The only course along the Grand Strand designed by PGA great and course designer extraordinaire Gary Player, the Blackmoor Golf Course in Longwood Plantation in Murrells Inlet captures the moss-draped antebellum beauty of the old rice plantation on which it sits.

Situated along the scenic Waccamaw River, golfers can enjoy not only the course’s unmatched beauty but also a variety of wildlife including alligators, turkeys and deer. Designed by Player as a course that players of all skill levels would enjoy, the course has earned a deserved reputation for being kept in top condition since opening in 1990. And its greens are known as some of the smoothest and truest along the Grand Strand.

The front nine is primarily an open parklands type course with two par 3s in its first four holes. The 8th hole is also notable for its split fairway offering two decidedly different routes to get to the green. For the conservative golfer, there’s the safe 371-yard route along the left side of the fairway, but for the daring, there’s the 290-yard narrow path over sawgrass to the right. After the turn, the back nine ups the challenge with holes like the 14th and 16th featuring sharp doglegs around water and a short but challenging par-5 final hole that is among the most beautiful along the Grand Strand.

Honoured as a former Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year by the Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owners Association, the par-72 course plays at 6,614 yards from its longest tees.