NEW! 9/23/17 The 20 must beautiful courses in the United States. (The only S.C. course to make the list is #6, Kiawah Island Golf Resort.) Source: GolfDigest.com
NEW! 5/9/17 SEVERAL FOUNDERS GROUP INTERNATIONAL GOLF COURSES NAMED IN 2017 TOP COURSES FOR PUBLIC PLAY
S.C. Golf Course Ratings Panel Names Four and GolfWeek. Included: Two Founders Courses
May 9, 2017, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Founders Group International courses are on 2017 lists of South Carolina's top courses available for public play. Golfweek ranks TPC Myrtle Beach 12th and King's North at Myrtle Beach National 13th in the list of 15 South Carolina courses recognized in its prestigious state-by-state rankings. Pine Lakes Country Club is new to the S.C. Golf Course Ratings Panel list, joining Grande Dunes Resort Course, TPC Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Plantation Golf & Coutry Club.
"It's very gratifying to see ourt courses ranked among the best year after year, especially since there are more than 350 golf courses throughout South Carolina," said Steve Mays, director of marketing and sales for Founders Group International. "By far, the Grand Strand has more highly-ranked courses in one location than any other spot in the state. That's one of the things that mske it a great place for a golf vacation. Our group can arrance tee times on any of the great courses including these spotlighted in the latest rankings."
TPC Myurtle Beach is the only Myrtle Beach gold course to ever be awared 5 stars by Golf Digest. Ranked among Digest's America's 100 Greatest Public Courses, Best in State, TPC has been chosen to be the host site of the 2019 NCAA Division 1 men's golf regional. Designed by Tom Fazio, the course gives golfers the experience of PGA Tour-caliber golf. It has been played by greatsd such as Tom Watson, Gary Player and Lee Trovino.
King's North at Myrtle Besach National offers several of the Grand Strand's most memorable holes, including the par 5 hole, "The Gambler." Golfers aan choose the hit the driver long enough over an expansive water hazard onto an island fairway for a good chance of getting to the green in two or take the safe layup and a short approach over water for the more conventional three-shot hole. The course also delivers a dramatic ending with the par 4 18th, which features an array of 40 bunkers. Golf "Places to Play" has awarded King's North 4.5 stars.
Pine Lakes Country Club opened in 1927 as Ocean Forest Country Club. It's called "The Granddaddy" for being the first course on the Grand Strand and is known for being the place where the magazine Sports Illustrated was founded. Architect Craig Schreiner gave it a full-scale renovation in 2008, bringing it back into the spirit of the 1920s. The back 9 still reflects the original design and the front nine was renovated to enhance the elegant experience golfers from around the world associatewith Pine Lakes Country Club.
Grande Dunes Resort Club has been highly rewarded over years, named "National Golf Course of the Year" in 2009 by the National Golf Course Owners Association of America. Grande Dunes offers one of the most challenging layouts in the 22-course Founders Group Collection. The Roger Rulewich Group design is on a high bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.
Pawleys Plantation offers a Jack Nicklaus signature greens well-guarded by bunkers, challenging fairways dotted with water, and views of the saltwater marsh that divides the mainland from Pawleys Island.IUt is received numerous occolades from Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and other national media. The S.C. Gold Course rankibg panel ranked Pawleys Plantation as one of the top 50 golf courses in South Carolina in 2016.
The S.C. Golf Course Ratings Panel rates the Best Courses You Can Play biennial, filling in the even-numbered years with South Carolina's 50 Best Courses. Its criteria for ratings include routing, variety, strategy, equity, memorability, aesthetics, and experience GolfWeel's criteria in cljuding routing and conditioning, variety and memorability of holes.
About Founders Group International.
Founders Group International (FGI) is the foremost golf course owner-operator company in the Southeastern United States. Formed in 2014 through various purchases, and the 2015 acquisition of National Golf Management, FGI owns and operated 22 gold courrses (423 holes)in and around Myttle Beach, S.C., America's seaside golf capital.
