Golf courses are often referred to as a “people sport” and one of the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach is at Barefoot Resort. Myrtle Beach has been called the Perfect Golf Destination by Golf Digest Magazine and many have taken notice. What makes Myrtle Beach such a great place for golf courses? It’s beautiful setting, the courses are challenging and unique, the weather is awesome year-round, and the courses are played by some of the best players in the world.
Barefoot Resort boasts seven miles of oceanfront beach with two challenging holes within the resort. The first, Saw Palmetto, is considered one of the best kept secrets in the country. Located on the north shore of Myrtle Beach, you will find an untouched stretch of sand that leads to Palmetto Bay. The Palmetto Bay is only reached by a short climb up a set of stairs at the base of Barefoot Resort’s highest point. From here you’ll find that you are able to view the magnificent Atlantic Ocean.
Barefoot Resort’s other courses are equally impressive and offer scenic views of the ocean. Golf Digest ranked them #1 in their “Best Places to Golf” report. Golf at Myrtle Beach has become more than just a great vacation experience. It has become an adventure golf where you can find courses that challenge you from top to bottom.
The Open Air Market is one of the newest courses at Myrtle Beach and features a layout much like the courses at the Resort Course. On this resort course, golfers will enjoy their choice of nine holes, but will also be treated to a boat tour down the Intracoastal Waterway. The greens tend to be a bit challenging due to the lack of bunkers, but the greens are generally larger than those found on the Resort courses. This course offers a unique golf experience as you have the option to be right on the water, or on land depending on the wind. The waterway allows golfers easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway.
Open Air Market is a fun and challenging course that allows golfers to view the beautiful marshlands spread out below. The course is accessible from the Golf Links North Myrtle Beach dock. Other courses that are a popular choice with golfers include Barefoot Resort’s Copper Canyon course, the Deep South’s Black Mountain course, and the Ramblewood Creek course. Each of these courses offer spectacular scenery along the Intracoastal Waterway and the Myrtle Beach beaches. Many golfers who come to the area prefer these courses over the other golf courses because they offer scenic views of the ocean.
Traveling to the Myrtle Beach area is easy thanks to I-35E. This highway runs all the way to the sandy beaches of South Myrtle Beach. However, if you are tired of driving, there is another option. You can take a commuter rail service from the nearby cities to the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The train will take you between the three major Myrtle Beach resorts. When you arrive, simply walk to your rental car and off you go.