One of Myrtle Beach’s Toughest Tests

No. 15 represents the most challenging hole at International Club of Myrtle Beach

Determining one’s favorite hole on a golf course is an inherently subjective task. Some people favor easy holes, while others are swayed by aesthetic beauty, and some opt for the challenge. This article is for those who opt for the challenge, because No. 15 at the International Club of Myrtle Beach is the meanest hole you will encounter on this tremendous golf course, and if you can conquer it, you are well on your way to a great day. Here’s what to look out for when you play No. 15 on your upcoming vacation this spring.

No. 15 is a long, straightaway par 4 measuring 436 yards from the back tees. Looking down the hole from the elevated tee box, the first half of the fairway is somewhat tree-lined, though wide enough that players of all skill levels should be hitting this one with regularity.

The challenge of this hole comes more with the approach shot, as two large water hazards guard the left and right sides of the fairway and green from about 170 yards out all the way to the pin. This means missing your second shot left or right is an absolute no-go. In addition, two “C”-shaped bunkers guard the left side of the green in between the water and the green. These bunkers are deep. They are nasty. You really won’t want to be ending up here.

There is a sliver of room to the back and right sides of the green, but not much. Thus, with a long-iron approach and very little room to bail out, the only option is to commit, step up and make your best swing of the day. The challenge of No. 15 will call for nothing less.

Then, if you are one of the few lucky ones to hit this large, undulating green in regulation, a tough, winding, often sloping birdie putt awaits.

No. 15 defines the challenge that the International Club of Myrtle Beach presents. The only question left to ask now is: Are you ready to accept the challenge this spring with

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