Caledonia - A Mike Strantz gem at the South end of the Strand
Myrtle Beach is a South Carolina beach town located a few miles south of the North Carolina border. As far as golf is concerned people typically refer to the entire eighty mile strip along the Atlantic coast from Bald Head Island, North Carolina to Georgtown South Carolina as 'Myrttle Beach". This region, known as the "Grand Strand" encomapasses a LOT more area than just the Village of Myrtle Beach. When planning a golf trip to MB your first decision is figuring out at which part of the Strand to stay and play. A common mistake is to choose courses that are distant from one another resulting in a lot of un-necessary driving time. With more than 100 courses to choose from, it is easy to find courses in every price range in close proximity whether you stay at the northern, central or southern parts of the Grand Strand.
The North End: Brunswick County, NC, including Calabash and Shallotte
Rivers Edge -#5 par 3
Top five courses (from North to South): Rivers Edge Leopards Chase Tigers Eye Oyster Bay Glen Dornoch
Best "Bang for the Buck": Rivers Edge Carolina National Oyster Bay Heather Glen Farmstead
The Central Strand
The Dunes Club - #13 - par 5 "Waterloo"
Top Courses: The Dunes Club Barefoot Dye Barefoot Love Barefoot Fazio Tidewater Grande Dunes
Best Bang for the Buck: Legends Moorland Legends Heathland The Witch Prestwick
The Southern Strand: Pawleys Island, Litchfield, Murrells Inlet
True Blue #10 - Par 5 from tee
Top Courses: Caledonia True Blue TPC of Myrtle Beach Heritage Willbrook
For answers to any question you can possibly think of about any aspect of a golf trip to the Grand Strand, you should check out the Myrtle Beach Golf Talk website at http://www.myrtlebeachgolftalk.com/Forum.aspx That site is run by Brian Noblin. a Myrtle Beach golf trip packager. I have used Brian and he is good and reputable. The guys (and a few gals) that participate on that site are fanatics about MB golf. One of the active posters there is Art Stipo who has played virtually all of the MB courses numerous times and has a site with ratings of all 100+ MB courses: http://forums.delphiforums.com/MyrtleBeachGolf/messages/?msg=330.1
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