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Burning Ridge Golf Club is Hidden Gem

Posted by MBAGCOA on 12/09/15

The strength of the Myrtle Beach golf market 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. 

A former Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association Course of the Year, Burning Ridge is a hidden gem you would be best served not to overlook. 

Burning Ridge, which over-seeded fairways, greens and tee boxes, is in outstanding shape, and the course’s elevated greens drain very well, meaning they play firm and fast even when other courses may be wet. 

With four sets of tees, the layout, which can play from 4,524 to 6,789 yards, is an enjoyable challenge for all skill levels, and the red tees have proven particularly popular with female golfers. 

Due to Gene Hamm’s design work, the tree-lined fairways can appear tight from the tee, but don’t let the architect play mind games with you. There is plenty of room to hit the ball. 

Collectively, the par 3s are the most memorable set of holes at Burning Ridge, highlighted by the 12th, which plays 200 yards from the white tees. Much of that distance must be traveled over water, so the hole is picturesque and nerve-wracking.