Golf for all ages
The Myrtle Beach area boasts more than 100 of the most unique, challenging and picturesque golf courses in the world, making it
a premiere destination for golf enthusiasts and aficionados with more than four million rounds of golf played annually.
Golfers can experience the beauty of oceanfront holes or stand in the midst of giant live oaks draped in Spanish moss
on the site of a colonial rice plantation. Course designers have taken great pains to protect the natural habitat and
wildlife indigenous to the Grand Strand while creating courses that are technically challenging and beautiful.
Among the world-renowned architects: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio,
Greg Norman, Gary Player, and Pete and P.B. Dye. The majority of the Myrtle Beach area’s golf courses are open to
the public. Many host professional and amateur tournaments including the PGA TOUR Superstore World Amateur Handicap
Championship each fall, which is played out on more than 70 different courses throughout the destination.
Nearly one-third of the Myrtle Beach area’s golf courses are rated with four-stars or higher
in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” and seven courses are ranked among the “Top 100 Public Courses
in America.” In 2002, the Myrtle Beach area was designated “Golf Destination of the Year” by the
International Association of Golf Tour Operators, winning out over such hotspots as Palm Springs, Hilton Head,
Northeast Florida, Scotland, Ireland, and previous winners including the Algarve in Portugal.
In 1967, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday was founded as a not-for-profit organization to promote golf vacations and golf events.
Today, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday includes nearly 100 Grand Strand golf courses and resorts
Golfers play amid colorful azaleas at historic Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach. The course is one of 117 along the Grand Strand.