Golf Course Art: Myrtle Beach’s Most Visually Stunning Courses

Known affectionately as the “Golf Capital of the World,” Myrtle Beach is home to over 100 pristine golf courses, each boasting unique aesthetics and designs. However, some of these courses truly stand out for their stunning visual attributes. Here’s a deep dive into some of the most visually appealing golf courses in Myrtle Beach.

[h3]Caledonia Golf & Fish Club[/h3]

Considered one of the grandest designs by the celebrated architect Mike Strantz, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club holds an esteemed reputation amongst golf enthusiasts. It is rich in Southern charm and natural beauty, seen in the majestic live oaks forming archways over the entry drive, crepe myrtle trees, and azaleas adding a splash of color. This course is an artwork, with the iconic 18th hole providing a dramatic finish adjacent to a beautifully restored antebellum clubhouse.

[h3]Dunes Golf and Beach Club[/h3]

The early 20th-century golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones Sr., gave life to the Dunes Golf and Beach Club. Being a landmark in Myrtle Beach, it’s known for its stunning coastal views and its notorious hole number 13, a par-5 deemed “Waterloo,” which delivers a mesmerizing visual spectacle with a sharp dogleg bending around Lake Singleton.

[h3]TPC Myrtle Beach[/h3]

A masterpiece by Tom Fazio, the TPC Myrtle Beach offers a photogenic round with meticulously maintained fairways and greenery. Surrounded by tranquil, protected woodlands and wetlands, which homes native wildlife, it enhances the game by engaging golfers in an immersive, natural environment. The 18th hole, in particular, is a sight to behold, featuring a striking visual of the fairway stretching beautifully towards the clubhouse.

[h3]Barefoot Resort – Dye Course[/h3]

Renowned golf course architect Pete Dye deserves credit for the visually appealing Barefoot Resort – Dye Course. Characterized by GN-1 Bermuda grass on the fairways, it also incorporates abundant native plants throughout the rough. The stunning 18th hole, outlined by an aesthetically placed pond, leads up to a chic clubhouse inspired by Southern plantation architecture.

[h3]True Blue Golf Club[/h3]

True Blue Golf Club, Mike Strantz’s sister course to Caledonia, impresses with its vast fairways and stunning landscapes. Precariously placed bunkers, artistically tailored fairways and striking use of water add an element of drama and complexity. With natural vegetation, marshlands, and native wildlife, it combines Southern charm with the raw, untouched appeal of the region.

[h3] Grande Dunes Resort Club[/h3]

The spectacular layout of a course sculpted into a high bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway is what makes Grande Dunes Resort Club another visual marvel in Myrtle Beach. The panoramic views from the elevated clubhouse, the visually defined fairways lined by trees, lakes, and the scenic views of the waterway, collectively provide a visually and mentally stimulating round of golf.

[h3]Pawleys Plantation[/h3]

Pawleys Plantation, a Jack Nicklaus design, stands out with its uniquely crafted visuals. The most visually striking feature is undoubtedly the 13th hole, where players face a saltwater marsh and dramatic views of Pawleys Island, creating a truly memorable setting.

Each of these stunning golf courses in Myrtle Beach is breathtakingly beautiful, providing golfers with a unique visual experience. While the playability of each course remains paramount, the compelling fusion of architecture, design, nature, and artistry in these courses adds a whole new dimension to the golfing experience, making players feel as though they are walking through a meticulously crafted work of art. They serve to remind us that beauty and sport can and do go hand-in-hand. So, whether you’re a seasoned golfer, a casual player, or a striking art enthusiast, these visually perfect golf courses are sure to captivate you.

4 thoughts on “Golf Course Art: Myrtle Beach’s Most Visually Stunning Courses”

  1. Just reading this post made me pack my golf bag! Going to hit TPC Myrtle Beach for the umpteenth time this weekend. Can anyone confirm if ‘Waterloo’ at the Dunes Club is as challenging as they say? Might swing by there next weekend if it’s worth the hype.

  2. Great write-up on the visual treasures Myrtle Beach has to offer golfers! I’ve been to the Caledonia Golf & Fish Club a couple of times and you’re not exaggerating, the place is a masterpiece of natural beauty. The 18th hole is a sight to behold indeed. Looking forward to taking my clubs to the Dunes Club next!

  3. Jane_GolfAddict999

    As a female golfer, I appreciate not just the technical challenge these courses provide, but the outright beauty and charm of them too – a real feast for the eyes! I played the True Blue Golf Club last spring, and trust me, photos do not do any justice to its beauty. Love the natural vegetation and wildlife too, it puts a different spin on the game. Makes the occasional water hazard worth it (almost)! It is indeed like walking through a meticulously crafted work of art. Quick question though, anyone has a tip or two for playing the ‘Waterloo’ on the Dunes Golf and Beach Club? That hole seems daunting!

  4. Having played on over half of the courses mentioned in this blog, I can absolutely attest to their visual beauty. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club remains to be my favorite. The way the live oaks form archways still gives me goosebumps everytime! But the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort comes a close second – those aesthetics do add a bit of charm to each swing don’t they. Looking forward to checking the rest of the list off. Anyone else have a favorite from this list or a suggestion not on here?

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