Pine Lakes Country Club Turns 90

By Marissa Polascak
September 26, 2017

Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach’s first ever golf course, which opened in 1927, is celebrating its 90th birthday this fall! This popular course was once known as Ocean Forest Golf and Country Club, and was originally designed by Scottish architect Robert White. The course was renamed Pine Lakes Country Club in the 1950s and underwent a major renovation, worth $27 million, in 2009. However, the back nine of the Granddaddy reflects the original design from the 1920s, while the front nine shows off the heavy renovations.

Pine Lakes  is a par-70 course that was built on natural dunes, just a short distance from the beach, providing golfers with beautiful landscape and fresh ocean air. The clubhouse here boasts architecture with a strong hint of Southern charm. And, not only does Pine Lakes have a history of being the oldest golf course in Myrtle Beach, but it also created what is now Sports Illustrated magazine back in 1954. Guests can still see the first ever issue in the Pine Lakes clubhouse!

To this day, Pine Lakes remains as one of the most popular courses along the Grand Strand, and is one of the 22 Founders Group International courses in Myrtle Beach.

Next time you’re in Myrtle Beach, be sure to book a tee time at Pine Lakes Country Club in order to celebrate 90 years of amazing Myrtle Beach golf.  

 

 

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