The days are growing shorter, the shadows are growing longer, and across the world, visions of eagles dance through golfers’ heads. Summer is winding down, 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 one and only Surf Golf & Beach Club.
Situated just a few minutes away from Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, Surf Golf & Beach Club has been at the heart of the Grand Strand golf scene for more than 50 years. Designed by legendary course architect—George Cobb—in 1960, this stunning Par-72 is one of the area’s oldest and most beloved golf courses. And, while the old girl has had a few facelifts over the years—most recently in 2016 when architect John Lafoy converted the greens from Bentgrass to Champion—golfers who visit Surf Golf & Beach Club today can still enjoy Cobb’s original design.
The course’s unique, 200-acre layout is designed to both accentuate the natural beauty and varied terrain of the South Carolina Coast, while also offering golfers of all skill levels an enjoyable, albeit challenging, golf experience. Lush fairways wind their way through towering Carolina pines and beautiful old oak trees to perfectly capture the laid-back spirit of the parkland style.
But don’t let the beauty fool you: this course is a beast! Treacherous dogleg turns blind players to the numerous water hazards and strategically placed bunkers that pepper the course. However, the wonderfully maintained greens ensure that every putt rolls straight and true. This course is a pleasure to play at any time of year!
For those of you looking to work in a little practice before your round, Surf Golf & Beach Club has a beautiful practice facility featuring a verdant grass driving range and putting green. Golfers will also enjoy perusing through the fully stocked pro shop and enjoying a refreshing drink at the beautiful clubhouse.
Are you interested in playing Surf Golf & Beach 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.
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