Experience a round championship-caliber golf on one of the Grand Strand's top layouts at the International Club in Murrells Inlet.
Located just 15 miles south of Myrtle Beach, the International Club is carved out of scenic Lowcountry terrain that makes it both appealing to play and admire. Featuring unique finger lakes fed by underground springs, the course makes good use of the natural water hazards to present golfers of all handicaps with a stiff challenge.
Designed by renowned architect Willard Byrd, who built some of the best courses among the 100 on the Grand Strand, the International Club merges the beauty of nature with the craftsmanship of 18 manmade holes that are a sight to behold. Framed by towering pines and hardwoods, the layout fits harmoniously into its surroundings.
It's no wonder the International Club was awarded four stars by Golf Digest's prestigious "Places to Play" list, and the course has become a popular pick among women. Since opening in 2000, the word has gotten out about the International Club's combination of playability, affordability and enjoyability to make it a must-play for many.
This par 72 features five sets of tees to level the playing field, ranging from 4,838 yards from the red tees to 6,857 yards from the tips. Not only does the wide range of distances to choose from make for a fairer round for lighter drivers, but it also ensures a quicker pace of play for mixed foursomes and for all groups in general.
A maximum four-and-a-half hour round is par for the course at International Club, and it's four-and-a-half hours of pure enjoyment. From the use of GPS technology to help gauge your distance to the conversation-starting plaques at each hole that offers some insightful golf history lessons from 18 different countries.
From the first tee golfers get a glimpse of the quality of golf that is to come, with wooden bridges crossing water hazards, immaculately maintained Bermuda grass fairways and white-sand traps standing between the tees and greens, which were voted the best on the Grand Strand. The new TiftDwarf Bermuda greens are fast and true.
The signature hole, the 418-yard par-4 13th, requires golfers to carry over the lake off the tee to set themselves up for a great risk-reward opportunity on their second shot. A wide-open fairway gives golfers a great chance to go for the green, which is guarded by bunkers on three sides. A solid putt has real birdie potential.
The International Club features a 6,400-square-foot clubhouse with a fully stocked pro shop, the International Grille and a relaxing environment to unwind after your round. A golf school and pro lessons are available for those looking for excellent instruction, and a driving range and putting/chipping green give golfers a chance to work on their swings.
The International Club is located at 1560 International Club Boulevard in Murrells Inlet. From downtown Myrtle Beach, take Highway 17 South about 15 miles, turn right onto Tournament Boulevard and the entrance is on the left. To schedule a tee time, visit www.myrtlebeachgolf.com.