MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Prestwick Country Club has been named one of the Palmetto state's top golf courses by the SC Golf Course Rating Panel.
Prestwick is one of only six courses to be added to the list of the state's best 50 layouts for 2014, according to a press release issued by the country club.
The panel's 'Top 50 Golf Courses for 2014' includes both private and public courses throughout the state.
According to the panel's website, judging criteria include routing, variety, strategy, equity, memorability, aesthetics and experience.
The best courses, public or private, are selected in even-numbered years, and the best public courses are ranked in odd-numbered years.
Composed of 125 golfers from diverse backgrounds and handicaps, the panel is charged with playing, assessing and rating championship golf courses in South Carolina, a state that boasts 360 such layouts. The panel's goal is to recognize and promote excellence in golf course design through education, public advocacy and competitive rankings.
Prestwick Country Club is located at 1001 Links Rd. in Myrtle Beach.