The most scenic golf courses in Myrtle Beach

North of Myrtle Beach, Tidewater Golf Club features one of the best settings for marshfront golf in Myrtle Beach. (Courtesy of Tidewater G.C.)
Oyster Bay Golf Course, designed by Dan Maples, features plenty of marsh holes. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)
TPC Myrtle Beach, in the South Strand, features a scenic, natural setting throughout the round. (Courtesy of TPC Myrtle Beach)
The par-3 14th hole at Grande Dunes features a green perched on a bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, one of a handful of holes overlooking the waterway. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)
Mike Strantz designed Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, which blends waterfront holes with a lowcountry setting and imaginative design. (Courtesy of Caledonia Golf & Fish Club)
One of the earliest courses in Myrtle Beach, you can catch a glimpse of the ocean from Dunes Golf & Beach Club. (Courtesy Dunes Club)
River's Edge Golf Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, features water finishes on both nines. (Submitted by user 'Gelvington')
Glen Dornoch, in North Myrtle Beach, features numerous holes along the Intracoastal Waterway. (Submitted by 'CartNinja')
Jack Nicklaus-designed Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club makes the most of its saltwater marsh property on the 13th and 16th holes. (Courtesy of
In Pawleys Island, True Blue is an imaginative design by the late architect Mike Strantz. (Courtesy of True Blue)
Willbrook Plantation features plenty of water as well as mossy oaks in an old plantation setting. (Courtesy Willbrook Plantation)
The Heritage Club is an affordable and scenic south strand course. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)

With nearly 100 courses, the Grand Strand makes for one of the most versatile golf destinations in the United States. There are courses for every budget and taste. Some are worthy of testing the best in the game, while others' scenery will leave a lasting memory.

Myrtle Beach is on the edge of the lowcountry, so mossy oaks dominate the landscape in the South Strand. To the north, courses set beside expansive marshes and tributaries to the waterway make for a fabulous setting.

We've compiled a dozen of the most scenic courses, from Brunswick County to Pawleys Island. Most of these play along or near the Intracoastal Waterway. There are no true oceanfront holes in Myrtle Beach, which is surprising considering it is, in fact, the "Grand Strand." But marsh and waterway holes are aplenty.


We guarantee you'll have your camera out at these twelve area golf courses, which include designs by Jack Nicklaus, Mike Strantz and Tom Fazio among others.

Feb 23, 2017

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Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.

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