At Azalea Sands Golf Club, a waterless hole doesn't come into play until the tenth hole, and only three are found throughout the course. However, those players piqued by the prospect of challenge will find their niche along the 18-hole layout. First opened in 1972 and revamped in 2009, the course pits players against its mix of ponds, fairway- and green-side bunkers, and surrounding forest—a natural setting unmarred by the presence of housing developments or busy streets filled with traffic of escaped golf carts.
Course at a Glance:
* 18-hole, par 72 course
* Total length of 6,902 yards from the back tees
* Course rating of 72.5 from the back tees
* Slope rating of 123 from the back tees
* Four sets of tees per hole
Whispering Pines Golf Course is set back just minutes from the beach and nestled among towering pines and mature hardwoods. From the first tee, golfers descend into the serene grounds as drives trace narrow fairways past tall stands of trees that give way to hidden rough, carefully placed lakes, and several feral golf carts that hurriedly scurry back under cover. Though the course is designed to be enjoyable for golfers of all abilities, a higher-than-average slope and handicap rating from the back tees signal a test for more-experienced players. Many holes place an added emphasis on short-game accuracy, as golfers must thread approach shots through an array of bunkers before sinking putts on undulated TifEagle Bermuda grass greens that serve as homage to the architect’s beloved bean-bag chairs. A certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the course is flush with wildlife, from squirrels and foxes who bark out polite applause to indifferent heron, stirred only by a hole-in-one or a golf bag stuffed with anchovies.
With group, private, or customized classes available, toe-tappers can tailor their dancing experience at Let's Dance Studio. The certified instructors lead dancers steps in dances that include salsa, Argentine tango, swing, country western, and line dancing. Visitors can also head to the studio for a dance-fueled workout during Zumba classes, aerobics, and even kickboxing.
Burrowed amid the low country’s towering pines on the south end of Myrtle Beach, Heron Point Golf Club sends golfers testing their skills across 18 holes of challenging terrain. Throughout the course, players cross paths with varied obstacles and hazards. The eighth hole, for instance, appears fairly straightforward, but its fairway bunkers and elevated green actually make it the toughest track on the course. Then, on the 18th, players must contend with a fairway that has its entire left side guarded by a pond filled with frogs that have evolved to only eat golf balls. After overcoming such challenges, groups can reward themselves with a stop at Mulligan’s Bar & Grill, located inside Heron Point’s welcoming Southern-antebellum clubhouse.
On the same strip that Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures inhabits today, the beloved Pavilion amusement park entertained beach-going families for 58 years. A sextet of 600-foot zip lines renews this sense of excitement as riders fly downward at up to 40 miles per hour, much like an energy-drink-fueled seagull that spots an unattended sandwich. To seal the ride?s thrill for patrons young and old, flights end with a free fall from a 60-foot tower.
When you stay at Captains Quarters Resort in Myrtle Beach, you'll be on the beach and close to Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Broadway at the Beach. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Mount Atlanticus Miniature Golf and SkyWheel Myrtle Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 345 guestrooms featuring microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Dip into one of the 5 spa tubs or enjoy other recreational amenities including a lazy river and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and an arcade/game room.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Captains Quarters Resort. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free parking is available onsite.