TPC Myrtle Beach

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Average: 4.4 (5 votes)
1199 TPC Blvd
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-8915
(843) 357-3399
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djtheoret

5

Ever wonder that it is like to play a PGA Tour caliber course? Here’s your change, at the only course in Myrtle Beach to receive a 5-star rating by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” – TPC Myrtle Beach

The Tournament Players Club in Myrtle Beach was designed by Tom Fazio with input from PGA Tour player Lanny Wadkins and opened for play in 1999. The course earned accolades quickly and the next year (2000) hosted the Senior Tour Championship, which was won by Tom Watson. Other PGA greats such as Gary Player, Ray Floyd and Lee Trevino have tried their luck against the complexities of the course.

From the tips, TPC MB measures 6,950 yards with a rating of 74.1 and a slope of 144. At 6,133 yards (72.5/138), the white tees will provide a formidable adversary for the average golfer without too much embarrassment or frustration. Ladies will find a challenge from the Red Tees at 5,118 (70.3/128). As always, pick the distance that’s right for you and have a good time.

Players weave their way through forests of red oak and pine, around Lowcountry marshes and picturesque wetlands on fairways as plush as carpet. Miss the fairway and you’re setting yourself up for a long day; the mounding and swales that sit on the periphery make for some tough play. Many fairways are tree lined, with ample landing areas off the tees. But trees aren’t all you’ll find out here; water comes into play on at least 11 holes, whether it’s a lake or wetlands.

The green complexes are worthy of praise all on their own. Most of the greens are elevated with subtle undulations – and fast. It’s not uncommon to have a putt with at least two feet of break during your round. Some of the greens are multi-tiered, adding to the necessity of a good putting game. The bunkers are well manicured; often siting several feet below the green.

In addition to a great golf course, TPC Myrtle Beach boasts some pretty impressive practice facilities. There’s a full length, targeted driving range, a short game area with sand bunker and a large putting green. No wonder touring professionals such as Dustin Johnson come here to practice in the off-season! I guess the fact that DJ has a golf school here would be a contributing factor as well!
There’s also a fully stocked pro shop so you can stock up on logoed gear and men’s and women’s locker rooms. Players can shower off/freshen up their round before heading home, and then grab a quick bite in the new Champions Pub. Enjoy a post-round cocktail or choose from numerous draft and craft beer selections. The Ahi Tuna Caesar Salad and Grilled Chicken Sandwich on Ciabatta Bread are recommended suggestions.

Pro’s Pick: Number 17, Par 3, 158 yards. (White Tees). To many, using the words TPC and island green in the same sentence means one thing: Sawgrass. But not so fast. Although Number 17 at TPC Myrtle Beach merely has a peninsular green, it’s every bit as intimidating as its evil step cousin down the Interstate. And, although there is only water on three sides, the fourth side has a large bunker which is by no means a picnic should you enter it. Complicating matters is the fact that the green slopes towards the water and know this – the wind will be a factor. At 158 yards, it provides a great challenge.

Favorite Par 4: Number 12, 277 yards (White Tees). Given the length of this hole you have to go for the green off the tee. A draw would be the preferred shot off the tee; there’s not a whole lot of trouble here unless you find one of the bunkers on the left side. The green is wider than it is long; something to keep in mind should you require an approach shot.

Favorite Par 5: Number 18: Par 5, 496 yards (White Tees). I would name this hole “Decision Time” because, with a good drive – preferably down the left side – you’ve got a decision to make. Standing on the tee box, you can’t help but be in awe as you stare down the fairway at the back of the clubhouse. There’s a very picturesque creek that meanders down the right side of the fairway and crosses about 300 yards from the white tees. Once it crosses the fairway, it flows into a large lake that guards the front and left side of the green. Most players will opt to make this a 3-shot hole and lay up right of the water. Hit it to the largest part of the fairway over the creek and you’ll leave an approach shot of around 100 yards to a large, well-bunkered green. This is one of the best finishing holes in the Myrtle Beach area.

Most Challenging Hole: Number 9, Par 4, 445 yards. A monster of a hole that requires your best drive of the day. Playing your tee shot up the left side of the fairway will take the water and trees on the right out of play. You’ll be left with a long approach shot that plays uphill to a narrow green with a large, deep bunker on the right. Miss it left of the green and you’re looking at a difficult up and down. I’ve played shorter par 5s – all pars are well earned.

will.h.grant

4

Good course. It has the feel of a more inland course. Fazio did a great job on the design including a great finishing hole. If you're accurate off the tee, you should do pretty well on this course. Relatively flat greens, with a few exceptions. The bermudagrass greens were in good shape considering the cool spring weather. Staff was very friendly.

jdamkp

4

Great course and great conditions. The greens were sick - just so fast. No gimme puts here. Two footers turned into 6 foot 3 putt coming back. My best round in Myrtle Beach was here (95).

Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – Thomas Fazio, ASGCA/Tom Watkins
  • Regulation Length Holes – 18
  • Twitterhttps://www.pga.com/

Golf.com Editorial

  • The TPC Myrtle Beach, a layout designed by Tom Fazio, has proven to be a worthy challenge for the world’s top players, including Senior Tour Championship winner Tom Watson. TPC Myrtle Beach presents to golfers the opportunity to see, play and feel what it is like to be inside the ropes of a tour caliber course. Woven through a peaceful setting of towering pines and natural wetlands, the course provides a fair and enjoyable test for golfers of all abilities. Best of all, TPC Myrtle Beach is open to the public. Everyone is invited to enjoy our unique setting, and while you’re at the club, be sure to stop by our Grille for breakfast and lunch. With breathtaking views of the 18th green, the Grille is the perfect setting for any occasion. Whether its drinks after your round or a private party, TPC Grille can accommodate anything. Come join us.

ParRatingSlopeYardage
Black tee7274.01456,950
Gold tee7272.21366,600
Blue tee7270.41266,193
White tee7268.41215,783
Red tee7270.41225,118
Front Nine
Hole123456789Out*
Black tee3775474474521585221873704723532
Gold tee3555174254301454981763534573356
Blue tee3324824104051334881623354453192
White tee3104683883831084621473134323011
Red tee269425257353884281222773542573
Par45443534436
Back Nine
Hole101112131415161718In*
Black tee3874253332055024453901935383418
Gold tee3604053171834834273721825153244
Blue tee3223682771634674033471584963001
White tee2893502531284483803131384732772
Red tee2803282331024253422801124432545
Par44435443536
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.