South Carolina

A Comparison of Myrtle Beach Golf Resorts

by Paul Joseph  |  Published January 11, 2023

The popular vacation city of Myrtle Beach on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast boasts a number of celebrity-designed golf courses, several of which are set within enticing resort hotels.

(Photo: Grande Villas at World Tour Golf Resort)

Nestled along a spectacular 100 kilometre stretch of shoreline, the lively seaside escape has long attracted visitors with its mild subtropical weather and powder-soft sands. And among those who flock here each year are many golfing enthusiasts thanks to the excellent golf courses dotted in and around the city. If you’d like to come and play golf in Myrtle Beach and like the idea of having a course to – almost literally – wake up to, we’ve compared the best golf resorts the city has to offer.

Grande Villas at World Tour Golf Resort

Situated just minutes from the heart of Myrtle Beach, and perched directly on a pristine, award-winning 18-hole course inspired by some of the most famous golf holes in the world, the Grande Villas offer modern amenities in a serene, lush environment. Inside the two and three-bedroom condos are finely decorated living, dining and sleep areas, plus fully equipped kitchens, while outside a large screened balcony invites you to relax and take in the views. On-site facilities available to all guests include an outdoor pool, gymnasium, and grill and picnic area. A short drive away are Ocean Boulevard, Broadway at the Beach and many other popular Grand Strand attractions.

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Barefoot Resort

(Photo: Barefoot Resort Golf & Yacht Club Villas)

With four golf courses to pick from, this is the place to stay for golfers who crave variety. Guests can stay overlooking the courses, which were designed by such prestigious names as Love, Fazio, Dye & Norman, while being only minutes away from the wide beaches of North Myrtle Beach – reached via a free, seasonal shuttle service.. The resort also offers water sport rentals, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, an incredible 14 swimming pools (including the largest outdoor pool in South Carolina), a hot tub, a pizzeria and a separate waterfront restaurant. Accommodation units feature well appointed kitchens with granite countertops, designer furnishings, spacious floor plans, and breath-taking views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Yacht Club Marina from your private balcony.

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Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Tucked away in peaceful seclusion yet centrally located between the North and South Myrtle Beaches, this upscale resort exudes a harmonious blend of elegant but casual ambiance. Kid-friendly movie screenings and shark tooth hunting make the resort particularly popular with families, and there’s also a seasonal beach transfer service for maximum convenience. All rooms provide a flat-screen TV and some have a private balcony or terrace with a view. As for the golfing amenities, created by renowned Roger Rulewich the par 72 course boasts a dramatic design featuring 7 holes that play along the Intracoastal Waterway. Meanwhile enthusiasts can improve their games at the on-site golfing academy.

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Legends Golf Resort

(Photo: Legends Golf Resort)

Set within a tranquil, warm and inviting community, this resort’s three golf courses, large putting green and 30-acre driving range make it a popular choice for golfers visiting Myrtle Beach. Guests can relax in their beautiful, spacious 2-bedroom condos – complete with a TV and a fully equipped kitchen – after golfing, beach going or shopping while overlooking the 17th hole. Top of the line amenities available for the use of all guests also include outdoor pools and tennis courts. The shops, restaurants and sandy shore of Myrtle Beach are all a quick drive away.

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River Oaks Golf & Tennis Resort 

Located in Central Myrtle Beach, close to the area’s best shopping, this resort not only feature its own on-site golf course – the River Oaks Golf Plantation – but is also adjacent to the renowned World Tour Golf Links. Guests are treated to fantastic course views from private balconies in every vacation condo as well as easy access to the greens, while leisure and recreation options are at your fingertips, with amenities including indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, and grilling areas. Accommodation units come with a full kitchen and dining area, plus a separate seating area with sofa and TVs. Myrtle Beach Lagoon and The Family Kingdom Amusement Park are both minutes away by road.

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