Hole Spotlight: Carolina National Heron No. 5

You won’t find many holes along the Myrtle Beach golf scene more breathtaking than the challenging par-3 5th hole on the Heron Course at Carolina National Golf Club. Join us for a dynamic aerial tour of this beauty, along with suggestions on how best to play this masterpiece!



Carolina National
Heron #5 – Par 3

Black – 203 Yards
Gold – 191 Yards
Blue – 182 Yards
Teal – 161 Yards
White – 121 Yards

The signature hole at Carolina National, a par 3 that requires a good tee shot over the marsh to a bulk headed peninsula green.

Tee boxes wrap almost 180 degrees around the hole, again presenting a distinctly varied challenge from one tee to the next.

The wind will likely play a significant factor here and will make club selection very important when trying to hit the green in regulation.

Recovery shots will be a challenge as well, with undulation and bunkers around the playing surface.

Take a few extra seconds to enjoy the scenery of the Lockwood Folly River!

Hole Spotlight: The Par-4 11th at Grande Dunes Resort Course

The first par three on the back nine at the Resort Course at Grande Dunes can play completely different in any given round, depending on the tee box angle you’re presented that day. Join us for an aerial tour of this memorable hole!



Resort Course at Grande Dunes

Hole No. 11 – Par 3

Gold – 190 Yards

Black – 174 Yards

Blue – 150 Yards

White – 124 Yards

Silver – 110 Yards

Red – 95 Yards

Tee box options covering a 90-degree spread from left to right can make this a dramatically different playing hole from round to round.

Waste bunkers face you off any tee box you play.

Note the slope of the green from the center to the front from this angle. Short tee shots will find the collection area, but still give you a good chance to get it up and down for par.

Hole Spotlight: The Par-4 16th at Crown Park Golf Club

This dogleg left par four at Crown Park Golf Club can make or break your round. Join us for an aerial video tour of this hole, along with our suggestions on how best to play it!


Crown Park Golf Club

Hole No. 16 – Par 4

Blue – 379 Yards

White – 350 Yards

Golf – 298 Yards

Red – 276 Yards

This dogleg left par four requires a tee shot up the right-hand side.

Avoiding the large lake protecting the inside of the dogleg is a must here.

Players who find the fairway can attack this green.

Steer clear of the two greenside bunkers, and an easy birdie is within your grasp!

Hole Spotlight: No. 9 at Prestwick Country Club

The 9th hole at Prestwick Country Club is a tough par five that, in true Pete & P.B. Dye style, wraps around a large lake. Avoid these bunkers if you want to make par here!



Prestwick Country Club
Hole No. 9 – Par 5
Black – 537 Yards
Blue – 507 Yards
White – 486 Yards
Green – 454 Yards
Red – 423 Yards

This tough par five demands perfection on every shot.

If you lay up, make sure you miss the cluster of bunkers on the right side of the fairway.

Finding the greenside bunkers will lead to a bogey.

Make sure you find the right section of this expansive green.

Myrtle Beach Golf Hole Spotlight: The 18th at Legends Golf Resort’s Heathland Course

Buckle up for an exciting finish to your golf round when you get to the 18th hole at the Heathland Course at Legends Golf Resort! We’re here to take you on an aerial tour of this finisher, along with suggestions on how best to play it.


Legends Resort – Heathland Course

Hole No. 18 – Par 4

Blue – 414 Yards

White – 387 Yards

Green – 364 Yards

Red – 311 Yards

Rack up your red numbers at Heathland on holes 1-15, because its finishing stretch is the course’s toughest.

The 18th is a longer par 4 with beautiful fairway bunkers that frame it memorably on each side.

Those bunkers will challenge you to put your tee shot in the short grass, leaving a mid- to high-iron approach to the green.

The only mishit approach not guarded by greenside bunkers is long. Know your pin placement relative to the center ridge of the green, from which it slopes to the front.

While you’re there, enjoy the surrounding views accented by Legends’ beautiful clubhouse.

Video Hole Spotlight: The Par-5 18th at River Club

It’s one of the great finishing holes in all of Myrtle Beach golf! Join us as we take you on an aerial tour of the par-5 18th at Tom Jackson’s River Club, and offer suggestions on how best you can play it!


River Club
No. 18 – Par 5

Blue – 518 Yards
White – 493 Yards
Red – 369 Yards

A great risk-reward way to finish a round!

For the conservative player, the tee shot plays to the right of this bunker, leaving a short-iron layup that reduces the hazard risk.

