Shaftesbury Glen Golf Club
Web Site: http://www.glensgolfgroup.com/courses/shaftesbury-glen/
Address: 951 Shaftesbury Lane
Shaftsbury Glen is a Clyde Johnson masterpiece that was inspired by the designs at Winged Foot and Augusta National. Its setting, having no holes running through real estate, results in parallel fairways, giving the course an old school vibe. As it winds though forests and farmlands along the Waccamaw River, this layout highlights features reminiscent of typical courses of the British Isles, with wide flowing fairways and raised bent grass greens.
This manicured course includes plentiful lakes, marshes and ponds with 13 of the holes having water hazards in play in some form, mostly along the perimeters. There also are 50 sand bunkers located near the landing zones off the tee or situated greenside. The putting surfaces are large and only mildly undulating with open fronts and are highly raised and often well bunkered. Golfers will encounter wide, tree-lined fairways that present ample targets off the tee, along a very mild terrain with secluded natural areas. The par three 8th hole features water to the left and in front. The 9th hole, which is the courses number one handicap displays creek and marsh area that is cut diagonally in front of the green, creating the need for an accurate approach. Four sets of tees provide Myrtle Beach golfers of all skill levels with an opportunity to choose a set that fits their game. The tips measure 6935 yards with a 140 slope, while alternate tees play to 6445 yards with a 135 slope, 5989 yards with a 128 slope and 4976 yards with a slope of 118.