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|WorldGolf.com reader Mike Maddox's favorite course on his Myrtle Beach trip was the TPC Myrtle Beach. (Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com)|
Mike Maddox, a 12-handicap and a WorldGolf.com reader, is fresh off a trip to play golf in Myrtle Beach and is sharing some very detailed thoughts on a trio of the Grand Strand's top-ranked golf courses.
First off, his group played the Legends Moorland course, one of three at the Legends Resort on Highway 501. The P.B. Dye design has a reputation as being one of the area's most difficult, and Maddox agrees in his 4/5-star rating.
"A tough track that requires brains and a little brawn," he wrote. "Low scores require much knowledge of the greens and pins. I feel that I would be five-to-six strokes better just with one round's course knowledge."
Maddox visted another multi-course facility, this time just north. His lasting impressions of the Love Course at Barefoot Resort and Golf here was of its stellar conditioning.
"I will absolutely play this one again," he acclaimed, also pointing out the first-rate practice range and clubhouse. "The greens were exceptional and rolled/held perfectly. It was extremely well-maintained. Plush."
A bit further south from Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, Maddox was especially enthralled with his round at the TPC of Myrtle Beach.
Maddox served up 5/5-star ratings for every category for this Tom Fazio design and was especially taken with the scenery and wildlife.
"The best course of a week filled with some of Myrtle Beach's best," he wrote. "It's worth every one of the many nickels we paid. Note: Bring some crackers for the odd-looking cat squirrels that you will see, and don't forget the camera."
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July 17, 2009
Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Channel Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours.
Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.
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