Test your game against the Grand Strand's only signature course designed by internationally famous professional golfer and architect Gary Player.
Known for logging more miles than any other golfer during his jet-setting career, Player gathered those experiences and incorporated them in his pet projects. Built in 1990, Blackmoor Golf Club near Myrtle Beach is one of his masterpieces.
Located just 15 miles south of Myrtle Beach in the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet, Blackmoor blends in seamlessly with the Lowcountry scenery. Featuring wetlands and marshes as natural water hazards and dense maritime forest as unforgiving fairway borders, Players fingerprints are on every detail of all 18 holes.
Once a part of the Longwood Plantation, where rice and indigo was planted and harvested, Blackmoor is bordered by the Waccamaw River and offers scenic vistas of the river banks and surrounding swamps. Towering live oak trees draped with Spanish moss and an abundance of wildlife make for a postcard-picture perfect place to play.
But it's the craftsmanship of the course that brings golfers back for more. Featuring tight, tree-lined fairways and water hazards and waste areas at every turn, it takes a deft touch to keep it in play on the undulating surfaces. Measuring 6217 yards from the white tees, it also requires a mix of muscle and finesse to master.
With a USGA rating of 70.1 and a slope of 126, this par 72 layout presents golfers with some tough challenges from the lush fairways to the Bermuda-grass greens. Tempting risk-reward options make managing your game is critical on a course that provides a true test of golf and a good time for all, regardless of handicap.
The signature hole is No. 13, which may give you a scare in more ways than one. Bordered by a pre-Civil War cemetery, many golf balls have made this hole their final resting place. Also notable is the par 4 No. 8, where Player purposely cleared a tempting short cut through the 370-yard dogleg left for those feeling lucky or good.
Blackmoor's long list of accolades include a spot on Golf For Women magazine's "America's Top 100 Women-Friendly Courses" list, the 2001 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year award and a 4.5-star rating from Golf Digest. Blackmoor Golf Club also boasts an award-winning staff known for first-rate service and true Southern hospitality.
The Blackmoor property is as impressive as the playing surface, with a beautiful clubhouse featuring a pro shop, restaurant and bar. Private instruction and group lessons are available, as are club repair and rental. A driving range and putting green give golfers the chance to warm up before their rounds or work on their swings afterward.