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2017-2018 | Vol. XLII Vol. XLII - 2017-2018 Publisher / Sales Director Tamatha Lewis Associate Publisher Bill Woodward Creative Director Gustavo Arce Golf Sales Director Jason Himmelsbach Creative Consultants Judy Himmelsbach Photographer Bill Woodward Writers Paul Himmelsbach Hugh Royer III Jason Himmelsbach Dale Ketola Bill Woodward Production/Circulation Coordinator Craig Buis Controller Jennifer Dotson Assistant to Controller Martha Johnson Advertising and Publishing by Himmelsbach Communications, Inc. Post Office Box 1463 North Myrtle Beach, SC 29598 Telephone: 843-272-8150 Fax: 843-272-2460 E-mail: info@himmcomm.com www.onthegreenmagazine.com

f e at u r e s

4 Golf Packagers 8 5ToReasons Book A Golf Package

64 Golf News In Memorium 68 Our Friend Winthrop “Win” Stevens

Shipping Your Clubs 10 To Myrtle Beach

Golf Teaching Facilities 69 And Tournaments

Myrtle Beach Golf Courses 12 By Designer

Clubhouse Chatter 18 From The Staff

70 Hall of Fame 71 Father and Son Tournament 74 Dining and Entertainment 98 Advertisers Index

Understanding Course 22 Rules and Policies

Golf Lessons

FLAMINGO The Best of 14 Full Page

Myrtle Beach Tee Times Only Packages

24 The Best Myrtle Beach Golf 26 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Myrtle Beach 28 Golf Course Guide 58 Myrtle Beach Maps World Amateur 62 Handicap Championship

Playing Out of Deep Rough 66 Near the Green

By Hugh Royer III

Too Many Golfers Slice. 72 Let’s Fix This Issue.

By Dale Ketola

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GOLF PACKAGERS Are you thinking about planning a golf trip to Myrtle Beach? If your answer is yes, then you are about to discover the best golf packaging companies in this unique golf destination. Are you an experienced veteran of multiple trips with buddies or family members to the Grand Strand? If so, you too are going to pick up valuable knowledge or perhaps a new tip or two on booking your next trip.

and who better to share that expertise than Myrtle Beach’s wide array of golf directors. Let’s be honest, this colorful cast of characters includes some long-term residents of the area who have seen it all over the years. And yes, there

You will also find golf travel planners with whom you could easily spend an hour with on the phone, just talking about golf, sports or family. The best part about the variety of golf packager options, is that there is a perfect match out there for

There are some packagers who are really good golfers and have played every course in the area multiple times! The Myrtle Beach golf scene is very fortunate to have the largest and most qualified golf packaging service available to its customer base. What other major golf destination has so many unique package options, 4 On The Green Magazine

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everyone (just like my Momma said). Finding that ideal fit with a great package partner will take your golf trip to another level. Working continuously with the same trip planner will


Many paths can lead you to the unique stretch of golf paradise that is Myrtle Beach.

allow for greater comparability of previous trips. If you find a great course that everyone in your party thoroughly enjoyed, then your package provider can then find some similar features at another exciting new set of venues. Conversely, if you would prefer a new clean slate and experience for each trip, then there are many great teams out there for you.

Many paths can lead you to the unique stretch of golf paradise that is Myrtle Beach. Regardless of the path that you have arrived from, turn the next few pages and step into a wealth of information brought to you by a team that has represented Myrtle Beach golf for the last 39 years. We have focused on providing you information on the very best this area has to offer, with information on packaging companies,

golf packages, tournaments, and golf instruction. If you turn to the last page and have not yet found some new or interesting fact, close the book and try again, it’s here somewhere.

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Stay. Enrollment in Tee Off Rewards is easy and free! Simply stay at any Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts property as a golf group of 8 or more and you are automatically enrolled and eligible to start earning Tee Off Rewards.

Play a few rounds of golf at any course along the Grand Strand to qualify. All Myrtle Beach golf courses are eligible for Tee Off Rewards. The more you play, the more you earn!

