Labor Day is right around the corner, and that can mean only one thing: it’s time to start planning your next Grand Strand golf getaway!
With over 100 championship golf courses, each engineered by the most respected names in golf and tailored towards every playing level, the Grand Strand has a golf course to meet every player’s unique preferences. With so many courses to choose from, it may be challenging to decide where you and your friends want to play first. That is why the Myrtle Beach Golf Authority is here to make your decision a little easier with in-depth looks at a few of the Grand Strand’s most famous golf courses.
This week, we will be looking at the picturesque Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club.
Situated just 30 minutes from downtown Myrtle Beach, near the cozy fishing village of Calabash, NC, Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club is a stunning Par-72 behemoth. Designed in 1974 by legendary course architect Tom Jackson, Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club is the poster child for traditional parkland-style golf.
Lush tree-lined fairways guide golfers through a beautiful natural landscape, dotted with strategically placed sand traps and water hazards. While undeniably beautiful, this 18 hole goliath is guaranteed to offer an enjoyable challenge to novices and professional golfers alike.
The course ranges in length from 5010 yards from the Red Tees to a staggering 6755 yards from the gold. Each of the course’s spectacular Par 5’s measures over 500 yards and require careful shot management to avoid Carolina Shores’ various natural hazards: including water guarding the left fairways on the tenth and sixteenth holes and sand bunkers defending the lead up to each of the greens. Once you make it to the greens, subtle breaks and well-disguised elevation changes make proper putting tricky—so watch out!
In addition to the immaculate grounds, Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club also boasts a fully-stocked pro-shop as well as a full-service bar and grill. For those of you looking to improve your game, Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club also offers regular golf lessons taught by the course’s resident pro. All it takes is just one visit, and you will understand why this viridian gem has been a favorite among residents and locals alike for almost 50 years!
So, interested in playing Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club during your next Grand Strand golf retreat? Get the most bang for your buck when you book your tee time as part of a custom Myrtle Beach golf package from the Myrtle Beach Golf Authority. Each of our golf packages includes playing time at the Grand Strand’s most famous golf courses, as well as sumptuous accommodations provided by our sister company—Elliott Beach Rentals. Give us a call or shoot us an email to book yours today. Our friendly staff of local golf experts is ready and waiting to help you with all your golfing needs.
Keep Calm and Golf On Carolina!