The aggressive approach is a tee shot to the landing area in front of the bunker – 245 yards from the tips to clear the water.

Find the middle of this landing area, and you’re a 150-yard iron away from the center of the green and a great chance for eagle!

Video Hole Spotlight: The Par-3 Finisher at Beachwood Golf Club

A popular North Strand design is in the spotlight this month as we shine the light on the par-3 18th hole at Beachwood Golf Club! Join us on an aerial tour of Beachwood’s final hole, with our suggestions on how best you can play it.


Beachwood Golf Club
Hole No. 18, Par 3

Blue – 224 Yards
White – 193 Yards
Gold – 180 Yards
Black 107 Yards
Red – 101 Yards

This is a finishing hole that offers a demanding test.

With the Atlantic Ocean across the street, prevailing winds often make this hole play even longer.

A short shot is best missed front right, to take the greenside bunkers out of play for your up-and-down attempt at par.

Video Hole Spotlight: No. 17 at the Norman Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf

Join us for an aerial tour of the penultimate hole at The Norman Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf, along with our suggestions of how best to play it!

The Norman Course at Barefoot Resort

Hole No. 17, Par 4

  • Platinum – 409 Yards
  • Black – 361 Yards
  • White/Green – 316 Yards
  • Gold – 282 Yards

Like its back nine counterparts at No. 10 and No. 14, this hole plays scenically along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Favor the left half of the fairway to leave the best approach angle, and to keep shots on this gently sloped fairway from feeding into the waste area on the right.

The front right greenside bunker was recently grassed over, but you still don’t want to miss there.

Get home in two, and you’ve got a great shot at birdie. Just be mindful of the slopes: gentle front to back, and toward the water.

Video Hole Spotlight: The Finishing Par 4 at The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University

Join us as we take you on a guided aerial tour of the par-4 18th hole at The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University. See how it’s changed since transitioning from its former identity as Quail Creek, and how we suggest you play it.


The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University

No. 18 – Par 4

  • Black – 362 Yards
  • White – 340 Yards
  • Bronze – 325 Yards
  • Teal – 316 Yards

This is the fourth most difficult hole on the course.

As part of the changeover from Quail Creek to the Hackler Course, the 18th green was moved to border this lake.

A once-simple finishing hole is now a knee-knocker. Your tee shot must lay up right & short of the water for a clear approach shot to the green.

Course Spotlight: The Love Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf

Of the same-site collections of championship courses in the Myrtle Beach area, there’s perhaps none more renowned than Barefoot Resort & Golf. And the Love Course is a notable entry among Barefoot’s four signature layouts that allows the resort to continue distinguishing itself as the most honored multi-course facility in the area.

With such a decorated career on the PGA TOUR, Davis Love III reflects a lifetime rich with learning experiences into his signature Barefoot design. Reflective of the prodigious length off the tee Love III showcased in the peak of his career, the Love Course stretches to more than 7,000 yards from the tips. Thankfully, multiple sets of tees bring playability for golfers of all abilities.

Always accentuating the natural landscape and history of each property he develops, Love III brilliantly worked an old, brick plantation-style home into his design that’s visible on holes 3 through 7. These “faux ruins” beautifully frame the shortest par four on the Grand Strand golf scene, and the visuals are as compelling as a golfer’s options off the tee. By the sixth green, these visuals become a unique feature that can alter your decision-making when pitching to the pin.

The 13th is a compelling par five that bends right from tee to green with a split fairway, with a putting surface guarded by greenside bunkers to the right as well as a wandering creek. The most intimate part of the Love Course is experienced on holes 14 through 16. The best tee shot from the back tee of 14 leaves you well-positioned to reach an elevated green with multiple tiers. The par-three 15th offers a stern test, with a green that rests on a perch with swells and natural sandy areas standing ready to claim errant tee shots. And the par-four 16th brings yet another split fairway, this one with a centered fairway bunker and water down the right running up to a sprawling green that’s conducive to long irons and fairway metal approach shots.

The finishing hole at Barefoot-Live is the course’s longest, a par five that stretches to just shy of 600 yards from the tips. Cat tails, bunkers and a lake surround the 18th green, where a well-played match will likely be settled by your final putts.

The Love Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf continues to exceed expectations for members and guests every day. Let MyrtleBeachGolf.net help you see what makes Barefoot Resort & Golf such a popular stay-and-play option in the Myrtle Beach golf scene!