Legends Golf Resort
by Adam Morley – Myrtle Beach Correspondent
Legends Golf Resort includes five championship courses located in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area, operating from three facilities. The Parkland, Moorland, and Heathland courses are served from the main clubhouse located at 1500 Legends Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC. The Heritage Club is located on the south end of the Myrtle Beach market at 428 Heritage Dr, Pawleys Island, SC, Oyster Bay is located on the north end of the Myrtle Beach market at 614 Lakeshore Dr, Sunset Beach, NC. Legends has become famous in their industry for their all-inclusive package that includes breakfast, lunch, and two beverages.
All five courses are favorites among local and visiting golfers. With five totally different styles of courses and an all-inclusive price, it is easy to understand why Legends Golf Resort is among the busiest in the area. With an abundance of on-site accommodations, Legends is one of a very few true stay and play resorts. Golfers line up early to advance book the on-site villas due to the conveniences and services offed by the Legends group. All three Legends facilities have a practice facility for warming up and working out the kinks. Lessons are available for all levels of skill through the on-site academy.
The Moorland Course
After playing this P.B. Dye (The Youngest Son of Pete Dye) it was quickly apparent that the apple had not fallen far from the tree in course designs. Paul Dye has shown that he can make some very difficult statements of his own and Moorland is one of them.
Some of his most distinctive works are The Honors Course in Tennessee; Cobblestone Park in South Carolina; the original course at Punta Cana, often called the best course in the Dominican Republic; and Fisher Island in the heart of Miami, which Golf Digest ranked as one of the top 10 nine-hole courses in the nation. Moorland’s renovated TifEagle Bermuda greens add to some of the issues first-time players face. Few, if any, of the greens at Moorland could be considered “flat.”
They bank, dip and roll time after time, meaning the most problematic part of the 6,200-yard course (from the white tees) is the last few feet of every hole.
“The speed of the greens run at about 10-11, any quicker than this you would never be able to putt them. There’s not room for error, so you have to be very accurate. It’s a player’s course.”
The P.B. Dye design wraps fairways around some water, but the more intimidating aspect comes from waste areas, and the elevation differences throughout. Blind shots are readily in play, especially for those who don’t either know or have the ability to put the ball in prime locations off the tee.
With an abundance of on-site accommodations, Legends is one of a very few true stay and play resorts. Golfers line up early to advance book the on-site villas due to the conveniences and services offed by the Legends group. All three Legends facilities have a practice facility for warming up and working out the kinks. Lessons are available for all levels of skill through the on-site academy.
The Accommodations at the Legends Golf Resort are unmatched in the Myrtle Beach area. One of the very few true stay and play resorts, Legends offers golfers on-site accommodations within walking distance of the main clubhouse, two restaurants and pubs, the driving range, and three of the Legends championship courses.
You will not only enjoy the golf, but also the serenity of the resort, set back 3 miles from the mainland with no homes on the Dye course at all.
The resort also has a world-class 30-acre lighted practice facility and our very own Scottish Tavern, the Ailsa Pub. The five Legends courses are owned and operated by Century Golf Partners of Dallas, Texas, through its management vehicle, Arnold Palmer Golf Management.
By Adam Morley