On Tee It Up Grand Strand we look to share our knowledge of our partner golf courses with golfers. The International Club of Myrtle Beach has some really good golf holes and the 18th hole may be one of the best. This par 5 dog-left plays to 526 yards from the white tees presenting a great challenge as golfers finish up their round. We are amateur golfers and we give tips to amateur golfers and that is why we use the white tees for distances and we talk about shot making and strategy from the standpoint of an amateur golfer. So let’s take a look at how to end the round with a strong showing at the International Club.
Golfers are presented with a lot to deal with off the tee on this slight dog-leg left. The fairway is a narrow, tree lined shoot with water through the fairway at the corner on the right and not much room to miss due to trees on the left. Accuracy is certainly at a premium off the tee. Once in the fairway the view does not improve much. Trees line the entire left side of the hole and the area of the fairway that we want to land the layup shot has trees on the right side as well. Once again in is important to keep the ball in the fairway over distance down the fairway. The good news is that the green is open which leads to the opportunity to get aggressive on the approach shot.
As we look at the approach shot, golfers should have a short iron in hand for this one. The green is slightly elevated but there is not any trouble around it. Take a confident swing and shoot the part of the green where the flag is with no fear of penalty. The putting surface is smallish so once on the dance floor we should feel good about making a putt. Par is a really good score on this fantastic finishing hole, but if a golfer can pull off the birdie that has to feel like a huge win. Either way the 18th hole at the International Club of Myrtle Beach gives golfers a challenging, yet fun hole that is sure to make golfers want to come back and play it again.
For more information or to make a tee time visit www.internationalclubgolf.com or call the golf shop at 843.651.9995.