Earn. Earn $1 for every paid round played during your package stay. Redeem at your next stay for credit towards Tee Times, On-Site Dining, or apply towards your accommodations!

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5 Reasons

To Book A Golf Package 1. Get The Best Package For You

The sheer number of golf courses in Myrtle Beach makes choosing your golf lineup a daunting task. Let an experienced golf packager provide you with options that are going to get your mass text or email chain going with your friends. This gives you more time to devote to trip logistics and gaining trip commitments, as well as more “good natured banter.”

3. Don’t Herd Cats

In any other arena, getting a bunch of guys together for a sporting occasion is usually a very simple task. For some reason or another, when it comes to a golf trip-that previously stated concept can be tossed out the window. Whether it is spouse-

5. Local Knowledge

What’s the weather like today? That’s the one question your golf packager probably hears the most. But isn’t it nice to hear the answer from a person on the ground, as opposed to an app on your phone? More importantly, a golf director gets the latest scoop on all the news in the area. Good course conditions, fast greens, and new course promotions are all items that you wouldn’t find through a Google search. Let’s not forget to mention-a good restaurant, sports bar to watch a game, or a nightclub-this advice comes for free as part of a package deal.

This gives you more time to devote to trip logistics and gaining trip commitments, as well as more “good natured banter.”

2. Maximize Your Budget-How

Much Do I Want To Spend? While this seems like an obvious question, anyone in a sales (or poker) background will tell you not to show your hand until you are called upon. However, this is actually the most important information you can share with your travel provider. With the number of courses in Myrtle Beach, multiplied by the number of possible golf lineups-yes, some boundaries need to be set. If you can inform your golf packager what the maximum budget per person is at the beginning of your quotation process, this will speed everything up for you. This will also enable your provider to put together the best options that will fall into your price range.

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related or work-related, getting your crew to commit to a golf trip is tough business. With the help of a golf packager, his or her guidance can allow you to relax and enjoy the buildup to the trip.

4. Get It Your Way.

Dye or no Dye? Bunkers or water? Bent grass or Bermuda? There are hundreds of different preferences when it comes to this fine game of golf. With 75 courses, the Myrtle Beach golf trip can wear a lot of faces. Let someone who knows the courses first-hand help to customize your trip, so that your preferences can be met. For the record, I vote yes on Dye.

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Shipping Your Clubs to Myrtle Beach The desperate stare as the last few bags come sliding out of the baggage area’s revolving carousel. I know by golf bag is going to be the next bag to appear. We have all been there at some point in our lives, and that sinking feeling has set in before. My golf bag did not make it, put a fork in me. All of the pre-trip bets and back and forth with my buddies, without my clubsI don’t stand a chance. Thankfully in these new advanced days and time, there is a solution now to this problem. Shipping your golf clubs to Myrtle Beach is now a very easy and viable option. While we are still waiting for Amazon to get into the golf club shipping business, there is a very simple (and affordable) option for you to consider for your next trip. Ship Sticks The folks at Ship Sticks began their company in 2011 out of West Palm Beach Florida. The concept began

simply enough, and through growth and use of advanced technology, the business has grown to produce a revenue of over 3.9 million dollars. So this is not a small start-up company, they are experts and produce an efficient service to their customers. The Process: 1. Schedule Your Shipment: The Ship Sticks website (www.shipsticks.com) is very simple and well organized. Just register for a new account (if you are a first time user) or login if you are a repeat customer. You specify your pick-up and delivery locations and specific dates. They will be able to pick up your clubs anywhere, whether from your home, office, home club, or that shed in your backyard. You also have the option to drop your clubs off at any local carrier’s store as well. 2. Print And Attach Your Bar-Coded Labels: Once you complete the online paperwork, you will be directed to a confirmation page, from which you can print your all of your labels. You would have the ability to print them again at any point from your confirmation email you will receive. Just attach your outbound label, and keep the return label for later use. 3. Pack Your Bag: This one really is probably the most difficult part, at least in my case. Would definitely recommend a golf travel bag, preferably one K i n gwith ’ s a hard exterior.

