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CONTENTS 2013-2014 | Vol. XXXVIII

F E AT U R E S

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The First Tee

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Best of Myrtle Beach Golf

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A junior golf program with a mission by Steve Hunt 15 award winning golf courses

Hot New Products On The Green 18 - Reader’s Choice Our reader’s favorite golf holes along the Grand Strand

Know Your Score Celebrity Tournament Father and Son Tournament Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame Myrtle Beach Golf Courses World Amateur Handicap Championship A Book Review - Green Glory: A Visual Tribute to the Courses of the Majors

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Waccamaw Golf Trail

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The Importance of a Stable Base by Hugh Royer III

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Aim and Align for a “Grade A” Golf Swing by Mike Passmore

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By: Steven M. Hunt

The First Tee- Our Mission: To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill lifeenhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

The First Tee is a 501c3 nonprofit youth development organization. Its purpose is to give young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship.

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One of the most pressing concerns for the entire golf industry is the strategy for growing participation in this great game. While there are over 25 million active golfers in the United States, that number has been falling for more than a decade and without a significant infusion of young golfers, the number will continue to fall. According to the National Golf Foundation, 463 million rounds were played last year- down from 518 million in 2000. And beyond the world of golf, a growing concern in this country is the quality of character development education for young people in all segments of society. Along the Grand Strand, community minded www.onthegreenmagazine.com

N I N E CORE VALUES

Preparing our young people for success throught life residents have been addressing this problem head-on through The First Tee organizations. The mission of the not-for-profit First Tee is to “impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.�


Honesty Golf is unique from other sports in that players regularly call penalties on themselves and report their own score.

“The First Tee of the Grand Strand uses golf as a vehicle to further character education,” explains Rebecca Albin, executive director of the First Tee of the Grand Strand. This year, over 13,000 youngsters living in Horry and Georgetown counties will be impacted by the various programs that The First Tee offers. One of those kids is Lance Vu, a 12 year old who has participated in The First Tee for the last five years and plays on the golf team at Socastee

Integrity Golf is a game of etiquette and composure. Players are responsible for their actions and personal conduct on the golf course even at times when others may not be looking.

High School. Lance was selected to play in the recent First Tee fundraiser tournament at Caledonia Golf and Fish Club in Pawleys Island where he hit shots with Golf Channel personalities Kelly Tilghman and Charlie Rymer. With a calm disposition and a smooth golf swing, Lance dreams of one day being a Masters or US Open champion. Another rising star of the program is 17 year old Ashley Sloup, a senior at South Brunswick High School who will be attending Winthrop University in Rock Hill next year as a member of their golf team. A member of the First Tee since 2003, she has the distinct honor of being selected to participate in the Nature Valley First Tee Open

at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event held September 27-29 and televised internationally on Golf Channel. The 81 young men and women playing at Pebble Beach range in age from 14 to 18 and were selected by a national panel of judges that evaluated participants’ playing ability and comprehension of the life skills and character education learned through their involvement with The First Tee. This year, just four students from North Carolina and one from South Carolina will make the trip out to the west coast. Elementary school students learn about golf “An invitation to this and also important life skills through The First event is a goal many Tee National Schools Program teenage participants at our chapters set, and it is exciting to see their hard event at Caledonia Golf Club, Ashley work and perseverance rewarded,” appeared poised and comfortable Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive on camera with Kelly Tilghman. officer of The First Tee, said. Every day in the United States, 7,000 young people drop out of middle school and high school. The brand new The First Tee of Brunswick Players must know and abide by County Carolinas Life Skills & the rules of golf and be able to Leadership Academy, located in conduct themselves in a kind and Shallotte, North Carolina, is intended respectful manner towards others to help address this critical issues of even in a competitive game. school dropout and lack of character education.

Sportmanship

Ashley, an aspiring LPGA Tour player, currently sports a .5 handicap (that’s right—point five!) and is working as a part-time pro shop attendant at St. James Plantation. She is an accomplished public speaker and a superb role model for her fellow students. During a recent live TV spot broadcast from the First Tee Download our mobile “app” on page 96

Respect In golf it is important to show respect for oneself, playing partners, fellow competitors, the golf course, and for the honor and traditions of the game.

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Confidence Confidence plays a key role in the level of play that one achieves. Players can increase confidence in their abilities by being positive and focusing on something they are doing well regardless of the outcome.

Set on the 28 acre learning campus of The First Tee of Brunswick County, the academy has the capacity to host 50 youth participants and 16 counselors/ coaches. Each summer, about 400 participants will attend the Academy’s in-residence experience designed to immerse them in the values education, leadership, life skills and healthy habits. Community support and participation is critical to the ongoing success of the organization. All funds raised in the Grand Strand stay in the community to directly fund local programs and activities. The First Tee is always accepting donations of golf clubs, golf balls and apparel. Albin emphasized

that almost 100% of the training is done by local volunteers, giving generously of their time to the children. The First Tee is much more than a traditional junior golf program as it offers a range of educational and character building opportunities such as The First Tee National School Program for local physical education teachers of grades K through 5th which introduces golf, The First Tee Nine Core Values™ and The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits to elementary

Responsability Players are responsible for their actions on the golf course. It is up to them to keep score, repair divots, rake bunkers, repair ball marks on the green, and keep up with the pace of play.

students during physical education classes. This education helps give students a lifelong recreation and physical fitness activity. It also assists in developing appreciation for the positive personal and social values associated with the game of golf.

Perseverance To succeed in golf, players must continue through bad breaks and their own mistakes, while learning from past experiences.

Teachers and principals report a positive impact on their students as a result of their First Tee experience. Examples include improved classroom behavior, showing greater respect for teachers and peers and fewer disciplinary issues. A recent independent research study of First Tee participants documents that a remarkable 73% reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically. Currently, all ten of the elementary schools in Georgetown county and 14 elementary schools in Horry county participate in this superb program. Nearly 100 golf courses in coastal North and South Carolina support the work of the First Tee through the Carol S. Petrea Youth Golf Foundation.

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Judgement Using good judgment is very important in golf. It comes into play when deciding on strategy, club selection, when to play safe and when to take a chance, the type of shot players consider executing, as well as making healthy choices on and off the golf course.

Program Levels and Enrichment Focus •PLAYer (required minimum age 7) - Introduces playing the game of golf with special emphasis on learning golf and The First Tee Code of Conduct, appreciating the rules and etiquette of the game and developing a game plan for golf and life. • Par (recommended minimum age 9) - Focuses on interpersonal communications and selfmanagement skills.

The First Tee of Brunswick County ‘Eagle’ and ‘Ace’ participants at the 2012 Carolina Cup in Raleigh, North Carolina

• Birdie (recommended minimum age 11) - Emphasizes goal setting. • Eagle (recommended minimum age13) - Emphasizes resilience skills, conflict resolution and planning for the future. • Ace (required minimum age 14 or entering 9th grade) - Once a young person has progressed through all program levels, he/she can become Ace-certified, focusing on setting goals for golf, career education, and giving back to the community.

Courtesy A round of golf should begin and end with a handshake between fellow competitors. Players also should be still and quiet while others are preparing and performing a shot.

The First Putt program gives local children access to minigolf and teaches them the basics of putting and golf etiquette. U.S. Prominigolf Association founder and owner of Hawaiian Rumble mini golf in North Myrtle Beach Bob Detwiler explains, “we can teach them golf skills and the skills of life.”

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The Best Of

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Established in the fall of 2012, The Best of Myrtle Beach Golf Group consists of 15 award-winning golf courses along the Grand Strand from Shallotte, North Carolina to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. This remarkable group of courses includes five “Golf Digest Top 100 Public Courses in America.” With an abundance of marsh front and Intracoastal Waterway holes, you will experience the unique coastal vistas and charm that the region is renowned for. For dramatic beauty and world class playability, there is no finer selection of golf courses than those listed below. ARROWHEAD GOLF COURSE

Arrowhead

South Carolina’s “1998 Golf Course of the Year.” Designers Ray Floyd and Tom Jackson have sculpted Arrowhead’s 27-hole complex into three aesthetic masterpieces. The Lakes, features dramatically sloping fairways and strategically placed water hazards; The Cypress, gently traces the outskirts of a pristine Carolina hardwood wetland; and The Waterway wide fairways with dramatic holes along the high bluffs of the Intracoastal Waterway. Arrowhead is located in Myrtle Beach just five minutes from the Myrtle Beach International Airport. BAREFOOT RESORT

Barefoot - Dye Course

At Barefoot Resort, Pete Dye set out to create something that would linger in the golfer’s mind forever. Bordering the natural white sands of the Carolina Bays, this visually stunning design is filled with the infamous pitfalls for wayward shots that have become synonymous with the Dye name. The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort is routed through a spectacular piece of property in the heart of Barefoot Resort. Like many European courses, the course does not return to the clubhouse after nine holes. It is not a British links course, but rather a classic Lowcountry course, filled with live oaks, pines, sand, natural areas and native grasses.

Barefoot - Love Course

A Carolina native, Davis Love III embraces a tradition of Lowcountry character in his latest design. The Love Course incorporates the recreated ruins of an old plantation home along holes 3-7. Wide open fairways and generous landing areas set the stage for an unforgettable round of golf. Greg Norman’s newest design at Barefoot Resort is unique in many ways. With only 60 acres of mowable grass existing on all 18 holes, Greg uses stunning waste areas and the site’s natural vegetation to frame each hole. The course resembles one found in the deserts of the southwest, without the desert.

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or visit www.myrtlebeachgolfpackagers.com Shaftesbury Glen GLENS GROUP Myrtle Beach’s most talked about course, Glen Dornoch is a masterful tribute to the legendary Donald Ross, in a spectacular setting of centuries old live oaks, marsh and Intracoastal Waterway views. Here each hole seems to have been crafted by nature rather than by man. And the three finishing holes are among the world’s best. Discover for yourself why Golf Digest chose Heather Glen as 1987’s #1 new public course, and names it again and again as among the country’s best. The course’s 27 holes are even lovelier in maturity, its setting is truly spectacular, and the 19th Century clubhouse echoes its Scottish tradition. Architect Clyde Johnston brings back the traditional look at Shaftsbury Glen. You will think of Winged Foot as you play the newest of Myrtle Beach’s championship courses. This beautiful course should be on your must-play list...just 10 minutes from Restaurant Row via the new Highway 22. Possum Trot is a long respected venue rated “Friendliest course on the strand” where the guest is #1. Spacious fairways and awesome Par 5’s make for a golfing experience as good as it gets. Warm up on the area’s most complete golf training center. WICKED STICK Wicked Stick Golf Links is the only John Daly Signature Course in the USA. Teamed with Golf Course Architect Clyde Johnston, John Daly helped to design this Links Style Course in Myrtle Beach. Wicked Stick features deep pot bunkers, dune-like mounds, native grasses and “Daly” tees that challenge even the longest hitters. In true John Daly style, Wicked Stick does not have any fairway bunkers, so you can “Grip It and Rip It” off the tee. WORLD TOUR GOLF LINKS Now you can play 18 of the world’s most legendary golf holes on America’s most visionary course – World Tour Golf Links. It’s a trip around the world played on a course you’ll never forget! The Open Nine

includes holes inspired by St. Andrews and Pinehurst No. 2. The Championship Nine includes holes inspired by the four major championships — The Masters, United States Open, British Open and PGA Championship. PRESTWICK COUNTRY CLUB Dense forests of pine are paired with sandy waste areas for a contrast of perfection at Prestwick Country Club. Creating elevations with dune-like berms, stairway bunkers and deep bulkhead protected greens meant moving over 1.3 million cubic yards of earth, but the end product was well-worth it in the end. Streams wander between the holes surrounded by framing lakes and generous landing areas in this Dye masterpiece.

