Review: Heritage Club

This beautiful but tough course will test every aspect of your game and must be played if you are in the area

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014
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THE Heritage Club boasts over 600 acres of giant magnolias (Augusta isn’t the only course with them!), freshwater lakes and marshes and is built on two of South Carolina’s historic plantations along the Waccamaw River.

The drive into the club is one of the most breathtaking I have ever enjoyed as the road is enshrined in oak trees which lead to the Southern Colonial clubhouse which looks over the river.

The course meanders through the natural contours of the land and it sits next to the abandoned rice fields which provide outstanding views.

It’s a narrow course so you will need to be straight off the tee in order to score well. Fairways are either lined by trees or water and well-placed bunkers come into play on almost every hole.

It’s a long course, which in conjunction with the narrow landing areas provides the biggest test. It’s asking a lot to reach the par 5s in two so you will have to rely on accurate approach play to pick up shots.

The front nine plays slightly easier than the back nine so players need to play well before the turn. The back nine features more water, more doglegs and has some long holes.

The course was in fantastic condition when I played, with pristine fairways, fluffy bunkers and well-kept rough.

The greens are some of the biggest I have ever played on and a number of them have multiple levels. You will be left with a number of long, undulating putts so you will need to be hot with your flat stick.

The greens were in fantastic condition and were playing fast so good putters will enjoy the challenge while those who struggle on the dance floor may have a day to forget.

The outstanding course I complemented by a clubhouse which serves excellent food and the service is second to none. Friendly staff will bend over backwards to your every need and you will not leave hungry.

The club has a welcoming atmosphere and you will be welcomed by the members for a post-round drink on the 19th hole.

Par: 71
Length: 7,118 (yellows) 6,656 (blues) 6,310 (whites) 5,701 (greens)
Architect: Dan Maples

THE Heritage Club boasts over 600 acres of giant magnolias (yes, like Augusta), freshwater lakes and marshes and is built on two of South Carolina’s historic plantations along the Waccamaw River.

The drive into the club is one of the most breathtaking I have ever enjoyed as the road is enshrined in oak trees which lead to the Southern Colonial clubhouse which provides serene views of the river.

The course meanders through the natural contours of the land and sits next to abandoned rice fields. It is a setting which could not be duplicated.

Heritage is a narrow track so you will need to be straight off the tee in order to score well. Fairways are either lined by trees or water, sometimes both, and well-placed bunkers come into play on almost every hole.

It’s a long course and in conjunction with the narrow landing areas, length provides the biggest test. It’s asking a lot to reach the par 5s in two so you will have to rely on accurate approach play to pick up shots.

The front nine plays slightly easier than the back nine so players need to hit the ground running and should be in good nick as they make the turn. The back nine features more water, more doglegs and more yardage.

The course was in fantastic condition when I played, with pristine fairways, fluffy bunkers and well-kept rough on show. As usual, I got a good look at all parts of the course and had more shots than I should have done, all in the name of this review of course.

The greens are some of the biggest I have ever played on and a number of them have multiple levels. You will be left with a number of long, undulating putts so you will need to be hot with your flat stick.

The greens were in fantastic condition and play fast so good putters will enjoy the challenge while those who struggle on the dance floor may have a day to forget. Judging distance is of the utmost importance.

The outstanding course is complemented by a clubhouse which serves excellent food and the service is second to none. Friendly staff will bend over backwards to your every need and you will feel like you are at a home away from home.

Par: 71
Length: 7,118 (from the yellows) 
Architect: Dan Maples

Head to the Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday website or the Heritage Club website for more information. 

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