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4. Clubs Get Picked Up: On the assigned the date your clubs will be picked up and will begin their trip ahead of you. If you have opted to drop off the clubs yourself, the website provides locations to all the available locations for drop off in your area. 5. Tracking Your Clubs: Ship Sticks allows you to track the location and progress of your shipment, just follow the link from your emailed confirmation, and you will find all status reports. 6. Clubs Have Arrived: You can relax when the confirmation email hits your inbox, notifying you that your clubs have arrived safely at their destination. 7. Coming Home: You would simply repeat the same process as mentioned above with your return labels and can send them home from your last course. The entire process is very simple and affordable, and the customer support is top notch. Just think how much easier the trip will be, whether is lugging the clubs to the airport, or trying to decided how you are going to fit 8 guys in a rented mini-van with clubs. Now you don’t have to worry about those challenges, and will have some extra spending money in your pocket.


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MB Golf Courses By Designer

Every golfer has a couple of course architects they tend to prefer. For me, my favorite designers always seem to go hand in hand with my lower rounds in my playing career. Maybe this is a coincidence, but probably not. Here is the a list of every course designer that has designed a track in the Myrtle Beach area. Venture a guess to see if you know who has the most courses in the area. Or maybe find out who was the creative genius behind your favorite Myrtle Beach course. (Alphabetically) Ault, Edmund (1)-Myrtlewood Palmetto Course Breedon, Russell (2)-Diamondback, Possum Trot Byers, Robbie (1)-Crown Park Byrd, Willard (8)-Brunswick Plantation, Farmstead, International Club, Litchfield, Lockwood Folly, Lions Paw, Meadowlands, Sea Trail Byrd Course Cate, Tim (5)-Cape Fear National, Leopards Chase, Panthers Run, Tigers Eye, Thistle Cobb, George (2)-Bald Head Island Club, Surf Club

Johnston, Clyde (4)-Glen Dornoch, Heather Glen, Shaftesbury Glen, Wachesaw East Jones, Rees (2)-Arcadian Shores, Sea Trail Jones Course Jones, Robert Trent (1)-Dunes Golf, Beach Club Love III, Davis (1)-Barefoot Resort Love Course Maples, Dan (10)-Heritage Club, Man O War, Oyster Bay, Sandpiper Bay, Sea Trail Maples Course, Pearl East Course, Pearl West Course, The Witch, The Wizard, Willbrook Nelson, Larry (1)-Wild Wing Avocet

Couples, Fred (1)-Carolina National

Nicklaus, Jack (2)-Long Bay, Pawleys Plantation

Doak, Tom (1)-Legends Heathland Course

Norman, Greg (1)-Barefoot Resort Norman Course

Dye, P.B (2)-Legends Moorland Course, Prestwick

Palmer, Arnold (4)-MB National Kings North, MB National Southcreek, MB National West, Rivers Edge

Dye, Pete (2)-Barefoot Resort Dye Club, Prestwick

Player, Gary (1)-Blackmoor

Fazio, Tom (2)-Barefoot Resort Fazio Course, TPC Myrtle Beach

Robbins, Rick (1)-Crow Creek

Floyd, Ray (1)-Arrowhead

Stranz, Mike (2)-Caledonia, True Blue

Garl, Ron (1)-Tradition Club

Tomlinson, Ken (1)-Tidewater

Graham, Mel (1)-World Tour

Walker, Thomas (1)-Founders Club Pawleys Island

Hamm, Gene (6)-Azalea Sands, Beachwood, Burning Ridge, Eagles Nest, Indian Wells, River Oaks

White, Robert (1)-Pine Lakes

Rulewich, Roger (1)-Grande Dunes Resort Course

Young, Larry (1)-Legends Parkland Course

Hills, Arthur (1)-Myrtlewood Pinehills Course Jackson, Tom (4)-Aberdeen, Arrowhead, River Club, River Hills 12 On The Green Magazine

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The Best Of Myrtle Beach Tee Times Only Packages Want to save some time on organizing your next trip to Myrtle Beach? If you have some dates in mind, and some interested friends, then all you need are some courses to play. Our staff has put together a summary of the best packages being offered by the golf courses and golf package companies.

