Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf

Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf

Golf course in Little River, SC

About Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf (Little River, SC)

A densely packed 270-acre pocket of beauty with thick stands of pine, oak and magnolia, the Glen Dornoch Waterway Links has been a favorite of area golfers and visitors alike since opening for play in 1996. Bucking the status quo of flat coastal courses, this course enjoys a 35-foot change in elevation and a prime location next to the Intracoastal Waterway in Little River.

One of Golf Magazine’s Top 20 courses in the southern U.S., the course rolls through pines, magnolias, live oaks, wetlands, and salt marshes with plenty of gorgeous river views.

Designed by golf course architect Clyde Johnson, the course takes its name from Scotland’s Royal Dornoch club with its design echoing the style of one of that club’s legendary members, Donald Ross, the grandfather of golf course design. The course eases golfers into their round with three par-4 holes followed by a short par 3. After that, the course gets a deal more demanding, ending on three of the Grand Strand’s more challenging final holes, like the par-4 16th, that holes out on a postage stamp green sticking out into the Intracoastal Waterway.

The course has a lot going for it in addition to a great design. With a location north of the Little River’s main docks, golfers get to enjoy a steady parade of boats. And the clubhouse is as grand as any to be found with pro shop, a lounge, and beautiful views of the course and Intracoastal Waterway.

Golf course details

Year Built



Clyde Johnston


Champions Bermuda

Practice Area(s)

Chipping Green, Driving Range, Putting Green

Course Record



The address for Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf is 4840 Glen Dornoch Way, Little River, SC 29566.


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Bill Beechin

Long time Myrtle Bea...

Long time Myrtle Beach Golfers put this course at the top of their list. Simply one of the best layouts I have ever played. Been coming to Myrtle for 23 years and we love Glen Dornoch! Can't wait to be back fall 2020

Published on May 9th, 2020

Course in Excellent Shape

Played on 2/9/2020. The golf course was in excellent shape. Wall-to-wall overseed. The greens were in excellent condition and over seeded as well.

Published on February 15th, 2020

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