In 1990, the 18-hole Heathland layout opened for play at the 54-hole Legends Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach. It was only the second course that Tom Doak had built, way before he became a well-known name in golf course design.
Tom Doak's second course and an early indication of his talent and abilities as a designer. Myrtle Beach abounds with courses that claim some resemblance to course in GB&I but his is one of the few that actually pulls this off. The tee shots are in general very generous and the greens large and challenging but generally very fair. A large number of fun and interesting holes. I really enjoy the par 4 ninth, downhill off the tee and then uphill for the second. This course has a nice rolling feel to the terrain and is open and virtually treeless, making it unique to the area. This course really doesn't play like a true links or heathland course because the turf is not firm enough, but if you play here you can get a reasonable glimpse of golf across the pond. I always look forward to playing here and I think the course has stood up well over the years.