Moorland Course At The Legends Resort

  • 1500 Legends Rd Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
  • 1-800-530-1875
  • Designer: P.B. Dye
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Slope: 135
  • Yardage: 6,799 from Gold Tees

In a market with more than 100 courses, it can sometimes be difficult to standout, but Moorland at Legends Resort has distinguished itself from the crowd. The P.B. Dye design gained prominence by virtue of being ranked among America’s 50 toughest courses by Golf Digest, but the layout is much more than a stern challenge.

Moorland is an outstanding design that is much more playable than the Golf Digest ranking might suggest. The fairways are enormous. If golfers have trouble finding the short grass they have only themselves to blame.

The primary challenge comes on the greens. Moorland’s greens are huge – the 15th stretches 82 yards from front to back – and full undulation. Combine the size with the course’s stadium-style design and a few well-placed bunkers, and you have the recipe for a round that is as exhilarating as it is tough.

Just remember, the center of the green is your friend on the 6,755-yard track.

The course is full of take-home memories, but the hole your group will discuss long after the final putt drops is the 270-yard 16th, a par 4 affectionately referred to as Hell’s Half-Acre. It plays just 223 yards from the white tees, so the 16th green is reachable for everyone that tees it up.

Admit it, you are already thinking about the possibility of eagle. But if you go for the green and miss, bogey is a good score. Pot bunkers, waste areas, grass bunkers and pampas grass guarantee trouble for shots that don’t quite reach their target.

It’s the ultimate risk-reward hole.

Don’t let the Golf Digest ranking intimidate you, Moorland is a fun track to play and not as difficult as its reputation suggests.

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