Hidden Star: Tidewater Golf Club’s 14th Hole Helps Drive Course’s Popularity
CHERRY GROVE, S.C. -- Tidewater Golf Club is one of Myrtle Beach’s best courses, something a quick scan of the property’s glowing reviews will quickly make clear, and the layout’s beauty - nine holes play along either Cherry Grove or the Intracoastal Waterway - is what immediately attracts attention.
Go beyond the Instagram-worthy visuals and the strength of Tidewater’s inland holes are a significant part of the layout’s appeal. Holes like No. 14, for instance.
Coming on the heels of the stunning par 5 13th hole, which plays along Cherry Grove and offers a distant view of the Atlantic Ocean, No. 14 is a long par 4, playing 425 yards from the blue tees and 411 from the whites. The practical distance of the hole is shortened by a downhill tee shot but big hitters must beware of a large pond that interrupts the fairway.
Success on the 14th hole is most often defined by the approach shot, which will be at least 155 yards for all players because the landing spot for every drive is at the bottom of the hill. The approach is back up the hill, but the course’s largest green is open in front, allowing players the option to run the ball up.
The putting surface runs from back to front and players are well served to be below the hole, allowing them to make an aggressive stroke. The 14th is the course’s eighth hardest hole, according to the scorecard, and it’s a delight to play.
Due to its length, No. 14 doesn’t surrender many birdies. Par is a good score, particularly with a short par 4 awaiting on the 15th tee box, further highlighting the diversity of the challenges Tidewater Golf Club presents players.
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