The Legends Resort
Centrally located just off Highway 501 in Myrtle Beach, Heathland, Moorland, and Parkland courses are nestled within the Scottish-inspired Legends Golf Resort facility. Legends’ Oyster Bay course is on the northern end of Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand in Sunset Beach, N.C., while Heritage is on the southern end in Pawleys Island, S.C. Although their addresses indicate covering two states (North and South Carolina) the courses are all within the Myrtle Beach golf area.
Legends Golf Resort’s onsite accommodations give you the best option on the beach for the “All Inclusive Golf Package”. This is one of the few (true) stay and play facilities in the entire area. While staying at Legends Resort, receive unlimited use of the 30-acre practice facility driving range.
We encourage our golfers to book well in advance to get the best available accommodations and tee times. This especially important for larger groups. With fewer courses in the Myrtle Beach area, and a growing number of golfers visiting each year, golfers are booking a season in advance, and more and more are booking a year in advance.
The five Legends courses are owned and operated by Century Golf Partners of Dallas, Texas, through its management vehicle, Arnold Palmer Golf Management.
Golf Courses :
Oyster Bay –
Voted the 1983 Golf Digest “Resort Course of the Year,” and ranked by the same publication among the top 50 public courses in the country in 1990, Oyster Bay Golf Links is a rare, harmonious blend of the penal, heroic and strategic philosophies of golf course architecture. Architect Dan Maples and developer Larry Young created a course where variety and innovation are the name of the game. Consider severe marsh-oriented holes, two island green par threes, strategic (and stunningly beautiful) fresh water lakes, long holes, short holes…the consummate combination of shot making requirements.
The par-70 course plays to just under 6,700 yards, but cavernous bunkers, wickedly undulating greens and lengthy par 4’s make Oyster Bay a test of one’s mettle.
“Best Public Golf Courses In North Carolina” – Golf Magazine, 2008 #11
“America’s Top Golf Courses” – Zagat Survey, 2009
Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play – 2005: 4 stars; 2003: 5 stars; 2001: 4 1/2 stars
Heritage Plantation is a tribute to the rice culture that revered the land centuries ago. Over 600 acres of giant magnolias, 300-year-old oaks, fresh water lakes and marshes have been transformed into a golfing community to rival the finest in the world. Built on the site of the True Blue and Midway Plantations, Heritage reflects a history of gracious, tasteful living. A magnificent avenue of oaks leads to the Southern Colonial clubhouse overlooking the Waccamaw River.
Ranked among the “50 Best Public Courses in America” by Golf Digest, the Par 71 Heritage Club, a Dan Maples design, follows the natural contours of the land, stretching out beside long abandoned and historic rice fields. Heritage features spacious, rolling fairways and large, undulating greens, surrounded by lush stands of crepe myrtle, camellias and azaleas. Heavily landscaped areas of wildflowers and flowering shrubs will maintain the beauty of this historical setting for generations to come.
#7 Best Course You Can Play in S.C. – GolfWeek
“America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” – Golf Digest, 2005 #78; 2007 #46; 2009 #33
“Best In State” – Golf Digest, 2005 #23; 2007 #17; 2009 #13
4 1/2 Stars – Golf Digest, 2007 & 2009
“Best Public Courses In South Carolina” – Golf Digest, 2008 #14
“Top 50 Courses in Myrtle Beach” – Golf Digest, 2007 #7
Taking its place alongside the award-winning Heathland and Moorland courses, Parkland is quickly establishing itself as the most exciting new course in Myrtle Beach. Offering distinct contrasts to the first two Legends courses, Parkland demonstrates the diversity and beauty of the natural terrain with contoured, tree-lined fairways, vast natural areas, deep-faced bunkers and massive, multi-level greens.
Opened for play in October 1992, Parkland is modeled after the style of architects Alister MacKenzie, (Augusta National) and George Thomas (Riviera Country Club). Playing the unforgettably challenging fairway and green-side bunkering requires a deft touch off the tee and on the approach. From tee to green, strategy will be the order of the day on this stunning, par-72 playing field.
Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play:
2009: 4 stars
2007: 4 stars
2005: 4 1/2 stars and outstanding service award
2003: 4 1/2 stars and outstanding service award
2001: 4 stars
1999: 4 stars
The par 71 Heathland Course, designed by Tom Doak, is a return to the grand “Old Country” traditions of the game. It has been distinctly molded in the image of the British Isles links courses, with holes reminiscent of familiar links like St. Andrews, and lesser known gems like Lahinch and Cruden Bay. Most of the holes are without high vegetation, providing a visual presentation like no other course in the area. The challenge and difficulty of this course comes primarily from the unobstructed breeze that wafts constantly over the course, and the strategically placed bunkers and lush, deep rough that closely border all fairways. Many of the greenside bunkers are deep and require creative shots to make an escape. Rated one of the “Top 10 New Resort Courses in the World” by GOLF Magazine in 1990, Heathland’s design allows players of all ability levels to “step back in time.”
Best Public Access Courses You Can Play In South Carolina (South Carolina Golf Ratings Panel, 2009)
“America’s Top Golf Courses” (Zagat Survey, 2003 & 2009)
“South Carolina Best Courses Near You #12” – Golf Magazine, 2008
4 1/2 Stars – Golf Digest, 2007 & 2008
Considered one of the greatest challenges on the East Coast – a par 72 triumph – Moorland was designed by noted golf architect P. B. Dye and opened for play in 1990. Large expanses of natural growth, sand, water and waste areas combine with extraordinary undulations and bulkheads to present a course reminiscent of the PGA West Stadium Course.
