There is no shortage of golf to be had in and around Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, but the course at Tidewater Plantation is notable for its quiet, relaxed surroundings. Occupying a fairly level piece of ground bordering the Intracoastal Waterway on one side and the sea on the other, wetlands are very much a part of the picture on eight of the holes. The scenery is excellent, particularly the panoramic view of the Atlantic from the green on the 13th. The layout eases players into a round, and then things get interesting with the par 3 3rd and par 4 4th. Water hazards figure into the strategy on the back nine. Two holes deserve particular mention: the par 3 12th, where the wetlands are in play and the green is quite complex; and the 450-yard closing hole is a par 4 with a forced carry over swampland.