Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links might just be your new Myrtle Beach-area favorite

By Lisa Allen, Contributor

LITTLE RIVER, S.C. - If you're not careful, Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links might just worm its way into your heart as a favorite Myrtle Beach-area golf course. This Clyde Johnston design is on the north end of the Grand Strand and snuggles up to the Intracoastal Waterway.

Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links - 5th
There are a lot of pratfalls surrounding the large fifth green at Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links.
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Glen Dornoch is a beautiful facility located on 270 pristine acres at the North end of the Grand Strand. Blessed with a unique topography and large mature trees, the course meanders down to the inter-coastal waterway with scenic vistas to distract you at every turn.

18 Holes | Public golf course | Par: 72 | 6890 yards | ... details »

What sets this golf course apart are the elevation changes, the various forms of bunkers -- from tradition to pot to railroad-tie lined -- and the frequent skirmishes with marsh.

More specifically, it's holes 16, 17 and 18. No. 16 starts by swooping down to the Intracoastal Waterway in dramatic fashion. No. 17 then toys with you by giving you a blind shot to a par-3 green guarded by a bunker-pocked eruption on the right and marsh left. No. 18 gives you a seemingly no-win choice between two marsh carries off the tee.

But there is plenty of fascinating golf before then, too. The eighth hole runs into the Intracoastal Waterway, and no. 9 runs beside it. No. 15 has a huge tree dominating the middle of the fairway, and no. 5 requires a precise approach shot, from the right mind you, to avoid bunkers, muck and footbridges.

Glen Dornoch offers five tees, from 6,890 yards to 5,002, so you can dial in the course to fit your length. Other than that, succumb to the course. Play it its way or it will play you.

But if the course doesn't alone make you want to adopt it, the staff will. Each team member is truly happy you're there. The service is exceptional.

Looking at photos of Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links doesn't do it justice. Playing it will.

Lisa AllenLisa Allen, Contributor

Lisa Allen is a golf, travel and business writer based in Beaufort, S.C. She has edited newspapers, magazines and books in Michigan, Indiana and South Carolina. Follow her on Twitter @LAllenSC.

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