Glen Dornoch

TPC of Myrtle Beach

RIVERS EDGE Six of the holes at Rivers Edge Golf Club sit high upon bluffs that overlook two miles of grassy marshlands bisected by the bends and turns of the Shallotte River. The interior holes at Rivers Edge are equally stunning with gentle elevation changes, freshwater lakes and bent grass greens.

Prestwick

TIDEWATER GOLF CLUB Nestled like a sleeping giant between the Intracoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove, the legendary Tidewater Golf Club offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and challenging play. Seamlessly marrying the game to its surroundings, architect Ken Tomlinson evokes the style and majesty of some of the game’s greatest venues and delivers an experience that puts this course on the must-play list of many Grand Strand golfers.

Tidewater

TPC OF MYRTLE BEACH The TPC, or Tournament Players Club, of Myrtle Beach gives all of its golfers the chance to see and feel what it is like to be inside the ropes of a tour-caliber course. Designed by acclaimed architect Tom Fazio and host to the Senior Tour Championship, The TPC of Myrtle Beach is a unique experience that affords you the privilege of testing your game on the same course where some of golf’s greatest figures have played.

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Editors note: Every year, hundreds of new golf product concepts are launched- from new drivers, fancy divot repair tools to amazing GPS yardage devices. At last year’s PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, there were more than 1,000 companies presenting their innovations to the golf industry. We have the opportunity to try out many of these creative products and speak with the talented people behind them. On The Green’s inaugural New Products section helps you cut through the clutter and see for yourself a selection of the very best of the new crop of innovative golf products and services.

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On The Green Magazine sent out a survey to our list of email subscribers to find out which golf holes were their favorites in the Myrtle Beach area. The criteria for judging was to choose the holes that gave the most golfing enjoyment. Each respondent could name up to three golf holes. Not necessarily the highest “rated” or most scenic, just the ones that they really enjoyed playing - the holes that they talked about later with their golfing buddies. The usual suspects received votes - The Dunes Club, Caledonia, Glen Dornoch, Kings North and more. The votes didn’t stick to a few well-known golf holes. Surprisingly there were 190 different holes listed as favorites. Several courses had multiple holes listed as favorites. These courses may not have “won” the contest but if 4 or 5 holes out of 18 are chosen as people’s favorites that is a course worth playing.

Reader’s Choice Top Three Golf Holes Glen Dornoch #16 A par 4 that heads directly toward the Intracoastal Waterway. Ideally your first shot rolls to a stop near the top of the hill without rolling over into the marshy waste area. Your next shot will have a hard time hitting the green and sticking without going too far over or to the right into the marsh. Try to ignore the passing yachts and fishing boats as you putt out. This is a hole that requires planning and positioning as well as accurate shots.

Caledonia #18 Perhaps the most striking aesthetic feature of the plantation is the impressive avenue of 150-year-old live oaks leading to the clubhouse steps. The picturesque par 4 18th hole borders the Plantation’s old rice field and requires a precise tee shot that sets up a difficult second shot: a forced carry onto a green at the foot of the clubhouse where onlookers may be sitting in rocking chairs betting on shots’ results.

Rivers Edge #9 The very first day that Arnold Palmer gazed out across the Shallotte River he remarked that this site had the potential to be something very special. Six of the holes at Rivers Edge Golf Club sit high upon bluffs that overlook two miles of grassy marshlands bisected by the bends and turns of the Shallotte River. Hole #9 is a par 5 that seems to get narrower and narrower as you progress down the fairway leaving the golfer with a wedge shot to a very narrow deep green

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Comments by Our Respondents Our survey-takers could comment on their choices if they wished. Here are a few of the comments:

Top 18 Holes These holes are listed in order. Glen Dornoch #16 received the most votes as “Favorite Golf Hole.” 1. Glen Dornoch 2. Caledonia 3. Rivers Edge 4. Glen Dornoch 5. Farmstead 6. Oyster Bay 7. River Club 8. MBN Kings North 9. Grande Dunes - Resort Course 10. Heather Glen -White nine 11. Heritage Club 12. Long Bay 13. TPC of Myrtle Beach 14. Dunes Club 15. True Blue 16. Legends Moorland 17. Lockwood Folly 18. Tidewater

Par 4 Par 4 Par 5 Par 4 Par 6 Par 4 Par 5 Par 5

#16 #18 #9 #18 #18 #13 #18 #6

Par 3

#14

Par 5 Par 5 Par 4 Par 5 Par 5 Par 4 Par 4 Par 5 Par3

#9 #18 #10 #18 #13 #18 #16 #18 #3

Courses With Multiple Holes Chosen as Favorites

Caledonia #18 - “Not a long hole, but a great test of both skills and nerve on a beautiful course. Get it down the neck of the fairway and as close to the hazard on the right as you dare to make the approach a bit easier. Watch out if the wind is blowing, because it’s normally into your face on the approach shot. Even more exciting when your buddies are sitting on the porch of the clubhouse watching the approach shot carry over the water and marsh to the green.”

It’s nice to have one of your 18 or 27 golf holes chosen as a favorite by somebody. It’s even better when several of your holes are chosen as favorites. These are courses that had multiple holes chosen as a favorite by some one. The number shows the number of different holes chosen. Some of these holes have received Tidewater #3 - “Short par 3 that multiple votes. seems very playable from the tee. The green is diabolical with numerArcadian Shores 3 holes ous slopes and undulations... some Arrowhead 5 holes are severe. There is always some Dye Course at wind off the marsh which separates Barefoot Resort 3 holes Tidewater from Cherry Grove Beach. Caledonia 6 holes The challenge is not necessarily the Dunes Club 4 holes distance although you need to stay Glen Dornoch 7 holes out of the bunkers; the hard part Grande Dunes Resort Course 4 holes about knocking down your par is to Heather Glen 9 holes put the ball in the correct quadrant Heritage Club 4 holes to take the pressure off the putter. Moorland at the Legends 5 holes Choose the club wisely.” Long Bay 3 holes MBN Kings North 5 holes True Blue #3 - “Prettiest par 3... difMeadowlands 3 holes ferent every time. Can be anywhere Tigers Eye at Ocean Ridge 3 holes from a wedge to a 6 iron depending Oyster Bay 7 holes on where they put the flag/tees.” Pawleys Plantation 4 holes Pine Lakes 3 holes Kings North - “ Not sure on the Prestwick 3 holes number but its the famous Gambler Rivers Edge 6 holes Hole. Just a great par 5. Love the Shaftesbury Glen 5 holes challenge of trying to put it on to the Tidewater 8 holes island fairway and have it out there True Blue 7 holes long enough to go for the green in Wicked Stick 4 holes two with an iron in your hands.” The Witch 7 holes The Wizard 3 holes World Tour 4 holes

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Celebrities including Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Ed “Too Tall” Jones and Joe Morgan helped end prostate cancer at the Sixth Annual Know Your Score Celebrity Golf Tournament and Gala on August 24 at the Grande Dunes golf club in Myrtle Beach. The event, which benefited ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer, raised more than $70,000 to fight prostate cancer through promoting early detection, education and research. “We’re proud that so many sports and entertainment celebrities came together for the sixth year in a row to fight this disease that affects so many men and their families,” said Jamie Bearse, CEO of ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer. “Know Your Score has become a tradition in Myrtle Beach, building awareness of prostate cancer and bringing us closer to the cure.” The Know Your Score campaign educates men about their risk for pros- (from left) NFL’s Ed “Too Tall” Jones, NBA’s John Starks, tate cancer and encourages at-risk men to “know their score” by getting a NFL’s Cornelius Bennett and NBA’s Lenny Wilkins prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Participants in the tournament, including a team of prostate cancer survivors, got to play a round of golf with a celebrity and attend the Friday night gala, which featured a sit down dinner and entertainment from comedian Henry Cho and singer Billy Mac. Other notable celebrity attendees included boxer Gerry Cooney, hall of fame billiards star Ewa Laurance and former NFL players Richard Dent, Thurman Thomas and Sterling Sharpe. “Men spend four hours or more playing a round of golf,” said Tom Quinn, ZERO Board Member and Founder of the Know Your Score Tournament. “As a prostate cancer patient with advanced disease, my hope is that men will take some time on the golf course to discuss their heath and learn about their risk for prostate cancer.” All proceeds from Know Your Score Golf Tournament and Gala go directly to the fight to end prostate cancer by promoting early detection, education and research that will lead to the cure. For a third year in a row, Atlantic Urology Clinics and Carolina Regional Cancer Center served as title sponsors for the event. The End of Prostate Cancer is a national nonprofit organization with the mission to end prostate cancer. As a leader in the fight against prostate cancer, ZERO advances research, encourages action, and provides education and support to men and their families. ZERO is a 501c3 charity, a Better Business Bureau member and 89 cents of every dollar donated goes to research and programs. For more information, visit www.zerocancer.org.

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The Father and Son Team Classic

Fathers and sons; grandfathers and grandsons; stepfathers and stepsons; fathers and sons in law; and uncles and nephews. The motto at the Father & Son event is; any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad. The most humbling and human of all sporting pursuits, golf teaches us patience, honesty, integrity, and persistence. Throughout the course of every round, we recognize the fleeting nature of success and the constant hard work required to sustain it. We learn to brush off disappointment, while vowing to do better the next time. We learn that we’re vulnerable to mistakes. We learn to project humility when victorious and to be gracious in defeat; each one a worthwhile trait our dads try to instill in us as we come of age.

