Azalea Sands opened in 1972 right in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Designed by golf course architect, Gene Hamm, this is one of the classics on the Myrtle Beach golf scene. It has the reputation for offering great golf for all ages, and is one of the few courses along the Grand Strand that has no homes adjoining the course. It is easy to be deceived by Azalea’s open layout.