April 19, 2024

This Spring we took a pilgrimage to golf’s mecca; Myrtle Seashore. Our objective was easy… escape Michigan’s lingering frigid air and get some rounds of golf beneath our belt. With temps hovering within the mid to higher 70’s in South Carolina, we have been pumped to e-book some tee instances and luxuriate in some R&R on and off the course. On our first leg of the journey we landed, jumped within the rental automotive and cruised over to our first cease… Pine Lakes CC.

Right here’s various the explanation why Pine Lakes and Myrtle Seashore must be a vacation spot to your subsequent golf weekend getaway.

Pine Lakes Nation Membership

Par-70 – 6,675-yard – 134 slope


Dubbed “The Granddaddy,” Pine Lakes CC is the oldest golf course in Myrtle Seashore. Designed in 1927 and situated lower than half a mile from the ocean, Pine Lakes was initially designed as a 27-hole course by architect Robert White, first president of the PGA. The course has seen many revisions over time and at the moment performs as an 18-hole par 70, that includes a reasonably flat, but thrilling structure and difficult greens.

If you arrive on the course you might be greeted by the large plantation model membership home. Get your digicam prepared! The fountain, lawns and landscaping are immaculate. The bag workers is welcoming and useful. Contained in the clubhouse, we weren’t shocked by the old-fashioned wooden decor – a tribute to the historical past of this membership i’m certain. The property additionally homes the Myrtle Seashore Golf Corridor of Fame, which honors golfers and celebs like Dustin Johnson, Hootie and the Blowfish and extra. One thing else very attention-grabbing the clubhouse supervisor instructed us was that the thought of Sports activities Illustrated Journal was conceived at Pine Lakes in 1954.

Pine Lakes CC Review

Pine Lakes CC Review

Pine Lakes CC Review

We ended up enjoying Pine Lakes CC after a half day of journey from Michigan and a 25 minute drive to the course from the airport. To say we have been just a little stiff is an understatement. With out a lot time for the driving vary or observe inexperienced earlier than our tee time, we have been actually happy to search out that the fairways have been beneficiant, the tough wasn’t that tough in any respect and if you happen to occur to overlook proper or left, there wasn’t a complete lot of hassle.

A number of memorable holes we’ve to speak about have been #5, #9, #10 and #16.

Pine Lakes CC Review Pine Lakes CC Review  Pine Lakes CC Review Pine Lakes CC ReviewGap #5 is a dogleg left par 5 that I nearly eagled. This gap isn’t the longest par 5 by any means, nonetheless an extended, effectively positioned tee shot and strategy shot are vital. In case you’re in a position to poke one down the golf green 250 – 280 yards you must have the ability to attain the inexperienced in two photographs and have a putt for eagle or birdie. Nevertheless, relying on the wind, which might be this course’s finest protection, this gap can play for much longer. Fortunately the wind was at my again making it far more scoreable.

The ninth gap was one other favourite as a result of I hit a bomb! That bomb pale on me, after which with just a little assist from the wind ended up going additional proper, touchdown between two timber within the pine-straw, however I managed to hoist a pitch shot from 66 yards on the inexperienced and sink a put for birdie.

Gap #10 is a difficult 554 yard par 5 that was straight into the wind which was blowing regular. This gap requires an extended, straight drive and a wise layup or very effectively struck lengthy iron or wooden into an elevated inexperienced with effectively positioned bunkers to have any probability a eagle or birdie. Sadly, a double bogie was all I might muster up on this difficult gap. I’d like to play it once more with out the wind.

Pine Lakes CC Review

Pine Lakes CC Review

One other enjoyable gap was #16. This par 3 is 180 yards with a two-tiered inexperienced that challenges you to go after the pin. The day we performed the pin was tucked on the suitable aspect, practically 6 paces from the tough which rapidly dropped-off into the water. The left aspect of the inexperienced ungulates practically 4 ft above the outlet. Placing from over there may be most definitely a 2 or 3 putt. Fortunately was in a position to land my ball on the suitable aspect backside tier roughly 11 ft from the outlet and two putt for par.

Whereas these are some memorable holes from our spherical at Pine Lakes Nation Membership, the entire course is admittedly taken care of, the fairways are lush and the surroundings is unbelievable. To not point out the workers is unbelievable! If in case you have a possibility to go to Myrtle Seashore within the close to future we extremely advocate lining up a tee-time at “The Grandaddy.” With charges beginning at $62, this monitor won’t disappoint.

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