TPC of Myrtle Beach1199 TPC Boulevard, Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576
TPC of Myrtle Beach is one of the most challenging, complete tests of golf you are likely to find on the Grand Strand. Designed by Tom Fazio in consultation with Lanny Wadkins and opened in 1999. In 2000, the course hosted the Senior Tour Championship, won by Tom Watson.
The course was built for modern championship golf and as such, it gives visitors the feeling of playing “where the pros play.” With narrow fairways, thick rough, deep bunkers and many pesky water hazards, TPC of Myrtle Beach is meant for golfers seeking a rigorous test of their abilities. From the back tees, it measures 6,950 yards from the back Black tee set, with a Rating of 74.2 and a Slope of 146. The course is not overly long, but the fairways and undulating greens demand precision ball-striking and, often, a deft lag-putting touch.
As many hard holes as there are at TPC of Myrtle Beach, its most memorable holes are the ones where a birdie is attainable—especially its par fives. The closing hole is a particularly good example of this: a stream runs up the right side of the fairway off the tee before crossing the landing area and feeding into a lake that guards the remainder of the left side of the hole, which measures 538 yards from the tips and 496 yards from the middle tee. A good final drive that challenges the stream on the right means having to carry only a small sliver, rather than a sizable chunk, of the lake for a prospective eagle-chance-making second shot to a green guarded by a string of bunkers on the right.