Tidewater Golf Club
Experience championship-caliber golf in a South Carolina Lowcountry setting at Tidewater Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach, one of the finest courses on the Grand Strand and on the East Coast.
Located in the Little River Neck area, Tidewater sits on a peninsula between the Cherry Grove Inlet and the Intracoastal Waterway. This Ken Tomlinson design is literally surrounded by water and plays through a scenic salt marsh as the adjoining wetlands and woodlands help create a challenging layout in a magnificent locale.
Tomlinson, an understudy of the great Arnold Palmer, created the concept for Tidewater by visiting some of the world's best courses, such as Pine Valley and Merion. Designed to play host to a major championship, Tomlinson's vision became a reality in the form of an 18-hole Myrtle Beach golf masterpiece that has gained fame among fans and critics alike. Since its opening in 1990, Tidewater had been a fixture on Golf Magazine's "America's Top 100" list, along with an impressive collection of accolades. Golf Week ranked Tidewater No. 6 in SC, Golf Digest named it "One of the Top 100 Public Courses in America" in 2011-12, and the SC Ratings Panel called it the "Best You Can Play in SC."
But the real praise comes from the top pros and Average Joes who return to try to tame Tidewater year after year. It has become a must-play among locals and visitors who enjoy a true test of golf in a natural environment. Whoever called golf a "nice walk spoiled" obviously never strolled the beautiful 18 holes at Tidewater.
Featuring well-maintained fairways and greens on a property surrounded by wilderness, Tidewater blends in seamlessly with its environment. With holes carved out of maritime forest and amid a series of tidal creeks and marshes, Tidewater makes full use of natural hazards and features to create an unforgettable golf experience.
It doesn't take long to get the full Tidewater experience. The third and fourth holes sit high atop river bluffs that offer excellent vistas of the swamps and marshes below. The holes also present golfers with their first tough tests of staying high and dry on a layout that is bordered by water on one side and woods on the other.
That's the biggest challenge golfers face throughout the 7,044-yard layout - keeping the ball in play and taking advantage of risk-reward opportunities to break par. The length requires some heavy hitting on several holes, but it's more important to play it straight and strategically on this course with a rating of 74.3 and a 144 slope.
Tidewater also features a friendly staff and an impressive clubhouse that offers a fully stocked pro shop and a bar and grill. A driving range and putting greens are available for practice and pro lessons are available.
Tidewater is located at 1400 Tidewater Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29582. From downtown Myrtle Beach, take Highway 17 North approximately 15 miles, turn right on Little River Neck Road and turn right onto Tidewater Drive. To book a tee time, visit www.myrtlebeachgolf.com.