This year’s 2013 Father & Son Team Classic had a “down to the wire” finish filled with clutch shots and holed putts. Bryan and Bryce Kendrick of Knoxville, Tenn. nipped two - time winners Gary Carpenter Sr. and Jr. by a stroke to the take the overall Gross Championship. The Kendricks shot 65 in Thursdays Texas Scramble format, 66 in Fridays Best Ball Format, and 64 in Saturdays Captain’s Choice Format. For the first time in the tournament’s history – a National Senior Division was established. This years National Senior Champion went to the team of Donnie and Kris Blanks. The Blanks’ are no strangers to this annual event. The Blanks’ won the first two Father & Son Team Classic events, 16 years ago. This was their first trip back to the tournament since 1999. Due to Kris’ PGA TOUR medical exemption for 2013, his usually busy schedule allowed he and his father to come back and compete.

Each year in July, fathers and sons from around the world gather in Myrtle Beach to take part in a threeday tournament that has become the largest father-son golf event in the world. Last year’s 54-hole competition drew over 900 players from 46 states and 7 foreign countries - 24 flights in all. Eligibility for the tournament is open to fathers and sons; grandfathers and grandsons; stepfathers and stepsons; fathers and sons in law; and uncles and nephews. However, the motto at the Father & Son event is; any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad. The tournament allows any combination of players on a team as long as there is a generation gap between them, they do not need to be related.

This year’s tournament benefited the Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization that gives back to the families of our brave military. Over twelve thousand dollars was raised in this event alone. The 2014 National Father & Son Team Classic will take place July 24-26th. Visit FatherSonGolf.com or call (866) 4972627 for more information.

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2013 Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fall Inductees Enshrined

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Lawton Benton, accepting on behalf of his grandfather Casper Benton

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday announces Casper Benton and Ed Jerdon have been named as the 2013 inductees to the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame and were honored at Pine Lakes Country Club, Aug. 25. A true pioneer, Casper Benton left Myrtle Beach in the 1920s for New York to learn the business of golf course construction. He returned in 1927 to build Ocean Forest Country Club, the first course in what would become the “Golf Capital of the U.S.”. Benton lived on-site while it was under construction and became its first greenskeeper, nurturing a layout that helped lead Myrtle Beach to national acclaim.

Recognizing the untapped potential of the South Strand, Jerdon and his investors built Sea Gull Golf Club in 1965, paving the way for many exceptional courses to follow on Pawleys Island. They built and owned Quail Creek and the East and West courses at Burning Ridge – layouts that helped make Highway 501 a golf hotbed. Jerdon was also the impetus behind Indian Wells Golf Club and International Club. Jerdon served as president of the Dunes Club and Surf Club, two of the Grand Strand’s most prestigious clubs. In addition to his golf work, he also spearheaded the construction of numerous churches, schools and hotels.

Benton then built the Dunes Club, the area’s most iconic course. His namesake company, C.L. Benton & Sons, also constructed Tidewater Golf Club, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Plantation. All of these courses have been ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest. The Benton family continues to be an integral part of the Myrtle Beach golf community.

“Both Casper and Ed are true visionaries who both saw the potential of the Grand Strand as a world-class golf destination long before anyone else,” said Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. “We are truly indebted to their pioneering spirit and sense of community and their place in Hall of Fame is richly deserved.”

In the mid-1960s Myrtle Beach was home to just 10 golf courses, but visionary builder Edward Jerdon saw a prosperous future for the sleepy beach community. Jerdon – one of the most accomplished builders in the South – built and co-owned six Grand Strand layouts, helping jump-start the area’s emergence as golf’s most popular destination.

Established to pay tribute to the men and women who have played significant roles in the development of the Myrtle Beach area golf industry, the Hall of Fame was founded in 2009. Its opening coincided with the reopening of Pine Lakes – formerly the Grand Strand’s first course, Ocean Forest Country Club.

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SOUTH STRAND The Founders Club was voted 2011 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year by the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association. Designed by Thomas Walker, former lead designer for Gary Player Design, the course was new in 2008. Built on the site of the former Sea Gull Golf Club in Pawleys Island, this totally new course features impressive elevation changes, fairways defined by mounds with pot bunkers, and square “island” tee boxes set inside massive waste bunkers. Its elevated greens are the only ones on the Grand Strand grassed with the new heat-tolerant Emerald Bermuda that enables the greenskeeper to keep the undulating putting surfaces tight, fast and smooth in any weather. The clubhouse overlooks the 10th and 18th holes. There, you’ll find a well-stocked 1,600 square foot pro shop and locker rooms with showers, TVs and card tables. Built on two of South Carolina’s historic plantations along the scenic Waccamaw River, the Heritage Club is a favorite of Grand Strand golfers. Over 600 acres of giant magnolias, freshwater lakes and marshes have been transformed into a golf course that rivals any course in the Southeast. Recently honored by Golf Digest as 46th among the “Top 100 Public Golf Courses in America” for 2007-2008 and recently rated HHHH 1/2 stars in “Places to Play,” the Heritage Club is a mixture of pure Southern charm and hospitality. The Heritage Club has announced that all of its greens were renovated and Champions Bermuda is the new putting surface. The clubhouse has been renovated and upgraded to enhance guests’ experience. True Blue Plantation and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club are the only companion courses by the same designer on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses 20032006.” Architect Mike Strantz built Caledonia in 1994 and the acclaim was immediate, including a number 30 ranking on Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play.” Often compared to Augusta National for its exquisite style and floral beauty, Caledonia’s Champions Ultra Dwarf Bermuda greens are true championship quality. Just across Kings River Road, Strantz followed up four years later with True Blue and earned a “Top 10 Best New Public Course” honor from Golf Digest. Set on a Colonial indigo plantation of the same descriptive name, True Blue features surprising elevation changes, huge fairways and excellent Tif Eagle Bermuda greens. Download our mobile “app” on page 96

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Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, a Nicklaus Signature course, features a classic Lowcountry design that you can play over and over and never have the same shot twice. With subtle greens enveloped by sand bunkers, challenging fairways dotted with water and unique obstacles evident on every hole, this is a player’s course that demands strategy, ingenuity and concentration. Pawleys Plantation was ranked by Golf Digest among South Carolina’s ‘Top 25 Layouts’ in 2001. Golf Digest has further awarded Pawleys Plantation HHHH 1/2 stars in its ‘Best Places to Play’. Other accolades include Golf For Women’s ‘Top 10 Women Friendly Courses in America’ 1999 and Travel & Leisure Golf’s ‘4-Star Golf’ in 2001. The Tradition Golf Club is a championship course that boasts the proud traditions of the great courses that have stood the test of time. Amenities abound at the Tradition, from comfortable dining, to the elaborate practice facility. The Tradition was awarded HHHH 1/2 Stars - Golf Digest Places to Play 2008. Three of the South Strand’s premier layouts are Prime Times Signature Courses that are also part of the oceanfront Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Architect Tom Jackson built River Club Golf Course around a network of spring-fed ponds and added more than 100 bunkers, but the immaculate Champion Bermuda greens are River Club’s most outstanding feature. The semiprivate Litchfield Country Club offers limited public play on its Willard Byrd designed course with plenty of doglegs and fine TifDwarf Bermuda greens. Set among the former ricefields of two historic plantations, Willbrook Plantation Golf Club is a Dan Maples creation with Champion Ultradwarf Bermuda greens that was named on Golf For Women’s “Top 50” list in 2010.

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the Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owners Association, Blackmoor offers groomed TifEagle Bermuda greens in a scenic former-plantation setting. Add this enjoyable Player challenge to complete your Myrtle Beach golf package. In Wachesaw Plantation East, architect Clyde Johnston has created an alluring taste of Scottish design. Located in the scenic fishing village of Murrells Inlet, just 20 minutes south of the Myrtle Beach International Airport, Wachesaw Plantation East Golf Club is a championship 18-hole facility built on the site of a former rice plantation. This exhilarating design has been the site of four nationally-televised, professional golf tournaments on the LPGA Tour: the 1997 Susan G. Koman International, the 1998 & 1999 City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic, and the 2000 Kathy Ireland/ Greens.com Classic. Wachesaw Plantation East has also been named the 2007 Myrtle Beach “Golf Course of the Year” by Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owners Association. Voted the 2004-2005 Golf Course of the year, golfers playing Indian Wells Golf Club continue to rave about the appearance and layout which reminds many of a traditional US Open style course. Indian Wells is a course that places a premium on creative shot making and rewards the daring. After your round, enjoy the relaxing clubhouse and outdoor patio overlooking the 10th tee while being served by the past winners of the coveted “Myrtle Beach Golf News’ Hospitality and Operational Excellence Award.” Indigo Creek Golf Club is set in the very heart of the Grand Strand’s “Low Country” plantation area in Murrells Inlet, just 10 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. Golfers experience a new level of pleasure as they wind through the flowing creeks and giant oaks found along the back nine. This beautiful Willard Byrd design displays well maintained TifDwarf Bermuda greens and Bermuda tees, fairways and roughs. Surrounded by an abundance of water and wildlife, your experience at Indigo Creek will be one to treasure for a lifetime. Wicked Stick Golf Links is the Myrtle Beach area’s only John Daly Signature Course. With very few trees in a Scottish-style landscape, Daly’s inspiration is evident on the doublewide fairways separated by huge mounds and the short par fours that invite visiting players to “grip it and rip it.” With big TifDwarf Bermuda greens, a practice facility and a convenient location near the airport, Wicked Stick is a fun addition to any Grand Strand golf package. Prestwick Country Club features a co-design by father-son architects Pete and P.B. Dye that was recently named by Golf Digest among its “Five Best-Kept Secret Courses.” A host of the South 36 On The Green magazine

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Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship and a US Open qualifier, Prestwick is a sculpted layout with deep bunkers, giant berms and those famous Dye bulkheads framing many of the TifDwarf greens. Whispering Pines Golf Course is located on the south side of Myrtle Beach near dozens of oceanfront resort hotels, but its quiet setting has no adjacent housing. Whispering Pines is the closest area course to the Myrtle Beach Jetport. The park-like layout has recently been enhanced with the installation of new TifEagle greens. The onsite golf school is yet another convenient reason to include Whispering Pines on any Grand Strand vacation package.

