One of Tom Jackson’s premier 27 hole golf facilities in Myrtle Beach, Aberdeen is a unique test of golf created in the true “Scottish” tradition. All three nines are reminiscent of the early days of golf and each is aptly named, “Meadows,” “Highlands” and “Woodlands.”
The Meadows is the shortest of the three nines with a nice risk/reward opening hole, for the big hitters this 342 yard (blue tees) par 4 is drivable.
The Woodlands is the longest of the nines and has a lot of water to contend with, there are no homes on this nine and the 3rd hole is a par 5 with a perfectly placed pond (roughly 250 yards from the tee), we recommend a fairway wood off the tee, most long hitters can get home in two.
A firm favorite on the Highlands nine is the par 5 fifth hole, quite long at 565 yards (blue tees), play a long cut off the tee and lay up as this hole is not reachable in two, hit a wedge close and have a go at birdie, but be happy with a par.
This Tom Jackson layout is carefully carved out amongst towering hardwoods and the beautiful winding Waccamaw River in Myrtle Beach, this golf course will really test your game and patience. Although the course features wide landing areas in the fairway, the rolling, grassy mounds dictate a variety of lies, each requiring strategic planning before you pull a club. To compliment the outstanding layout, Aberdeen has some of the best bent grass greens that Myrtle Beach has to offer.
There are many water hazards that constantly come into play on each nine making club selection and distance control critical. Aberdeen places a premium on precision golf and no matter which nine you play, you will definitely get a taste of the challenging way golf used to be played back in the early days. Although the golf course resembles the “Scottish feel”, the weather conditions in Myrtle Beach are outstanding and a far cry from what one can experience “at the home of golf.”
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