Four Days In The Brunswick Isles

For great golf, head to the border


Day 4Day 4: Meadowlands Golf Club
All good things must…well, you know how it goes. If you flew to Myrtle Beach from the Eastern Seaboard or Midwest, you’ve probably scheduled your departing flight for late afternoon (a wise move in my opinion) because that gives you time to play at least 18 more holes of golf—this time, at Meadowlands Golf Club in Calabash, N.C.

Even though it’s a beast from the tips (measuring 7,400 yards, to be exact), Meadowlands has earned the reputation as a fair test of golf, even cracking the Top 100 list of “Women-Friendly Courses.” Still, that honor doesn’t mean it’s a pushover (for either sex).

The Willard Byrd design is carved around wetlands, freshwater lakes and hardwood trees. Its signature hole, the 432-yard, par-4, 6th hole, features an elevated fairway (bordered by a pond on the left) and a hidden water hazard protecting the green. If that isn’t enough to make you practice your iron play on the range, being distracted by the course’s natural beauty will be.

As you head to the airport to catch your flight, I suggest you start to plan your next trip to the Brunswick Isles. There are 10 more courses to play, and each one of them is unique, challenging and ultimately, a fair test of golf. That alone makes this area worth visiting time and time again.

Greenlight Specials
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Courses   
Ocean Ridge Plantation
Lion’s Paw Golf Links
Willard Byrd, architect: 7,010 Yards, Par-72

Panther’s Run Golf Links
Tim Cate, architect: 7,086 Yards, Par-72

Tiger’s Eye Golf Links
Tim Cate, architect: 7,014 Yards, Par-72

Leopard’s Chase Golf Links
Tim Cate, architect: 7,155 Yards, Par-72

Jaguar’s Lair Golf Links
(formerly Angel’s Trace)
Opening Fall 2007
Tim Cate, architect
www.big-cats.com
The Pearl Golf Links
Dan Maples, architect
East Course: 6,793 Yards, Par-72

West Course: 7,006 Yards, Par-72
www.thepearlgolf.com
Sea Trail Plantation
Maples Course: Dan Maples, architect
6,751 Yards, Par-72

Byrd Course: Willard Byrd, architect
6,750 Yards, Par-72

Jones Course: Rees Jones, architect
6,761 Yards, Par-72
www.seatrail.com

Oyster Bay Golf Links
Dan Maples, architect: 6,685 Yards, Par-70
www.legendsgolf.com
Thistle Golf Club
Tim Cate, architect: 27 holes
www.thistlegolf.com
Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club
Dan Maples, architect: 27 holes
www.sandpiperbaygolf.com

Crow Creek Golf Club
Rick Robbins, architect: 6,679 Yards, Par-72
www.crowcreek.com
Farmstead Golf Links
Willard Byrd & Dave Johnson, architects
7,242 Yards, Par-72
www.farmsteadgolflinks.com
 
Meadowlands Golf Club
Willard Byrd, architect: 7,054 Yards, Par-72
www.meadowlandsgolf.com

Rivers Edge Golf Club
Arnold Palmer, architect: 6,909 Yards, Par-72
www.river18.com
Bald Head Island Club
George Cobb, architect: 6844 Yards, Par 72
www.bhigolf.com
Brunswick Plantation
Willard Byrd & Clyde Johnston, architect: 27 holes
www.brunswickplantation.com




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