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“Great golf experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pine Lakes International Country Club

Pine Lakes International Country Club
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Owner description: The first course established in Myrtle Beach and one of the most important sites in the history of American golf.
Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great golf experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

Played a morning round on late June vacation with my 13 year old son. My son knows his way around a golf course and plays faster than most adults, but it's always a question mark as to how the course staff will react when I walk up for an early tee time with him. The folks at Pine Lakes were very accommodating and respectful. Clubhouse and grounds upon first approach were awesome. Just a great, classic looking club. Conditioning on holes around clubhouse looked fantastic - couldn't wait to get out. Got paired up with two gentleman (a man and his adult son) from NC. They were great players and very cool to play with that morning.

Course was in fantastic shape all the way around. Greens were tricky - excellent condition but tricky to putt. Fairways were excellent. Course is very playable but not easy, necessarily. Accessible and playable by all levels, but not repetitive. Water on a number of holes, playable sand bunkers, etc..

All in all, a great experience. We had a lot of potential choices to play and we were very glad we chose Pine Lakes and got paired up with the group we played with. Son ended up with his best score to date and broke 90 for the first time ever, so that was a plus!

Visited June 2014
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English first
Otsego, Minnesota
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“First golf trip here. ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Husband was looking forward to our Golf trip to Myrtle Beach! This did not disappoint! Beautiful grounds. Absolutely wonderful southern hospitality from all the staff we encountered! The back nine definately harder than the front! However, the front nine can get quite windy! Nice place to golf!

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Greenville, SC
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108 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Course in good shape but staff is rude”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Would have given this course 4 stars instead of just 3, except the starter, Bob, was extremely rude, and not just once either. He was rude before we started and he was rude again halfway through our round. Will NOT return here for that reason. For the rates people pay to play these courses in Myrtle Beach, they should be treated with some respect. Either Bob was having a really bad day or he should have a job that doesn't require him to interact with people.

Visited May 2014
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Ontario
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105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“My New Favourite in MB”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

My rule in reading other reviews is that if a reviewer says one member of a staff was rude, that staff member may need to be replaced or maybe they just had a bad day. If a reviewer says EVERYONE was rude....well maybe the reviewer is the issue.

Regardless, I found the staff at Pine Lakes was superb and only outdone by one excellent track. Holes were interesting, varied, with enough difficulty to make it a test. Add to that greens, fairways and tees which were immaculate.

Yes it would be nice to have a practise facility but if you know that there isn't going to be one there, you can prepare. My advice is that Pine Lakes should be on your "must play" list if you're going to MB. I've played maybe 30 different courses in the area and its now my new Numero UNO.

Visited May 2014
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
“Granddaddy No More”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Just played here for the first time since all the changes and won't be going back. What made this easy course worth playing was the treatment from the staff and the focus on tradition. All of that is gone and has been replaced by the worst staff we met in six days of golf in Myrtle. My advice is to pass on the new Pine Lakes as there are lots of way better courses where the staff actually like what they do.

Visited April 2014
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