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Conway Country Club Charms Golfers

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/03/16
The Grand Strand is home to nearly 100 golf courses, and one of the area’s oldest layouts is one of its best kept secrets. Read more

Oyster Bay Golf Links is Better Than Ever

Posted by MBAGCOA on 06/13/16
Oyster Bay has been among Myrtle Beach’s best and most popular courses since its opening in 1983, and it’s as good now as it has ever been. Read more

Friendly Service, Fun Course Make Possum Trot a Player Favorite

Posted by MBAGCOA on 06/07/16
Possum Trot is often referred to as the friendliest course in Myrtle Beach, but there is a lot more to the experience than great customer service and an unforgettable name. Read more

Tradition Club Continue to Shine Along the South Strand

Posted by MBAGCOA on 06/02/16
Surrounded by some of the area’s most prominent courses in Pawleys Island, Tradition Golf Club has earned its reputation as one of the area’s quiet stars. Read more

Uncommon Elevation Change Makes River Hills Unforgettable

Posted by MBAGCOA on 05/31/16
The Grand Strand is home to nearly 100 golf courses, guaranteeing that a few very good layouts will fly a little too far under the radar. River Hills Golf & Country Club is one of those chronically underrated courses. Read more

SouthCreek at Myrtle Beach National Provides a 4-Star Experience

Posted by MBAGCOA on 05/24/16
King’s North, deservedly, attracts much of the attention at Myrtle Beach National, but SouthCreek should merit careful consideration when you play your next round at one of Grand Strand’s most prominent facilities. Read more

Golfers Soar on Sea Trail’s Byrd Course

Posted by MBAGCOA on 05/19/16
Sea Trail Golf Resort is home to three enjoyable layouts, and the Willard Byrd Course is a primary reason for the facility’s popularity. The youngest and most player-friendly of Sea Trail’s offerings, the Byrd Course plays 6,700 yards from the tips. Read more

Lion’s Paw Leaves Golfers Purring

Posted by MBAGCOA on 05/12/16
The original Big Cat Course at Ocean Ridge Plantation – Lion’s Paw Golf Links – continues to leave golfers purring with delight. Read more

New-Look Shaftesbury Glen Golf Club is Better than Ever

Posted by MBAGCOA on 05/05/16
Looking for a “new” course to play along the Grand Strand? Let me suggest you head to Shaftesbury Glen Golf Club. The Clyde Johnston design closed down in January and February for a renovation project that dramatically improved the course. Read more

Aberdeen Country Club Offers 27 Holes of Fun

Posted by MBAGCOA on 05/03/16
If good golf, value and conditions are important factors when considering where to play your next round, Aberdeen Country Club needs to be on your radar. Read more

On the Rise: Founders Club Quickly Earned Reputation as a South Strand Favorite

Posted by MBAGCOA on 04/26/16
In a market with nearly 100 golf courses, standing out from the crowd isn’t easy, but a creative design has allowed Founders Club at Pawleys Island to carve its own niche. Read more

Heritage Club Remains One of Myrtle Beach’s Brightest Stars

Posted by MBAGCOA on 04/21/16
On any list of Myrtle Beach’s best courses, Heritage Club is somewhere near the top. The South Strand classic is a Dan Maples design that offers a perfect combination of challenge, beauty and a good time. Read more

Crow Creek Golf Club is One of Grand Strand’s Quiet Stars

Posted by MBAGCOA on 04/19/16
Myrtle Beach is America’s most popular golf destination, and courses like Crow Creek are at the heart of the area’s success. It doesn’t garner the attention of the Grand Strand’s top 100 layouts, but it does deliver an outstanding round of golf and great value. Read more

Myrtlewood’s PineHills Course is Among Grand Strand’s Most Inviting

Posted by MBAGCOA on 04/14/16
The PineHills Course at Myrtlewood Golf Club can reasonably stake a claim to being the area’s most player-friendly layout. From Myrtle Beach’s most convenient location to a course designed to provide players of all skill levels an enjoyable challenge, PineHills is a Grand Strand institution. Read more

