Blackmoor Golf Club

3.4260235294 3.4 stars from 5 (38)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6614 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

  • 6100 Longwood Drive, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576, Horry County
  • (866) 952-5555, (843) 650-5555
  • (843) 650-8920
  • www.blackmoor.com

Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Gary Player (1990)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda (Tif Warf) Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6614 yards 71.1 126
White 72 6217 yards 70.1 126
Gold (W) 72 5774 yards 72.5 124
Gold 72 5774 yards 68.0 121
Red 72 4807 yards 67.9 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 38 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

34 out of 38 reviews


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"Blackmoor Golf Club – Gary Player Meets the Grand Strand"


TheGolfinGuy's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Florida Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Blackmoor Golf Club – Gary Player Meets the Grand Strand

Gary Player has played and designed golf courses all around the world, but there’s only one Gary Player Signature Course on the Grand Strand - Blackmoor Golf Club. Blackmoor Golf Club plays 6,614 yards from the back tees, with a course rating of 71.1 and a slope of 126. Blackmoor is also a favorite of female visitors to the Myrtle Beach area and plays 4,807 yards. Play from the yardage that best suits your game and you’re sure to have a good time.

This Gary Player signature course takes advantage of the natural terrain as well as beautiful vistas, producing a combination of shot varieties, which adds to your enjoyment no matter how good or bad you’re playing. Marshes, wetlands and/or water come into play on about half the holes and the green complexes are well protected with either sand or grass bunkers and swales. With all of the thought Player put into this course, he has made it challenging for low handicappers and enjoyable for high handicappers.

Easily the most memorable hole on the golf course is Number 8, a par 4 that plays 347 yards from the White tees – much shorter with Option B. “A Tale of Two Fairways” would be an appropriate name for this hole. The conventional, aka wider fairway is to the left, making this a dogleg right. You can leave driver in the bag with this route and hit a 3-wood or hybrid off the tee. That should leave a moderate chip shot into the green.

Option B is for the gambler in you. Number 8 gives you an option to go directly at the green, up a narrow alleyway which plays about 270 yards. Be warned, hit it straight or pay the price. Either way, you end up at a gently undulating green protected with bunkers left – or behind the green – depending on your route. Executed correctly, Option B could help you pick up a shot on the field.

Even without the old slave cemetery that runs down the left side of this hole and dates back to the 1800’s, Number 13 (478 yards from the White Tees) would still be a good hole. Add in the cemetery and good becomes great! Calling this a dogleg right doesn’t do it justice; it’s more like a 45° right turn. A long fade off the tee goes a long way in lessening the burden on your second shot, where, depending on your length off the tee, you’ll have a decision to make. Anyone with a clear shot at the green needs to go for it; there’s not a lot of trouble around the green other than a bunker on the right side and trees on the left if you’re way off. The green slopes from back right to front left, so do your best to keep the ball below the hole.

Half of the holes at Blackmoor are doglegs and will require not only proper club selection but also good placement if you want to score well. Many greens are elevated and require you to fly it on the green as opposed to running it on. All of the greens roll fast and true.

Blackmoor also has an excellent practice area with a full-length driving range where you can hit every club in the bag to your heart’s content, and a putting green. The clubhouse features a well-stocked pro shop with all of your favorite logoed Blackmoor gear and a grill and bar that serves all of your favorite libations and clubhouse food. The burgers are unbelievable.


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


"Greate value"


Ghiaben's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is our first time in Myrtle Beach and the first course we played. I agree with another reviewer that I liked the back nine better. We paid 43$ with cart and that's a great deal for the quality of the course. Conditions of fairways and greens were excellent. Staff was very friendly. My wife and I were paired with a local who gave us tips on how to play it and that was very helpful. The only thing I didnt like was that a lot of houses are pretty close to fairways, especially on the front nine. Would play again next time we come.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Would never play again"


Keisterc1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Pace of play was painfully slow. The course was extremely backed up. It took us 5 and a half hours to play a round. Also the course was extremely wet, the fairways were swamped. Wouldn't recommend and wouldn't come back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"GREAT SHAPE, GREAT PRICE"


CHEEZY66's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Located near my families beach property this Gary Player designed course is one of my favorites to play in south strand area. It has always been in great shape, reasonably priced, with a good layout. The fairways are wide, the greens large and the staff are extremely friendly. My group always has a good time here including my junior golfer who plays free with a paying adult. This is a course that I will play every time I visit the strand.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Blackmoor is OK, but not outstanding"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played this course after 4+ inches of rain two days before. It was still very, very soggy (clay base). Greens were very good, true and good speed. For a senior like myself, it just played too long and it was so darned hot I could barely get through the round (cart path only).


