Arcadian Shores Golf Club

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4.2
30
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
97.8%
Recommend this course
26 out of 30 reviews
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4.0
3
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
5
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6857
Slope 137
Rating 73.2
Type Resort
Arcadian Shores Golf Club is traditional in concept and both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine have acknowledged this facility as a course of distinction. The beatifully-maintained Rees Jones design winds through clusters of live oaks and natural lakes. Arcadian Shores features Tifton Bermuda greens, an extensive practice facility, snack bar, fully stocked pro shop, as well as a custom clubmaker.
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
Scorecard for Arcadian Shores
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.9/138 527 201 508 399 402 411 361 174 376 3359 502 425 383 408 398 209 557 169 447 3498 6857
Blue M: 71.3/133 502 178 468 384 382 390 353 143 355 3155 470 391 370 383 385 187 533 159 413 3291 6446
White M: 69.2/130 W: 75.0/130 486 148 465 370 370 373 330 151 338 3031 444 357 355 367 271 168 511 138 384 2995 6026
Gold M: 67.4/119 W: 72.6/126 462 143 426 355 345 357 309 134 297 2828 430 311 341 349 273 147 489 117 361 2818 5646
Red W: 69.4/117 409 114 415 340 327 323 296 108 287 2619 397 276 309 276 254 114 454 93 321 2494 5113
Handicap 8 4 10 12 2 6 18 16 14 9 3 13 1 11 15 7 17 5
Par 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 36 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Lush Tifton Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1974) Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1974)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Hilton Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.2
30

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very nice

Played here during family vacation end of July. I’ve been coming to myrtle since I was a kid and I’ve played almost all the decent courses here but never Arcadian. Guy at the pga tour superstore recommended it to us. Says they did a lot of renovations there. Course has an old time myrtle beach feel to it. Similar to the Dunes and pine lakes. Cart paths appeared all new. Greens were very nice. Fairways wet from week and a half of rain. Cart path only. Enjoyed my experience and will be back maybe in spring with the boys.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good old course

In the 30 years we have been coming down to Myrtle Beach, we had never played this course. Arcadian Shores was a pleasant experience. It was busier than courses we normally play, but the pace was still 3:56. The greens rolled very true and there was just enough difficulty due to the large bunkers that guard the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

New Cart Paths at Arcadian

Course is in good shape Some of the fairways are a little toasty (If you hit it in the fairway and it lands in a bare spot, just roll it on to some grass this ain't the Open man) but for the most part they're OK. Greens were in outstanding condition. Rolled nice and held fine. Every hole is guarded by bunkers and there are some 2nd shot carries over water(see photo).Its not that long but accuracy is key(isn't it always?) if you want to score. And as an added pleasure, all the cart paths have been re-done.It Was like riding on the Garden State Parkway.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Recent Reno's nice but still more to do

I played this course for the first in a few years. They recently put a good chunk of money into the course and the clubhouse. On the course it was mainly the greens is my understanding while the clubhouse was a complete rebuild. The clubhouse is much nicer and the grill was open early in the morning they even made a burger for a friend at 8am. Odd choice for 8am food but hey who am I to judge.

Anyhow from a course conditions stand point the greens are definitely nice they weren't overly fast but with them being completely new surfaces that's understandable. Off the greens fairways were in decent shape with some patch areas but the Bermuda rough was struggling. Given the winter we have had down here (lots of winter kill of Bermuda) its hard to judge if its lack of maintenance or weather related so have to wait and see on the rough and fairways. From a layout standpoint its a strong older layout with dog legs and smaller greens. Its not long depending on the tees you play from and if you hit em straight you can score and if they are crooked you have chances to recover. Pace of play was decent for it being peak season waited on some holes and other times it moved along.

Staff was on the quieter side but friendly.

So final assessment its a decent place to play but for 92$ peak season its a little on the high side but if they continue to improve conditions then this place can become a solid spot to play. Its worth paying attention to how it goes.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great condition

We had played Arcadian Shores about 4 years ago and it was not in that great of shape. We we're disappointed to say the least. So we avoided playing there ever since. We just recently read where they made some major improvements to the course. Well we decided to give them another try while we were in town for a few days. WOW not the course I remembered. The course was in spectacular shape and this is January. All new cart paths, all new greens, all new club house and bathrooms on the course and the fairways were great. The greens, I don't know what kind of grass they are but it almost looks fake. They roll really nice. It is going to be in really nice in the spring/summer. Definitely worth the time to play now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The Scenary

On the waterway... views might not get too much better.... front 9 is very much where you need to score... back 9 will get you. I love playing this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course in great shae

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great bang for your buck

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 !!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

come a long way

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Maybe 20 Years Ago

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

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course to start your Myrtle Beach golf trip.

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great conditions. Challenging over water holes.

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rewards good shots with lots of birdie opportunities

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Easy to get tee times

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A nice course, fair and challenging.

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

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good but not great

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great course even in the rain

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Had Fun.

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

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stay away

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

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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