Barefoot Resort:

redeemable in any combination at all 4 courses for Food/Drink and Merchandise.

Try the Barefoot Experience and play where the pros and celebrities play at Barefoot Resort, home to the Monday After the Masters Pro-Am as well as the Big Break Season 22. Courses: Barefoot Dye Course, Barefoot Fazio Course, Barefoot Love Course, Barefoot Norman Course Top Package: Play any 3 of the Barefoot Courses and get the 4th course free in the PM, free range balls included for each round, GPS in the carts.

Legends Resort:

The most inclusive golf package on the beach with its famous Breakfast/ Lunch/2 Beers inclusion. Courses: Heritage Club, Legends Heathland Course, Legends Moorland Course, Legends Parkland Course, Oyster Bay Top Package: Play any 3 courses, and get 4th course free in the PM, or play any 4 courses and get 5th course free in the PM. Breakfast, lunch and 2 beers are 14 On The Green Magazine

Glens Group:

If you are looking to maximize your golf time and play as much golf as you can, this package includes freeprebooked replays, as well as free lunch and range balls. included with each round.

Founders Group:

The largest collection of golf courses in town with 22 courses, a great selection of course options all throughout the Grand Strand. Courses: Aberdeen, Burning Ridge, Colonial Charters, Founders Club Pawley’s Island, Grande Dunes, Indian Wells, Litchfield, Long Bay, Myrtlewood Palmetto Course, Myrtlewood Pinehills Course, MB National Kings North, MB National South Course, MB National West Course, Pawley’s Plantation, Pine Lakes, River Club, River Hills, TPC Myrtle Beach, Tradition Club, Wild Wing Avocet, Willbrook, World Tour Top Package: Choose any 4 courses, and each golfer will receive a $100 Gift Card, www.onthegreenmagazine.com

Courses: Arrowhead, Glen Dornoch, Possum Trot, Shaftesbury Glen Top Package: Choose any 3 courses and get the 4th round free at Possum Trot. Each round includes free range balls, lunch and a pre-booked 9 or 18 hole replay with carts.

Big Cats:

Top value for a great price, this package includes some of the top caliber courses at a very affordable rate with free lunch. Courses: Leopards Chase, Lions Paw, Panthers Run, Tigers Eye Top Package: Play all 3 courses, and get your round at Tigers Eye for free. Free lunch is included for each of the 4 courses. Continued on page 16


GRAND SLAM. Maybe you won’t win all four majors, but with a stay at Kingston Resorts you’ll have access to more than 100 world-class Myrtle Beach golf courses, spacious accommodations, beautiful beaches, and a wide range of amenities for an ultimate grand slam. Enjoy one- to four-bedroom villas and condos with ocean and plantation views. Plus restaurants, cafés and bars ranging from casual eateries to upscale dining, and an exquisite, full-service spa and fitness facility.

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The Best Of Myrtle Beach Tee Times Only Packages. Sea Trail:

This great package got better in 2017. A free round, and free breakfast/lunch and 2 beers are all included. Courses: Sea Trail Byrd Course, Sea Trail Jones Course, Sea Trail Maples Course Top Package: Play all 3 courses, and get a fourth round free in the PM at your choice of the 3 courses. Breakfast, lunch and 2 beers are included for all rounds, as well as discounted pre-booked replays.

Myrtle Beach Best:

Play all the holes at three of the best 27 hole courses in Myrtle Beach, including a free lunch at each.

Top Package: Choose any 4 courses, and each golfer will receive a $100 Gift Card, redeemable in any combination at all 4 courses for Food/Drink and Merchandise.

Top Package: Play all 3 courses, and receive a free lunch and fountain beverage or draft beer at each course, as well as a free same-day 9 hole replay at each course.

Elite Package:

Great golf selections on the north side of town at a great price.

This collaborative package is a collection of the top rated golf courses in the region, with options all throughout town.

