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3.8
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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5
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
72.8%
Recommend this course
55 out of 68 reviews
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3.8
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.4%
Recommend this course
14 out of 17 reviews
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3.8
17 Reviews (17)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.4%
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14 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7025 yards
Slope 146
Rating 74.4

The Long Bay Club boasts a Jack Nicklaus Signature design that is consistently ranked as one of the top golf courses in South Carolina, a major accomplishment when you're competing with golf destinations such as Hilton Head and Kiawah Island. The landscape showcases the beauty of the Lowcountry with forests of pines, dogwoods, and maple trees divided by clear blue streams. The golf course design closely mimics the natural contours of the terrain but there are also countless large, man-made mounds that were seamlessly sculpted into the surroundings. It is considered one of the toughest golf courses on the Grand Strand. Golfers will face numerous bunkers that are seemingly bottomless as well as vast waste areas. The signature hole is the par-4 10th, which features a u-shaped waste area that completely surrounds the fairway and then crosses in front of the elevated, contoured green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

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3.8
68 Reviews (68)
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Conditions Average
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Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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First Time Playing

Slow pace

Waiting from the first hole until the last one
5 hours too slow for us.4 1/2 hours should be the maximum and it is slow at this pace
Unfortunately i will not go back

Conditions Average
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 4
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hard course

nice course, but if you don't like sand, stay away. There's bunkers everywhere. Not for the beginner.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 2
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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
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Amenities Good
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Reviews 7
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5.0
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Previously Played

Forgot how much fun the course was

Played this course many years ago. Forgot how good the layout was. Will definitely play again when visiting Myrtle Beach.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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3.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Time is taking its toll

I’ve played this course numerous times and love the layout, but haven’t played it in a number of years. Unfortunately, this time, it was disappointing on a number of levels.. Starter said the greens has been sanded but ran true. And, the practice green wasn’t bad, but the actual greens were running about a 5 and showed signs of severe damage and did not run true at all. I honestly wondered if they had been lost. Starter also said they would be monitoring pace, yet we had a 5 hour round. Cart paths, railroad ties, are all in need of replacement. Waste areas are hard, not maintained and just not what they were. The positive was that the bunkers were raked and had good sand in them, but, unfortunately, that’s about my only positive take away. I don’t know if the issues are still related to COViD, or if there has been a change or ownership or simply poor management. I have always enjoyed this course and don’t like giving this course a poor review, but, the conditions don’t warrant anything else.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Different Than Many

I found the course to be different than many of the other courses in the area. It is setup to allow more drivers and had many more bunkers in play which I liked. The course was recently aerated and approach shots landed very soft as a result. It also rained a ton the night before which possibly took away slightly from the experience. I would like to play it again in better conditions. It felt pricey considering it was aerated.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 69
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very good experience

I enjoy playing upscale courses that challenge me but not discourage me. This fits well. Staff was great, not a lot of folks playing. Conditions were quite good for November. Layout was challenging. Much better than a more 'recognized' course I played the day before in Pawleys Island.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Seen better days

Played March 14 2021. Bad shape...fairways..tees..greens...dont go by old photos.

Down for golf trip. Find another spot.

Plenty of other courses in better shape now.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course, greens a bit too challenging for the average golfer

A nice course with a beautiful layout, nice large fairways on most holes, challenging design, tee boxes and fairways in great shape, and is the 2nd time I’ve played here. There is a lot of competition in Myrtle Beach and this course maybe lacks in two areas: not as scenic as some and greens not designed for the average golfer. That’s no reflection to any employee there as it seems all is well kept considering the amount of play.
We were a twosome, scratch and 8 handicap.
The unfortunate thing in my opinion is that the greens take away from the fun this course could be for the average golfer. Very narrow front to back on many, hard surface with little to no divots (bent grass would be so much better for those narrow greens) and severe penalties for missing the green only by a few feet. It is unfortunate that the designer from Nicklaus didn’t include optional large areas on the greens for pin placements for the average golfer in order to speed up play, yet still have other areas for pro or college tournament play.
In October, the greens were a bit shaggy and rolled slow compared to other courses we played in the area making it even harder to judge putts and breaks on tough pin placements.
I’m sure if I played here several weeks in a row, things could be figured out and would have a better experience with the greens, but we typically play this course once every other year. We come for the fun more than the golf so your mileage may vary. We were paired with high handicappers and they were fun but took longer than it should typically.
On our day of play in October the person doing pin locations placed many on slopes in the thinnest part of the greens that were impossible to land anywhere near the pin and chips had to be very precise. That’s ok but if you bail out to center of green you are faced with severe downhill or swinging putts, and if missing the green, the penalty was far too severe for missing the green by a couple feet. This slowed down play.
Staff was okay but we only interacted with the person taking payment. Most staff were careful amid the pandemic. However, the bag guys still want to take your bag and walk 5 feet to put on the cart without wearing masks, gloves and/or changing gloves or wiping hands between bags, no indication if they are tested each day, etc. I know SC has different requirements than other states, but they should give the option to put our own bags on the cart and maintain distance. Another course wiped down our whole cart including the bag strap for us.
I would recommend this course as we had a good day, but for fun golf maybe look somewhere else as there are many that have great scenery of the intercoastal waterway, harbors, marshlands, etc.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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