Tom Doak designed his first course – Heathland – at Legends Resort, quickly establishing himself as a star on the rise. Launched by the success of his work at Heathland, Doak has grown into one of golf’s greatest contemporary architects.
His maiden course, continues to be among the most popular on the Myrtle Beach golf scene. Heathland, as the name suggests, offers a taste of Scotland.
The course is defined by it’s enormous fairways and greens. Some of the fairways at Heathland are upwards of 90 yards wide, so blast away with the driver. In keeping with the layout’s Scottish inspiration, there is a lot of movement in the fairways, but Heathland is a second shot course.
The greens, which feature significant undulation, are among the biggest on the Grand Strand, so a strong iron game helps putts at reasonable lengths.
A par 71, Heathland is the most forgiving of the three courses at Legends Resort, but you better strike early. The three closing holes, provide the course its teeth with a pair of 420+ yard par 4s and a 220-yard par 3.
Conversely, the layout is home to several outstanding short par 4s, including the 355-yard fourth hole. With an elevated green that runs off short and left, it’s an outstanding challenge.
Heathland is ranked among the top 30 courses in the state of South Carolina, public and private included, and it earned 4 stars in Golf Digest’s Best Place to Play guide.