This controversial course is definitely a “target” golf course. Created in the Dye tradition, Moorland will cause golfers to rise to incredible heights on the sculpted terrain, sink to considerable depths in the bunkers, and constantly use every ounce of skill and luck in their possession. Moorland indeed earned its designation as one of the “Top 10 New Courses of 1990,” by Golf Digest. Play the 245 yard par-4 16th and see for yourself why the large bunker guarding the green is so appropriately named “Hell’s Half Acre.”
#6 Best Course You Can Play in S.C. – GolfWeek
“Top 50 Toughest Courses in America” – Golf Digest, 2007 #37
4 1/2 Stars – Golf Digest, 2007 & 2009
“America’s Top Golf Courses” – Zagat Survey, 2003 & 2009
Golf School :
The Classic Swing Golf School, one of GOLF Magazine’s Top 25 Golf Schools in America, teaches golf on an individual basis. Personal attention, quality instruction, and a time honored curriculum are things that have made our school a success. We do not rebuild or tear down swings but reprogram through proper information. We believe in evaluating every student’s body type, personality, skill level, and golf goals. We use state-of-the-art technology, such as high speed video analysis, and the latest teaching aids, but we use them in relation to what has worked for hundreds of years. Our communication skills, sound proven techniques, and our knowledge of the golf swing have allowed us to lower the handicaps of weekend players, fine tune the skills of advanced players, or give a beginner the sound fundamentals necessary for a lifetime of more enjoyable golf.
The Accommodations at the Legends Golf Resort are unmatched in the Myrtle Beach area. One of the very few true stay and play resorts, Legends offers golfers on-site accommodations within walking distance of the main clubhouse, two restaurants and pubs, the driving range, and three of the Legends championship courses.
The excellence of the resort does not end with our award-winning courses. It carries over to our golf villas, which are surrounded by the Parkland Course. We have taken great care in both the condition of our courses and villas. We have created the feel of a Scottish Village in which everything that you need is available and accessible. We consider our villas the best that Myrtle Beach has to offer. You will not only enjoy the golf, but also the serenity of our resort. The result is a terrific combination of world-class golf and well-appointed, spacious condominiums.
Centrally located within our resort is our exclusive Ailsa Pub named after the Ailsa Craig, a famous Scottish landmark off the Turnberry Links. You can gather with friends, watch the game on our 16 High Definition TVs and relax after an exhilarating day on the links, or simply enjoy the adjacent pool and hot tub. Everywhere you turn, you’re surrounded by exceptional amenities and a professional staff dedicated to providing you with the finest golf vacation you have ever experienced.
Resort guests will enjoy preferred tee times and a hearty breakfast buffet. In addition, we have a world-class 30-acre lighted practice facility and our very own Scottish Tavern, the Ailsa Pub.
We truly believe that the Legends Resort offers each of our guests the finest golf accommodations and value on the Grand Strand.
- Each villa has 2 or 3 bedrooms with 2 full baths
- Two beds per room
- Large living and dining room
- TV in each room
- Free high speed internet
- Washer and dryer
- Fridge with ice maker
- Fully equipped kitchen with a microwave oven
- Well trained and friendly staff
The Legends Resort offers our guests two dining choices. The Highlander’s Double Eagle Tavern is open for breakfast and lunch. Dinner is available for private parties and groups upon request. The Ailsa Pub, located in Turnberry Village opens daily at five PM for drinks and dinner.
The clubhouse restaurant offers everything from your favorite appetizers to pizza featuring a full service bar and six large screen TVs for you to enjoy your favorite sport or team. During the NFL season, we have DirecTV, so you can catch your hometown team in action. We also provide March Madness for all college basketball fans. Kick back and let our outstanding staff attend to your every need.
Our very own Scottish Tavern, the Ailsa Pub, is a great place to unwind after your round of golf and sip on a beverage. It was recently chosen as one of the “Top 50 19th Holes” in America by Golf Digest in 2008. It boasts a menu full of mouth-watering steaks, seafood and traditional Scottish meals. The menu also offers appetizers and sandwiches. The Ailsa Pub also has 16 HD televisions, DirecTV with every major sports package, video games, and trivia to satisfy all your entertainment needs
Located on-site at the Legends Golf Resort, the Ailsa Pub serves as the perfect way to end your day after enjoying your All Inclusive Legends Golf Package. On two separate occasions, the Ailsa Pub has made the list of “Top 50 19th Holes in America” by Golf Digest, the only 19th hole listed in the state of South Carolina.
The Scottish themed Ailsa Pub offers a spacious dining area that can accommodate a wide variety of group sizes. In addition, we have recently added an outdoor seating area with an outdoor bar – featuring numerous large flat screen TVs, screened-in lounge area, a hot tub, a custom BBQ pit, and a large pool to unwind.
Though the Ailsa decor and theme are Scottish inspired – the vast menu offers something for everyone. Perhaps best of all, all of the produce used is grown locally at the Pub’s very own farm located just down the street – pure freshness!