THE BLACKMOOR GOLF COURSE YARDAGE BOOK

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Hole 1 Par 4

A simple opening hole, the Moguls derives its name from the hazards surrounding the green. In place of the typical flanking sand hazards, we have created grass depressions with very dramatic humps in the bottom.

While these yield the chance of a very difficult chip shot should one miss the green, we feel the average golfer is better served by these than playing out of sand on the first hole.



Rating: 71.1 | Slope: 126

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Hole 2 Par 3

This is the longest par 3 on the course.

It does afford the player a chance to run the ball up onto the green. Be aware of wind direction before you choose your club. The green has a subtle back to front slope to it. The bump and run shot might be the best play if you miss the green.



Rating: 71.1 | Slope: 126

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Hole 3 Par 5

Don’t let the yardage of this short par 5 fool you.

The first two shots are as demanding a test as you will face on this course. The drive should favor the left side of the fairway, which will allow you a better angle to cross the marsh.

Big hitters may want to consider leaving the driver in the bag, as accuracy is much more important than distance.



Rating: 71.1 | Slope: 126

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Hole 4 Par 3

This scenic par 3 over water is a popular hole at Blackmoor.

The bunker that is left of the green comes into play more often than you would think. The hole location is important to consider because this is one of the deeper greens on the course.



Rating: 71.1 | Slope: 126

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Hole 5 Par 4

This is the first of several scenic doglegs at Blackmoor.

As tempting as it may be from the tee, it is not worth trying to cut off any of this dogleg. The play is to hit the tee shot straight at the elbow. That will give you a direct shot at the green, which is very deep and slopes from left to right.



Rating: 71.1 | Slope: 126

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Hole 6 Par 4

This long par 4 demands two great shots to reach the green.

There is a ridge that runs down the middle of this fairway. The tee shot should favor the left side, which may result in a couple of extra yards of roll. There is heavy rough in front of this green that makes it difficult to run the ball on to the green.

Four is a great score on this hole!



Rating: 71.1 | Slope: 126

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Hole 7 Par 5

This narrow par 5 bottlenecks the closer you get to the green.

The pampas bushes in the fairway bunker give a good target for the tee shot. The second shot is classic risk-reward golf as the more aggressive you are with your second shot the more imperative it is to hit it straight. There is a large bunker that protects the last 80 yards on the left side. The right is heavily wooded. There is a ridge that divides the left and right side of the green.



Rating: 71.1 | Slope: 126

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Hole 8 Par 4

The signature hole of Blackmoor is a great risk/reward par 4 that plays 370 yards as a dogleg right and 270 yards going straight.

Although that 100 yards shorter sounds tempting, you'd better hit it straight! It is over rough and through an alley of trees that is less than 30 yards wide.

If you opt to play it safe, then you should hit your tee shot straight at the elbow of the dogleg. This leaves a straightforward approach to the very large green.

The green has some subtle breaks to it, but there is a great chance to hole a putt from anywhere on this green!

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Hole 9 Par 4

This is a solid finishing hole for the front nine.

Finding the fairway off the tee is important because there is water and bunkers left and out of bounds along the entire right side. Hitting this green is important because it is a tough up and down due to the elevated green and the green’s contours.

Oh yeah, and watch out for the pot bunker by the green!

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Hole 10 Par 4

This is the only dogleg left at Blackmoor, and it is a formidable par 4.

The two mounds at the elbow of the dogleg are a good target from off the tee. The kidney shaped green is well protected by bunkers.

The play is to attack the green from the front right. Avoid being too aggressive to a back left hole location. That part of the green is only 12 yards deep.

A par is a great score on this hole!

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Hole 11 Par 4

This short par 4 is a scenic hole.
But don’t let its length and beauty cause you to let your guard down.

The tee shot is pretty straightforward as long as you avoid the tree on the left. If you miss it too far right off of the tee, then you will have a blind approach shot.

This green is one of the trickiest at Blackmoor. It slopes severely from right to left and its small size leaves little room for error with your approach shot.

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Hole 12 Par 4

This is another risk/reward par 4, but unlike # 8, the risk of cutting the corner very rarely makes it worth the reward.

The correct play on this hole is hitting your tee shot straight at the elbow of the dogleg. From there it is a short iron to the green and still have a viable birdie option.

Cutting the corner brings trees and out of bounds into play and usually results in a big number for bold golfers.

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Hole 13 Par 5

This par 5 is one of the most historic holes at Blackmoor.

There is a historic cemetery down the left side that dates back to the 1800s. Also, you may see some wild turkeys roaming this area as well.

The big mound in the distance is a safe target from the tee. Use your second shot to lay up to a comfortable distance for your approach.

This green slopes from back to front and from right to left. Keeping the ball below the hole will allow you your best chance for birdie.

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Hole 14 Par 4

This dogleg right par 4 does give you some options off of the tee.

If you hit the ball over 240 yards then you can try to cut the corner of this dogleg by going over the trees. But big hitters beware! Because if you don’t get it over the trees your done and of you hit left of the trees with your 240 + club then you’re probably wet.

The right side of this dogleg is protected by a ridge and some well placed bunkers. You are likely to see some alligators sunning on the bank here.

Any score is possible on this hole. Good luck and enjoy the view!

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Hole 15 Par 3

This par 3 is one of Player's most stunningly beautiful golf holes.

It requires an accurate tee shot to a small target over water. The green is not very deep and it slopes from back to front and from right to left. Club selection is important here due to wind direction and the shape of the green. The bunkers short of the green are very deep and make for a very difficult up and down.

Anything short and right is snake food!

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Hole 16 Par 4

This is the largest fairway on the golf course. Yet with water left, and the urge to try to cut the corner of this dogleg, golfers can easily find trouble. Just like the 14th hole there are some hills that protects the short side of the dogleg.

The smart play here is stay left of these hills. This will give you a better chance of seeing the green for your approach shot. Any tee shots that end up near the hills will result in blind approach shots to the green.

The green is fairly narrow but deep and has several subtle breaks to it. You should look at your putt from a couple of different angles before you decide on a line.

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Hole 17 Par 3

Due to the wind, this hole usually plays a little longer than the yardage listed on your scorecard.

There is a ridge on the right side of the hole that hides the right side of this green, so the smart play is to favor the left center of the green. This should leave you a good chance for birdie regardless of the hole location.

The ball is not likely to run up onto the green, so plan for all carry.

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Hole 18 Par 5

This one of the best finishing holes in Myrtle Beach.

A classic risk/reward par 5 that requires accuracy off of the tee. A good tee shot will give you the option to potentially go for the green in two. However, the closer you get to this green with your second shot, the more the fairway bottlenecks, This brings water, sand and trees into play.

The safe play is laying back to 100 yards and going for birdie the old fashioned way.

Pay attention to the hole location because this is a deep green. If you do decide to go for the green, then your approach should favor the left side.

THE BLACKMOOR GOLF COURSE SCORECARD

Blackmoor, Gary Player’s only Grand Strand signature course, is built on the historic Longwood Plantation, which parallels the Waccamaw River.

This spectacular undulating design takes advantage of the natural terrain and beautiful vistas making it a most enjoyable place to play. As the world’s most traveled golfer, Player was able to use his wisdom and talent to provide a challenging course for the most capable golfer. Yet, the clever layout provides the high handicapper a very fun round!

Blackmoor Golf Course Printable Scorecard