You likely have at least passing familiarity with Arrowhead Country Club, a 27-hole, Raymond Floyd design highlighted by holes that play along the Intracoastal Waterway.
You don’t have to look hard to find that information, but we are here to provide a deeper dive. As you plan your next Myrtle Beach golf trip, here is a little background that might help you decide whether Arrowhead is a course you want to play on your next visit to the area.
What will your group be talking about after the round?
Sure, the holes that bring the Intracoastal Waterway into view are the obvious answer, but they aren’t THE answer. The list of courses in better shape than Arrowhead is only slightly longer than the one listing the number of people who outdrive Dustin Johnson. Arrowhead overseeds wall-to-wall, meaning its green 12 months a year and that’s just the beginning. You will leave the course raving about its conditioning, particularly its always pristine greens.
What you need to do to succeed
Floyd’s work at Arrowhead is creative but relatively tight. If there is one thing you must do well, it’s find the fairway off the tee. The course isn’t overwhelmingly long, so hitting a driver isn’t always a necessity. If you are hitting the big stick crooked, it might be worth sacrificing distance for yardage.
Location, Location, Location
Arrowhead also enjoys the benefit of an ideal location, just miles from Myrtle Beach International Airport. If you are staying in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the course will be a 10-15 minute drive from your hotel, and if you are staying to the north or south, it’s accessible off Highway 31 without having to get on 501. That’s all a long of way saying Arrowhead is as easily accessible as any course along the Grand Strand.
Which is the best golf package featuring Arrowhead?
The options are many, but the newest deal featuring Arrowhead – the Ultimate Glens Stay and Play – is certainly among the best. The 4-night, 4-round deal includes golf at Arrowhead, Glen Dornoch, Shaftesbury Glen and Possum Trot, in addition to providing free pre-booked replays and range balls every day. Starting at just 9, the deal is hard to beat for quality and value.
So, where are we going to settle up after the round?
If your group likes to enjoy post-round happy hour, Arrowhead is in close proximity to a couple highly recommended spots. If you are staying in Myrtle Beach, you will drive by Ron John’s on the way to the course. Outstanding burgers, wings and pizza complement a nice selection of craft beers. The Grumpy Monk, which serves more than 55 different brews, also comes highly recommended. The discounted appetizers are awesome – southwest spring rolls and loaded kegs (tater smothered in ranch dressing, cheese, bacon and scallions) are winners – and the Monk serves excellent sushi (really).
There is no shortage of Myrtle Beach golf courses to choose from, but Arrowhead certainly merits careful consideration.
Source: Recent Myrtle Beach Golf News