When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a round of golf for two with a cart at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle Beach (up to a $108 value).
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.
- Par 72
- Four sets of tees
- Length of 6,771 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 129 from the back tees
- Slope rating of 73.2 from the back tees<p>
Whispering Pines Golf Course’s rates fluctuate throughout the season.
2112 S Kings Hwy.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577