The stop for this Tee It Up Grand Strand article is right in the heart of Myrtle Beach as we go to Prestwick Country Club. This Pete and P.B. Dye design has some of the most beautifully sculpted holes on the beach. It has the look and feel of an exclusive country club setting but it is not. This newly fully public golf course is as good as it gets in Myrtle Beach.
A typical Dye course, Prestwick has some very tough bunkering to navigate through the round. It also has some quirky mounds and rolling fairways that lead into some run-off areas that can be difficult to play out of. It is a definite test of skill and patience when teeing it up at Prestwick. Each hole takes some thought and strategy as to what angles to play and what side of the fairway is best to attack the greens from. Don’t worry. There are 6 sets of tees to choose from that will help golfers of any skill level to enjoy their round.
The putting surfaces at Prestwick Country Club are arguably the best on the beach. The greens are a TifEagle Hybrid Bermuda hybrid that superintendent Paul Kaufman and his staff installed about 3 years ago. Smooth and fast (just the way this writer likes it) the greens allows golfers to find the line and putt to the hole. Easy enough right? Soft and receptive to irons and wedges on approach, these finely manicured putting surfaces are a joy to hit into. Make sure to hit the proper side of the green on the approach. Many of the greens have those subtle breaks and fall lines that Pete Dye likes use to drive golfers crazy when putting. To be clear, Prestwick Country Club has the best greens on the beach!
As we are deep into the fall golf season, the beautiful scenery around the golf course is starting to change. The summer flowers are giving way to the fall foliage which in some ways can make it look like almost a totally different golf course. Prestwick is simply a great place to play golf. With it’s location in the center of the Grand Strand there is no reason to not include it on the list of places to play. In fact it should be very near the top.
To make a tee time visit the website at www.prestwickcountryclub.com or call the golf shop at 888-250-1767.
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