Those courses include pine Lakes Country Club, the "granddaddy" of Myrtle Beach area courses; TPC Myrtle Beach, host site of the 2019 NCAA Division I men's golf regional and Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, and Grand Dunes Gold Club, home of the Grand Dunes Golf Performance Center.
FGI administers www.MBN.com, a leader in online tee time bookings, as well as package outlets, Ambassador Golf and Myrtle Beach Golf Trips. With help from Golfer Insider, 100 percent player-generated course ranking system, thousands of golfers plan and assemble their ideal golf itineraries through FGI's assets, including "top-100 caliber" courses Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club King's North at Myrtle Beach National Club, and more than 80 beach courses.
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1. Kiawah Island Resort, Kiawah Island
2. Harbour Town and Golf Links, Hilton Head Island
3. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Pawleys Island
4. Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle BEach
5. May River Golf Club at Palmento Bluff, Bluffton
6. True Blue, Pawleys Island
7. Barefoot Resort (Love), North Myrtle Beach
8. Tidewater, North Myrtle Beach2017
9. Wild Dunes (Links) Isle of Palms
10. TPC Myrtle Beach - Murrells Inlet
2016 10 best.com Top 10 Golf Coyurses in the Grand Strand 2016 The Sun News top rated golf courses
Best Golf Courses: 2018
First place: CalodoniaGolf & Fish Club
Finalist: Dunes Golf and Beach Club
Finalist: Legends ResortBest N.C. and S.C. Resort Golf courses in 2017
According to GolfWeek.com, here are some of the best courses you can play in 2017" You can see the list here. 5 Best Top Area Golf Courses
The Grande Dunes Resort Golf Course
The Man O' War Golf Course
The TPC of Myrtle Beach
The Tidewater Golf Club Course
The Wachesaw Plantation East Course
Source: Golf Travel About.com"Best of the Beach" 2017 golf-related winners:
First Place - Legends Golf Resort
Finalist, Thistle Golf Club
Finalist, Dunes Golf asnd Beach Club
"Must Play" Golf Courses in Myrtle Beasch
Dunes Gold and Beach Club, Barefoot Resort
Plus a list of "Best of the Rest"
See website for the entire list as well as well as links to golf coursesGolf Digest - Best Golf Courses 2017
Where to Tee Off
The Travel Channel's take on the "Best Golf Courses on the Grand Strand."The only question is: Where to play first? LowCountry marshes? Budget-friendly fairways? Magnolia-strewn plantations? Myrtle Beach has them all, including discounted multi-course packages. Here are a few of our favorites to hit in Myrtle Beach:
Dunes Golf and Beach Club
Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club
Caledonia Golf and Fish Club
True Blue Golf Plantation Greens for less GREEN!
OK, true: To play True Bue and our other courses so far, is not cheap, ranging from $100 to $185, depending on the season. But many other Myrtle Beach area golf courses are are very affordable with unique charms that stand up to the big boys.
Myrtlewood Golf Club
Heather Glen Golf LinksWMBF "America's 100 Public Courses"MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Two of Myrtle Beach's golf courses ranked among “America's 100 Greatest Public Courses” in the Feb. 2015 issue of Golf Digest."Dunes Golf & Beach Club was raked #50 and Caledonia Golf and Fish Club ranked number 73. "Congratulations to the Dunes Club andCaledonia for being ranked among "America's Greatest Public Courses," Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday President Bill Golden said. The Dunes Club was designed by Trent Jones, Sr. and opened in 1948. The course has hosted many golf events. including the U.S. Women's Open, six Senior PGA Tour Championships, and the PGA Professional National Champion.A Mike Strantz design, Caledonia's layout was crafted over 100 acres of property. The course has an antebellum style clubnhouse that required forced carry over water.“Myrtle Myrtle Beach has more outstanding courses than any destination in the country, and having two layouts ranked among America's top 100 public courses is further affirmation of that quality,” Golden said. Golf Digest choose the golf courses based on shot values, resistance to scoring, design variety, memorability, aesthetics, aand conditioning.
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