Course Review: Hackler Course
The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach may sound like one of the new Myrtle Beach golf courses, but it’s actually one that has been around and pleasing golfers for a while.
The former Quail Creek golf course was renamed the Hackler Course in November of 2011 and during that summer new greens were installed and more than 60 bunkers were removed changing many of the holes, but keeping the feel of the old course.
There were issues previously with inconsistency on the old greens, which seem to be taken care of now. And the new greens are much faster than the old ones, which makes knowing where you want your shot to end up pivotal.
The redesigning of the holes is a mixed bag—with some harder than before and some easier.
Big changes were made to the 18th hole, one of the shortest, that makes it much more difficult. The green has been placed next to a lake, making the water a threat on all three sides.
The 2nd hole has also seen some dramatic changes for the better, with a former lurking bunker now changed to be an aiming point for the tee shot. If you ever played that hole before, it will mess with your head to see how different it plays now.
The 16th and 14th holes offer little challenge, with both being straight-forward “find the fairway” shots.
But one of the best things about the new Hackler Course are the practice facilities, which are large and feature a grass driving range, practice bunker, 3,000 square foot putting green, and a 3-hole short game area.
The Hackler Course has lots to offer golfers of all skill levels and is a great choice for any Myrtle Beach golf trip.