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Tom Doak has emerged as one golf’s premier architects, a development that came as no surprise to Myrtle Beach golfers. One of Doak’s first designs was the Heathland Course at Legends Resort, one of the top 20 golf courses in South Carolina.
A links-style design, Heathland features enormous, undulating fairways, pot bunkers and massive greens – you could conceivably have a 160+ foot putt on No. 17.
That size provides one of Heathland’s primary appeals. Due to the nature of the design, this isn’t just a driver and sky-an-iron onto the green layout. Players can run the ball up and your imagination can be your best friend.
Heathland doesn’t beat players up but be prepared for a tough finishing stretch.
The long par 3 17th is bookend by a pair of muscular par 4s, including the 428-yard (from the white tees) 16th hole, which has a split fairway that is divided by a creek. Players that want to score well need to do so on the first 15 holes because it will be hard to take advantage of the final three.
Regardless of your score, Heathland is a joy to play. As a matter of fact, it’s the most requested course at the Grand Strand’s most popular property.