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Farmstead Golf Links

Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Farmstead Golf Links in Calabash, N.C., on the northern end of Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand, has one of the “most fun  holes you can play in America,” according to an article in Golf Digest's January 2011 issue. Golf Digest Architecture Editor Ron Whitten selected Farmstead's closing hole as one of his “home run” holes, and his final pick in a stellar line-up of courses that feature floating targets, overstuffed greens and rocky challenges.

The par 6 hole at 767 yards from the tips is “so impossibly long,” wrote Whitten, that “you tee off in South Carolina and putt out in North Carolina.”

Farmstead Golf Links' mammoth 18th hole is the only par 6 on Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand. A favorite among visiting golfers and locals alike, it actually begins with a drive into a wide, sweeping fairway in South Carolina and concludes on a large undulating green in North Carolina.

Although the dual-state, par 6 18th hole provides a memorable finish to the course, it's the other 17 holes that bring golfers back to Farmstead. The scenic course  follows  the natural contours of the coastal plain and its five sets of tees make it possible for all skill levels of golfers to have an enjoyable round. A Willard Byrd and David Johnson design, the par 72  layout is framed by waist-high native grasses along several fairways, giving the course a unique look.

The golf experience at Farmstead is enhanced by its 8,000-square foot Georgian style clubhouse that includes a full-service pro shop, grille and lounge. The clubhouse features a veranda that offers a spectacular view of the first tee and 18th green.

Farmstead is less than a mile from its sister course, Meadowlands Golf Club, which was also designed by Byrd. Both Farmstead and Meadowlands are managed by Burroughs & Chapin Golf Management, the Grand Strand's premier golf management company.

More information about Farmstead is available at http://farmsteadgolflinks.com.