Parkland Course, The Legends, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Third course to complete The Legends in Myrtle Beach, Parkland, is a Larry Young design. Parkland is a more traditional course than Mooreland and Heathland, the other two courses at The Legends. The course condition of Parkland is excellent, manicured fairways and rough, huge receptive greens and some very deep and penal bunkers. The Parkland is one of my favorite courses. A traditional layout with eighteen different holes directs the player to use every club … Continue Reading →

Oyster Bay, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This Dan Maples design, is one of the older courses located just north of Myrtle Beach, but don’t let the term ‘older’ fool you. Oyster Bay is a very challenging and well maintained course. When you go to Oyster Bay be sure to bring a tee shot you can keep in the short grass, an effective short game and ability to putt sloping Bermuda greens. One thing you will not need at Oyster Bay is … Continue Reading →

Shaftesbury Glen Golf and Fish Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

This was my first time playing Shaftesbury Glen, a Clyde Johnston design, and it won’t be the last. What a great experience beginning to end. Although located about twenty minutes from restaurant row in Myrtle Beach, this course is well worth the drive. As you approach the course, you drive past what you later discover is the eighteenth hole. A beautiful lake located close to the green and a very inviting fairway gives a great … Continue Reading →

Waterway Hills Golf Course, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

This Robert Trent Jones design has a unique way of getting to the clubhouse. An aerial tramway takes you across the Intracoastal Waterway where you are greeted by someone sitting in a booth to assist in unloading the gondola. Of course the return to your car is also by the same tramway but it just seemed quicker leaving the course. The promo for this facility talks about “being greeted in the parking lot by a … Continue Reading →

Stonehenge Golf and Country Club, Richmond, Virginia

Richmond Virginia’s Stonehenge Golf and Country Club, an Ed Ault design, is an interesting course. It has a good variety of challenging golf holes, variety of par 3s, and is very playable for the average golfer if played from the white tees. The par 5s are three shot holes for the average player and the par fours have enough variety in lengths to allow the player to use most of the clubs in the bag. … Continue Reading →

The Legends, S.C., Moorland Course

  The Legends has three great courses: Heathland, a Tom Doak design; Moorland, a P.B. Dye course; Parkland, modeled from styles of Alister MacKenzie (Augusta National) and George Thomas (Riviera Country Club). Most players, high and low handicappers, believe the toughest course of the three is Moorland. I must say most people are right! Misplace a tee shot or approach shot and start adding extra strokes. Par becomes a thing of the past. It would … Continue Reading →

Nags Head Golf Links, N.C.

  This Bob Moore design is one of my favorite courses on The Outer Banks. Although only 6126 yards from the tips, this course is a bruiser. The player who steps up on the Black Tees (tips) thinking “this course is short,” is in for a rude awakening. This Scottish Links style course has all the sand and wind one could ask for. And it definitely has its share of blind shots (nine if I … Continue Reading →

Rivers Edge Golf Club, N.C.

  This is a great Arnold Palmer Signature Course. From the first tee shot to the last putt on eighteen, this track is not only enjoyable but very challenging. Don’t be distracted by the beautiful scenery or you might be searching for your ball somewhere in that scenery. I am a firm believer in playing from the set of tees which allows you the most enjoyment, especially when playing the course for the first time. … Continue Reading →

Silverstone Golf Club, NV.

This is a place well worth the thirty minute drive outside of Las Vegas, NV. A Robert Cupp design with three nine hole layouts: Desert, Mountain and Valley. Mostly played by members and locals, definitely a high quality facility and far less expensive than the courses outside the hotels in Vegas. Although the courses are played within a housing community (we played the Desert and Mountain nines) it doesn’t take away from the beauty of … Continue Reading →