North Strand Burning Ridge Golf Club located on highway 501, is the proud recipient of the 2006 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year award and the 2006 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year award. Encounter elegantly shaped mounded fairways and large yawning bunkers before reaching smooth putting surfaces. After your round enjoy the country club atmosphere with a drink and meal on the outside deck. General James Hackler Golf Course at Coastal Carolina University (formerly known as Quail Creek) is one of the most requested courses on the beach. Built in 1968, the course received a renovation by local architect Craig Schreiner that saw the course reopen in 2011 with a fresh new look. Wide fairways, meticulously manicured greens, and accommodating staff have made this course a true favorite. It’s challenging for the experienced golfer and also perfect for the beginner. Legends Resort is one of the Grand Strands finest stay and play facilities. Legends guests enjoy two and three bedroom golf villas, a lighted 30-acre practice facility and an onsite Scottish tavern, the Ailsa Pub. The resort is home to three award- winning courses. The Heathland is a Tom Doak gem where the natural contours of the land dictate the flow of the course. This links course’s windswept hills and deep-faced bunkers are just a few of the challenges that await each player. The greens were recently renovated and Champion Bermuda is the new putting surface. This course is a true test of Old World golf. The Moorland is a P.B. Dye design and was recently name by Golf Digest as one of the “Fifty Toughest Courses in America” at #37. It remains one of the most unique courses on the East Coast. Dye’s panache for multilevel

fairways and greens and signature bulkheads has transformed this land into one of Myrtle Beach’s most requested courses. The Legends Parkland stands on its own merits. The Parkland is modeled after the style of architects Alister MacKenzie (Augusta National) and George Thomas (Riviera Country Club) and was designed to compliment nature so closely as to make the layout indistinguishable from nature itself. Enjoy tree-lined fairways, vast natural areas, substantial undulating greens and experience a day of exceptional golf. All three of the Legends courses have been awarded Download our mobile “app” on page 96

HHHH 1/2 stars from Golf Digest. Arrowhead Country Club is one of Myrtle Beach’s premier 27-Hole golf complexes. With a canvas of 419 Bermuda grass fairways and MiniVerde Bermuda grass greens, the team of Ray Floyd (4 time major championship winner - 1969 & 1982 PGA, 1976 Masters & 1986 U.S. Open) and Tom Jackson have created a 27hole masterpiece along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. Arrowhead features three unique 9-hole tracts: The Waterway, The Cypress and The Lakes, each one with a feel all its own. Arrowhead is conveniently located five On The Green magazine 39


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on each tee box describe the hole’s historic significance and the clubhouse features a golf “Hall of Fame”. Include World Tour on a Grand Strand package for a delightful international excursion. The 27 beautiful holes of River Oaks Golf Plantation are located on the site of a former nature preserve. Located conveniently just minutes from downtown Myrtle Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, the quiet and seclusion makes it hard to believe that you can be at the beach, Myrtle Beach Airport or Broadway at the Beach in less than 5 minutes. The three nine-hole courses feature recently renovated undulating Champion Ultradwarf greens and treelined fairways. Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club is the Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year. It is the newest Glens Golf Group course by topflight architect Clyde Johnston. A traditional parkland-style design with meandering fairways in an expansive rural setting, the elevated A-1 bentgrass greens at Shaftesbury are beautifully conditioned and considered by local players to be the region’s best. Complete Glens Golf packages include discounted greens fees at this modern Grand Strand classic. Myrtlewood Golf Club offers golfers a choice of two 18-hole layouts conveniently located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. The Palmetto Course is a traditional design with fairways that gently twist and turn their way towards large, TifDwarf greens. The eighteenth offers a dramatic finish along the Intracoastal Waterway. The Palmetto Course was honored by Golf Magazine as the “Local’s Favorite Course”- 2005. In contrast, the PineHills Course is a modern classic designed by Arthur Hills. Contoured fairways and undulating greens provide an excellent test of golf, one you’re sure to enjoy. PineHills was honored by Golf Digest as a “Top Ten Course” in Myrtle Beach. Pine Lakes Country Club has been an icon in the Myrtle Beach golf scene since 1927, is also referred to as “The Granddaddy.” After an extensive renovation to the golf course and clubhouse, you can now experience the Granddaddy as it was in the spirit of the 1920s. Many of the historical golf holes were maintained while twelve new holes were created to improve the golf experience that visitors from around the world have come to associate with Pine Lakes. The creation of an extraordinary, four-star design golf club, true to the classic architecture of Pine Lakes, has achieved a dynamic expansion, historical restoration and full blossoming of this prominent facility. 44 On The Green magazine

Grande Dunes Resort Club was named one of the “Top 100 Public Golf Courses” in America by Golf Digest Magazine in 20112012. The Resort Club was also awarded “Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association in 2009. Golf at Grande Dunes Resort Club feels completely natural yet effortlessly refined. The expansive Bermuda grass fairways ripple with subtle undulations onto large, modestly contoured Champion UltraDwarf Bermuda greens. The superior design unfolds itself in a relaxed, gracious manner enticing golfers with beauty while taunting them with danger. Fair but challenging, each golf hole presents a different problem to test golfers at any level. Arcadian Shores combines the best of Mother Nature with the best elements of a modern golf layout. Arcadian offers enticing lakes, deviously placed bunkers, treelined Bermuda fairways and the distinctive contouring presents the ultimate golf challenges of man and nature. Lush Tif-Eagle Bermuda greens with 64 creatively-placed sand bunkers and natural lakes woven in and out of the fairways make this a challenge you will long remember. Hole 13 at Arcadian Shores is considered to be one of the top 18 holes in Myrtle Beach. Designed by Rees Jones, Arcadian Shores accommodates any level of golfer with its selection of five tee boxes. Waterway Hills Golf Club is a 27-hole Prime Times Signature Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The experience begins with a gondola ride taking golfers across the Intracoastal Waterway to the clubhouse where play starts Oaks, Lakes and Ravine courses with Bermuda greens. This 4 Star awarded course by Golf Digest is a North Strand classic and should be considered as part of your next golf package. Barefoot Resort & Golf is one of the most exceptional golf resorts in Myrtle Beach. With names like Tom Fazio, Davis Love III, Greg Norman and Pete Dye, golfers know that they will be treated to some of the finest golf architecture in the world. These four onsite courses were opened in 2000 and feature topquality Champion UltraDwarf greens, a state of the art lighted driving range, short game practice facility and full service restaurant and bar. The Norman Course, ranked “Top 30 in Myrtle Beach” by Golf Digest, is a southwestern style design with vast waste areas and several eye-opening holes along the Intracoastal Waterway. Golfstyles Carolina proclaimed it one of the “100 Must-Play Courses of the Carolinas.” The Love Course is a matchless www.onthegreenmagazine.com

creation that has elevated greens and generous fairways. The course has it’s own replica ruins of an antebellum plantation. Golf Digest honored the course as #53 among “Americas Top 100 Public Courses” and also holds the Golf Digest #1 ranking for all of Myrtle Beach courses. Golf Magazine says it’s one of the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play.” The Fazio Course just keeps adding to its growing reputation. It is a design that will delight all skill levels of golfers and is a terrific test of your game. It features undisturbed wetlands, native flowers and plants. You will also enjoy an abundance of wildlife. Golf Digest ranked it #81 among “America’s Top 100 Public Courses” in 2005, and it also holds a ranking of #6 in Myrtle Beach by Golf Digest. Golf Magazine says it’s “One of the Best Courses Near You.” The Dye Course is the Pete Dye centerpiece of Barefoot’s semiprivate club and offers a variety of bunkers, waste areas and Dye’s signature bulkheads. The Dye Club has been the host of the Monday After the Masters Pro-Am since 2003. The Dye Course was named both the Myrtle Beach and SC state “Golf Course of the Year” for 2013. This foursome of top rated courses can be part of a complete vacation through Barefoot Golf Vacations or leading area packagers. Azalea Sands has been acquired by Signature Golf Group and was remodeled during the Fall of 2009. Architect Gene Hamm designed a fun course that can be easily played in a three to four hour time period, a fact sure to bring a smile to even the most impatient golfer’s face. This course full on fairway and green side bunkers is especially “Player friendly”. This is because Azalea Sands is one of the few courses that has NO homes, condos or backyards to impede the progress of your game. Established in 1968, Beachwood Golf Club is a championship Gene Hamm course with a reputation as one of the best conditioned golf courses on the Grand Strand. It is an 18 hole tract that winds its way among sparkling lakes and dazzling floral displays. Beachwood has a complete public practice facility. Possum Trot Golf Club is a Glens Golf Group course designed by architect Russell Breeden. Great Tifdwarf Bermuda greens and generous fairways ensure a fun-for-all round at Possum Trot, which is also home to one of the area’s largest practice facilities at the onsite Glens Golf Academy. Greens fee discounts, professional instruction and accommodations can be part of a complete Glens Golf package. Nestled like a sleeping giant between the Intracoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove, the legendary Tidewater Golf Club offers the


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perfect combination of natural beauty and challenging play. Seamlessly marrying the game to its surroundings, architect Ken Tomlinson evokes the style and majesty of some of the game’s greatest venues and delivers an experience that puts this course on the must-play list of many Grand Strand golfers. Two additional Prime Times Signature Courses are located in the North Strand area. Long Bay Club is a unique Jack Nicklaus Signature Course with Champion UltraDwarf Bermuda greens, deep pot bunkers, vast waste areas and mounding along the fairways. Close by, Aberdeen Country Club is a 27-hole course designed by Tom Jackson that features Tif-Eagle Bermuda greens on three, 9-hole layouts with a Scottish theme in different natural settings. Black Bear Golf Club is a true classic parkland course completely engulfed by nature and enhanced by 23 beautiful finger lakes. This Tom Jackson Signature design provides golfers the opportunity to get away from the confinement of homes lining each hole. The course itself forces golfers to use every club in their bags and the wide fairways instill confidence for the meek and forgiveness for the bold. Now under new ownership and management, Colonial Charters Golf & Country Club re-opened in August 2013. After an extensive renovation project to the 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, this facility has been restored to the quality conditions for which it was acclaimed during the ‘90s. Colonial Charters features a number of memorable holes defined by mature hardwoods and strategically placed water hazards. The 6,427 yard layout features two iconic green-side waterfalls and the tree-lined fairways reward golfers that are accurate off the tee. Experience world-class golf in a wilderness setting at Eagle Nest Golf Club. Located in the fishing village of Little River, this 250-acre property acts as much as a wildlife preserve as a golf course. The 18-hole layout was designed by renowned architect Gene Hamm, a Carolina native who has a reputation for carving classics out of diverse terrain. Opened in 1971, Eagle Nest has undergone several facelifts over the years, including a complete makeover of the layout and clubhouse in 2001. Located in Little River, SC, River Hills Golf & Country Club is a Tom Jackson parkland-style design blending modern and traditional elements. The fairways of this 18-hole course make their way through a picturesque, heavily-wooded terrain but in rolling hills, unusual for a coastal course, are River Hills’ signature feature. The course was nominated as “Best New Course” in 1989 by Golf Digest and recently underwent a $2 million renovation. The crown jewels of the Glens Golf Group collection are located on opposite sides of Highway 17 near Little River. Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links is designer Clyde Johnston’s brilliant tribute to legendary architect Donald Ross. Named a “Top 10” Myrtle Beach area course by Golf Digest among its many accolades, Glen Dornoch features big Bermuda greens with bump-and-run fringes and spectacular finishing holes on both nines that overlook the Intracoastal Waterway. Heather Glen Golf Links offers 27 holes designed by Johnston and Willard Byrd. Acclaimed as “America’s Best New Public Course” in 1987 by Golf Digest, the three Scottish-inspired nines are set in a virtual nature preserve of old growth oaks and waterfowl habitat. Located on-site is Village at the Glens, a perfect accommodations choice for North Strand golfers who want spacious lodgings with all of the amenities. A complete Glens Golf package features significant discounts for both golf and accommodations. 48 On The Green magazine

