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- June 26, 2021 at 10:35 am #49245Kevin HengstlerParticipant
I’m a first timer to the World AM travelling from Canada.
My arrival is Friday and I looking to play Saturday and Sunday. Can someone recommend a couple of courses to play. It’s a vacation so higher end tracks is cool. Any course that plays next to Ocean would be cool or others. I have a car and willing to drive a fair distance.
Calgary Alberta CanadaJune 26, 2021 at 1:24 pm #49246Harry (The Hack) RadleyParticipant
Welcome Kevin hoping you have a wonderful experience i would highly highly recommend playing River’s Edge it is up in North Carolina and is a must play golf course has fantastic beautiful views and challenging holes it will be one for the memoirsJune 26, 2021 at 4:21 pm #49248Bruce FriendParticipant
Two of my all time favorites anywhere in the southeast US. Long Bay is a Jack Nicklaus design and very unique for him. Tidewater is both scenic and well designed. Both are memorable. Haven’t played either in over 20 years and been hoping I get them during WAM but haven’t yet. So please check reviews on any course before booking.June 26, 2021 at 6:28 pm #49250Lee HooperParticipant
True Blue Golf Club, Caledonia Golf and Fish Club and also Pawleys Plantation, all are south of Myrtle Beach in Pawleys Island, about a half hour to 45 min. drive from Downtown Myrtle Beach. There are so many good courses just check out the Host area golf course list and they give you a practice round rate to play for each course.June 27, 2021 at 9:36 am #49253Jasper HulseParticipant
Lee Hooper in the above post nails it. If you play those three you will leave Myrtle Beach knowing you played some of the best they have to offer. I would recommend that you try to pre-play your tournament courses, it will greatly help your World Am experience.June 27, 2021 at 2:51 pm #49257Dale CraigParticipant
I have a few up north that are also great courses. Glen Dornach is on the intercoastal and a great challenge. I also love the Thistle Club. Great clubhouse atmosphere and 3 nines gives some variety.June 27, 2021 at 5:43 pm #49260Dennis DaleyParticipant
Welcome to the WA Kevin. Only regret I’ve had is that I didn’t start playing in the tournament a lot sooner. You may want to consider playing in the Skins game on Sunday that Kevin Jones organizes which will played at the Grand Dunes. Great course and I believe that they are moving the Friday playoff to this course this year. Kevin does a great job with this tournament and uses your WA handicap. You can sign up as an individual. Details are in the Skins Game post on the Bulletin Board.June 27, 2021 at 9:32 pm #49261Mike CheesemanParticipant
Kevin, I played in the game last year that Kevin Jones put on at TPC. It was a great day. Happen to win a few bucks as well. I played at the Grant Dunes last year in the WA and it is a great course. Unfortunately I am not playing in Kevin’s game this year because I have three other guys coming and they are not interested. I played last year because I went by my self. I had to fly out of Toronto.
Canada.June 30, 2021 at 10:33 am #49292Ryan StratulateParticipant
Everybody has some great choices and I would like to add Prestwick to the list. They like to get the greens running super fast for the AM and I love it. Pete Dye so his typical greens makes it hard to keep them on and the layout has lots of fun but not gimmicky holes. Scenic wise it might not be the best but I love the challenge of it.
If you wanted to drive about 2.5 hours you can always hit up Kiawah Island and the Ocean course. Such a worthwhile drive IMO to play it, just pray for a non-windy day. Another option might be to head North about the same distance and try to get into Pinehurst. Once our crew gets back we into travelling to MB that is our next on my golf bucket list.August 17, 2021 at 3:59 pm #49651Glenn FosterParticipant
Welcome to you, and even though this is not normal circumstances for the WA, you will enjoy yourself!
That being said. Possible ocean or Intercoastal course I would recommend. North; try Glen Dornoch, Brick Landing, Rivers Edge, Arrowhead ( Raymond Floyd course near Waccammaw) , Tidewater.
My 3 favorites south end are Caledonia, True Blue & Pawleys Plantation and Pawleys has a few holes close to the waterway.
Their may be WA participant discounts for play. Check WA website on courses and they should have information on each individual course you click on. Some have actual rates, in US $ of course, and some say contact course for that information. Good Luck!!August 17, 2021 at 6:34 pm #49654Mike CheesemanParticipant
Kevin can you text me. I live in Canada as well. I have a couple of questions. 226-506-5894.August 18, 2021 at 2:26 pm #49678Bruce FriendParticipant
Of the 4 Big Cat courses, any feedback from the locals on how they are condition wise? Past two years, they have been overgrown and borderline unplayable. Seems the reviews earlier this year, they were playable and enjoyable but I see some recent reviews and they are getting overgrown again.
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