Myrtle Beach is PGA Tour superstar Dustin Johnson’s hometown, and TPC Myrtle Beach is where he developed into a top 10 player in the world.

The Dunes Club has hosted 6 Senior PGA Tour Championships and the U.S. Women’s Open, among many other tournaments.

The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort is home to the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am, an event that has attracted the likes of Tom Watson, John Daly, Davis Love III and countless others.

Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Gary Player are among the legends who have designed courses in the area.

In short, Myrtle Beach is golf’s ultimate playground for players who want to test themselves on PGA Tour caliber courses.

The area is home to 13 layouts that have been ranked America’s Top 100 public courses, led by the Dunes Club, which is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Dunes Club was the Grand Strand’s second course and all serious golfers need to experience Alligator Alley, as holes 11-13 are called. The famed stretch culminates with the par 5 13th, which plays around Lake Singleton and typically features a gallery of alligators watching you play.

The Grande Dunes Resort Course, just a Dustin Johnson drive away, showcases seven holes that play along the Intracoastal Waterway, highlighted by the par 3 14th, which might Myrtle Beach’s most dramatic one-shotter.

Just up the road in North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Resort, home to four courses designed by Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, Love and Norman, is one of America’s premier multicourse facilities. Three of the four layouts have earned top 100 honors and any of the quartet are capable of challenging the best the game has to offer.

Tidewater Golf Club, which has nine holes that play along the Intracoastal or the marshy waters of Cherry Grove, is arguably the area’s prettiest course.

The South Strand is home to Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, True Blue Golf Club and Heritage Plantation and each provides a stunning round of golf. Caledonia and Heritage play through the marshy waters of old rice plantations and centuries old Live Oak Trees draped in Spanish moss.

It goes without saying that TPC Myrtle Beach is capable of providing an elite level challenge for skilled golfers, much like the entire destination.