5 Scariest Golf Holes In Myrtle Beach

golf courseHalloween is just around the corner and it is now the best time to check out five high profile golf courses in Myrtle Beach that can haunt a round. Although they are not the hardest hole the course, they are certain challenges that can transform your round from treat to trick with just a single loose swing.

Any hole that gained the nickname Waterloo has more than a trace of danger, and that is definitely the case with the par 513th at the Dunes Club. The infamous dogleg right, that plays around Lake Singleton, usually as a congregation of alligators on the banks, contributing to the mysteriousness of the most iconic challenge in Myrtle Beach. Players punishes recklessness but rewards those who dare especially on the first two shots. This Waterloo is sure to be unforgettable whether it is a trick or treat for you.

The 15TH at Tidewater is considered as the easiest, it is a par 4 playing that is only 323 yards away from the trees. But don’t let this fool you. Even though the hole is short, it is a dogleg left with wetlands in front of a green that is shallow and long. You’re in a bunker or even the wetlands if you miss short. If you go long and you will be playing in a tightly mown swale. At the center of a memorable back nine, never sleep on it, because this is the well known trap hole.

We can never leave a hole that responds to Hell’s Half-Acre off a Halloween list, so be prepared to go once you reach the 16th tee at Legends Resort’s Moorland Course. The hole plays only 223 yards from the whites tees, which will dare you to try and drive the green on the par 4. Most players are able to hit the ball 220 yards, but in case you miss, you’ll be facing a witch’s brew of trouble. Five pot bunkers as well as swales that are filled with native and gnarly grasses that can leave you asking for mercy surround the green. You can play 2 wedges to be on the green, however, if you plan to tempt fate, this is the best golf hole to get it done.

The part 5 Ninth located at Rivers Edge, which is referred to as Arnie’s Revenge, is among the most talked about holes in Myrtle Beach today. It is beautiful to play along the Shallotte River, however the green is not wider than Kate Moss is makes it the biggest challenge. Even for long hitters, this green cannot be accessed in two since it cannot be held. Arnold Palmer was loved however, The King felt a bit salty when he made this beauty.

Since Palmer is included in this list, then it is only natural for Jack Nicklaus to have an entry, and Pawleys Plantation’s 13th is among the scariest creations of the Golden Bears. The hole usually plays between 70 and 80 yards. Since the green is exposed, the wind usually blows off the close by Atlantic, which helps make the tee shot among Grand Strand’s most daunting challenges.

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Myrtle Beach’s Oceanfront Golf Courses Brace For Hurricane Florence

Myrtle Beach golf coursesLast Monday, Dunes Golf & Beach Club closed temporarily. Steve Hamilton, the course superintendent ordered his staff to relocate their heavy machinery, as well as their golf carts on the 14th fairway, where he thought, will be safe from falling trees and flooding.

Hamilton then proceeded to close down the Myrtle Beach golf course, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and told the employees that he will contact them once the Hurricane Florence has died down. Once they receive that call, the staff will rush to prepare the course and make it playable at a time when these places are usually filled with countless golf players.

Hamilton said that it is quite unfortunate that storms usually hit during the fall season. Living near the beach does not have that many drawbacks but that is definitely one of them.

Hurricane Florence, which turned to a category 2 storm, moved slowly toward the North Carolina coast northeast of Myrtle Beach at a pace of 105 miles per hour winds. Although the majority of golf courses within the Myrtle Beach area remained open within the 2 weeks of Hurricane Matthew last 2016, it won’t be the same with Hurricane Florence. The latter has been forecasted to bring a 13-foot ocean surge as well as flooding rains.

The golf courses in Myrtle Beach accounts for 50% of the $2.7 billion in economic output which golf generated for the economy of South Carolina in 2015. The numbers were based on the report of the state’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. In case storm cleanup keeps the Myrtle Beach golf courses closed, it will surely have a significant impact on restaurants, hotels, as well as the tourist economy of the whole area. This would be very painful since cooler temperatures make the month of October the best season for playing golf.

The executive director of the Carolina’s Golf Course Superintendent Association trade group, Tim Kreger, said that hurricanes pose some dangers to golf courses in coastal areas. Myrtle Beach golf courses could be left awash with salt water due to storm surges. They may also be covered with silt and leave the grass damaged or dead. Extensive cleanup may be required for fallen trees as well as freshwater flooding even if these did not cause any problem to other infrastructures like golf clubhouses. South Carolina’s Golf Association executive director Biff Lathrop said it is still a “wait-and-see-moment” for Myrtle Beach golf courses.

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North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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Interesting Course Facts

Interesting Myrtle Beach Golf Course Facts

All courses in Myrtle Beach have some unbelievable stories to tell. But, this is a little bit of “Did you know?” Several courses in Myrtle Beach have very interesting facts that you probably are not aware of. Get this…

Did you know?      The only out of bounds on Oyster Bay is the road on #18. On #17 (an island green), the oyster shells surrounding the green are considered part of the water hazard.

Did you know?      Thistle is the only course in Myrtle Beach that has twelve minute tee times. Most courses are seven, eight or nine minutes. They will also be opening one of the biggest and most technologically sound clubhouses in the area in the next weeks. Also, they average the largest greens at about 7,300 square feet each.

Did you know?      World Tour has the largest green in Myrtle Beach. It is #9 on the Open nine and is a little over 18,000 square feet. This is the hole that resembles #18 at St. Andrews.

Did you know?      Grande Dunes is the longest course in Myrtle Beach. From the tips, it reaches seven thousand, six hundred and eighteen yards. That’s longer than the U.S. Open!!! I think Tiger still would have won…

Did you know?      Blackmoor has a graveyard on #13. It dates back to 1839 and it rests a plantation family and their slaves.

Did you know?      Farmstead is right on the North Carolina / South Carolina border. 22% of the course is in SC and the other 78% is in NC. On #10 you tee off from NC to SC. If only you could hit it to Georgia…

Did you know?      Heritage has two graveyards. One is on #8 and rests slaves and off the tee of #4 are the settlers that owned the land.

Did you know?      Bald Head Island has no OB. There are no cars allowed on the island; only golf carts are allowed. There are alligators and deer on the island, but how did they get there? Well, during low tide, the deer and alligators can move easily from island to island and eventually end up on Bald Head. And this might be the best we’ve heard… Bald Head Island got its name from the days of Blackbeard. That’s right, the pirate. You see, when low tide would come around, ships would consistently run aground, Blackbeard knew this happened all too often and the ships were there for the taking. Word spread to beware of the “bald head”. Blackbeard’s men would scalp stranded sailors when they raided the grounded ship. Hence, it is named Bald Head Island.

Now you know…

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