Open since 1990, Blackmoor Golf Club is one of the Grand Strand’s most beloved modern layouts. It is the work of legendary golfer and golf course architect Gary Player—his only design effort in the Myrtle Beach area. Blackmoor’s location in scenic Murrells Inlet places it among the prestigious courses of the area’s Waccamaw Golf Trail.
Blackmoor features excellent TifEagle Bermuda greens, which are the toast of both loyal locals and visitors who return year after year to include Blackmoor on their golf vacation itineraries. The course, a par-72 layout, measures a modest 6,614 yards from the back Black tee set, with a Rating of 72.0 and a Slope of 129. The most popular set of tees is the middle Whites, which measure at 6,217 yards, 70.1 and 126, respectively. Shot placement is key at Blackmoor, as many holes dogleg right and left around stands of trees, impressive mounding and water hazards. Forced carries are relatively few, making the course enjoyable for women players and juniors. It has been named by the magazine Golf for Women as one of the “Top 100 Women-Friendly Courses.”
The star of Blackmoor’s 18 holes is the unique par four eighth, which measures 371 yards from the Black tees. In spite of this yardage, the green is actually reachable in one, because an alley cut through the forest provides a direct path to the green of some 275 yards. A bold drive on that line may result in an eagle putt, while an errant shot may find a nasty lie amongst the trees.
In addition to its impressive golf course, Blackmoor boasts a terrific practice facility, with a grass-tee driving range and short-game practice area, as well as a quaint clubhouse containing a full-service pro shop and grille.