Top 5 Golf Courses to Play While Staying at North Beach

While enjoying your stay at North Beach Plantation, be sure to swing on by some of the area's top golf courses.  With more than 100 championship golf courses along the Grand Strand, North Myrtle Beach plays host to some of the best. Here's a list of the top five places to play golf on the North Strand:

Heather Glen Golf Links: Designed by renowned architects Clyde Johnston and William Byrd, this course artfully brings to the South Carolina lowcountry the Scottish Highlands in this spectacular links-style layout. With a memorable 27 holes, Heather Glen has won a number of esteemed accolades and features a Scottish-style clubhouse, fully stocked pro shop, driving range and practice green.

Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links: Another links-style golf course in the Scottish tradition, Glen Dornoch remains won of the most revisited golf courses by visitors. Built as a tribute to Scotland native Donald Ross, often referred to as the godfather of golf design in the Carolinas, this layout by Clyde Johnson offers rolling hills and perfectly manicured greens and is a favorite among women golfers.

Barefoot Golf Resort: Offering four separate, and unique golf courses, Barefoot Golf Resort offers some of the best golf along the Intracoastal Waterway. Featuring 72 awe-inspiring holes designed by four of golf’s top architects, Barefoot Golf Resort offers courses designed by Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, Davis Love III and Greg Norman. And when staying at North Beach, play all four as part of a stay and play package deal.

Tidewater Golf Club & Plantation: Commonly referred to as the "Pebble Beach of the East Coast," Tidewater comes complete with 18 tactfully designed holes that offer scenic ocean views at virtually every turn. As a stiff challenge to players of all abilities, Tidewater incorporates wetland and woodland hazards throughout this stunning layout.

Surf Golf & Beach Club: As one of the oldest courses on the Grand Strand, it still remains one of the finest. This semi-private course offers a limited number of public rounds, making it one of the area’s most coveted tee times. The half-century-old layout is situated just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and includes 200 acres of such diverse and scenic terrains as hardwood forests, natural lakes and a cypress swamp.

(posted 7/27/14)