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The Pearl’s two Championship golf courses were masterfully created by Dan Maples to challenge golfers at all skill levels while showcasing the spectacular marsh surroundings and views of the Calabash River. • West Course ★★★★ ½ • East Course ★★★★ Featuring Mini Verde greens Rated By Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play”

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The wide, links-style fairways at Farmstead Golf Links gently follow the lay of the land to create a collection of shot-making opportunities that reward superior play from golfers of many styles. At this captivating course, the winds are always in play, giving it yet another dimension. Whether the flags are noisily flapping or eerily still, hitting it straight is the key to scoring well at Farmstead. It may be wide open with generous landing areas, but scoot one off a fairway and you are stuck in the love grass, where your next move is to drop a provisional. And as your round comes to a close, the only hole in 2 states, the legendary 767-yard, par 6 finishing hole unfolds over a half-mile of beautifully manicured turf to offer a final test of your skills. Respected architect Willard Byrd put his personal stamp on Meadowlands Golf Club with distinctive parkland features that follow the lay of the land through mature woods bordered by serene meadows, pristine lakes and vast wetlands. Spacious, gently sloping fairways offer a surprising variety of elevation changes that present a multitude of challenges as they open onto large, immaculately manicured greens. Five sets of tees, an open layout, well defined hazards and exemplary attention to detail create a rewarding round for everyone who comes ready to play. For over twenty years Oyster Bay has been a favorite of Myrtle Beach golfers. Oyster Bay is a rare, harmonious blend of the penal, heroic and strategic philosophies of golf course architecture. A course where variety and innovation are the name of the game. Golf Digest has repeatedly rated Oyster Bay HHHH 1/2 stars and ranked it the “Best New Resort Course of the Year.” The clubhouse has been renovated and upgraded to enhance guests’ experience. The Pearl, known as “the Gem of the Carolinas” is noted for its fast rolling greens and finely manicured fairways which cut through the forest and coastal marshlands along the Calabash River. This 36 hole property is enhanced with an array of gardens and water features that add difficulty and splendor to each hole. Completely renovated in 1999, the East Course is a traditional parkland layout and the West Course is a links style track with a dramatic finish along the bluffs overlooking the Calabash River. Just a 20-minute drive from Myrtle Beach, Sandpiper Bay is in the heart of the relaxed community of Sunset Beach. The 27-hole facility offers well-maintained fairways and greens that entice players of every level at a great value. Sandpiper Bay is committed to maintaining the course at impeccable standards and just finished a major renovation and converted all 27 greens to MiniVerde bermuda. Sea Trail Golf Resort is the site of three spectacular courses. The Willard Byrd Course features 18 holes of championship golf that is memorable for both its beauty and playability. Large Champion bermuda greens, pristine lakes and well- placed bunkers make this Willard Byrd course a challenge rated four stars by Golf Digest. It was also named in the “Top 50 Courses to Play in Myrtle Beach” by Golf Digest. The Rees Jones Course has recently been renovated by renowned architect Rees Jones. Magnificent undulating bent grass greens and winding fairways are bordered by old oaks and towering pines trees which add to this distinctive layout. Rees Jones has renovated four US Open courses. The Rees Jones course is the “2005 Best Resort Course” by Golf Week Magazine. It was also named in the “Top 50 Courses to Play in Myrtle Beach” by Golf Digest. The Dan Maples Course is a traditional Southern course that plays along the Calabash Creek. Renovated bent grass greens, framed by magnificent live oaks and large pines, enhance every player’s golf experience. N.C. Magazine rates the Dan Maples Course in the Top 5 50 On The Green magazine

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of the coastal region as “Best Conditioned Course.” It was also named in the “Top 50 Courses to Play in Myrtle Beach” by Golf Digest. All 3 Sea Trail courses were voted the “Best of Brunswick County Golf Courses 2009.” Ocean Ridge Plantation is home to the award-winning Big Cats Courses of Grand Strand golf. Lion’s Paw Golf Links was designed by Willard Byrd with MiniVerde™ ultra-dwarf greens in a links setting where big hardwoods frame the rolling fairways. Lion’s Paw has been awarded four stars by Golf Digest. Panther’s Run Golf Links, a Tim Cate design with brand new MiniVerde greens offers a surprisingly hilly terrain that’s bordered by a pristine nature preserve. Business NC Magazine ranked Panther’s Run Golf Links 4th among all coastal region courses in their “Best Bang for the Buck” category. Tiger’s Eye Golf Links is one of Tim Cate’s greatest creations and is a regular on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses”. The G2 bentgrass greens, native grasses and wildflowers along with unique elevation changes and coquina boulder bulkheads make Tiger’s Eye a very special golf experience. Tiger’s Eye was once again ranked in the Top 10 among GOLF Magazine’s Top Public courses State by State for 2013 and the par 3 11th hole at Tiger’s Eye Golf Links was listed on the NC Golf Panel’s “Dream 18”, a fantasy layout featuring the best golf holes in the state. Leopard’s Chase Golf Club opened to rave reviews in the spring of 2007. The 7100+ yard layout features TifSport Bermuda fairways and perfectly manicured L-93 bentgrass greens. The level of detail for this spectacular layout with its natural elevations, scenic landscapes, native grasses and that beautiful white coastal sand used for the waste areas, creates a series of flowing, picturesque holes unlike anything in the area. GolfWeek Magazine ranked Leopard’s Chase number 5 in NC on their list of “The Best Courses You Can Play- State by State” for 2013. Download our mobile “app” on page 96

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MYRTLE BEACH

GOLF PACKAGES

How Do You Choose? The golfing in Myrtle Beach is the best on the planet earth, not to mention the restaurant and entertainment selections

How Do You Choose the perfect

inexpensive to moderate to premium.

place to play and stay here along the

The price that golf courses charge co-

Grand Strand for your golfing vaca-

incides with the overall golf experience

tion? With more than one hundred golf

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courses how does one choose which

national rankings, who the architect was,

ones to play and then where to stay?

as well as what kind of property the golf

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Green Magazine get asked the most from our readers, especially golfers coming to Myrtle Beach for the first time. Sometimes the sheer numbers of golf courses and accommodations make the decision seem a bit overwhelming. Here’s the good news; it’s not all that difficult. Most of the lodging facilities in Myrtle Beach have professional golf directors that can steer you in the right direction. Let me give

evations enhance the golf experience as well as all of the individual characteristics that an architect puts into creating the course. Word renowned golf architects such as Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones, Greg Norman and Arnold Palmer have created courses along the Grand Strand. A number of layouts here are consistently ranked as some of the top

you a little overview of how it all works:

100 public courses to play in the country.

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of the price and experience categories than anywhere else in the world. You can also mix and match to find the overall


price point that you’re most comfortable with. That’s what makes Myrtle Beach golf so unique and so enduringly popular. There are many other areas that offer golf in the United States and abroad. Areas like Pinehurst, Hilton Head, Virginia, Florida, Las Vegas, Ireland and Scotland to name just a few. None of these areas can boast the quantity, quality and price point available along the 60 miles grand Strand that stretches from Calabash, North Carolina to Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. And, of course there is the fabulous weather. The average temperature during the peak months of the spring and fall golf season (March and November) is a balmy 68 degrees. For decades, golfers have escaped the brutal Northeast winters to enjoy green grass and sunshine along the Atlantic coast. Now that you have thought about your golf opportunities, where should you stay? As with the golf choices, you have plenty to pick from- more than 450 hotels and motels and nearly 98,000 individual accommodations (including hotels, condominiums, time-shares and rental homes). There are spectacular choices in settings such as oceanfront, ocean view, lakefront, golf view and rates that run the gamut from economy to luxury. You may be like many of the golfers and stay in the heart of Myrtle Beach near the array of entertainment and dining offerings that the area is famous for. If you do, the golf courses you want to play will usually be within a 15 to 30 minute drive away. Or you might choose to stay on the south end of the Grand Strand and play the fantastic array of golf courses they have to offer including those of the Waccamaw

Trail. Perhaps you may want to sample

your accommodations golf director

the golf courses on the north end that

can talk explain these options to you.

stretches into North Carolina and in-

With over 3.5 million rounds played

cludes the beautiful Brunswick Trail courses. Most packages and courses will offer great discounts on replays- and it doesn’t have to be the same course that

here annually, it’s obvious that golfers of all abilities and income levels love the region and return here year after year.

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GOLF LISTINGS Continued from page51 Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation in Shallotte is home to an extraordinary Arnold Palmer Signature Course. In 2007 Golf Digest ranked this course 62nd among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” and GolfWeek counts it among its “Top 10 in North Carolina.” The spectacular layout features excellent Bentgrass greens, dramatic waterfront vistas and seven holes on high bluffs overlooking the pristine Shallotte River. Carolina National Golf Club is a 27- hole Fred Couples signature golf facility set along the Lockwood Folly River. Winding through rich low country terrain, the course offers an endless variety of playing experiences. It has been awarded HHHH 1/2 stars by Golf Digest, which calls it one of the finest courses on the eastern seaboard. The course was designed to accommodate all skill levels through its innovative design and multiple tee placements. Just over 7,000 yards from the tips, the course will challenge the accomplished golfer, yet five sets of strategically placed tees offer an equally challenging test to golfers of all abilities.

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Bald Head Island Club is a unique golf destination located on one of North Carolina’s most beautiful barrier islands accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat. The Bald Head Island golf course is a stunning design by acclaimed architect George Cobb that was recently completely renovated by noted architect Tim Cate. The course wraps around freshwater lagoons, through a maritime forest and across dunes in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean. Resort accommodations, fine dining, an array of recreational opportunities and pristine island beaches make Bald Head Island a vacation experience in a class by itself. The Bald Head Island Club golf course was ranked 12th among the “Top 50 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses” by Golf Digest and “Top Three Golf Communities in North Carolina” by Travel+Leisure Magazine. Cape Fear National is a premium daily fee golf course designed by Tim Cate. Located in the Brunswick Forest community just 5.7 miles south of downtown Wilmington, the course was recently named Top 10 Best Courses You Can Play in NC -2012 by Golfweek. The layout is visually stunning and intertwined with preserved wetlands and scenic lakes. Over 1.5 million cubic yards of earth was moved to create the dramatic berms, meandering fairways, and sculpted features throughout the course. The landscape includes 1,500 feet of bridges, three waterfalls, beach bunkers that run into ponds, and retaining walls made from huge boulders. Cape Fear National is the perfect stop on your way in to or out of Myrtle Beach.


