Take a tour of 6 of the premier golf courses on the Grand Strand

The stage is set for The Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic, a fun and exciting way to usher in a new year of great golf on the Grand Strand. Played during the last few days of January, the 54-hole golf tournament pits teams of two against each other and the challenging layouts of six signature Myrtle Beach courses. The tournament will feature three rounds — one each of “Best Ball,” “Modified Alternate Shot” and “Texas Scramble.” If that’s not enough to keep things interesting, throughout the tournament, players will participate in on-course contests along the way. Flight prizes and random drawings will also add to the excitement.

Now in its fourth year, the 2018 Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic is shaping up to be the best yet. Players from all across the country will get to experience the beauty of the coastal environment in an incredible atmosphere. Unfortunately, the Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic has already hit its registration cap of 100 players, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the action. Plan a trip to Myrtle Beach for January 28-31, 2018, to watch all the festivities. Or, book your own golf getaway at MyrtleBeachGolf.com and test yourself on these six phenomenal layouts featured in the tournament.

1. Burning Ridge Golf Club
Whether you’re a high-handicap golfer looking for an enjoyable round or a scratch golfer looking for a bona fide test, Burning Ridge is sure to be equal parts fun and challenging. On top of the great course play, the staff goes out of its way to make you feel comfortable and well taken care of.

2. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
Caledonia is constantly being recognized for its design and beauty, yet somehow remains a well-kept secret on the Grand Strand. From the entrance lined with centuries-old live oaks to the antebellum clubhouse, a round at this par-70 course will make a lasting impression on you.

3. Crow Creek Golf Club
Located in the charming fishing village of Calabash, NC, Crow Creek is an 18-hole public course designed by golf royalty Rick Robbins. The Carolina pines and the Caw Caw River that borders the property create a gorgeous backdrop for golf.

4. Lion’s Paw Golf Links
The skill of architect Willard Byrd is on full display at Lion’s Paw. Part wild and untamed, part rustic and tranquil, this stunning course features deep, sugar-sand bunkers and MiniVerde greens.

5. Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach
Test yourself against the golf legends who have made their mark on this complex, 18-hole, undulating par-72 course. Greats like Gary Player and Lee Trevino have taken on this Tour-caliber course, but it’s actually open to the public. Test yourself on Myrtle Beach’s version of a PGA layout.

6. The Wizard Golf Club
What do you get when you mix Southern flavor with a hint of Scottish flair? The Wizard features tricky elevation changes reminiscent of its cousins across the pond. The fairways are wide, but mounds and vegetation can impede your path to the large greens.