During a vacation at the Breakers Resort, guests experience one of Myrtle Beach’s historic resorts with the added touch of modern accommodations and full-service amenities. But to delve in to the history of the Breakers and the Grand Strand means experiencing some of the area’s historic and award-winning golf courses. A relaxing Myrtle Beach vacation at the Breakers is synonymous with the peaceful scenery provided by some of the Grand Strand’s best golf courses, just down the street.
With the Breakers Resort’s experienced golf managers, you can plan your own golf adventure during your stay. Here’s a look at three of the premiere courses you can enjoy, just minutes from the resort:
- Myrtle Beach National Golf Club – West Course
Of the three Arnold Palmer-designed golf courses at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, the West Course is neither the shortest, nor the longest. But it is the most player-friendly, making it a perfect venue for the first round of your trip or a leisurely “emergency 18.” The West Course also has the advantage of being one of the only Myrtle Beach-area golf courses that is free of interior housing, meaning that even if you have a shaky ball-striking day, chances are decent that you’ll make it around the course with just one golf ball. The West Course ends with a highlight: a long par three requiring a long iron or fairway wood over an angled water hazard.
- Myrtle Beach National Golf Club – King’s North
Designed by Arnold Palmer, the current iteration of King’s North opened in 1996 after extensive renovations and was immediately recognized for its high quality of design, with a number of iconic and challenging holes. To boot, like its sister West Course, it is one of relatively few golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area not lined by houses. Some can be seen on the periphery of the property, but they effectively never come into play, lending guests an excellent sense of escape. The course sports smooth MiniVerde greens of medium size and gentle contour. The unquestioned signature hole on the course is “The Gambler,” the par-five 6th. It is a reachable par five that doglegs to the left around a large lake with an island fairway in the middle of it. Hit the island and be rewarded with as little as a mid-iron for your second shot.
- Wild Wing Plantation – Avocet Course
For golfers who have traveled extensively to play the game they love, some golf courses and holes tend to blend together in one’s memory. It takes a lot for a course to stand out these days, and ever since it opened in 1993, Wild Wing Plantation’s Avocet Course has had what it takes, with a number of memorable holes setting it apart from other courses in the memories of all who play it. One of those memorable holes is the short par-4 14th, which is one of the best two-shot holes in all of Myrtle Beach, let alone South Carolina. Long hitters can go for the undulating green off the tee, but more cautious golfers can choose to play the hole no fewer than five or six different ways, depending on the day’s hole location and their own abilities and preferences.
From birdies to bogeys, after a solid round on the course, you can come back to the comforts and amenities of the Breakers Myrtle Beach Resort, to continue on with a relaxing Myrtle Beach vacation.