THE BEST PAR 3’S OF WORLD AM
We take a moment to preview some of our favorite par 3’s to be featured among the 58 host golf facilities. Let’s get started!
Hole 14 • Grande Dunes Resort Course • 189 yards
Step up to the tee on the 14th Hole at Grande Dunes Resort, and you will definitely forget you’re in the low country of South Carolina. The tee box towers over the Intercoastal Waterway giving a gorgeous view to the golfer, and an element of elevation change that is one of kind in the area. The views alone give this hole top marks in Myrtle Beach, but it plays even better.
Hole 13 • Pawleys Plantation • 149 yards
The most unique par three in our area, or anywhere for that matter. This postage stamp of an island green par three makes TPC at Sawgrasses green look enormous. Located on the marsh, the winds typically amp up a few knots on this part of the property. When you miss the green, which most will, the drop area is no bargain either. If you hit the green here you’ll get to take a huge sigh of relief. Miss the green and may as well start writing a five down on your card.
Hole 3 • True Blue • 190 yards
The par 3 third is unique because its green complex is the size of two greens. Front pin vs. back pin yardage is like playing two different holes, both equally difficult. For the most part an island green with all carry you’ll be more than pleased to walk away with a par here.
Hole 3 • Arrowhead Waterway • 175 yards
Taking a page from hole 17 at Sawgrass, this green also features a prominent front bunker. It has three more behind the green for good measure. Step one on this hole is clearing the water. If you’re lucky enough to hit the green, you better hope you’re on the tier where the pin is or a three putt may be in your future.
Hole 15 • Dye Club • 227 yards
An absolute brute of a hole from the tips. Reminiscent of Whistling Straits, the 15th at the Dye Club is a relatively long par 3 with plenty of teeth. Waste areas surround the green on all sides with a steep drop off down the left hand side. Be fortunate enough to hit the green off the tee and you’re still likely facing a double breaker.