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Where to stay On or off the course, deciding where to stay in Myrtle Beach for your golf vacation is easy thanks to our many close partnerships with local accommodations providers. Whether you’re searching for oceanfront hotel rooms, a condo for the family or a spacious golf villa for a larger group, we can provide you with a variety of recommendations to help you choose the best place to stay during your trip to Myrtle Beach.

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BY HUGH ROYER III

On The Green Golf Lesson

The Importance of a Stable Base Former PGA Tour Player and renowned instructor, Hugh Royer, III, provides men, women, and juniors of all ages the opportunity to improve basic skills or become competitive golfers at the highest levels. Excellent facilities, a relaxed atmosphere, superior teaching methods— Come to the South Carolina Golf Center at Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club, the home of Hugh Royer, III.

When the legs move during the swing, excess motion is created which causes lifting of the arms and over swinging.

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In this picture you can see how the left leg has moved inward and how loose and disconnected the entire body looks at the top of the backswing. This is the reason for a solid foundation throughout the swing.

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This is a common position at impact by most golfers - trying to help the ball in the air with the hands. Notice how the grip is behind the ball and the right shoulder is back and under at impact. This is the result of the excess leg movement in the backswing.


This is a solid top of backswing position. The lower body is stable with very little leg movement and a solid shoulder turn. Notice the back is facing the target and the club is short of parallel. This proves that length of swing is not the reason for distance.

Impact is the moment of truth. This picture shows how grip is in front of the ball and the right side stays tall and continues to move forward through out the swing

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This is the proper set up at address. Weight is evenly distributed on the balls of the feet in an athletic position. The grip is neutral and in the fingers.


WORLD AMATEUR HANDICAP

Rich Brennan Wins 30th Annual Golf.com World Am in Myrtle Beach Besting a field of 98 flight winners, Rich Brennan from Maumee, Ohio shot a net 62 (gross 83) at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club during Friday’s World Championship Playoff to capture the 30th annual Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship. Sam Owenby from Conway, S.C., shot net 63 (gross 87) to finish second.

30-year World Am Veterans

Against all oddds and circumstances, these hearty golfers have played in every World Am tournament since its inception back in 1983

Additionally, Robert Whaley and Ron Arledge from Jacksonville, Fla., shot a team total of 139 to win the International Pairs event and earn the right to compete in Scotland next year in the IP World Finals. The World Championship Playoff is the annual culmination of the Golf.com World Am, a 72-hole net, stroke play event. This year, more than 3,300 players from 46 states and 27 countries vied for the honor of hoisting the victor’s trophy. Players are arranged into flights according to their handicap and at the conclusion of the four rounds, all flight winners advanced to the 18-hole world championship playoff. The World Am features five competitive divisions, ranging from men and women 49 years-of-age and under to the super seniors 70

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years-of-age and older. Players with handicaps as low as three and as high as 34 have won. The weather throughout the entire week was ideal. The Dye Club, which has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, was in pristine condition and provided an excellent test of golf for the finals. “Our 30th annual World Am was a tremendous success,” says Jeff Monday, tournament director. “We couldn’t have asked for better weather here on the Grand Strand and we want to congratulate both Rich Brennan and our entire field for the wonderful week of competition and camaraderie.” The World Am web site www.worldamgolf. com offers a daily glimpse of the tournament with news releases and photographs. The 31th annual GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship will be held August 25 - 29, 2014. For more information about Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, visit www.GolfHoliday.com.


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B Y M I K E PA S S M O R E

On The Green Golf Lesson

Aim and Align for a Grade A Golf Swing Mike Passmore 2006 Top 6 PGA Teacher in the U.S. 3-Time PGA Section Teacher of the Year Mike Passmore’s Simply Great Golf Academy The Glens Golf Group Possum Trot Golf Club 1170 Possum Trot Rd. N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 800-522-8690 simplygreatgolf.com simplygreatgolf@gmail.com

j STEP 1 – ALIGN THE CLUB . . . The bottom line on the club face should be at the same angle as the club shaft as you align your hands. This club alignment is achieved most easily (as well as the proper left hand alignment) if you hold your club beside your left leg. See Photo 1.

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A root cause of inadequate “golf swings” can very often be attributed to improper club face aim and body alignment. I can tell you for a fact (from working with more than 60,000 golf students) that more than 90% of golfers align their hands on the club with the club face “closed”- pointing left for righties, and their “body lines” incorrectly aligned. Whew, it’s hard to make your “A swing” with this confusion and conflict created between your eyes and your mind! Your eyes may say yes but your mind usually knows better which results in the compensating “B swing” or usually worse. Your pre-swing “setup” features of aim and alignment have a very strong influence on the effectiveness of your “golf swing”! Use the following steps and photos to achieve proper aim and alignment (for righties):

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STEP 2 - ALIGN YOUR HANDS ON THE CLUB . . . Generally, your hands should appear on the club as your hands appear with your arms relaxed and hanging by your sides. Both hands are naturally rotated in an alignment that allows you to see half of the back of each hand. See Photos 2 and 3.

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STEP 3 - AIM THE CLUB FACE TO THE TARGET . . . Square the bottom line on the club face to the target line - the visualized line from the club face to the target. In other words, make the bottom line on the club face a right angle or 90 degrees to the target line. You can point a tee to your target to help you achieve the correct club face angle. See Photos 4 and 5.

o STEP 4 - ALIGN YOUR FEET, HIPS AND SHOULDERS TO THE CLUB FACE . . . Square your “toe line”- a visualized line across your feet, to the bottom line on the club face. Then make your hip line and shoulder line parallel to your toe line. See Photo 6.

Because your eye line is also parallel left of your target line, as you turn your head to look at your target (after the proper alignment), you will actually feel that you are aimed about 3 yards left of the target with your shorter irons, 5 yards left with your longer irons, and 10 yards left with your driver. This is a condition called parallax that creates a distortion as you view your target from the side of the target line. You have more than likely been incorrectly aimed and/or aligned if you sense different measurements.

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Green Glory: A Visual Tribute to the Courses of the Majors- Golf’s Renowned Venues A Book by: Linda Hartough and Patrick Drickey

Swilcan Bridge, The Old Course at St Andrews All of us who play the greatest game have, at one time or other, known the feeling of a special round, a beautiful golf course, a memorable day. We carry the images of that day with us, forever, and though they may fade over time, the feelings and emotions that we once experienced can be quickly recalled and relived. For the competitors at the highest level of the game, the playing fields reserved for the four Majors are the landscapes and backdrops of the best their sport has to offer. In “Green Glory: A Visual Tribute to the Courses of the MajorsGolf’s Renowned Venues” (Stonehouse Publishing), a stunning coffee-table book that combines the world-class talents of two passionate and award-winning golf artists, golf- landscape painter Linda Hartough and photographer Patrick Drickey, we are all given a chance to appreciate the Major courses, and to remember the events that make them special, as well as to soak in the history and traditions that add to their luster. Linda Hartough (who I profiled for the 2005 edition of On The Green Magazine) proves again that there is no one more 68 On The Green magazine

The 16th at Merion, site of the 2013 U.S. Open adept with a brush and canvas and access to the world’s great courses than she is. World-renowned and internationally honored, she is the only artist ever commissioned by the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews to do the annual paintings and prints for the U.S. Open and British Open Championships, as well as being the recipient of Golf Digest’s prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” (though obviously still active and producing the highest quality of work in her field). www.onthegreenmagazine.com

Patrick Drickey is likewise at the top of his considerable game, a celebrated landscape and architecture photographer whose dream of capturing the soul of golf’s courses and performers, on film, led to a career as one of the world’s great golf photographers, and whose pioneering work with panoramic images set the game’s standard (Drickey is also, thankfully, the founder of Stonehouse Publishing, publisher of ‘Green Glory’). When you combine the richness and detail of Hartough’s landscapes and Drickey’s photographic images in one


magnificent book, the result is, fittingly, a truly major achievement. As you turn its pages and go through the venues one by one, courses you’ve seen or played come to life in exquisite clarity, and courses you’ve not had the chance to yet see will become a dream-like goal. Such is the brilliance of each contributor’s work that I found myself sometimes wondering if the page before me contained a Hartough painting or a Drickey photograph, such is the rich, impressionist quality of each one’s work. Add to the beauty of the images the information in the descriptive text for each course/hole that provides the

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The 13th Hole at Augusta National Golf Club (detail) historical context of each one (most text by M.E. Mortensen, all edited by Sally J. Sportsman), and ‘Green Glory’ is a timeless source of joy, both in imagery and in information, for anyone who loves the game. Jack Nicklaus perhaps put it best, in his Introduction to “Green Glory”, when he wrote, “You will discover that this book isn’t only a tribute to the courses that have hosted the majors, it is a celebration of golf’s history and tradition…..A Linda Hartough painting always makes me want to play.” Sit down with “Green Glory”, turn its beautiful pages, and I guarantee that you’ll feel the same way. Green Glory may be ordered from Stonehouse Publisihng: www.stonehousegolf.com Download our mobile “app” on page 96

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Litchfield Country Club

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THE CAROLINAS’ MOST AWARDED GOLF TRAIL Have You Claimed Your Free Round? If your quest is to play the best, then hit the trail – The Waccamaw Golf Trail. Bordered to the west by the scenic Waccamaw River and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, the Waccamaw Trail is unlike any other golf trail. Located along the historic Hammock Coast just minutes south of Myrtle Beach between Murrells Inlet and Georgetown, the Trail is home to some of the top-ranked courses in America. Included among them are three of “America’s Top 100 Public Courses,” one of Golf for Women’s “Top 30 in America,” seven 41/2-star courses and one of only three 5-star courses in the entire Southeastern United States. Most are built upon the sites of former plantations near the scenic Waccamaw River, surrounded by magnificent mossdraped oaks, magnolias and flowering azaleas.

Award-winning golf along the Waccamaw Trail is complemented by some of America’s most beautiful beaches, and an incredible array of restaurants and unique shops. Accommodations along the Trail range from oceanside hotel suites, condominiums and cottages to the quaint bed-andbreakfast establishments in historic Georgetown and Pawleys Island. Planning and booking a Waccamaw Golf Trail vacation is easy. The website offers course photos, videos and descriptions, along with the ability to check rates and available tee times online in real time. You’ll also find links to lodging at a variety of nearby locations. RECEIVE A FREE ROUND with your request for a free online “Quick Quote” for your next golf vacation.

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DINING

The dining choices are as abundant and satisfying as our golfing selection.

Of course, you’re here for the golf. But the game takes a lot of energy, and when the sun goes down, it’s time to think about renourishing the body (and the spirit, too), for tomorrow’s round. We have put together an exquisite selection of the finest Grand Strand cuisine- from cafes and bistros to cantinas and chop houses. With a growing reputation for culinary excellence, Myrtle Beach is fast becoming as well known for its dining as it is for spectacular golf.

