Tom Jackson and Raymond Floyd don’t exactly ease you into the experience on Arrowhead Country Club‘s Cypress nine, as its brutish par-5 2nd hole will show you. Join us for an aerial tour of this great Myrtle Beach golf challenge, and get some tips along the way on how best to play it!
Arrowhead Country Club
Blue – 571 Yards
White – 528 Yards
Green – 510 Yards
Red – 417 Yards
This monster is a true 3-shot par 5, but laying up off the tee is not advised as the second shot increases in difficulty the farther back you are.
Play toward the right half of the fairway on your second shot and the ball will normally feed back to the center off the mounds.
5 is always a good score here.
Rees Jones doesn’t wait very long to roll out formidable challenges on his signature design at Arcadian Shores Golf Club. No. 2 is a test to your short game that might look completely different from one round to the next. Join us for an aerial tour of this great golf hole!
Arcadian Shores Golf Club
Hole No. 2 – Par 3
Black – 201 Yards
Blue – 178 Yards
White – 148 Yards
Gold – 143 Yards
Red – 114 Yards
Depending on the day or your handicap, your tee shot may be from this angle … or this one.
Either way, select the club that will get over the water to the most receptive part of the green, which is the front left portion.
It’s the shortest distance from the tee, and you can bail out left of the green if needed.
Modeled after the famed C.B. McDonald hole at Midocean, the finishing hole at Wild Wing’s Avocet Course dares you to bomb it off the tee to shorten the length of a long par 4. Join us for an aerial tour of No. 18, and get some advice on how best to approach this challenge!
Wild Wing Golf Club
The Avocet Course
Hole No. 18 – Par 4
Black – 453 Yards
Blue – 426 Yards
White – 381 Yards
Yellow- 360 Yards
Red – 343 Yards
Modeled after the famed C.B. McDonald hole at Midocean, this hole dares you to bomb it off the tee to shorten the length of this long par 4.
The four fairway bunkers are intended as targets only – it’s unlikely that you can reach them.
The approach might be Wild Wing’s most difficult, to a large and angled two-tiered green. It’s at least two clubs front to back, so proper distance and direction are crucial.
Water and a devilish left-side bunker are obviously not the place to miss.
It’s the second of a four-hole finishing stretch that features the beauty of the Shallotte River in spectacular fashion. Join us for an aerial tour of the par–four 16th hole at Rivers Edge Golf Club, and get some tips on how best to play it!
Rivers Edge Golf Club
Hole No. 16 – Par 4
Gold – 412 Yards
Black – 386 Yards
White – 370 Yards
Green – 349 Yards
Teal – 260 Yards
This is the second of a four-hole finishing stretch where the beauty of the Shallotte River and Copas Lake come into play.
Hit your tee shot past the right edge of the left-side bunker for ideal position. It’s just over 200 yards from the back tees to reach the front of it.
The green is guarded by a crescent bunker that wraps the right edge of the green.
Avoid the grassy marshes along the way, and enjoy the views!
On a course built on a 100-acre lake, it’s only fitting that water factors heavily into Man O’ War’s finishing hole. Join us for an aerial tour of this one-of-a-kind beauty and get some tips on how best to play it!
Man O’ War Golf Club
Hole No. 18 – Par 5
Championship – 494 Yards
Regular – 468 Yards
Senior – 442 Yards
Ladies – 360 Yards
On a course built on a 100-acre lake, it’s only fitting that water factors heavily into Man O’ War’s finishing hole.
Off the tee and on your approaches, missing left has obvious consequences. Well-struck drives also risk finding three bunkers to the left of the landing area.
Your approach is guarded by four greenside bunkers – but with an opening that tempts the aggressive to go for the green in two.
Do that, or get home in three, and you’ve got a chance to end a memorable round with a birdie or eagle. Good luck!
Your first dramatic introduction to the Intracoastal Waterway at Myrtlewood Golf Club’s Palmetto Course comes at No. 17, a par 3 that’s not the course’s most difficult but certainly one of its most scenic and memorable. Join us for an aerial tour of this beauty!
Myrtlewood Golf Club
Hole No. 17 – Par 3
Blue – 179 Yards
White – 162 Yards
Gold – 125 Yards
Red – 106 Yards
The 17th has three teeing areas, all at different elevations. The combination of elevation and wind can significantly impact club selection.
It’s not exceedingly difficult, but there is trouble to be found. Take your time and trust your club selection.
Throw in a pond, two bunkers in the front, and the Intracoastal Waterway to the left of the green, and the 17th is one of Palmetto’s prettiest holes.
Of the many replica holes showcased at World Tour Golf Links, the par-5 5th Hole on its Open Nine offers a particularly memorable experience as it pays tribute to the famed No. 15 at the English Turn Golf & Country Club in New Orleans, La. Joins us for an aerial tour of this beauty!
World Tour Golf Links
Open Nine – No. 5
Par 5 – “English Turn #15”
Tournament – 542 Yards
Back – 492 Yards
Member – 435 Yards
Forward – 410 Yards
The 15th hole at the English Turn Golf & Country Club in New Orleans, Louisiana was the inspiration for this par 5.
English Turn architect Jack Nicklaus suggests: “You have to gamble on your tee shot, and gamble on your second shot.”
“Your second shot is a lay-up, allowing yourself a pitching wedge into a pretty good-sized green.”
The first par 3 challenge you encounter on No. 3 at River Oaks Golf Club’s Fox nine is a memorable one. Join us for an aerial tour of this Intracoastal Waterway beauty, and get some tips on how best to play it!
River Oaks Golf Club
Hole No. 3 – Fox Nine
Black – 189 Yards
Blue – 161 Yards
White – 140 Yards
Yellow – 117 Yards
Red – 104 Yards
Per River Oaks Head Pro Scott Taylor:
“Great hole here. We have a waste bunker all throughout the middle of this par 3, so it’s all carry.
“There is a front bunker on this green as well as a very deep bunker to the right of this green as well as a grass bunker, so I definitely recommend not erring to the right of this green. It’s going to be a difficult up-and-down from there.
“The green slopes from back to front, and you can get a pretty lengthy putt as this is a big green. Just be sure to get it up a little long and to the left on this green, and you should be able to walk out of there with a 3.”
It’s not only Tidewater’s signature hole, but the par-3 12th on this Ken Tomlinson design offers one of the most iconic vistas in all of Myrtle Beach golf. Join us on an aerial tour of this spectacular scene!
Tidewater Golf Club
Hole No. 12 – Par 3
Black – 189 Yards
Blue – 179 Yards
White – 145 Yards
Green – 108 Yards
Red – 99 Yards
Enjoy this aerial tour of Tidewater’s signature hole, and one of the most breathtaking scenes in all of Myrtle Beach golf!
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!
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!