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Prestwick Country Club

Ocean Lakes’ Guests Play Our Sister Company, Prestwick, for the Best Rate in Town!

This award winning Pete and P.B. Dye masterpiece is located 1 mile from Ocean Lakes Family Campground. Nestled in the heart of the Myrtle Beach golf mecca, sits prestigious Prestwick Country Club. Prestwick has the look and feel of a private club, but is open to the public. The course was designed by Pete & P.B. Dye and includes some of the most beautifully sculpted holes in the area, featuring outstanding Scottish berms, deep pot bunkers and rolling greens. This Par 72 beauty plays over 7000 yards from the Black Tees, but Prestwick has 6 sets of tees to fit every golfer’s game.

How Do I Get the Best Rate?

Ocean Lakes’ guests simply need to visit our Recreation Office! Rates are discounted 40-60% off the daily walk-in rate when you book as an OLFC guest.Our teammates will help you select a tee time once you arrive at Ocean Lakes Family Campground, for details stop in or call (843) 238-0130.

Prestwick’s History

Prestwick Country Club opened in 1989 as a private club. A division of The Jackson Companies, many of our guests may not realize that Prestwick was found by the same family that created Ocean Lakes, the Jackson family.  It was a collaboration design by renowned architect Pete Dye and his son, PB. At the course opening in 1989, PGA Tour players  Jay Don Blake-Gil Morgan-Scott Verplank-Keith Clearwater played in a skins game. Joining them on the opening round were amateur Billy Jo Patton, Pete Dye, Alice Dye and PB Dye. The Gatlin Brothers lived at Prestwick and used to put on a charity golf tournament annually.

Multiple pros have played the course over the years. Senior and PGA tour player Leonard Thompson lived on property and was the Golf Director in the 1990’s. In 1996 it transitioned into a semi-private club accepting package and walk in play on a daily basis. In January 2016, Prestwick become a totally public golf course. There are no restrictions on tee times as there had been in the past.

During the year we do many charity golf tournament as well as sections events. In 2016 we will host a Carolinas Golf Association senior event, the Myrtle beach World amateur, and the Father-Son Championship to name a few. We also are the home of the local high school, Socastee High School. The Boys and Girls teams both play at Prestwick and host matches. We also host a fundraiser for their teams to raise money to pay for equipment, clothing, and registration fees throughout the year. For Junior golf, we will be hosting the Horry County Chapter for the Hootie and the Blowfish Junior Chapter in July of 2016.

About The Prestwick Course

When Prestwick first opened, the greens where Tifdwarf Bermuda. In 2012, the course was closed for three months and the greens were changed to tifEagle Bermuda which greatly enhanced the putting surface. Our superintendent has the ability to speed the greens up as much as he desires or to slow them down as he desires. Overall the putting surface has greatly improved. As well as the greens changeover in 2012, there were bunker renovations done as well as tee box renovations. The Prestwick clubhouse was renovated as well. The entire second floor underwent a complete renovation.

In the future we continue to upgrade our irrigation system and will be working on cart paths. Regular maintenance of greens, bunkers and tees will continue on a daily basis. The Golf Pros agree, Prestwick has the best greens.

From the back tees the course measures, 7086 with a course rating of 74.6 and slope of 140.

The course record is held by Tom Gillis, a former Coastal Carolina University player and PGA Tour player.  The score of 61 from the back tees.

Architects: Pete & P.B. Dye
Head Golf Professional: Jay Smith
Course Superintendent: Paul Kaufman
Holes: 18 – Tour the Prestwick Course

Black Tees
Yardage – 7086
Rating – 74.7
Slope – 138

Head Golf Professional

Jay Smith attended Coastal Carolina University and played on the CCU golf team from 1988-1992 before graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Jay was elected to PGA Membership in October 1995. He began his career at Blackmoor Golf Club prior to accepting the position as head golf professional at Prestwick Country Club in 1999.  Jay was named the area’s “Golf Professional of the Year” by the Myrtle Beach Herald in 2009.

Clinics and Lessons by the Pros

The PGA professionals at Prestwick Country Club have clinics and lessons available for everyone, no matter your skill level. Individual lessons are available by appointment and can be on the range or on the course. Lessons are tailored to suit your needs. To arrange a lesson, call the pro shop at 843-293-4100 or contact us here.

