Wizard Golf Course, The

4.3014941176 4.3 stars from 5 (36)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6721 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Regular Golf Attire
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 6721 yards 71.7 129
Regular 71 6138 yards 69.1 121
Seniors 71 5547 yards 66.3 108
Ladies 71 4972 yards 71.2 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 36 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

31 out of 35 reviews


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"Decent course, but nothing special"


cmkdeery's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

First off, EVERYONE working -- from the greeter/bagman, proshop attendant, starter, to (and especially) the ranger were GREAT. Friendly and very welcoming -- seemed to genuinely appreciate us being there.

Got there early, and starter was very accomodating in getting us off early. Played as a twosome and course was busy, so we expected it to be slow -- but it was REALLY slow. Ranger saw that, saw a gap in the lineup, and moved us from #2 over to #6 where we could play at our own pace -- and encouraged us to not only go finish numbers 3-5 when we got off 18, but to feel free to play 1 and 2 over as well if we wanted to. Eventually, of course, we caught up to some slower groups again, but played a good share of the round at a reasonable pace. He seemed genuinely concerned that we have a good time.

The course, honestly, is nothing special -- don't mean to be too negative, as it's still a good course, but nothing really stands out as memorable. Played their "sister" course (The Witch) a few years ago, and enjoyed that one a lot more. In decent condition, and without surprises -- you can pretty much see what's in front of you. Approaches to the greens were all pretty soft, so take enough club to carry the green -- the ball won't roll up.

Our THANKS to the course staff for making us feel welcome!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


"Unique course - Awesome golf day"


Statmaster's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My brother and I played this course in August and decided it was worth a replay. In both instances, we were not disappointed. Great greeting by the starter, very friendly and got the day off to a good start. We played the entire round without waiting. Course was a little wet, but was in great condition.

This is a unique course that mimics Scottish golf courses. I like that most of the holes are relatively easy to moderate in regards to distance and difficulty. We were a group of ages 59 - 62 and found the white tees to be manageable. We definitely have this course, as well as Man O War on our list to play when we visit Myrtle Beach.

The only down side is the lunch that is included in the price of the round. Having to pay $4 more to get a hamburger vs. two hot dogs or a cold pre-made deli sandwich seems petty.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice"


Todd1094789's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Loved the course. Fairways, tees, greens, and traps all excellent. Course was slightly wet in some areas. Staff was friendly and cart lady was around often. Few of the holes are really well designed. #18 in particular.

spectacular hole nice done and yet easy enough to score.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Will Not return"


roland1058696's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

First time playing the Wizard. I will not return. The conditions were wet, even two days after a rain storm. so, it was cart path only.

Eventhough it just rained a couple of days before, the course had the sprinklers on for some holes!

While bent grass greens are nice, they were spungy and ball marks everywhere. The sand traps were terrible! It looked like they had not been attended to for at least a month. Virtually unplayable! Most had little or no sand. They were essentially hardpan.

I've played more than 25 courses in the Myrtle Beach area, The Wizard is NOT worth the money, even with their three play special. Man other courses in great condition to play for the same or less money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Greens!"


nycgolfer007's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Wizard and Man-O-War (both Mystical Golf courses) are the only courses in Myrtle Beach with real bent grass greens. What a joy the greens at The Wizard are to putt on as they roll firm and true. We play the Mystical Golf courses every spring. What a treat!


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


"Cast a Spell"


stephen248's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

My friends and I have returned here year after year. Unbelievable course conditions. Truest greens you'll find in MB.


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


"This course has no restroom except for the club house"


Ernstdm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

If you haven't play this course you need to know the first 9 are a distance from the club house. We were told the rest room were out of order and were not getting fixed. The cart path are much to be desired.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"This course is slowly slipping away"


cobraman4243's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course 6 times over the years. It's been my favorite course in Myrtle. This year was different. They have completely lost 2 greens. Don't like rolling my putts on dirt. Listen, I know that golf is in a bad place, that no one is spending any money on course maintenance. At the same time I don't want to spend $130 on a round of golf to get pristine conditions. Am I asking too much to get a good course for $70. In this case I guess I was.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wizard"


u000003851658's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Tee Boxes, Fairways are in excellent shape. There are a couple of greens that are not in great shape but very playable. Pace of play was good. The starter brought us out cold wet towels during the round due to the extreme heat. *** NICE TOUCH ***


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Wizard is well worth playing!"


nycgolfer007's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Have played The Wizard every year for past five years or so. Always love it and it was in perfect shape. Greens rolled true. Love the Scottish-style sod faced bunkers. Last three holes are a real strong finish to your round. Excellent!


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


"Always a gem"


dgriffith01's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2016
Previously played Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Great time once again, course was in great shape and had a blast, as always.


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


"What a Treat!"


Divot09's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Played The Wizard, and it always amazes me how challenging and fun it is for a 6,700-yard course. What didn't surprise me were the great course conditions offered. Greens were immaculate!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greta course to play with better players and newbies alike"


u000005287867's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course exceeded my expectations! Guest services were great and so was the food!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wizard is great fun!"


stephen248's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

What a blast to play. Wizard and sister courses The Witch and Man o War are the type of layouts one could play every day without getting bored.


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


"One of the Finest in the MB Area"


StPaulGolfer's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Always find time to play the Wizard when I'm in Myrtle Beach. The links styling is unique for the area and conditions are always superb.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Local Favoritw"


CartNinja's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Lucky enough to live here. Conditions of greens and fairways are looking very good with Fall coming. Man O War is one of those courses that if you play it often will make you feel and perform five shots better at most courses. Unless you are a very heavy hitter the par 4 second shots will test you. The 5's are reachable in reg., Water comes into play at inconvenient times but that makes it fun. Slope from the whites is 130 and it shows. You can pay a lot more around Myrtle and get much less. Next door is The Wizard sister course.


I recommend this course


"Fun Links Style"


CartNinja's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Poor weather

Reviewed on

Someone moved a lot of dirt around to pull Links style off in Myrtle Beach. My day was a windy one. Fairways and Greens are nice. Moving into fall you expect that here. Open and rolling, a relaxing round.Length from whites not a stress.Several elevated greens. Do not become to complacent near the end as 17 and 18 will wake you up with their island greens. Play the Wizard and warm up for Man O War next door.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Mystical Golf Package round 1/3"


mattborgmeyer's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Fun course that doesn't play terribly long. Rough is kept rather short and very easy to play from. The challenging elements are there but are far enough away to be avoided easily with a little accuracy. This course like Man O War showed some signs of heavy play throughout the summer so the course did show some signs of wear in the fairways, rough, and greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun round"


dgriffith01's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a blast here on a buddy trip! Will be sure to make it back here again


I recommend this course


"We'll be back to play here again"


lstone's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Excellent customer service and wonderful afternoon on the course -- we'll definitely be back!


I recommend this course



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