Courses: Arcadian Shores, Arrowhead, Prestwick, Sea Trail Jones Course, Tidewater

Courses: Arrowhead, Barefoot Dye Course, Barefoot Fazio Course, Barefoot Love Course, Barefoot Norman Course, Blackmoor, Caledonia, Glen Dornoch, Possum Trot, Prestwick, Shaftesbury Glen, Tidewater, True Blue

Top Package: Choose any 3 of the five courses, and get a discounted rate at each. Book early to save even more, and free same-day 9 hole replays are included based on availability on the day of play.

Top Package: Choose any 3 courses, and get discounted rates at each one. If you book early here, you will maximize your savings, with a heavily discounted advanced booking rate.

Waccamaw Golf Trail:

East Coast Group:

Another great collection of golf courses with possible 20 selections, representing South/Central and North Myrtle Beach. Courses: Azalea Sands, Beachwood, Blackmoor, Brunswick, Crow Creek, Crown Park, Diamondback, Eagles 16 On The Green Magazine

Trio Package:

Nest, Farmstead, Indigo Creek, International Club, Lockwood Folly, Meadowlands, Pearl East Course, Pearl West Course, River Oaks, Rivers Edge, Sandpiper Bay, Wachesaw East, Whispering Pines

The southern end of Myrtle Beach includes all the plantation style courses, and some of the most acclaimed courses.

Courses: Blackmoor, Caledonia, Founders Club Pawley’s Island, Heritage Club, Litchfield, Pawley’s Plantation, River Club, TPC Myrtle Beach, Tradition Club, True Blue, Wilbrook Top Package: Play any 2 or more courses and save $5.00 off each round. So the more you play, the more you can save. www.onthegreenmagazine.com

Courses: Carolina National, Sandpiper Bay, Thistle

Custom Package:

You still have the option to mix and match any of the courses you would like to play. We have included 2 more of the best courses in town that you may have not yet played. Courses: The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Bald Head Island Club Top Package: These two renowned and honored courses can be added to any of the above-mentioned packages. If you have not yet played either, they are two of the very best experiences Myrtle Beach golf has to offer.


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Clubhouse Chatter: Tips From The Staff From the Head Pro:

From the Hotel or Condo Staff:

“Please show up early for your tee time. Groups that show up early always get the best treatment from the staff. Also, this added flexibility helps in more ways than one. If a large group is on the books, show up early and maybe we can sneak you out in front of them, it always helps.”

“If you can provide a roommate list for your group, this is a great help to all involved. If group members arrive at different times, or even different days, having a rooming list eliminates any confusion on both sides. Figuring out who snores, and who doesn’t want to room with Bob…..that is the tough part.”

From the Superintendent:

From the Golf Package Director:

“Best advice I can give, is please pay attention to the cart signs with regards to how far you can drive the carts up the fairway. I know a lot of your courses back home allow you drive right up to the greens, but we kindly ask that you follow the markers set up by our staff. And please, if it is wet and cart path only, please abide by that guideline so that others after you can also enjoy the course.”

“Organization is definitely the key if you are bringing a group of more than 4 golfers. Establish deadline dates with your group members. Let everyone know when commitments need to be made, as well as when payments have to be completed by. This will lead to less headache for you the group planner, and will help us get you finalized.”

From the Snack Bar: “If you are nearing the turn for the round and are craving a cheeseburger, or any other item that requires a bit of cooking time, just give us a call and we can prepare your order in advance. This way you can take it with you, and not be limited to items that you might normally have to choose from on the turn.” From the Bag Drop: “Any group pairings sheet is gold in our line of work. If you have this prepared ahead of time, please share it with us. This will get everyone loaded quicker, and allow a bit more time to browse the pro shop, or hit a couple of extra shots on the range, or putting green. 18 On The Green Magazine

“The more information you can share with us when we are coming up with quotes, the better tailored your package will end up. If you like wide open fairways, let us know and we can include courses that fit that criteria. If you like packages that include free lunch, we can match those for you.” “Lastly, the role of group leader or planner for a golf trip is a very underappreciated role. You probably never receive half of the thanks from the group for all the work that goes into making the trip a reality. Your golf packager is there to assist you with the process, and anything that comes up during the process, can be handled. Try to enjoy the process, and realize that at the end of the trip, those smiles are your friends’ faces are a result of a great trip planner.”

