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.
10 by Ted - 02/12/2017
Course is in excellent shape. Staff was very friendly. Pace of play was slow today due to some groups playing from the wrong Tee Boxes. Play from a Tee Box that fits your handicap & it would be more enjoyable for everyone. Would recommend this course.
8 by Terry (Fort Wayne, IN) - 01/31/2017
Liked recognizing all of the replicated holes and reading the signs at the tee boxes with descriptions of what famous course each hole was from.
9 by Christopher (Salisbury, MD) - 01/21/2017
I was treated professionally from the moment I arrived until the moment I departed
6 by James (Gaithersburg, MD) - 01/17/2017
detailed rules of this course, like the pace of the 18-hole play, course starter very rude
9 by jeff - 01/08/2017
Great to play holes like on PGA tour
8 by Patricia (West Union, SC) - 12/12/2016
It was a fun course. Most greens were big, which was nice. Staff were SO friendly! Can't wait to play in nicer weather, when it'll be green and things in bloom!
9 by J. B. (Yorktown, VA) - 12/08/2016
Playing World Tour was a blast. Actually being able to see how you would fare on some of the most memorable holes in golf. It is a course I will surely visit again next time I'm in the Myrtle Beach area.
9 by Terry (Smithfield, VA) - 12/07/2016
Greens were in nice shape.
10 by Chuck - 12/03/2016
This was a fun course to play. Everyone on the staff I encountered were great and that itself sets it apart from most courses. The practice facility was top notch, free range balls, nice chipping area, practice bunker and large putting green. Liked it so much, we cancelled our Sunday tee time somewhere else to come back and play again!
Sometimes, the name brand speaks for itself. While South Carolina’s Grand Strand is a vibrant collection of communities with individual identities and their own golf attractions, the centerpiece of it all has been and will always be Myrtle Beach.
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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.
Save $5 per round per golfer for tee times before 8:30am and after 1:00pm this April. Play two or more April rounds from your choice of 22 of Myrtle Beach's favorite designs! Experience the beauty the Grand Strand has to offer in April and save!