Arcadian Shores Golf Club

3.7500000000 3.8 stars from 5 (24)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6857 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 701 Hilton Rd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572, Horry County
  • (843) 449-5217
  • (843) 497-9477
  • arcadianshores.com
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Year built: 1974
Architect(s): Rees Jones (1974), Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1974)
Type: Resort
Greens: Lush Tifton Bermuda
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
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Hilton Golf Academy"

Policies

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

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Champions 72 6857 yards 73.2 137
Hilton 72 6446 yards 71.5 132
Arcadian 72 6055 yards 69.2 126
Embassy 72 5647 yards 67.7 115
Kingston 72 5113 yards 69.9 117

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 24 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
13
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

20 out of 24 reviews


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"Nice course"


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 03/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Its a must play course clubhouse is going through major renovations they have a trailer setup as proshop not a big deal still works.Staff were very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course in great shae"


aztecmummyman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played this course on Tuesday and had a great time. Fairways and greens were in excellent shape. Course was full of golfers and we still finished our round in less than 4 hours. Staff was very friendly. You should play this course when you are in town.


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


"Great bang for your buck"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time playing Arcadian Shores. Made tee time the night before. Front nine played under 2 hours. Course was in decent shape for winter. Old Reese Jones design, and you can see his attempts at protecting par. A lot of bunker carries to greens. Fun layout, perfect challenge for my 3 kids. Will go back for sure. Conditions aren't like the high end courses, but for $33, great deal !!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"come a long way"


golfaholic1956's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have played Arcadian Shores many times and I have been amazed the past few times how hard they have worked to restore the conditions to where they were years ago. Frank and his Superintendent have the course in the best condition, greens are fast and true, fairways are lush and bunkers are in good shape. The elevations changes and doglegs make a golfer have to think around the course. when the new club house is done they will have a top notch facility at a great price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Maybe 20 Years Ago"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The layout of this course was good, but the maintenance was pure junk..

Leaves everywhere, hard bunkers, a dark green different type of grass growing on the greens, in bad shape.

Putting Green rolled fast and true, greens on the course were just awful. Couple guys in our group played this course 20 years ago and said it was in perfect shape, not the day we played.

Fairways were hard and erratic. Just a bad round of golf


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great course to start your Myrtle Beach golf trip."


ROlmstead1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is well maintained. Good course to start your golf trip with. The course is laid out in front of you. No gimmick holes. Good ole golf course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Great conditions. Challenging over water holes."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play from the blues to see the beauty of the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Rewards good shots with lots of birdie opportunities"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/15/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course for staying on top of your game from tee to green.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Easy to get tee times"


nancyklsmith's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/8/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conveniently located. Really nice staff. Needs new cart paths.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A nice course, fair and challenging."


TOMMY3933722's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/5/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Liked the course, decent shape.
Felt a little rushed, it was crowded but I guess that's expected.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good but not great"


u000007764285's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/20/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Several places along cart paths near greens with no grass, paths need to be redone because they are very rough. Clumped grass left by the mower In many places. More than I allow in my own yard and I am no fan of yard work which my yard shows.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"great course even in the rain"


harmonld's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course in the pouring rain. It only took me 2 1/2 hours to play. The course held up well with all of the rain


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Had Fun."


Wiley86's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Location of the course was great for us. Enjoyed playing and would go back. Pace was good. Greens were good. People were friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Stay away"


00Spaz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/17/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were super bad. Course should have been closed and would have been where I come from.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice layout of holes, pace of play was good"


rsdgolf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/2/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here for third time while on vacation, greens and fairways were ok but other parts of the course need repairs or refreshing. Clubhouse ,restrooms are dated need re done.staff was friendly. Course is ok to play but it doesn't have the wow factor that others in the area have.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value at the beach."


steveharrissr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

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

Reviewed on

Still a good course. Undergoing some course improvements like taking out excessive trees and cart path repairs. Fairways and greens in very good shape. Staff was great. No GPS - bring your Golf Buddy or rely on sprinkler heads. Great value. Will return to play. Central location in NMB.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/16/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I first played Arcadian Shores in 1980. It was one of the premier golf courses in Myrtle Beach then, and it remains so over 30 years later, even after nearly 100 courses have been added along the Grand Strand. It's a classic, outstanding design featuring an abundance of trees, bunkers and scenic water hazards. The greens were excellent!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not somewhere u want to play if u want to play in 41/2 hours"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived on time to the tee and waited ten minutes to hit played the first hole in 20 minutes 2nd hole and that is the adventure. Their was FOUR GROUPS WAITING TO. HIT. I have been playing golf on public courses for 25years and I have never seen anything like this. Now further things that have happened is when we told the ambassador that there were open holes he said that they were playing for money that is why play was slow. As we were coming up on the 15 hole we looked to the hole next to us and on the green were 7 GOLFERS on the same GREEN. This place was totally out of control. Not enjoyable at all. And will not be returning to this course at all. TOTAL TIME TO PLAY. 6 HOURS


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"considering cool spring - good condtion"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/06/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways and greens were in good condition considering the cold spring. Pase of play was surprisingly good.
The rough was still dormant.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"nice course, good value"


mechsuprv's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/18/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having never been to Myrtle Beach I did not know what kind of course conditions to expect in March. I was pleasantly surprised, everything was green except the dormant rough. The only downfall was the pace of play. It was very crowded the day I played, but I guess that can be expected when you play a course that is a good value.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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