Arcadian Shores Golf Club

4.3264705882 4.3 stars from 5 (28)
  • 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

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 | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 28 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

24 out of 28 reviews


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"New Cart Paths at Arcadian"


JackStraw6's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Recent Reno's nice but still more to do"


GregMBRP's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great condition"


lawrin1958's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


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


"The Scenary"


u1381619's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"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"


None'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.<br/> 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."


None'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



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