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DINING LISTINGS 21 MAIN PRIME STEAK HOUSE 719 North Beach Blvd., North Myrtle Beach 843-315-3000 www.21mainatnorthbeach.com A cut above traditional steak houses. The menu is designed around, but also advances beyond, typical first quality steakhouse offerings, with many unique and creative items to choose from. If you’re looking for things to do in North Myrtle Beach you’ll want to try the world-class sushi and sashimi bar. The wine list provides a diverse selection of excellent vintages that complement our menu items. And, of course, the dessert menu contains a variety of delectable after dinner treats. Experience culinary excellence and extraordinary service.

ANGELO’S STEAK & PASTA 2011 S. Kings Hwy. MB 843-626-2800 www.angelosteakandpasta.com Choose from delicious daily specials or “the best steaks in the universe,” or select your favorites from Angelo’s Italian Buffet featuring meatballs, sausage, ravioli, chicken, lasagna, pizza and so much more. Full bar service, too. Open daily at 4pm, 7 days a week.

APPLEWOOD HOUSE OF PANCAKES At the Commons Exchange Center 14361 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island 843-979-1022 applewoodhouseofpancakes.com At Applewood’s, they use fresh ingredients and everything is made from scratch daily. Go for 74 On The Green magazine

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breakfast, lunch or brunch from 6am to 2:30 daily. Voted “Best of the Beach” and “Best Sunday Brunch” by locals.If you are golfing on the south end of the Grand Strand, be sure to make Applewood’s your pre-round fueling spot and come back after the golf for a late lunch. Where cooking is an art and eating is a pleasure!

BANDITOS 1410 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach 843-808-9800 www.banditosmyrtlebeach.com With mouthwatering Mexican and Caribbean food that includes the freshest daily local and sustainable fish you’ll find on the Strand, two stunning bars, fantastic live music and 100 types of tequila! Banditos offers spectacular, unobstructed ocean views and the best oceanfront experience on the Boardwalk. Great Food & Great Fun have arrived in Myrtle Beach at Banditos!

BENITO’S ORIGINAL BRICK OVEN 1600 Hwy. 17S, North Myrtle Beach 843-272-1414 www.benitosnmb.com Papa Mio - this is Italian! Dozens of homemade, fresh-from-themarket blends topping woodfired brick oven pizza, each deliciously Benito’s. Delectable salads and enticing Italian specialties are complemented by a distinctive wine selection and full bar service. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

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BISTRO 90 7209 Hwy. 90, Longs 843-390-5151 www.bistro90.com Italian and american cuisine, with lunch and dinner features daily. USDA Prime aged steaks, veal cutlets and chops, mussels, fresh seafood, mouthwatering pasta dishes, and fresh baked bread. Full bar with three TVs for the sports fans. About 10 minutes inland from Restaurant Row via Hwy. 22. Turn right onto Hwy. 90 and you’re there. Worth the drive!

BOVINES 3979 Hwy. 17 Business Murrells Inlet 843-651-2888 www.bovinesrestaurant.com This southwestern restaurant over looks a tranquil salt marsh and features fresh local seafood, aged beef cooked over mesquite and charcoal, gourmet pizzas cooked in a wood-fired brick oven and other eclectic specialties. Featured in USA Today and Southern Living Magazine as one of the South’s Finest Restaurants. Recipient of many local and regional awards for outstanding cuisine and service. Open daily 4:30 pm.

CALLI BAKERS FIREHOUSE BAR & GRILL Restaurant Row 10131 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach 843-692-0788 callibakersfirehousebarandgrill.com Some times you want a burger and wings while other times you want steak, seafood, or prime rib. Full bar with friendly people and a large dining room. The decor is all “firehouse” and why not? The owner is an active duty fireman. Happy Hour seven days a week 76 On The Green magazine

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from 4-7. Drink and food specials daily and entertainment from Wednesday to Saturday. Sundays offer great NASCAR and football specials.

CAPRIZ ITALIAN FEAST 1311 Celebrity Circle Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach 843-712-1707 www.caprizitalianfeast.com Capriz features a casual familystyle Italian feast of unlimited offerings of made from scratch pizza and pasta served tableside. Your meal also includes endless visits to our gourmet salad bar of over 20 items. Enjoy the full-service bar & extensive wine collection plus Italian inspired desserts.

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1401 29th Ave N, Myrtle Beach 843-916-2278 www.captaingeorges.com Captain George’s is the seafood experience of the Grand Strand. Located directly across from Broadway at the Beach, Captain George’s serves up its world-famous seafood buffet in a one-ofa-kind environment that’s a treat for all the senses. The food is prepared fresh daily on premises. The seafood buffet features over 70 items.

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4926 U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach At Barefeoot Landing 843-361-2000 www.castanosrestaurant.com Castano’s is an Italian Steakhouse serving the finest in Prime Seafood, Steak and Italian Homemade Pastas Dishes. Come to where the old world taste is fused


with refined American cuisine. Each dish is prepared to order by an award winning chef and his team and will be served by our extraordinary staff. A casual fine dining restaurant where distinguished taste meets refined food and service.

CHESTNUT HILL 9922 North Kings Highway Myrtle Beach 843-449-3984 www.chestnuthilldining.com The restaurant is built out onto a lake where the serene surroundings add a dash of nature’s flavor to a variety of gourmet dishes unmatched in the area. Located just 2 miles north of the Carolina Opry and open daily for dinner at 4pm. Experience the incredible Sunday Brunch which begins seating at 10am. A 100% certified Angus Beef restaurant.

CHIANTI SOUTH 2109 Highway 17 North Little River 843-249-7888 www.chiantisouth.us Grand Strand’s most authentic Italian restaurant, serving traditional and Northern Italian dishes. Veal and Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Chops, Steaks, Zuppa di Pesci, Ossobuco. Homemade pasta including ravioli and gnocchi. Our own Tiramisu. Extensive wine list. Strand’s only recipient of Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” every year since 1988. “A place you don’t want to miss” – Charlotte Observer.

CHUCK & DUCK’S 1316 Celebrity Cir #175, Myrtle Beach 843-232-7084 www.chuckandducks.com Broadway at the Beach’s hottest Download our mobile “app” on page 96

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new sports grill. With over Fifty 50” High Definition LED TVs and a Jumbo Video Wall with nine 50” TVs that can be used separately to watch your favorite sporting events or turned into a Jumbo Display for the biggest events. Relay in style on one of our two Patios located in the front and rear of the building. Come and enjoy life the way it was meant to be enjoyed!

CLARK’S SEAFOOD & CHOP HOUSE At Coquina Harbour, 720 Hwy. 17, Little River, SC 843-399-8888 clarksseafoodandchophouse.com The ultimate in chop house dining with a great view of the marina. USDA Choice steaks and seafood are featured. 25 different wines by the glass and specialty martinis and cocktails complement your meal. Open for lunch and dinner.

COMEDY CABANA 9588 N. Kings Highway, Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach 843-449-4242 comedycabana.com The Comedy Cabana is Myrtle Beach’s own 5-Star Comedy Club featuring some of the TOP acts in Comedy including names like Lewis Black, Tim Wilson, Jimmy “JJ” Walker, Jon Reep, Gary Valentine, Josh Blue and MANY MANY MORE! Full bar and grill. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Reservations suggested.

CRABBY MIKE’S 290 Hwy. 17 North Surfside Beach 843- 444-CRAB (2722) www.crabbymikes.com Welcome to “Crabbersville, USA” – a fictional New England fishing Download our mobile “app” on page 96

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village. Featuring a nautical allyou-caneat buffet with a complete seafood assortment as well as traditional fare. An adventure of sights, sounds, and great food sure to delight every appetite.

FILET’S RESTAURANT 2120 Sea Mountain Highway #1100 North Myrtle Beach 843-280-5200 www.filetswaterfront.com Filet’s is the perfect waterfront destination with two wonderful settings in one beautiful location. The main dining room offers a waterfront view of Harbourgate Marina, where you can enjoy hand cut steaks, signature seafood dishes or a selection of sushi. If you are looking for something a little more laid back then join us on the locals’ favorite Capt’n Dilligaf’s Tiki Bar and Deck, on the Intracoastal Waterway, next to the historical Little River Swing Bridge.

YOU KNOW WHAT ROCKS? BIG HALF POUND ANGUS CHUCK BURGERS, DELICIOUS SANDWICHES, CRISP ‘N TA S T Y S A L A D S A N D S I M P LY T H E B E S T W I N G S AROUND, HANDS DOWN.

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71st Ave.N, Myrtle Beach 843-449-5388 www.flamingogrill.com Sizzling art deco ambiance, upbeat staff, and a dazzling menu Steak Flamingo, Pasta Flamingo, best grilled fish anywhere - grouper, tuna, sword, mahi; Lowcountry crabcakes, Cajun shrimp or oysters; incredible Italian specialties. Locally owned and loved and an absolute must.

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The newly renovated waterfront building located next to the Alabama Theatre features an assorted mix of local seafood, Lowcountry recipes and a raw bar with a wide variety of steamed shellfish and sushi. Flying Fish offers guests an additional and unique option for great casual dining on the water.

GREG NORMAN’S AUSTRALIAN GRILLE Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach 843-361-0000 www.shark.com/australiangrille The great golfing champion from Down Under offers an innovative cuisine and spectacular decor that makes you feel like you’re in Sydney’s finest harborside restaurant. A full menu of rustic Mediterranean cuisine, woodgrilled classics, and authentic Australian fare, complemented by an extensive wine list. Open-air kitchen, Shark Pub, Waterway view, entertainment Th/Fri/Sat. Lunch served Mon-Sat; dinner nightly.

LANDRY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE 1312 Celebrity Circle, Broadway At The Beach, Myrtle Beach 843-444-1010 www.landrysseafoodhouse.com Exceptional seafood. Inviting atmosphere. Superb service. It’s a winning combination, which offers guests a true taste of Gulf Coast tradition. The menu features an array of sensational fresh fish and seafood selections – from mouthwatering entrées and appetizers to assorted salads and seafood platters, to steaks and chicken delicacies. Download our mobile “app” on page 96

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LIBERTY STEAKHOUSE AND BREWERY 1321 Celebrity Circle Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach 843-626-4677 libertysteakhouseandbrewery.com Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery is based on America’s rich ethnic cooking styles, complimented by finely hand-crafted beers, tantalizing starters and perfectly seared steaks. They’ve got something brewing you’re sure to like. Liberty is also a celebration of life, family and the pursuit of happiness. So bring them your hungry, your thirsty and fun-loving!

