When talking about Beachwood Golf Club, friendly is the word most often associated with the venerable design.
Layout? Player friendly.
Staff? Always friendly.
Cost? Wallet friendly.
Beachwood, which opened in 1968, long ago realized that fun, affordability and convenience (the course is located right off Highway 17) were a winning combination.
The course’s fairways are among the widest in the area, encouraging players to swing away off the tee, and the greens have good speed but no elephants buried underneath them. While the Gene Hamm design provides players a chance to score, par has to be earned.
Playing nearly 6,400 yards from the white tees, players will need a good ball-striking round, particularly at the par 5 14th hole. The double dogleg left has a horseshoe design and is a true three-shot hole.
Adding to Beachwood’s appeal is the absence of housing surrounding the layout and the fact that it drains as well any course on the beach, meaning golfers are almost always riding the fairways.