Arcadian Shores Golf Club in Myrtle Beach was designed by world renowned golf course architect Rees Jones.  In fact, Arcadian was Jones’ very first golf course he designed on his own.  On this edition of Tee It Up Grand Strand we take a look at what we love so much about this fantastic old track with tree-lined fairways, large bunkers and outstanding water features strategically placed around the course.

At just over 6800 yards from the back tees Arcadian Shores provides a fun and exciting challenge to golfers of all ages and ability levels.  The contoured fairway and smartly placed fairway bunkers provide great views from the tee boxes and simply makes golfers want to play the holes.  It helps to know that once golfers reach the green they are going to experience interesting green complexes guarded by bunkers and run-off areas that make for interesting short game shots.  And don’t forget that the main reason the course is closed for the summer is so that the greens can be replaced and upgraded.  The bunkers are getting cleaned up and the cart paths are being replaced as well.

The golf course has such character as it winds through the trees and turns around the water that golfers will forget that they are literally right off the busy hustle and bustle of highway 17 at Restaurant Row.  It truly is a cut of golfing heaven as conveniently located in Myrtle Beach as possible.  Oh and the ocean is about 1/2 mile in the other direction.  So chances are golfers will feel a nice ocean breeze while playing golf.

Two of the holes at Arcadian are on the “Dream 18” list of holes to play on the Grand Strand.  This list is compilated by the Sun News.  The panel of golf experts voted the par 2nd hole and the amazing par 4 13th hole onto the list.  The 13th is in fact Arcadian’s signature hole.  Dog-leg left down hill to a green protected by a pond.  As good a par 4 as there is on the beach.

It is easy to see why Arcadian Shores is one of our favorite places to play in Myrtle Beach.  We are very excited to see what PGA Head Professional/General Manager Frank Coughlin and his staff have in store for us when they open that doors back up at the end of the summer.

For more information or to make a tee time for when the course re-opens visit the website www.arcadianshoresgolf.com or call 843.449.5217