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Top 5 Myrtle Beach Golf Resorts

Myrtle Beach is commonly regarded as just an area to kick back, relax, and enjoy some sun and sand. However, people don't realize that the area is home to numerous beautiful golf courses. While there are several upscale areas to be found, Myrtle Beach has a lot of golf courses that are open to anyone. Here are the top five golf courses to be found in the area.

Caledonia Golf Course
While this golf course is relatively new (just 19 years old), it is a must-play for anyone visiting the area. It costs between $100 and $200 for entry, with a full 18 holes to play. There are more than 6,526 yards to play spread over 125 acres. On top of that, this course is ranked No. 27 in Golf Magazine's Top 100 courses. There are plenty of packages that allow you to stay close by while you play, many of which are well within standard budgets.

Dunes Golf & Beach Club
This course was built in 1948 and practically exudes the feel of a private, upscale area – but it can be played but unaccompanied guests. It's ranked #47 by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 courses, and costs anywhere from $75 to $225 to get into. Enjoy a full 18 holes and plenty of difficulty. Keep an eye out for hole 13 – it's regarded as being one of the most difficult on the East Coast.

Barefoot Resort
This golf course radiates history. With a plantation house sitting in the background, you will feel like you've been transported back in time to a different age. Perfect for those on a budget, the Barefoot Resort offers discounted fees on Wednesday. With four courses to choose from, it's hard to say no to this one. It's ranked #86 by Golf Magazine in the Top 100 courses.

Grande Dunes
The Grande Dunes golf course opened in 2001, but it's youth doesn't at all detract from the fun of playing it. It's just north of the airport, so there's easy access for a quick game before you head home. There are more than 7,600 yards to play, making this course one of the longest in the country – but that also means there is plenty of wind. Guests of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes are allowed access to this course, although it is technically a members-only area.

The Heritage Club
The Heritage Club is a course with beautiful scenery and difficult greens, but it's a blast to play. Costing anywhere $65 to $155 to get into, this course is well worth the cost. Make sure to stop by the Southern Colonial Clubhouse afterwards to relax and talk shop with other visitors!

Myrtle Beach has plenty of reasons to visit all on its own, but it also has a ton to offer golf lovers. Make sure not to miss any of these stops when you visit!

Last Updated: February 20, 2024