One of the south end’s best, Gary Player’s Blackmoor is an absolute must-play
A notable South Strand facility included in the Myrtle Beach’s Best Package, Blackmoor Golf Club, located in Murrells Inlet, was designed by Gary Player and opened its doors in 1990. The course is Player’s only contribution to the Myrtle Beach golf landscape, making for a truly unique experience that captures both Player’s imagination for design, as well as his unparalleled sense of style.
Says recent visitor Jeff Yalden on Facebook, “It’s a fun layout to try different shots. Most importantly, every visitor I’ve taken to play has enjoyed themselves. You will enjoy it!”
“The Black Knight’s” par-71 layout is inviting for players of all skill levels, with a healthy mix of dogleg and straightaway par 4s and par 5s, as well as some of the most scenic par 3s on all the Grand Strand.
The course’s signature hole is the split-fairway par-4 8th, which forces players to decide between hitting their ball through a narrow tree-lined shoot to the right—giving them a chance to go for the green—or to lay up safely on the wide-open fairway to the left.
The 14th, 15th and 16th holes wrap counter-clockwise around a lake and offer a sweet glimpse into everything that makes Player a wizard of golf course design, including a green almost entirely surrounded by water (#14), a tree-lined, forced-carry par 3 (#15), and the dogleg right 16th, where water is brought into play off the tee.
Blackmoor’s finishing hole is a daunting but reachable par 5 with a small lake that guards the right side of the green. The beautiful white clubhouse sits just beyond the flagstick, offering the perfect scene to wrap up your round and enjoy a beverage afterward.
At Blackmoor, golf in Myrtle Beach is at its best, with an inviting atmosphere, creative design, natural scenery, and well-maintained conditions.
As Susan Tarallo also offered on Facebook, “We look forward to playing this course when we visit. Awesome greens, fun, super friendly staff, great price.”
For all of these reasons, Blackmoor has become a real favorite for locals and visitors. Be sure to check it out on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip!