The Top 7 Hardest Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

Whether you're a low-handicap golfer, scratch golfer or simply someone looking for a challenge during their next round, this list of the hardest Myrtle Beach golf courses is for you.

What makes a golf course difficult to play?

High Slope Rating

The slope rating of a golf course is a measure of its relative difficulty for a bogey golfer compared to a scratch golfer. Slope numbers can range anywhere between 55 and 155. The higher the slope is, the harder the course is.

Difficult Layout

Narrow fairways, strategically-placed sand traps and an abundance of water hazards are all tell-tale signs of a hard golf course.

Challenging Greens

Typically, harder golf courses will have greens that will test your patience (and skill level) with dips, dives and glass-like surface.