One of coastal Carolina’s best-conditioned courses, the Shaftesbury Glen Golf Course in Conway has been honored time and time again for having the Grand Strand’s best greens. But it’s more than the greens that make this an excellent choice for golfers of any skill level.

A Clyde Johnson design, this 18-hole course plays at 6,812 yards from the back tees and opened in 2001, being named Myrtle Beach’s best course in 2009. Laid out along the Waccamaw River, it features wide and flowing fairways and elevated greens with an old English style clubhouse and other touches that call to mind its namesake course at Shaftesbury England.

It features 50 sand traps of all shapes sizes and steepness. With plenty of bunkers around the greens, precision is required around those greens for a decent score. The course features a full service and well-stocked pro shop with individual golf lessons available, a large practice facility with putting green and driving range, and a clubhouse with a restaurant and snack bar.