Golf Courses Near Murrells Inlet, SC
Murrells Inlet is an old fishing village turned restaurant hub at the southern section of the sprawling Myrtle Beach vacation mecca. Locals and vacationers alike flock to Murrells Inlet’s highly regarded golf courses. Topping the list layouts sporting a Murrells Inlet address is the TPC Myrtle Beach, a Tom Fazio creation carved around protected marshland. The TPC has earned Golf Advisor honors as one of South Carolina’s top courses and as a U.S. Top Choice (#49) in 2018. All of the other public-access courses in Murrells Inlet offer opportunities for Hot Deal tee times. Wachesaw Plantation East Golf Club has hosted high profile tournaments on its thought-provoking, water-laden layout. The International Club of Myrtle Beach is noted for its large, European-style clubhouse and its smooth, fast greens. Built on a former rice and indigo plantation, picturesque Indigo Creek Golf Club features a memorable back nine inundated with creeks and stately oaks. Players of all skill levels enjoy the Gary Player-designed Blackmoor Golf Club which occupies a historic rice plantation along the Wachesaw River. Tupelo Bay Golf Course is home to a very short, 9-hole par-3 course and a par-58 executive course. Golf abounds in every direction, but Pawleys Island, located just 10 miles farther south along the Strand, is home to several of the top courses in all of Myrtle Beach.
Life in Murrells Inlet centers around the water. Back in the early 1700s the feared pirate Blackbeard haunted the area and launched raids from here. Nowadays the boats that set sail are for commercial fishing and deep sea fishing excursions. Murrells Inlet is “The Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” as fresh catches of fish, shrimp, clams, and oysters make their way to local restaurants. Murrells Inlet is very popular with retirees but also a younger crowd that comes for the beach and Myrtle Beach entertainment. At the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, a half-mile-long wooden boardwalk along the salt water estuary, you’ll find restaurants, bars and live music. Other top Murrells Inlet attractions include Huntington Beach State Park, which is known for its sandy beach, hiking trails, and prime bird watching, and Brookgreen Gardens, where you’ll find a botanical garden, a zoo for native animals, and the largest collection of outdoor sculpture in the U.S. Meanwhile, when you are in Murrells Inlet, one of the largest collections of golf courses in the country is all around you.