Architect Dan Maples was given a stunning piece of property to design Heritage Golf Club from, and he took full advantage of nature’s gifts. Soaring live oak trees that are hundreds of years old and the beautiful waters of the Waccamaw Neck, which once made the land home to thriving rice and indigo plantations, served as Maples canvas.
The course is universally regarded as among the best on the Myrtle Beach golf scene and all of America. Heritage has been ranked as high as No. 33 on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, and it’s not hard to see why.
From the minute golfers drive past an ally of oaks on the way to the clubhouse, it’s apparent that Heritage is a special layout. The property oozes lowcountry charm and there is an argument to be made that it’s the area’s best.
Heritage is a player’s course, rewarding shot-making and steely nerves as opposed to mindlessly bombing the driver. Playing along the Waccamaw Neck, water frequently comes into play, but Heritage’s primary means of defense are its large, undulating greens, which, on occasion, will require golfers to play 2+ feet of break. The champion Bermuda greens always provide a smooth, fast roll.
Identifying a single signature hole at Heritage is nearly impossible, as the layout, from start to finish, is outstanding.
The 4.5-star design will enhance any Myrtle Beach golf trip.