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500 Burning Ridge Dr
Conway, South Carolina 29526-9073
(843) 347-0538

Course Details/History

Architect Name - Gene Hamm

Regulation Length Holes - 18

Golf.com Editorial

Enjoy a quiet round of golf in the country at Burning Ridge Golf Club in Conway, a 10-mile drive inland from Myrtle Beach that seems a world away from the neon lights.

Opened in 1985, Burning Ridge recently underwent major renovations that have made it one of the top layouts among the 100 golf courses on the Grand Strand. In fact, Burning Ridge was named the Myrtle Beach Course of the Year and the South Carolina Course of the Year in 2006, and the 18-hole par-72 layout is one of the most affordable in the Myrtle Beach area.

Originally designed by renowned architect Gene Hamm, an understudy of the legendary Robert Trent Jones who built more than 60 courses across the country. Hamm did some of his best work in Myrtle Beach, designing seven courses on the Strand, and his reputation for building courses that are both challenging and fun to play are still written all over Burning Ridge.

With a rating of 71.8 and a slope of 122, this 6780-yard layout requires a nice mix of strength and finesse to play it from the championship tees, but alternate lengths of 6200, 5700 and 4500 yards allow higher handicappers to take some of the bite out of the course, which features open fairways but plenty of obstacles en route to the green.

Yawning pot bunkers, dense woodlands, mounded berms and natural water hazards are cleverly incorporated into the scenic surroundings of towering pines and oaks and placid lakes and ponds. Unless you happen to be an accurate and powerful driver, average golfers are encouraged to play from the white tees in order to spend more time on the short grass than the thick rough and rugged terrain that surrounds many of the holes.

The 396-yard par 4 No. 4 is a classic example, featuring a narrow fairway with water on one side and woods on the other. Those who land it safely in between then face a large front-side bunker protecting the green. The theme continues all the way through the signature and finishing hole No. 18, which measures more than 500 from the gold and white tees but if played right, the par 5 presents accurate shooters with birdie or even eagle opportunities.

Burning Ridge offers a full driving range and practice green for golfers to warm up before their rounds, and pro lessons are available. A full-service pro shop and excellent 19th hole are located in the beautiful clubhouse, which features a large patio deck overlooking the finishing hole where golfers can unwind after their rounds.

This was a good course. Attentive service. Conditions were decent, though I expected a little more variety on the holes.
Blue tee7273.91376,780
White tee7270.61336,216
Gold tee7268.51235,724
Red tee7265.41114,524
Front Nine
Blue tee5711854003552093434813523753271
White tee5461533673171753234553053462987
Gold tee5221313522851652764322913162770
Red tee4241192872741202153502052412235
Back Nine
Blue tee4164502473994134843841875293509
White tee3864272003713774573461645013229
Gold tee3584031643473464313041344672954
Red tee284285108279278330262723912289
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.
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