Myrtle Beach Golf Courses at the Top of Golfweek’s Public Course Rankings

by | Jun 6, 2024 | Where to Play

Myrtle Beach Reigns Supreme on Golfweek’s 2024 South Carolina Public Course Rankings

According to Golfweek’s recently released rankings of the best public courses in South Carolina for 2024, Myrtle Beach continues solidifying its reputation as a golfer’s paradise. The Grand Strand, as the Myrtle Beach area is nicknamed, boasts an impressive number of courses on the prestigious list, further solidifying its position as a top golf travel destination.

Golfweek’s rankings are highly respected in the golfing world. Their nationwide panel of experts meticulously evaluates courses across various criteria. Myrtle Beach courses dominated the South Carolina rankings this year, placing a staggering 13 courses among the Palmetto State’s top 20 public offerings.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club has been ranked as the No. 3 golf club in the state. Following closely are the No. 4 Dunes Golf & Beach Club, No. 5 True Blue Golf Club, No. 8 TPC Myrtle Beach, No. 9 Tidewater Golf Club, No. 10 Moorland Course at Legends Resort, No. 11 King’s North at Myrtle Beach National, No. 13 Heathland Course at Legends Resort, T14 Dye Course at Barefoot Resort, T14 Grande Dunes Resort Club, T16 Heritage Club, T16 Prestwick Country Club, and No. 20 Love Course at Barefoot Resort.

There was not much surprise in finding Caledonia leading the group of courses in Myrtle Beach. The Mike Strantz design is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its opening this year and has always been ranked among America’s top 100 public layouts.

The Dunes Club, a highly regarded top 100 course, recently hosted the PGA TOUR’s Myrtle Beach Classic and received praise from players. True Blue, Caledonia’s sister course, is also ranked among America’s top 100 resort courses.

TPC Myrtle Beach, home to ‘The Q at Myrtle Beach,’ provides a challenging yet fair experience that meets players’ high expectations for TPC-branded courses. Tidewater, recently acquired by Kemper Sports, boasts nine holes that run along the Intracoastal Waterway or Cherry Grove Inlet, making it one of the most scenic layouts in the state.”

Myrtle Beach’s success in the rankings is a testament to the area’s dedication to providing exceptional golf experiences. The courses, designed by golf legends like Arnold Palmer, Tom Doak, and Robert Trent Jones Sr., have earned numerous accolades and recognition, ensuring that golfers will have a memorable and challenging game.

So, whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just picking up the clubs for the first time, Myrtle Beach offers a wealth of public course options to choose from. With its beautiful scenery, variety of layouts, and abundance of amenities, it’s no wonder Myrtle Beach continues to reign supreme as a golfer’s paradise.

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Alan Darty

Alan is the founder and publisher of Golf One Media and the former publisher of eSouthernGOLF—a second-generation Florida native who loves all things Florida. You can usually find him with his wife, watching their two daughters coaching volleyball at Oviedo (FL) High School or Mississippi State University when he's not golfing, hunting, or fishing.