Caledonia Delivers a Top 100 Experience From Beginning to End

Posted by MBAGCOA on 04/12/16
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club is, by consensus, one of America’s top 100 public courses, and it doesn’t take golfers long to see why. Read more

Celebrating its Golden Anniversary, Litchfield is Better Than Ever

Posted by MBAGCOA on 04/05/16
Litchfield Country Club, the first course to open in Pawleys Island, was one of the Grand Strand’s trailblazing layouts. Over the years, Litchfield has acquired some high profile company, but this classic design has always maintained its place in market, delivering a high quality round of golf and great value. Read more

Indian Wells Promise: Good Conditions and a Good Time

Posted by MBAGCOA on 03/31/16
The ingredients that have made Indian Wells Golf Club so successful over the years are the same ones that ensure the course’s popularity going forward. Players arrive at the first tee safe in the knowledge that outstanding conditions and a good, fair challenge await. Read more

Arcadian Shores Continues to Shine

Posted by MBAGCOA on 03/24/16
Smart golfers never lost contact with the area’s pre-boom layouts, particularly Arcadian Shores. Rees Jones’ first solo design, Arcadian Shores was once ranked No. 51 on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, reminding many of the Dunes Club with its large bunkers, undulating greens and wide fairways. Read more

King’s North Remains a Myrtle Beach Must Play

Posted by MBAGCOA on 03/22/16
​King’s North at Myrtle Beach National is one of the Grand Strand’s bedrock layouts. Read more

Barefoot’s Best? Love Course Makes its Case

Posted by MBAGCOA on 03/17/16
Being the most popular layout at Barefoot Resort is no easy feat, but it’s a distinction the Love Course has held since the 72-hole facility opened in 2000. Read more

27 Holes of Fun Await at Brunswick Plantation

Posted by MBAGCOA on 03/14/16
Brunswick Plantation, a semi-private community, is home to 27 holes that will deliver a traditional layout and a quality golf experience. Read more

Leopard’s Chase is the BIG Cat at Ocean Ridge

Posted by MBAGCOA on 03/08/16
The newest and sleekest of The Big Cats courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation - Leopard's Chase - is also one of the best layouts along the Grand Strand and in all the Carolinas. Read more

The Grass is Always Green at Arrowhead Country Club

Posted by MBAGCOA on 03/03/16
The Intracoastal Waterway, pristine conditions, and a firm but exceedingly fair layout have made Arrowhead Country Club one of Myrtle Beach’s best and most underrated golf courses. Read more

Crown Park Offers Quiet, Quality Golf Experience

Posted by MBAGCOA on 03/01/16
The appeal of Crown Park Golf Club is easy to identify and appreciate. Read more

Jones Course at Sea Trail Keeps Getting Better

Posted by MBAGCOA on 02/25/16
The Rees Jones Course at Sea Trail Resort is the flagship layout at the 54-hole facility in Brunswick County, N.C., highlighted by greens complexes that are as challenging as they are enjoyable to play. Read more

TPC Myrtle Beach Lives Up to Lofty Reputation

Posted by MBAGCOA on 02/23/16
Golfers associate the TPC name with quality, and the Tom Fazio and Lanny Wadkins designed offering in Myrtle Beach certainly delivers. TPC Myrtle Beach, which has hosted the Senior PGA Tour Championship, is one of the Grand Strand’s finest designs. Read more

Don’t Judge Diamond Back by its Name

Posted by MBAGCOA on 02/18/16
The old saying warns people not to judge a book by its cover. In the case of Diamondback at Woodland Valley, it’s best not to judge a golf course by its name. Read more

Big Fairways and Greens Mean Big Fun at Heathland

Posted by MBAGCOA on 02/09/16
Tom Doak has emerged as one golf’s premier architects, a development that came as no surprise to Myrtle Beach golfers. One of Doak’s first designs was the Heathland Course at Legends Resort, one of the top 20 courses in South Carolina. Read more

Play in the Footsteps of the Pros at Barefoot’s Dye Course

Posted by MBAGCOA on 02/02/16
With the annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am beginning to appear on the horizon, it’s time for you to play the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort, the event’s host. Read more

