Tidewater Golf Club

4.4667000000 4.5 stars from 5 (15)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7044 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

  • 1400 Tidewater Rd, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582, Horry County
  • (843) 249-3829, (843) 913-2424
  • (843) 249-5281
  • tidewatergolf.com
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Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Ken Tomlinson
Type: Public
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7044 yards 74.3 144
Blue 72 6771 yards 72.6 138
White 72 6323 yards 70.4 130
Green 72 5734 yards 68.3 119
Green (W) 72 5734 yards 67.7 123
Red (W) 72 4648 yards 73.6 138

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 15 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

12 out of 14 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers group getaways   Challenges include bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Excellent course"


u000001427166's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Just got back from our annual beach golf trip. Played Tidewater, Thistle, and Farmstead. Tidewater is far and away the best course of the 3. The staff are super super friendly and accommodating. I can't stress this enough, especially after we experienced rudeness at Thistle and Farmstead. I got the feeling that they appreciated our business. I've played a lot of courses in the Myrtle Beach area, and Tidewater has far and away the best greens. There are spectacular views on the course, especially on #s 3 and 4 on the front 9 and on 12 and 13 on the back. Pace of play was a little longer than I would like. It took about 5 hours to play, but that is probably due to people taking time to enjoy the views. But overall, a great experience and this is now my new favorite course at Myrtle Beach.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Good"


DouglasMcNulty33's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played Tidewater a week after Hurricane Matthew hit and it was in very good condition. Greens were fast, just some trees uprooted and some of the debris was pushed in the areas surrounding fairways, but course was in a great shape all things considered . Just a few holes that soaked, I suggest you play this course if you can get on it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tremendous Scenery and Condition"


durkindr's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I have stayed in North Myrtle Beach for years and never played this course, but I'm sorry that I hadn't. This course is beautiful and the staff was very courteous and accommodating. It's pretty challenging, but it is fair. The fairways are pretty wide and some of the greens are elevated, but the mini verde grass on the greens is so good. The greens run pretty fast. There are some very pretty holes if you just stand on the tee and admire them. I will definitely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tidewater"


Kpietrus's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

My group had a fantastic round at Tidewater. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens were in great shape. Nice practice/ warm-up facility. The layout is fair but challenging, and the scenery is beautiful. Staff was polite and helpful, food/drink was good. The wind on this particular day made things interesting, especially on the water holes.

Great course - worth the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Still a Favorite of Mine"


prmbgolf's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The course is in incredible condition. There are a wide variety of holes including water views and tree lined inland holes. My personal favorites #12, #13, #16 #3 and #4. With all the rain the area has had, i'm amazed at the condition. Staff was great!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has it all!"


Turtleshack's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

There's nothing worse then feeling like you're being pushed from behind. The starters keep the next up foursomes away from the 1st tee until the group in front has teed off. The course is designed around homes and condos. Some holes run along the Intercostal waterway and the Cherry Grove marsh. A beautiful setting. You'll never have one hole running alongside another which I absolutely love. The GPS in the carts are great for club selection as well as the Club itself as they can keep track of the pace and stray groups. The Marshall came to the rescue when a foursome had skipped some holes and ended up squeezed in behind us.
We stayed in North Myrtle Beach for 3 weeks and played in Tidewater 9 times. Every time, the course was in impeccable condition. We have a home there and were able to purchase the Player's card which brought the cost down. Regardless, the course is worth every penny. The guys in the 'drop-off' clean your clubs for you and put them in your car. From the Pro-shop to the starters Tidewater is every bit of class. Country Club treatment.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"I think it is now the best in Myrtle Beach"


prmbgolf's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I played several courses on this trip all of them were very nice. Tidewater was my personal favorite and the standout. The new greens update and other changes they mentioned have paid off in an outstanding golf course.

Greens, fairways, bunkers all in excellent condition. The staff were professional and courteous.

They have 5 or 6 tees to choose from and I took the advice this time to play up a set of tees from my home course (If I wanted it to play more closely to what I am used to) The ranger was right I should have listened the first two times. I love a challenged but this time I really wanted to have some fun since this was a family golf outing not one with the boys.

Have fun playing Tidewater we will be back in the fall to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best in the immediate area without question"


714AP2guy's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Charlotte Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Outstanding in every regard. Great conditions, true greens, friendly staff, big landing areas off of the tee, excellent food & beverage, solid practice tee, great views with 4 holes on the intracoastal waterway, updated carts with GPS, etc.

There is no downside in this golf complex at all. Plays long from the blues/blacks and fairly long from the white tees as well. Lots of tee options for players of varying skills and length.

You'll hit every club in your bag. Course conditions were outstanding; zero complaints.

Go play tidewater, this track will test you without question and however much of it you think you want to bite off. Enjoy your round there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the Best at Mrytle Beach"


junglecat1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played Tidewater in a golf outing to Myrtle Beach. If you haven't played this golf course you need to. It is a must play if you are in the area. Always in excellent condition. A little pricey in season but may be able to find a deal in off season. Scenery is great.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"rude staff"


u307192052's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Not a fan for the staff. We got rushed even though our pace of play wasn't holding anyone up. Had a 10:00 tee time and split into two groups a twosome and a foursome. The twosome had no one in front of them and after the first hole never saw them till we got to the turn. we ,the foursome never held anyone up and only saw the golfers behind us as we walked of #9 green. When we meet back at the turn the staff was all tore up and told us we had to split up into to two threesomes. Now any golfer knows two golfers can play a lot faster than four. Will not book this course in the future.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"The best golf course in north Myrtle Beach"


None's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/2/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing round of golf. The golf course was impressive, even with a little bit of sand on the greens. The holes near the water are beautiful and the staff is super friendly. You have to go play there. For the information, every player gets free golf balls (pro-v1 x) and the lunch. Didn't knew that when I booked.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


"Over priced!!!"


u000005165270's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/28/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would just sum this up as....extremely overrated and over priced!! A lot better courses on the beach than this.... would not recommend this to any of my buddies.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"course had 18 signature holes"


u000007130991's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/24/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a great vacation outing from the time we dropped off our clubs to the completion of lunch. Great friends,great weather, great course - priceless.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful South Carolina Golf."


JAMES2337's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/17/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained, challenging shots. Lots of variety in club selection.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Top 5 on the Strand"


BostonGolfTraveler's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

For years Tidewater has been a Top 5 course on the entire length. Even with the addition of TPC Myrtle Beach and the upgrades at Barefoot this course has withstood and continued to be one of the best. I would recommend Tidewater to anyone heading to the Myrtle Beach area as a must play when building your trip itinerary


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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