Golf 2010

Robert Gilbert


Where can I rent golf clubs in Myrtle Beach? - Ken E, Yaphank, NY
Ken, when it comes to renting clubs (especially in Myrtle Beach), just about any course you play will have rental clubs available for a fee. However, if you are looking to rent one set that you can use for the entire trip, there are some retailers in the area that rent clubs. One of the more popular is Martin’s Golf and Tennis Superstore.
Someone told me about a wonderful golf course near Greenville that has a view of a waterfall from the 17th tee box. Do you know the name of this course? - Boo Weekly, Alabama
You’re thinking about The Rock at Jocassee, a beautiful mountain course north of Greenville. Aside from having some of the best scenery in the upstate, The Rock is also a great value.
Should I be afraid of alligators on coastal courses? - Chief, Knoxville
As you know, South Carolina's lowcountry is full of wildlife, including alligators. Many coastal courses are home to gators, and golfers navigate around them every day. The key is to respect the creature and be aware of your surroundings.
Does anyone offer a South Carolina golf gift card? A friend is moving down there and we would like to give him a gift of a few rounds of golf Thanks, Bob - Bob, Long Valley, N.J.
Great idea for a gift, Bob! Yes, several courses around the state, especially the coastal resorts, offer gift cards redeemable for golf. The ones I know of include the Myrtle Beach National Group, Palmetto Dunes at Hilton Head Island and Kiawah Island Resort

Your best bet would be to check out the specific courses around the area where your friend will be living. For a full directory of South Carolina courses searchable by region, click here.

We are coming to Myrtle Beach soon and are debating whether to play Arcadian Shores or South Creek. I say Arcadian with all of the changes mentioned by you and other people I have talked to. What is your valued opinion? Thanks for your help. Lenwo - Commish, Wilmington, N.C.
Thanks for the question, Lenwood. South Creek is a great course that forces you to focus on shot accuracy. Don’t be fooled by the short length (it only measures 6,400 from the tips), waste areas and well-protected greens demand solid shots throughout the round. Arcadian Shores feels more like traditional resort course — lots of sand, lots of water. While challenging in its own way, Arcadian is definitely more forgiving than South Creek.