Avocet, Hummingbird Courses at Wild Wing Make for a Great Day

Posted by MBAGCOA on 01/28/16
Wild Wing Plantation isn’t the four-course playground it was a decade ago, but there is still plenty of fun to be had at the Avocet and Hummingbird courses. Read more

Maples Course at Sea Trail is the Ideal Blend of Fun and Firm

Posted by MBAGCOA on 01/25/16
The Grand Strand has endured more than its fair share of rain in recent months, but don’t fret. Layouts like the Maples Course at Sea Trail Resort are equipped to absorb the precipitation while keeping golfers riding the fairways. Read more

Unforgettable Beginning and End Add to the Fun at Brick Landing

Posted by MBAGCOA on 01/19/16
Brick Landing Golf Club offers a taste of every setting our fine coastal region has to offer, bookending a diverse round of golf with unforgettable views. Read more

The Road to Lockwood Folly is Worth Traveling

Posted by MBAGCOA on 01/12/16
Looking for a layout that’s a little off the beaten path but worth the time to find? Add Lockwood Folly Country Club to the list of courses you need to play in 2016. Read more

West Course at the Pearl is a Grand Strand Gem

Posted by MBAGCOA on 01/07/16
The West Course at Pearl Golf Links is one of the area’s (excuse the pun) gems, particularly at this time of year. With thriving bentgrass greens and several holes that play along the Calabash River, the course needs to be on your radar. Read more

Grande Dunes Will Start Your New Year Right

Posted by MBAGCOA on 01/05/16
There are few better ways to start the New Year than with a great round of golf, and the Grande Dunes Resort Course is one of the best the Myrtle Beach area has to offer. Read more

Tiger’s Eye Leaves Golfers Purring with Delight

Posted by MBAGCOA on 12/29/15
Ocean Ridge Plantation has certainly earned its spot among the premier multicourse facilities in the Carolinas, and Tiger’s Eye Golf Links was the layout that solidified its ascent to prominence. Read more

Heather Glen Continues to Deliver a Great Golf Experience

Posted by MBAGCOA on 12/22/15
Heather Glen Golf Links has long been one of the area’s best and most popular courses, and after one visit to the Scottish-inspired, 27-hole property the reasons will be readily apparent. Read more

Whispering Pines Has Discovered the Fountain of Youth

Posted by MBAGCOA on 12/15/15
Whispering Pines, which opened in 1962, has found the fountain of youth. The course recently underwent renovations and a change in management that has reinvigorated one of the area’s best kept secrets. Read more

Burning Ridge Golf Club is Hidden Gem

Posted by MBAGCOA on 12/09/15
The strength of the Myrtle Beach Golf Passport program lies in the volume of quality courses available to members. Burning Ridge Golf Club, which resides West of the Intracoastal Waterway on Hwy. 501, is a prime example. Read more

Lowcountry Scenery, Outstanding Layout Make Willbrook a South Strand Favorite

Posted by MBAGCOA on 12/03/15
If Lowcountry charm and a memorable layout are a winning combination for you, Willbrook Plantation needs to be on the short list of courses you are considering for your next round. Read more

Brierwood Golf Club Joins Myrtle Beach Golf Passport Program

Posted by MBAGCOA on 12/01/15
The newest member of the Myrtle Beach Golf Passport program was one of the Grand Strand’s trailblazing layouts. Brierwood Golf Club was the first course to open in Brunswick County in 1968, and its virtues have more than stood the test of time. Read more

Good Time and Challenge Make Moorland a Must-Play

Posted by MBAGCOA on 11/09/15
The Moorland Course at Legends Resort was ranked the 37th toughest course in America by Golf Digest, and while the P.B. Dye design offers a significant challenge, most would consider it a more likely candidate for a list of the 50 most enjoyable courses. Read more

Everyone is a Friend at Beachwood Golf Club

Posted by MBAGCOA on 11/05/15
When talking about Beachwood Golf Club, friendly is the word most often associated with the venerable design. Read more

Playability, Pace Make Azalea Sands an Area Favorite

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/27/15
The charms of Azalea Sands are readily apparent and easy to appreciate. Golf battles the perception that it's to difficult and takes to long, problems the Gene Hamm design openly combats. Read more

Blackmoor Golf Club is Getting Better With Age

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/21/15
Blackmoor Golf Club is celebrating its 25th birthday this year, and much like its designer, Gary Player, it’s a course that shows no signs of slowing down. Read more

Prestwick Country Club is One of the Area’s Quiet Stars

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/15/15
Prestwick Country Club has been ranked among the “5 Best Kept Secret Courses in America,” but the P.B. Dye design better not be a hidden gem to your group. Read more

Strong Finish Helps Make Glen Dornoch Unforgettable

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/13/15
Golf courses all like to claim a memorable finish, but Glen Dornoch, unquestionably, delivers on the promise. Holes 16 through 18 are among the prettiest and most challenging along the Grand Strand, cementing the Clyde Johnston design’s place among the area’s best. Read more

Tidewater Golf Club Reclaims its Spot Among Nation’s Best Courses

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/01/15
Long one of the area’s best course’s, Tidewater Golf Club underwent a substantial renovation project last summer. Read more

Indigo Creek is More Inviting Than Ever

Posted by MBAGCOA on 09/29/15
Indigo Creek has always made outreach to Myrtle Beach Golf Passport members a priority, as anyone who has played in the course’s regular Saturday tournament that includes breakfast, lunch and drinks can attest. Read more

Rivers Edge is Ready to Roll With New Greens

Posted by MBAGCOA on 09/29/15
One of the Myrtle Beach area’s best and most scenic courses is back and better than ever. Rivers Edge Golf Club, an Arnold Palmer design renowned for its beauty, has reopened to rave reviews after installing new greens earlier this summer. Read more

Bold Design and Playability Make True Blue a Must-Play

Posted by MBAGCOA on 09/22/15
There are nearly 100 courses along the Grand Strand, and True Blue is one of the must-plays. The Mike Strantz beauty, which is No. 77 on Golf Magazine’s list of the “Top 100 You Can Play,” is the type of layout you tell people about long after your round ends. Read more

Myrtlewood Palmetto is a Long-Time Favorite

Posted by MBAGCOA on 09/17/15
If location, memorable golf and good conditions are significant factors in determining where you play your next round, the Palmetto Course at Myrtlewood should be under serious consideration. Read more

River Oaks Continues Surge with Golf Course of the Year Award

Posted by MBAGCOA on 09/14/15
River Oaks – the 2015 Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course of the Year – is a story of a redemption, commitment and, most importantly to you the consumer, a quality round of golf. Read more

International Club Provides Golfers Great Greens, Value

Posted by MBAGCOA on 09/10/15
The goal at International Club is simple: it expects to deliver the type of conditions and customer service players receive at premier courses, while providing a golfer-friendly price. Read more

This Witch is a Delight

Posted by MBAGCOA on 09/01/15
The Witch Golf Links may have an intimidating name, but it’s a delight to play. This Dan Maples design is one of area’s best and most interesting layouts. Read more

River Club Provides Golfers Many Reasons to Return

Posted by MBAGCOA on 08/27/15
Merely being a good golf course sometimes isn’t enough. In a market as competitive as Myrtle Beach, courses need to provide players a reason to return. River Club, one of Pawleys Island’s quiet stars, delivers that clarity. Read more

Parkland Delivers Varied Challenges, Memorable Round of Golf

Posted by MBAGCOA on 08/26/15
Legends Resort has long been one of the Myrtle Beach area’s most popular properties and hopefully you’ve played at the Scottish-inspired facility. Read more

Sandpiper Bay Keeps Getting Better

Posted by MBAGCOA on 08/20/15
The old saying goes if you aren’t moving forward, you are moving backwards. At Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club, there is no doubt which direction the 27-hole facility is moving – straight ahead with the goal of providing the best golf experience possible. Read more

Wachesaw Plantation East: Challenge the Course that Challenged the Pros

Posted by MBAGCOA on 08/18/15
It’s time for you to challenge a course that has twice crowned World Golf Hall of Famer Karrie Webb as a champion. Read more

