Legends-Moorland1500 Legends Road, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29579
Legends Resort is home to three golf courses, with the Moorland Course an impressive-looking and unique golfing challenge on a rolling piece of open coastal Carolina terrain. Architect P.B. Dye took great care to craft an unforgettable golf course with many unique aesthetic and playing challenges that ensure that no round at Moorland is a dull one.
Dye showcased many influences of his father Pete, whom he helped build such masterpieces as TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium Course, Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island and many others. Deep pot bunkers, dramatically-sloped and elevated greens and bunkers and water features ringed with Dye-trademark railroad ties abound at Moorland, making it a feast for the eyes and the golf appetite.
Like so many courses designed by the prolific Dye family, Moorland features many holes where the bark seems more intimidating than the proverbial bite. Many holes where players feel the need to struggle for pars and bogeys eventually reveal themselves as birdie opportunities. An excellent example of this dynamic is the par five second hole. An angled waste bunker and lake border the right side of the fairway, tempting players to cut off a significant portion of the dogleg in order to cut down the distance on the second shot. Once safely in the fairway, the second shot is a bit confusing: a hedge on the left tapers the fairway to a point. Beyond that point: only the waving flag in the distance. In fact, the best route to the green is to hit one’s layup shot over the aforementioned hedge, leaving a downhill look at the large green. Unclear on the first play, it becomes a unique and fun challenge on all subsequent ones.