There's never a bad time to play golf in Myrtle Beach, and there are always plenty of great courses in great shape to choose from. But ask many Grand Strand golf visitors and the locals and they will tell you that fall is their favorite time of year to play golf in the Myrtle Beach, SC area. Fall offers cooler temperatures and fall foliage, and the perfect atmosphere for a Myrtle Beach golf getaway. We’ve put together some of the best to courses in the area you should consider playing during this fall golf season:

The Four Barefoot Golf Resort Courses: This 4 course North Myrtle Beach complex has a little bit of everything in one convenient spot for your golf group. Barefoot features layouts designed by legendary players Greg Norman and Davis Love III, and two courses by renowned golf architects Pete Dye and Tom Fazio. With 4 distinctly different designers, there is a course for each desire. Crafted along the Intracoastal Waterway and surrounded by dense foliage, the fall colors and crisp autumn weather create the perfect setting for a relaxing round of golf. You will not be disappointed with any of the four layouts, as they are all top-notch. We can also set you up with a package plan to play all four……. But if you can only play one, the Dye Course on a nice autumn day is to Dye for (we couldn’t resist!!).

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club: This Lowcountry layout is consistently rated as one of the best not only along the Grand Strand, but the entire Southeast United States. If you and your buddies haven't played through the South Carolina tidal creeks and towering trees of this former rice plantation in the fall, you are missing out on a true fall golfing experience. Architect Mike Stranz broke the mold when he transformed this pristine property into a golf shrine, and the autumn atmosphere brings out the best in Caledonia. Don’t forget about Caledonia’s sister course - True Blue Plantation which some golfers rate just as high as Caledonia, as it’s quite a treat to play as well.

The Dunes Golf & Beach Club: One of the toughest tee times along the Grand Strand is worth a shot to play one of Myrtle Beach's best layouts. This semi-private Dunes Club's Southern charm and scenery get even more beautiful in the fall, and the ocean breeze that blows in during the other times of the year tends to slack off a bit in the fall. The lack of wind comes in especially handy when trying to clear the most famous hole at Dunes Club – the 535-yard par-5 13th – which requires a long carry over Lake Singleton. If the distance of the double dogleg right doesn't get you then the wind will, but a gentler breeze increases your odds of a keeping your ball dry. The scenic view of the tree-lined lake and landscape make fall the perfect time to play the Dunes.

Tidewater Plantation: This Rees Jones layout is one of North Myrtle Beach’s most popular and scenic courses, in part due to the beautiful location near the entrance of the Intracoastal Waterway in Cherry Grove. 9 of the 18 holes are situated along salt marshes and swampy waste areas serves as excellent scenery with challenging natural hazards. A tee time at Tidewater will make any fall day extraordinary.