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Best Golf Courses to Play During Your Stay at Compass Cove

Best Golf Courses to Play During Your Stay at Compass Cove

When you come to Myrtle Beach for a golf getaway, there’s never a better way to relax and refresh after a sunny spring round than to chill at the pool or take a few runs down a thrilling waterslide. That’s the philosophy at Compass Cove. With more than 530 guestrooms and 720 feet of Atlantic Ocean frontage, Compass Cove is a quintessential beachfront getaway to complement any golf excursion to the Grand Strand. And with 22 water features – including 6 indoor pools and 3 outdoor pools – Compass Cove has no shortage of amenities for the family as well.

Compass Cove’s friendly staff and experienced golf directors are ready and waiting to help you plan your ultimate Myrtle Beach golf adventure. Here are three courses to put on your golf itinerary during your stay at Compass Cove:

  • TPC Myrtle Beach
    Designed by Tom Fazio, TPC Myrtle Beach is the only course on the Grand Strand to be awarded the maximum five stars on Golf Digest’s “Places To Play” ranking. It carries a professional golf pedigree as well, having hosted the Senior Tour Championship in the past as well.  With smooth, expansive Champion Bermuda greens the course weaves through mature forest. Each nine begins with par fours of middling length and builds from there, mixing in some stout par threes and fours with beguiling risk-reward holes like the 18th, a 538-yard beauty that plays as a three-shot hole for most but is reachable in two for the daring and accurate player – Dustin Johnson, for example, whose golf school is located on the property. Only a bold second shot that matches long drive will result in an eagle opportunity to close the round.
  • Prestwick Country Club
    Prestwick Country Club may be the best Myrtle Beach-area golf course you’ve never heard of. It seems to hide in plain sight in between US 17 Business and US 17 Bypass in Garden City Beach. A Pete-and-P.B. Dye design, Prestwick brings all the features golfers have come to expect from the Dye family name: extensive mounding, pot bunkers and plenty of water, often surrounded by railroad ties. The ninth and eighteenth, memorably, flank either side of a lake, with their greens at the foot of the clubhouse.
  • Indian Wells Golf Club
    One of Myrtle Beach’s true under-the-radar courses, Indian Wells boasts one of the most loyal groups of locals around. It’s secret? In a world where golf courses seem to be getting longer, Indian Wells remains “just right” yardage-wise, with four sets of tees that test – but don’t stress – golfers of all abilities. Instead of power, finesse and prudence are the keys to success at Indian Wells, which confronts the golfer with water hazards on 14 holes. This means that risk-reward opportunities abound. Will you play aggressively for birdies and risk danger on holes like the reachable par-5 10th? Or will you play for par?

Whether you’re looking for a casual round or want to take on a challenge, the golf directors at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort can make sure that your golf diversion during your Myrtle Beach vacation will be anything but a let down.

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