Golf Courses Near Monterey Bay Suites
Golfing and Myrtle Beach go hand-in-hand. Golfers have so many options when visiting Myrtle Beach that it can be a tough decision on where to play during vacation. While some like to play only the top tier courses, others simply want to just get out and smack the ball around a bit and don’t really care what courses they play. Lucky for Monterey Bay guests, there are a variety of courses nearby that cover all the bases. Below you’ll find some of the courses closest in proximity to your hotel.
Pine Lakes Country Club
Pine Lakes Country Club is home to the oldest course in Myrtle Beach, The Granddaddy. Established in 1927, the course is the foundation of golf tradition in Myrtle Beach. The course and clubhouse have since been renovated but still carry the southern charm and nostalgia that one would expect from the most historic course in the area. It’s 2009 redesign by Craig Schreiner has changed the front 9, while keeping Robert White’s original design intact for the back 9. The course is now a par 70, measuring 6,675 yards with a slope of 134. The course, like many in the area, sits less than ½ a mile from the ocean. You’ll find elevation changes on Pine Lakes that won’t be found elsewhere in Myrtle Beach. It’s rolling fairways and large lakes add both challenge and beauty to this Myrtle Beach masterpiece.
The Dunes Club
One of the most exclusive tracks in Myrtle Beach is The Dunes Club. Renowned for its challenging design and unmatched beauty, The Dunes Club is rated one of the top courses in all of Myrtle Beach, and is located just 2 miles from Monterey Bay Suites. The Dunes Club is the only course in Myrtle Beach with views of the ocean, and they are spectacular. This Robert Trent Jones design has been named a Top 100 Golf Course by many of the top golf publications in the nation. It has also played host to various PGA and LPGA events. It remains one of the most desired courses while also being one of the most expensive tee times in the area, but if you’re looking for golf perfection, there are few options that even come close to rivaling this masterpiece.
The courses at Myrtlewood are located right in the heart of Myrtle Beach, just a short drive from Monterey Bay Suites. Myrtlewood features two 18 hole designs, the Palmetto Course and the Pine Hills Course. Both tracks feature narrow fairways that require precision shot placement. Their greens and fairways both feature tif-dwarf Bermuda grass for a solid, true roll. The Pinehills course was established in 1966 and has since been updated by Arthur Hill and was previously nominated “Best New Resort Course” by Golf Digest. Both of these courses offer a variety of views from pine tree lined fairways, to fairways that rest along the intracoastal waterway. Myrtlewood is typically the least expensive of the three we mentioned here, but don’t let price fool you, these are some of the top courses in Myrtle Beach for the price.