Despite routine nods for customer service, and even with a pair of high-profile Golf Course of the Year awards (Golf Digest, Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owners Association), the draw of Myrtle Beach'sWorld Tour Golf Links is the feelings the replica holes here can recreate for everyone.
The course, patterned off some of the most infamous holes from around the globe, provides two nines or raw emotion tied to golf’s greatest memories.
The Open 9 honors the sites of various U.S. and British Opens, as well as the National Golf Club of Canada. The Championship 9 is then inspired by the Grand Slam. Together, they have something no other course can all on its own.
“It’s just the uniqueness,” head professional Casey Cook said. “It gives people who can’t afford the chance to play those golf courses an opportunity to hit the island green or play Amen Corner. Maybe one percent can play [the originals].”
Arguably the best of the best at World Tour is the third hole on the Open 9. Mimicking TPC Sawgrass No. 17, players on the par 3 are no more than 132 yards from an island green that tends to swallow up tee shots much like the hole it celebrates.
9 by Carlos (Poughkeepsie, NY) - 08/23/2016
Layout was challenging but fair
9 by Jeremy (Kitchener, ON) - 08/23/2016
Overall the course was great.
9 by Patrick (Las Vegas, NV) - 08/22/2016
I enjoyed playing replica golf holes!
9 by Brian - 08/20/2016
15th year coming to Grand Strand for golf. Have played this course 4 times in past but it has been 5 years since last time. Nice to see the same cheery personalities from staff, great amenities and excellent course conditions. Even during heat and drought of this summer everything was green. Greens a little longer in tooth than I remember but might be result of lack of rain and not wanting to cut too short. Was real feel 100 on day we played. Cold water every three holes and the golf ambassadors was out with, more cold water to check on us every 4 holes or so. Started at 748am and before we hit sixth hole the cart girl was making the rounds. Saw her 3 times during round. Shame they shut down International 9. Great price in the heat of summer. A treat yourself play in spring/fall as price jumps to $165. Always a great take.
9 by Bill (Feasterville Trevose, PA) - 08/19/2016
Nice water carts coming around.
8 by William (Wesley Chapel, FL) - 08/19/2016
Starter forgot to tell us pin location for the day. Cart girl was very available all day. Marshall constantly came around supplying ice while we were on the course. It would have been nice to have coolers on carts. It was very crowded and took 5+ hours for round. Loved course and fun to play.
9 by Dennis (Lincoln, CA) - 08/16/2016
Outside staff were the best anywhere. The course was in exceptional condition...tees, fairways, greens were the best around!!
10 by Sam (Charlotte, NC) - 08/15/2016
Course was as good as expected. Staff far exceeded expectations.
10 by Charles (Preston, MD) - 08/13/2016
Nothing not to like. Staff treated you like you were a member to an exclusive club and also like you were an old friend at the same time.
10 by William (Oakland, NJ) - 08/09/2016
The course was amazing. It was in excellent condition and the staff very friendly. Perhaps more choices of food in the grill room for afterward.
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To get a taste of the game in the British Isles, you can go to Myrtle Beach. You may not get the cold wind off the Atlantic, and the Guinness might not be as authentic after the round, but it doesn’t take much to imagine you’re traversing the linksland where the game came of age at places like these Grand Strand designs.
Back-to-back rounds aren’t for everyone. For those electing a jam-packed day of golf, South Carolina’s course-loaded Grand Strand has options galore for a morning-afternoon combination. Sure, several locations host multiple golf courses. But we’ve got something else in mind.
In the first of her three-part series of impact drills, LPGA and Dustin Johnson Golf School instructor Meredith Kirk demonstrates a drill that will help reinforce where your arms need to be at impact. Video was shot on location at World Tour Golf Links in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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