Long Bay Club

4.2353000000 4.2 stars from 5 (34)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7021 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
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

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7021 yards 74.6 139
Blue 72 6593 yards 72.5 134
White 72 6209 yards 70.7 131
Gold 72 5715 yards 68.2 127
Gold (W) 72 5715 yards 73.5 130
Red (W) 72 4944 yards 69.5 111

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 34 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

28 out of 34 reviews


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"A challenge"


Cfreud's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course. It's all about the green complexes here. Your approach shots have to be precise. This is a way of saying that Long Bay kicked my butt. Good fun, nonetheless.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great conditions - challenging greens"


YertleTurtle's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First group out, 8:00 am on a beautiful day for golf. Bag drop staff must not have had their morning coffee - generally grumpy and marginally helpful. Pro shop staff and everyone else was great.

$5 for a range token - range was a bit shaggy, but the TM range balls were reasonably new. Putting green in great shape - speed was true to greens on course.

Course was in excellent shape throughout. Only shortcoming was depth and consistently of sand in greenside bunkers - several looked like they had not been groomed for a few days. Not too challenging off the tee, but approach shots were made difficult by bunkers, smallish greens with multiple levels, and lack of hold. Appproaches not coming in high will not hold. Typical Nicklaus? Approaches made even more difficult by lack of reflectors on flagsticks. What course doesn't have reflectors in 2017?

Greens might not have held well, but they rolled consistent, smooth and true.

Interesting that the #10 hole (pictured) looks strangley ordinary from the tee - the waste areas down both sides are barely visible from the tee.

Lots of houses and associated OB, but you only feel cramped on a couple of holes.

I've driven by Long Bay at least 30 times on previous visits to Myrtle Beach. Glad I got to catch it in premium condition on a perfect day - and at a great rate. Just needs some new flagsticks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great stop on the way to Myrtle Beach"


u000005606623's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Excellent course for a great value. The course was in excellent condition for this early in the season. The only thing I would say is that the greens were a bit slow. They were in perfect condition, but needed to be rolled or cut to speed them up. We found ourselves over-putting, but the rolls were true and there were absolutely no imperfections. Fairways were excellent, and layout demands precision golf. No hole is really unfair, but lots of undulations throughout each hole will challenge ball placement. Will definitely play again!


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Worth the drive won't disappoint"


Dtheriault's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed my round staff were very friendly. Stayed after round to grab a bite to eat food was very good and reasonably priced. Pace of play was excellent. Another track that I will return to play on my next visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent."


MillerOutdoors's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
New Hampshire Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Another great course in well above average condition. NIcklaus designs similar green complexes to Dye, but not quite as sadistic. Still very punishing if your approaches are off a bit. Smallish, slightly elevated greens that putted true. Play to the center of these small greens regardless of pin location and you'll score best. Consider where you absolutely can't miss it and play very conservatively, avoiding those areas at all costs because if you miss it in wrong place on many of the holes not only won't you make par you'll have to work to make bogey. I'd rate the fairways a 9, greens rate a 9 and rolled about a 9.5 on stimp. Overall it's a great layout that rewards good, high iron play. If you don't hit it particularly high with plenty of spin consider playing very conservatively into the greens if you want any chance of shooting anywhere near your handicap. I look forward to playing this again on a nice warm day. Nicklaus seems to design courses where a high fade is handy - no surprise I guess since that's what he hit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great winter golf"


James3295725's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Played Long Bay with my 3 sons. Back tees were all you could handle (7 handicap). Course was in great shape for February. Staff was very friendly and helpful, pace of play was as fast as you could play. Great experience, will come again soon !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Jack needs to do some work here"


JohnBryer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

The course is a swamp. Several weeks after the hurricane and it was so saturated that it was almost unplayable.

I'm not quite sure how this can still be called a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. His reputation is usually that with his name, you get a very good course. Not the case here.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"I expect more from a signature course"


chris21481's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I had played this course several years back and decided to play it again on my most recent golf trip to myrtle beach and have to say I have been disappointed both trips. The layout and design of the course is great but when Jack's name is on it you would expect excellent conditions and they are far from that. Dead spots on tee boxes and fairways and the greens were horrible with lots of dead spots and burnt areas. They were sand covered and very very slow. I usually don't complain about slow play in a area like myrtle beach because I understand they are busy but our threesome was put behind 3 threesomes of senior ladies who played very slow and no rangers were on the course so it took us 2 hours and 45 minutes to play the front nine. thank god they only played 9 holes. Then after the round I left my yeti coffee tumbler in the cart that I had my morning coffee in we had walked our clubs to the parking lot and realized I had left it. I returned to get and the cart boy said he hadn't seen it. I guess he needed more then I did. Anyway my second trip to this course will be my last.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Poor condition"


