Designed as a signature course by the team of Jeff Brauer and Larry Nelson, the Avocet presents creative contouring, elevated tees and greens, double fairways, grass bunkers and even a double green serving two holes. The Avocet was recognized by Golf Digest as a '1994 Top 10 Best New Courses in America' as well as being consistently rated in Places to Play as a 4-Star Award Winner beginning in 1996. Links honored the Avocet as '1996 Top 30 in Myrtle Beach' while Golf Week ranked it as #6 in South Carolina in their 1995 America's Best Golf Courses.
In addition to the Wood Stork, Willard Byrd created the Hummingbird course. This course integrates the area's natural beauty with interesting and challenging golf.
In this classic "links style," wetlands combine with stands of love grass and other native grasses to form the course's perimeter, complementing lush green fairways. Strategically placed lakes, open fairways and four set of tees, as well as an array of waste bunkers, add to the challenge and intrigue of this course.
The Golf Digest "Places to Play, 1994-95" Supplement gave the Hummingbird a 4-star rating and recognized it as "One of the 100 Great Value Courses" in the nation.