times you have played. Lars in the pro shop was great at working me in and the cart guys and the starter were all very friendly. Carts have quality yardage monitors with accurate distances.
Downside- note to course, I know you have the yardage monitors but some better on course markings would speed things up. Sometimes you don't want to fuss with the monitor. 150 and 100 need to be painted, some sprinkler numbers are missing, and it would be awesome if you brought the Kirby markers back to the course. Overall, a must play.
10 by Paul - 03/25/2015
Tidewater is a definite top 5 course on the Grande Strand. The golf course and green renovation done last summer has left the course looking great. The new Mini-Verde greens are really nice. The mix of holes is great. Some holes are on the salt marsh and Intracoastal waterway offering great views. Other holes are routed through the southern pines. The staff was very friendly and warm up balls are included with your round.
10 by Francine - 01/09/2015
First time playing this tract and I was very impressed. I was told the course was beautiful and that the greens and other updates were done recently. I was expecting the greens to be very firm and the were not. Outstanding layout and greens and the service staff was wonderful.
9 by Glenn (Bloomingdale, IL) - 12/08/2014
Our group has it in our top 25, not as high as its reviews make it out to be. Some beautiful holes and a few others that don't really impress. Greens used to be unbelievably difficult, but since the changes of the past year, they are far more playable. Clubhouse isn't as conducive to "hanging around" after the round as some others whose bar, grill and views warrant doing so. Selecting the right tee box can be critical to how much you'll enjoy this course. We will continue to play it every 5-7 years.
8 by John (Lincoln, RI) - 11/24/2014
Nice layout. Beautiful views. Good staff.
Courses from North Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island are among the “hottest”-trending courses in Myrtle Beach golf, according to the most recent reviews submitted by visiting golfers at the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider.
For as many courses as the Myrtle Beach area has to offer, there are actually only a select few that can claim direct contact with the Intracoastal Waterway. Some dip and dive around the jutting marshland connected to it. Others used the elevated land next to the Waterway as the perfect setting for a picturesque hole. Either way, these six courses have something special to offer.
The moveable feast that is Myrtle Beach golf appeals to all sorts of players for all sorts of reasons throughout the calendar year. Some like it hot, some like it upscale, some seek out less expensive months, some like it for at least 36 holes a day, some prefer to set aside ample pool and beach time.
Golf’s first major of the year, the Masters, arrives at majestic Augusta National each April and with it the dawning of a new golf season. For years, prior to heading to Augusta to cover the Masters, the national golf media took advantage of the similarly gorgeous spring weather in Myrtle Beach — the largest city along South Carolina’s coastal “Grand Strand” — where they annually held their season-opening Golf Writer’s Association of America tournament.