u000005816533's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

It was my first time playing long bay, and I won't say it will be my last because the Jack Nicklaus design warrants another chance, but the course was in very poor condition. I called the day prior to playing to ask about the condition of their greens as I heard they recently had problems with them. The person in the pro shop assured me all 18 greens were in great shape and fully functional. After the first hole it was clear the greens were not in good shape as they had dead patches and sandy areas. It only got worse after that as some of the greens had recently been sanded. With the combination of sanded greens and dead spots it was clear the guy in the pro shop lied to me. The greens aside the overall condition was still mediocre at best with dead spots in the fairways and washed out bunkers. In addition, the cart paths were in awful condition and several times we were forced to drive in alternate areas to avoid the cart paths. The course design is neat, but myrtle beach has better course designs to offer and ultimately I would only come back if the course condition improved drastically.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent conditions"


rkimbrell's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I find it very interesting how reviews of golf courses vary at different times of the year. I had heard about problems at Long Bay earlier in the year but when we played here at the end of August...it was pristine. The course was in excellent shape. The greens were the best we played on all week...rolled smooth and true and moderately fast for summertime in Myrtle Beach.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Great course.....awful playera"


Bob7828426's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

It's no wonder golf has a pace of play issue. 55 minutes to play to first nine and then 65 minutes to play 4 holes on the second nine!!!!!

Guys if you just have to play a fivesome at least make sure somebody in your group knows how to play GOLF!

Love the course, great staff, excellent facilities and a real challenge.

Sure hope a fivesome is not the norm!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Premium golf course should have premium conditions"


u00000901931's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I don't like to issue a bad review on any golf course but when a course is advertised as a premium course, golfers expect premium conditions. This is what you should expect from a course bearing the Nicklaus name.<br/> I play golf on Grand Strand courses almost every day and was very disappointed in the condition of Long Bay compared to the other courses in the area. It was a Tuesday and looked like the fairways were not mowed for several weeks, the greens were bare and putted poorly. When we reached our 10th hole (the first hole) the sprinklers popped on in the middle of our backswing and next thing were knew we were being followed by a maintenance crew dispensing some chemical on the fairways. The GPS in our cart shutdown after the first hole and an error message read the system could not find the course. After several reboots, we gave up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Very nice course"


cwright137's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition. There are lots of bunkers which make the course challenging. Some bunkers had not been raked by the golfers - maybe more rakes around the bunkers would help. Women's tees are fair. We have always enjoyed this course. We will be back and would recommend to others.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Phenomenal Layout"


TravisCedzidlo19's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Being a Jack Nicklaus design, you expect a great course and that's exactly what you get. Every hole is different and tests your game in different ways. The course doesn't drain very well at all and with all the rain the area had seen in the weeks leading up to our round it was very wet but the greens were still relatively fast. There are also a few waste bunkers throughout the course which make it interesting. The course's 10th hole is the signature hole where the fairway is practially an island surrounded on all sides by waste bunker and it's a very fun hole. There are, however, numerous holes that are just as great as the signature 10th. I really liked the par-3 13th with the beautifully manicured island green or the par-4 18th the doglegs around a large pond with the clubhouse behind the green. It's a good half hour from the heart of Myrtle Beach but it's definitely worth the drive and I absolutely recommend Long Bay.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Great value"


Johnny5065947's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good condition, as were the greens. Bunkers could have been in better shape but I guess MB has had a lot of rain.<br/> Starter was very friendly and informative.<br/> Would go back there anytime.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Typical Nicklaus course: Long, undulating greens, all well maintained and in excellent condition"


Preuninger's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/13/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you don't like to be challenged by a golf course you should stay away from Long Bay. Long, with large undulating greens makes for a challenging round. A real joy to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course has a great layout but green were just aerated. Greens were horrible."


Marktucci's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/8/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout but just aerated greens were horrible. Also treating the greens with chemicals during prime time seemed like poor course mgmt.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course is in great shape and requires thought to get ball close to pins"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course over the past 10 years and it is in the best shape I have ever seen it. Fairways were generous and very lush. Greens appear to be large however as like other Nicklaus designs, you need to determine what section the pin is in and then try to get it there. Some severe slopes and small landing areas on greens and mishits or misjudging distances typically results in your ball in a sand trap or in a drain-off collection area. Very smooth greens to putt on seemed to be true. Great experience and beautiful 18 holes of golf which I highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"the greens were better than course that i played for twice the money"


dbrianharris's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/16/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great place to spend the day. The greens were in perfect condition. I only wish that the beverage cart had a better beer selection.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great layout, average staff."


u000004361355's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/5/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Pro shop not open till 7.45. Staff not the friendliness of people. Drinks cart came around twice in 18 holes. Great layout with generous fairways ,plenty of bunkers .greens where the hardest thing about the course ,hard to read with a couple of silly pin positions. Its not a tough course if you play it off the right tee boxes. No ranger to speed up play. Would play again. Great course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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