The Beauty of Glen Dornoch
Designed by Clyde Johnston, in a tribute to the legendary Donald Ross, Glen Dornoch is a must play course for all levels of golfers when visiting the Grand Strand. Receiving many accolades from Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, GolfWorld, and many other golf publications, this course is worthy of all its praises.
Picture this: A tract of land sprawling over 260-acres, 35-foot elevation change, sparkling lakes, ancient live oaks, spectacular marsh and river views along the Intracoastal Waterway, Spanish moss, double greens, perfectly conditioned fairways and lush Bermuda greens, and a beautiful clubhouse which has a large wrap-around porch and offers fantastic views of the Intracoastal Waterway. This course is a natural beauty within itself as each hole runs in tune with the way nature intended.
One of the most talked about holes on the course is the double green shared by the ninth and 18th holes which are just yards away from the Intracoastal Waterway. Both are par 4’s and if you aren’t careful your ball will land in the waterway, marsh or bunkers. Holes 16,17 and 18 are the most dramatic finishing holes unlike any other as you are surrounded by water. In fact you will play along the Intracoastal Waterway for a third of the holes on the course. You have to see for yourself.
With no development, or homes found on the course, Glen Dornoch captivates your full attention during your round. While most golf courses in Myrtle Beach have condos, or houses lining the fairways, Dornoch enables a golfer to concentrate fully on each shot. This concentration will come in handy, as the course demands shot-making of every degree.
It’s no wonder that Sports Illustrated writer William Nack touted Glen Dornoch as one of his three favorite places to play from North Carolina to Florida.
Posted on July 27, 2012