West Course at Myrtle Beach National Gives You a Chance to Go Low

Posted by MBAGCOA on 08/13/15
Golf is a challenging game on the best of days, so play courses that give you a chance to score. Few are better in that regard than the West Course at Myrtle Beach National. Read more

Thistle Delivers a Taste of Scotland

Posted by MBAGCOA on 08/06/15
Architect Tim Cate's has constructed his own personal playground in Brunswick County and Thistle Golf Club, a 27-hole facility, is one of his finest works. Read more

Norman Course at Barefoot Resort is a Quiet Star

Posted by MBAGCOA on 08/05/15
Standing on the elevated 10th tee box, looking down on a green that runs along the Intracoastal Waterway, the virtues of the Norman Course at Barefoot Resort are abundantly clear. The 10th is one of the area’s prettiest par 3s, the perfect blend of challenge and playability (there is ample bailout room to the left). Read more

Golf Package group - What do you think of the Newly Restored Tidewater Golf Course?

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/24/14
This group of guys, like many others, coming to Myrtle Beach to play golf are here for a great experience. We wanted you to hear directly from them. Read more

Susan Eskridge and Doug Harvey - Review Tidewater Golf Club

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/24/14
Susan Eskridge from Golf Holiday interviews Doug Harvey a member of Tidewater Golf Club on what the course is like after the 4 month restoration project. Read more

Beth, Kathy and Pat comment on the newly restored Tidewater Golf Course

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/24/14
On Day 2 of our grand reopening. Here is our next golfers sharing their Myrtle Beach Golf Course Review. Thank you Beth Kathy and Pat. Read more

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Reviews from a golf package group.

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/24/14
We opened at the height of the Fall golf package season. We were anxious to get feedback from the many golf package players in the area. Listen in to hear what they thought of Tidewater. Read more

North Myrtle Beach local and member shares his thoughts on Tidewater Golf Clubs restoration project.

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/23/14
We have some of the most avid golfers in the area. We were excited to hear what they had to say after they played the course. Read more

Chad New a local golf packager on his experience playing the newly restored Tidewate

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/23/14
He waited the 4 months and came out on opening day to see if the course measured up. He wanted to be confident before putting it back in his golf package inventory. Thanks for your review Chad. Read more

Locals review Tidewater Golf Course

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/23/14
Myrtle Beach Golf Course Reviews. This one is from some avid North Myrtle Beach golfers on opening Day at Tidewater Golf Course. Read more

Chris King and Susan Eskridge with Myrtle Beach Golf Holidays Comment on Opening Day

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/23/14
Myrtle Beach Golf Holidays Susan Eskridge and Chris King share their opinion and thoughts on Tidewater Golf course after the 4 month restoration of the greens. Read more

“The Scotsman” - Review of Tidewater Golf Course - North Myrtle Be

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/23/14
We met a Scotsman and asked him and his pals what they thought of the newly restored Tidewater Golf Course - Another Myrtle Beach Golf Course review with an awesome accent. Read more

Matt Ginella and Damon Hack from the Golf Channel on Tidewater Golf Course

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/23/14
The Golf Channel's Matt Ginella and Damon Hack discuss the "Top 5 Myrtle Beach golf Courses" - This is the segment focused on Tidewater Golf Club. Read more

Brian Noblin with Myrtle Beach Golf Packagers Reviews Tidewater Golf Course

Posted by MBAGCOA on 10/23/14
Brian Noblin with Myrtle Beach Golf Packagers shares his thoughts on Tidewater Golf Course after our 4 month greens restoration project. Brian works with thousands of golfers who trust him to give the best advice on where to play golf in Myrtle Beach. Thank you Brian for sharing with our viewers. Read more

Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association commits $250,000 to Grand Strand Senior Center

Posted by MBAGCOA on 06/26/14
Representatives from the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association (MBAGCOA) announced today that the organization has donated $50,000 to The Grand Strand Senior Center pursuant to an agreement reached between the two organizations in 2013 to merge the Grand Strand Senior Center’s VIP Golf Book into the Myrtle Beach Golf Passport program managed by the MBAGCOA. Read more