Prestwick’s Restaurant

Food & Beverage Director Steve Abel and award-winning Executive Chef, Emory Morefield work closely together to provide exemplary service for Prestwick’s golfers. Golfers should plan their outing to include a stop into the restaurant at Prestwick before and /or after their round. This team is dedicated to coordinating flawless events and strive to exceed expectations.

Prestwick Country Club is located at 1001 Links Road in Myrtle Beach off Highway 544 just west of Ocean Lakes’ main entrance. For more information visit www.prestwickcountryclub.com or call (888) 250-1767 or (843) 293-4100.

Read About Prestwick’s National Recognition & Awards:

State's Top Courses Available for Public Play for 2017 - S.C. Golf Course Rating Panel

March, 2017 – There are four new names on the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel’s biennial listing of the “Best Courses You Can Play” in the state. Prestwick is one of 4 new courses, and one of 13 courses along the Grand Strand to make it onto the Best You Can Play List, which for the first time amounts to 31 courses. An inseparable tie in the polling of panel members left the panel leadership with no choice but to “add one” to a list that is traditionally capped at 30.

Composed of 125 golfers from diverse backgrounds and handicaps, the panel is charged with playing, assessing and rating championship golf courses in South Carolina, a state that  boasts 360 such layouts. The panel’s goal is to recognize and promote excellence in golf course design though education, public advocacy and competitive rankings.

S.C. Ratings Panel and M.B. Golf Trips Identifies “Myrtle Beach’s Perfect Round” of 18 Golf Holes

Myrtle Beach has more than 1700 golf holes spread over nearly 100 golf courses. Have you ever wondered what taking the 18 best of those holes and combining them to create one championship golf course would be like?  The South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel and Myrtle Beach Golf Trips recently teamed up to find out.

Prestwick Country Club boasts 2 of the 18 holes in the “Myrtle Beach’s Perfect Round!” The panel determined holes #9 and #18 must be included in the perfect round. Read all about it here.

Top 50 Golf Courses For 2014 - S.C. Golf Course Rating Panel

Named one of South Carolina’s top golf courses by the S.C. Golf Course Rating Panel. Prestwick was one of only six courses to be added to the list of the state’s 50 best layouts for 2014, joining other world-class courses including The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island and Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head. The panel’s “Top 50 Golf Courses For 2014”  includes both private and public courses throughout the state.

Composed of 125 golfers from diverse backgrounds and handicaps, the panel is charged with playing, assessing and rating championship golf courses in South Carolina, a state that  boasts 360 such layouts. The panel’s goal is to recognize and promote excellence in golf course design though education, public advocacy and competitive rankings.

60 Favorites - Myrtle's Super 60 - Golf Digest, March 30 2010

Prestwick is proud to be ranked 23rd. The Golf Digest Course Ranking Panel of more than 900 raters, and here are the top picks, ranked from 1 to 60. (Green fees are from peak season and include a cart.)

4.5 Stars - Golf Digest, 2006

Prestwick Country Club continues to rank high with the Pros and avid players and was honored to rated by Golf Digest.

Top 20 Grand Strand Course” – South Carolina Magazine – 2005

With nearly 100 golf courses along the Grand Strand alone, including Myrtle Beach, Prestwick was honored to make the Top 20 list.

One of the 5 Best Kept Secret Golf Courses in America” - Golf Digest, August 2004

This unsolicited recognition brought national attention to South Carolina and thrilled everyone at Prestwick who is happy to share this honor with esteemed courses in New York, Illnois, Hawaii and Texas. Prestwick Country Club, a Pete and P.B. Dye masterpiece, features outstanding Scottish berms, deep pot bunkers and rolling greens, will remind players of its Scottish namesake, Prestwick Golf Club of Scotland. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, just off of Highway 544. Prestwick welcomes golfers year around, as well as golf lessons, a pro shop and casual dining.

30 Best You Can Play in SC - SC Golf Course Rating Panel, 2004

Composed of 125 golfers from diverse backgrounds and handicaps, the panel is charged with playing, assessing and rating championship golf courses in South Carolina, a state that  boasts 360 such layouts. The panel’s goal is to recognize and promote excellence in golf course design though education, public advocacy and competitive rankings.

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