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 H Phil (Livingston, TX) - 07/27/2016
Perhaps the write up that was on each hole in a handout form so I could take it home.
10 by Tony - 07/24/2016
We loved this course. The fairways and greens are in excellent condition. The greens were receptive and rolled fast and true. Fairways were like carpet. All of the staff from the bag drop, pro shop, starter, to the cart girl were all very friendly. Pace of play was good for a resort area course. Teed off at 7:39 and played in 4 hours and 15 minutes. Would have been a lot faster but they do tee off from both nines. So if you are one of the first groups off on the front like we were you will have groups in front of you on your back nine. It really wasn't no problem though. The ice cold mint towel at the end of the round was a nice touch.
9 by Brad (Clarksburg, WV) - 07/23/2016
Great golf course will add it to the list to always play when we are here.
9 by Jason (Pearisburg, VA) - 07/22/2016
Very neat golf experience. Loved how each hole had a description and history of what famous hole inspired its design.
9 by Steve (Darlington, SC) - 07/22/2016
Staff was great. Was cart path only for the round but the course made it enjoyable anyway. Most courses have a signature hole or two with uniqueness and character but this course had several. In particular, I enjoyed the Augusta National holes having seen the course before. A prop that could be added would be a mimic scoreboard at Amen Corner. Fun experience and I would go back.
10 by Luke (Lexington, NC) - 07/22/2016
The course layout and design was only surpassed by the commitment to service. That made our round an experience that we will always remember and cherish.
8 by Jon (Cincinnati, OH) - 07/20/2016
Friends had told me About course.
9 by Jaret (Malvern, OH) - 07/17/2016
Loved the inspiration from other courses around the world. The staff was incredibly nice. The course was kept very nicely and very clean.
9 by Tony (Topeka, KS) - 07/14/2016
9 by Doug (Calgary, AB) - 07/11/2016
Very friendly staff, course is in great shape........greens were rolling true.
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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