Legends Golf Resort (Heathland) - South Carolina - USA

Legends Golf Resort,
1500 Legends Drive,
Myrtle Beach,
South Carolina (SC) 29579,

  • +1 800 299 6187

  • Larry Woodberry

  • Tom Doak

  • Matt Biddington

In 1990, the 18-hole Heathland layout opened for play at the 54-hole Legends Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach, the same year that P.B. Dye’s Moorland course debuted at the same venue. The Heathland was only the second course that Tom Doak had built, way before he became a well-known name in golf course design.

“My client here asked for an ode to the links courses of Britain & Ireland”, wrote Tom Doak in The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses , “and having lived there just a few years prior, I was determined to provide a counterpoint to the many courses of the era which sold themselves as Scottish. The flat site required wall-to-wall shaping, but we tried to show a measure of restraint, building due ridges across the property rather than mounding alongside each hole. Anyone who’s watched the Open Championship on TV should recognize my ode to the [St Andrews] Road hole green at the 7th and a tip of the hat to the Home hole at Royal Lytham.”

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Description: In 1990, the 18-hole Heathland layout opened for play at the Legends Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach. It was only the second course that Tom Doak had built... Rating: 8 out of 10 Reviews: 1
Richard Smith

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.

Richard Smith

Knoxville, Tennessee

October 12, 2017
8 / 10
Legends Golf Resort (Heathland)
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