Pine Lakes Country Club5603 Woodside Ave., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Pine Lakes Country Club
- Par 70
- Slope 130
Pine Lakes Country Club is home of the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame first opened in 1927 and is recognized as the birthplace of Sports Illustrated. Myrtle Beach's first golf course is boasting a complete green and bunker renovation in 2021.Book Tee Times NowRequest A Quick Quote
Pine Lakes Country Club already had history. The home of the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame first opened in 1927 and is recognized as the birthplace of Sports Illustrated. Originally laid out by Robert White, the man who had already served as the first president of the PGA of America before coming a golfing icon, Pine Lakes eventually went back to its roots. A major overhaul in the last decade further plays into Pine Lakes’ ultimate trump card, one that accompanies so much else the club has to offer.
“The history and the service reputation that it’s had is definitely a big part of it,” PGA head professional Jimmy Biggs said. “The golf course was renovated in 2009 and restored to its original design. Those features, it is definitely the way it should be.”
A straight-line approach persists throughout the round, with only a few hole employing doglegs or other obstacles. That said, the par-four No. 9 wraps up the front nine in spectacular fashion. An S-shaped pond on the left of the fairway bleeds shots to the other side of a slim fairway landing area. From there, double tree lines and a well-protected green means players are thinking about anything but the course’s rich history.
In 2021 Pine Lakes’ parent company, Founders Group International partnered with golf course architect Craig Schreiner. At the heart of the work was the installation of new Sunday bermudagrass greens, providing Myrtle Beach’s oldest course with one of the game’s premier ultradwarf putting surfaces along with rebuilding the bunkers.