1. Caledonia. Situated on a former rice plantation and drenched in Lowcountry charm, Caledonia is a 19-year-old Mike Strantz design that feels decades older.
2. Dunes Golf & Beach Club. Ranked No. 47 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses You Can Play, the ambiance here is definitely private club, but unaccompanied guest play can be exclusively arranged through myrtlebeachgolf.com.
3. Tidewater Golf Club. Ocean views come next at the par-5 13th.
4. TPC Myrtle Beach. This 1999 Tom Fazio design -- with plenty of his hallmark bunkering -- hosted the 2000 Senior Tour Championship, won by Tom Watson.
5. The Heritage Club. Standout holes include the par-3, 228-yard 13th and the 506-yard, par-5 18th.
6. Myrtle Beach National, Kings North. The par-5 sixth hole has an island fairway while the par-3 12th features an island green with bunkers shaped in the state of South Carolina.
7. Pine Lakes Country Club. Pine Lakes Country Club, a.k.a. "The Granddaddy", was the very first course in Myrtle Beach, debuting in 1927 under the name Ocean Forest.
8. Shaftesbury Glen Golf Club. A member of the formidable and well-respected Glens Group, Shaftesbury Glen pays homage to the classic golf courses of the United States – courses like Winged Foot and Augusta National. As a result, it is one of the most popular Myrtle Beach-area golf courses.
9. Arcadian Shores Golf Club. Located in the section of Myrtle Beach known as “Restaurant Row”, Arcadian Shores is one of the area’s most historically significant golf courses. Opened in 1974, the course helped to launch the career of architect Rees Jones – the course would be his first solo design effort.