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A quirky course."


JackStraw6's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I found the course to be in good shape. The tee boxes, fairways and greens both in good condition. No problem with pace of play either. However there are quite a few holes that you have to keep the driver in the bag. I suppose Gary didn't have much room to work with so he had to make a lot of doglegs making shot placement a premium. If you like a course that's on the short side, this will do. I found the price to be very reasonable also. Would this be a course that I would bring the fellas to? In a pinch, yes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Black or is the bomb!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed this Gary Player course. The staff were super and were part of a great experience. Course was challenging and really made you think about course management. Can't wait to return to Myrtle Beach so we can play Blackmoor again...and again...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Winter golf"


lgc22's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played for the first time. Course was in great shape. However I want a fan of all the doglegs. Course wasn't too challenging and is fairly short. Greens were in great shape and we're receptive to all different shots. I expected a little more from a Gary player course .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


7hokie6's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/17/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout , great condition - very interesting. Stresses accuracy not length. Greens mostly flat but pristine/fast.<br/> Will definitely play this course again.<br/> Hole layouts challenging, but not communicated very well. Course map on score card weak. Suggest better map even if it's printed separate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable afternoon!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Accomodating and attentive staff, challenging layout and good pricing made for a very enjoyable round of golf. Tee blocks accomodate a wide variety of skill levels - course was challenging but not too tough which was good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Golfing4All's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I was worried about the state of this course after the amount of rain that Myrtle Beach had received the week I stated there...However, the course was in good condition and the standing water was almost none existent. The course was in good condition some of the bunkers were in need of raking and the greens were a bit slow but all and all it was a challenging layout. One thing to note about this course is it is not a typical Myrtle Beach course that requires length and accuracy, Blackmoor is geared toward accuracy and distance control with tight doglegs and blind approaches.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Too many doglegs!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wet conditions and too many doglegs of the same length kept this course from being top notch. A 25 min wait at the turn due to double teeing was also disappointing.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun layout!"


PBeestrum's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tree lined, water and sand can sometimes make for a long day on the course but Blackmoor is set up to challenge you with these conditions but not beat you to death with them. Greens putt true and fairways are accommodating if you can hit it reasonably straight.<br/> Well maintained and pleasant to the eye, Blackmoor is a fun outing for all levels of golfers!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course has an interesting design which challenges the golfer and provides an enjoyable experience."


03240324's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Blackmoor presents a good challenge with many dog legs, undulating fairways, well placed bunkers and water. A most enjoyable experience. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the ranger visited several times to ensure we had water, as it was a very hot day. I would certainly recommend this course to others as a most enjoyable day on the links.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course with good mix of challenging and easy holes."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition tee to green. Was greeted by numerous staff members and given some helpful hints on what to expect on the course. They have a well maintained range. Got around the front 9 fairly quickly but course was pretty empty on a Tuesday afternoon. Started the back but was chased back to the club house by a thunderstorm. Staff was very helpful keeping everyone updated on when play might resume during 35 minute delay. After brief heavy rain, play was restarted and course dried very quickly. Was impressed with how quickly conditions returned to normal after the rain.

Very interesting layout with plenty of risk/reward. Flat greens rolled great, not too fast or slow. Only complaint I have was someone in a group ahead of me left some serious spike marks around the hole on every green. Tread a little lighter bro. Would highly recommend and will certainly be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Pleased"


hjdwarrior40's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/2/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

My experience at this course was a pleasant one. Pace of play was very solid, especially for a holiday. The layout of the course is well balanced; some long holes, some short, doglegs and straight away...keeps you on your toes.

The thing I was impressed with the most: the greens. Every green on the course was in near pristine condition. They rolled very true and were pretty quick.

Great day of golf and I hope to return!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lots of doglegs"


parrison's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were slow and lots of doglegs with narrow fairways, but in decent condition.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course for easy play."


u000005178418's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No trouble on the greens, They were all pretty flat.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"wonderfull"


andyhjn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/17/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great value.friendly courteous staff offered course play strategic information.pro shop loaded with great selection.grill room menu varied and delicious.ill be going back again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


c3gc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/12/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

They were nice enough to call the afternoon before and let us know the greens were being aerated. Although it was too late to get a time elsewhere they tried to help. We liked the course but found it easier than we expected. Challenging but not difficult. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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