LIBERTY TAP ROOM AND GRILL 7651 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach 843-839-4677 www.libertytaproom.com A beer lover’s dream, Liberty is a celebration of America’s melting pot of rich ethnic cooking styles and a celebration of the resurgence of the “handcrafted-brewing” style of the pre-prohibition small American brewery. So bring them your hungry, your thirsty and fun-loving!

MARGARITA’S Restaurant Row, 9906 North Kings Highway Myrtle Beach 843-497-5960 Authentic Mexican food. You know it’s got to be good when the table next to you is occupied by Mexicans! Serving all your favorites – enchilladas, tacos, burritos, and of course, platters of sizzling fajitas! Frosty margaritas and many varieties of Mexican beer.

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NAKATO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE Restaurant Row 9912 Highway 17 North Myrtle Beach 843-449-3344 www.nakatoatmbeach.com Traditional Hibachi chefs prepare dazzling, gourmet dishes tableside, with all of the dazzle and excitement of a fireworks spectacle. Desserts, full cocktail service, and an authentic Japanese Steakhouse experience are all enjoyed here. Open daily at 4pm.

OCEAN 17 9820 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach 843-449-3999 www.ocean17.com Ocean 17 brings the aura of Mediterranean cuisine to the heart of the beach. Cooking is an art that requires patience and commitment with every ingredient. With the owner, chef and staff having traveled the world, Ocean 17’s mission is to bring Mediterranean inspired culture and art to the food scene of Myrtle Beach. Live entertainment and cigar lounge available.

ORIGINAL BENJAMIN’S Restaurant Row 9593 N. Kings Highway Myrtle Beach 843-449-0821 www.originalbenjamins.com Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood is the largest Calabash seafood restaurant in the world! The spectacular 170 item seafood buffet is sure to please everyone in your party. They also house one of the largest collections of nautical museum pieces and large ship models in the Southeast. Download our mobile “app” on page 96

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OVERTIME SPORTS CAFE 1409 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach 843-361-1514 www.overtimesportscafe.com Boasting over 150 screens, a 12 ft. video wall, and three 10 ft. projector screens, there’s not a bad seat in the house to watch your favorite team. A favorite of locals and visitors alike, Overtime is the biggest and best sports bar and restaurant in the Carolinas.

RIOZ BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE 2920 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach (Behind Planet Hollywood) 843-839-0777 www.RIOZ.com The moment guests are seated they are welcomed to the extensive salad bar of hot and cold seasonal favorites, which features seafood and sushi. Next, a continuous table-side service of savory choices of more than 15 different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, poultry and fish are presented by the strolling Gauchos. Rioz features a fullservice bar and a wide selection of wines.

SAM SNEAD’S OAK GRILL & TAVERN 1004 Glenforest Rd. In Carolina Forest Near Tanger Outlets and Hwy. 501 843-903-3150 www.samsneadsmyrtlebeach.com Choose from a wide selection of foods grilled with locally-cured oak. Enjoy appetizers, certified Angus aged beef, the freshest seafood, chops, ribs or chicken. Sip a fine wine or your favorite cocktail. There’s a wide salad and sandwich selection. Roam from 86 On The Green magazine

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room to room, savoring the rich wood decor and all the memorabilia collected by Sam himself.

SEA CAPTAIN’S HOUSE Oceanfront at 30th Ave. N, Myrtle Beach 843- 448-8082 www.seacaptains.com Enjoy fine breakfasts, lunches and dinners, 7 days a week, in the comfortable setting of this charming, restored beach house, with a 270-degree view of the ocean. The Sea Captain’s House has been a Beach tradition for 37 years. So extraordinary is this establishment, Southern Living readers voted it their favorite seafood restaurant!

TBONZ GILL & GRILL Barefoot Landing 4732 Hwy. 17S, N. North Myrtle Beach 843-272-7111 Seaboard Commons 1169 Seaboard Street Myrtle Beach 843 946-7111 www.tbonzgillandgrill.com The name says they’re famous for tender, juicy steaks. But TBonz also serves a complete menu to whet any appetite. From fresh, local seafood to low country specialties, customers will savor the flavor in the casual atmosphere which also features a family-friendly dining room.

THE SHACK 1128 Sea Mountain Hwy, North Myrtle Beach 843-663-3636 www.shackdaddy.org The Shack serves delicious, home style cooking at affordable prices. They have a traditional breakfast with eggs, omelets, Download our mobile “app” on page 96

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biscuits, pancakes, waffles, and French Toast. Daily lunch specials. They also have Shackwiches, soups, jumbo hot dogs, and salads. Dinner offers the best seafood around. The signature Shack Shrimp are awesome along with combos and platters.

TEE’D OFF BAR & GRILL Galleria Shopping Center 9668 N. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach Bring your golf indoors to their virtual golf simulators- offering you a chance to play virtual golf on 85 renowned courses like Pebble Beach and St. Andrews in Scotland. Enjoy a fully stocked bar and Caddie Girls who will serve you a selection of outstanding specialty burgers or delicious steaks. Conveniently located on Restaurant Row in Myrtle Beach.

TRAVINIA ITALIAN KITCHEN The Market Common, Myrtle Beach 843 233-8500 www.traviniaitaliankitchen.com Guest will indulge in top-quality dishes including saltimbocca, scallops and shrimp pancetta, grilled steaks and beautifully composed salads. Deserts include a classic cannoli or tiramisu. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

WAHOO’S 3993 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 843-651-5800 www.wahoosfishhouse.com With superb waterfront views of Murrells Inlet, this “Taste of the Tidelands” award winning restaurant is one of the finest in the Low Country. Stylish yet relaxed, Wahoo’s Fish House features the freshest seafood, aged steaks, 90 On The Green magazine

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nightly chef’s specials and a spectacular sushi bar. Open year round with live entertainment.

WILD WING CAFE Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach 843-361-WING www.wildwingcafe.com “The Best Wings South of Buffalo” in 33 different flavors. Also buckets of beer, handpattied burgers, rotisserie chicken, onion rings, and homemade soups. The marinades, dressings, and sauces are made in-house to ensure flavor and freshness. Wild Wing Café is fun for the entire family.

THE WINE SHOPPE 3809 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach 843-272-6941 www.MyrtleBeachWine.com The Wine Shoppe has been in North Myrtle Beach for over nine years. The decor is right out of a Napa Valley tasting room. Over 600 bottles of wine, most of which are priced under $25. There are domestic, imported, & micro-brewed craft beers. Enjoy wines by the glass at the tasting bar.

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39TH AVENUE BAR AND GRILLE 39th Ave. Bar & Grille 3809 Highway. 17 S. North Myrtle Beach 843 427-7080 www.39thavebarandgrille.com Enjoy great drinks and great eats in beautiful North Myrtle Beach. Serving up some of the best sushi, steaks, seafood and drinks you’ll find anywhere along the Grand Strand. It’s wonderful warm atmosphere and friendly staff await you. Opens at 4pm Mon.-Fri. and at noon Sat. & Sun.

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GOLF ACADEMY OF AMERICA IN MYRTLE BEACH ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2013 GRADUATING CLASS Thirty-five students from Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach received an associate degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management during graduation ceremonies on Aug. 16 at Crown Reef Resort. Golf Academy of America is the largest and longest-running two-year golf career college in the world and prepares graduates for a wide array of golf career opportunities in the $76 billion a year industry. Golf Academy of America is a golf course management school offering a comprehensive curriculum of golf instruction and business management and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The 16-month program balances classroom studies, practical experience and a comprehensive understanding of both the game and the business of golf. For more information about Golf Academy of America, go to www.GolfAcademy.edu, or call (800) 342-7342.

DUNES CLUB RENOVATIONS When the PGA Professional National Championship comes to the Dunes Golf and Beach Club in 2014, the nation’s top players among the club professional ranks will compete on 18 holes of new Champion ultradwarf Bermuda greens. The venerable Dunes Club, one of the last Grand Strand courses to feature bent grass greens, made the change over the summer. “Champion has been very successful,” says Hamilton. “From the standpoint of putting quality, we wouldn’t make a change unless we expected to get conditions that are better or the same that we have right now.” In addition to getting the new Champion grass putting surfaces, the Dunes Club is expanding its driving range, adding new tees and improving drainage capabilities at its 11th and iconic 13th holes. “There’s really been an explosion of ultradwarfs in the Carolinas,” says Hamilton. “As an owner or club member, you don’t have to be concerned with losing your greens with ultradwarfs.”


THE DYE COURSE NAMED 2013 SOUTH CAROLINA GOLF COURSE OF THE YEAR The S.C. Golf Course Owners Associaion Board of Directors selected The Dye Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf as the 2013 South Carolina ‘Golf Course of the Year’. After first being named named the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association Golf Course of the Year, the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf has won 2013 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year from a vote of the Board of Directors from the S.C. Golf Course Owners Association. The selection was based based on criteria established by the National and State Golf Course Owners Associations. The Dye Course is a Pete Dye layout of 7,343 yards that has regularly been named one of the nation’s “Top 100 Courses” by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek. Most recently, the SC Golf Course Ratings Panel ranked it on there “Best You Can Play on Grand Strand” list in 2013. The Dye Club’s resume includes hosting the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday after the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am – the largest single-day charity golf tournament in South Carolina for the past 11 years. “This was a big year from Myrtle Beach...” said Terry Sedalik, executive director of the S.C. Golf Course Owners Association. “The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort did a great presentation and it impressed everybody on the board with what they’ve accomplished the past couple years. So we were very happy with the picks.” The Dye Club advances to Southeast Regional consideration, with a chance to advance to consideration by the National Golf Course Owners Association as the National Golf Course of the Year.

DUSTIN JOHNSON GOLF SCHOOL AT TPC The highly rated TPC of Myrtle Beach will be the home to the first Dustin Johnson Schools of Golf. Allen Terrell, former golf coach at Coastal Carolina University, has been named the director of instruction. Dustin Johnson was born in Columbia, South Carolina and played collegiate golf at CCU, maintaining many ties to the Grand Strand. Dustin is the first player since Tiger Woods to win at least once in each of his first six seasons on the PGA tour coming out of college. The school will offer a variety of cutting edge programs including ‘Committed Player’ and development programs with monthly or yearly fee for weekly lessons. In keeping with DJ’s reputation as one of the longest hitters on tour, the school will offer golf distance clinics through a combination of swing analysis and workout routines to generate more power. The facility will also provide group instruction and structured corporate outings. Students will be able to take advantage of the unique TracMan ® launch monitor analysis system, the only one available in the area. Allen Terrell has 17 years of experience as a teacher/coach and is the only TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Level 3 golf instructor in South Carolina and is a seven time Big South Conference Coach of the Year. For more information contact Allen Terrell at Dustin Johnson Golf Schools: 843-685-1519 or allen@allenterrell.com Download our mobile “app” on page 96

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