Golf Digest Ranks Tidewater Among South Carolina’s Premier Public Courses

Aug 18, 2022 | Myrtle Beach Golf, Myrtle Beach Golf courses, North Myrtle Beach Golf

CHERRY GROVE, S.C. – Golf Digest, long one of the game’s most respected voices, has unveiled its list of the best courses you can play in South Carolina, and, not surprisingly, Tidewater Golf Club earned a spot among the Palmetto State’s elite. 

The magazine singled out 14 courses as being the best public layouts in South Carolina as part of the relaunch of its “Best Places to Play” initiative, and the list was compiled based on the evaluation of Golf Digest’s nationwide ratings panel. 

Coming on the heels of being named South Carolina Golf Course of the Year, the confirmation of Tidewater’s place among the Palmetto State’s best is another honor for a course that has earned a litany of them. Tidewater, which was the first layout to be named best new course in America by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine, has also been ranked among the nation’s top 100 public layouts. 

Tidewater has earned national acclaim for a variety of reasons, beginning with its stunning beauty. The Ken Tomlinson design features nine holes that play along either the Intracoastal Waterway or Cherry Grove Inlet, highlighted by holes 3 and 12, par 3s located adjacent to each other along the marshy waters of the inlet. 

Throw in the view of the Atlantic Ocean from the 13th green or a sailboat gliding along the Intracoastal as golfers putt out on No. 16 and the allure of Tidewater’s beauty is hard to miss. The course’s inland holes, which include a pair of short par 4s and numerous risk-reward decisions, are no less appealing.

Tidewater’s commitment to customer service and course conditions is commensurate with its status as one of golf-rich South Carolina premier layouts. The course’s golfer-centric approach helps deliver an experience that begins at the bad drop and extends through the 19th hole, where hungry golfers can enjoy Joey’s Clubhouse Grill, an onsite restaurant that prepares scratch-made food. 

Long of the area’s most popular courses, Tidewater anchors countless golf packages, including the Myrtle Beach Elite, a deal that also includes Prestwick Country Club, Arrowhead Country Club and Arcadian Shores Golf Club. 

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