South Carolina's Myrtle Beach is one of the main centers of golf in the US, with perhaps a hundred courses packed in among the seaside resorts. It's not easy to stand out from the pack, but the Heritage Club course at Legends Golf and Resort has done so. Located on land once occupied by cotton and fields, the grounds bear witness to some of the horrors that attended antebellum agriculture—thus some of the holes border a cemetery where slaves are buried. A number of the ancient trees date from that long ago, and they add much needed relief to the relatively unbroken surroundings. The design, by Dan Maples, makes the most of the native vegetation, and features rolling fairways, big, contoured greens, and gorgeous landscaping. The resort features lodging and a number of dining options. Any list of must-play courses in the Myrtle Beach area should include the Heritage Club.