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UNDERSTANDING COURSE RULES AND POLICIES You learn something new about golf every time you play. We have compiled a list of some of the golf terms and policies common in the Myrtle Beach area, and wanted to share these with you. Double Tee:

This is a very common tee sheet model employed by a large number of courses in Myrtle Beach. If you have asked for a 10:30 AM tee time in April, you may have had this policy explained to you already. A double tee is a tee off procedure where the golf course sends groups off holes #1 and #10 simultaneously. So for example, at 8:00 AM a group will tee off hole #1 and also hole #10. This procedure is used to maximize the number of tee times for the most requested time frame (7:30-9:30 AM). Group will tee off for generally around a two and a half hour time frame. So when that time frame ends (let’s say 9:30 AM is the last morning tee time), then the course has to close new tee offs until all of the morning groups have made the turn. They will then resume the afternoon tee times in the same manner. Some courses have recently eliminated use of this model, which allows them to offer mid-morning tee times, and courses with 27 holes may have also late morning tee times as well.

Raincheck:

If Mother Nature decides to throw some rain at you, don’t fret. If you have a round that is rained out, the course will issue you a raincheck. This raincheck can be used for a future round, please put it in a zip lock bag and keep it somewhere safe. This raincheck can be put to good use for your next trip, and will lower your costs.

Replays:

You just shot your best score ever, your pulse is rapid, and you are hungry to play more than the 18 holes you just finished. All the courses in the Myrtle Beach area, offer discounted rates to go back out in the afternoon and play 9 or 18 more “replay” holes. You don’t have to get in your car, and most of the time you can keep your clubs right in the same golf cart. If you are interested in replaying at a course, we recommend 22 On The Green Magazine

speaking to the pro shop staff prior to your AM round, and they will be able to provide you with a price, as well as time of availability. Some courses and packages include free or discounted replays which can be booked in advance as part of your package. Other properties which have multiple courses on the same property, will have discounted rates to play one of its other courses in the afternoon as well.

Bag Drop:

When you enter a course property in the Myrtle Beach area, you will see signs directing you to the bag drop area. This is the unloading area for vehicles to pull up to, and where the bag drop attendant will unload your clubs prior to putting them on a cart. It is important to use this area, so that the outside course staff can keep your group’s bags together, put drivers and riders together, and keep the tee times on their scheduled mark. Remember to take good care of your bag drop guys; they can be a valuable asset to you with regards to course tips or nightlife recommendations.

Aerification:

The word aeration stimulates negative emotions for many golfers. Aeration is an essential program to keep playing surfaces healthy and in good condition. Aeration primarily is performed to control organic matter – i.e., decaying roots and grass stems – relieve soil compaction, stimulate root growth and improve drainage. If organic matter becomes too thick, it acts like a sponge and holds water at the surface after rain or irrigation. Excessive organic matter also inhibits root growth, reduces oxygen levels in the soil, encourages disease and eventually can lead to turf failure. Furthermore, excessive organic matter creates soft surfaces prone to ball marks, foot printing and inconsistent playing conditions. Aeration and topdressing are the most effective ways to control organic matter and maintain smooth, firm putting surfaces. www.onthegreenmagazine.com

In Myrtle Beach, check with your packager if you are planning a trip in late May or June or early July. Most courses will aerify at that time of year, but your packager will be able to advise you to the status of each course. Some courses will also plan a small tyne (small holes) aerifcation in late August or early September.

Overseeding:

Bermuda grass is king in Myrtle Beach. Overseeding is done when a golf course’s main grass (Bermuda) in the fairways, tee boxes, and greens is about to go into its dormant stage. When Bermuda goes dormant, it turns to a brown color. The actual overseeding process involves putting out seeds of rye grass (which is tolerant to colder weather) onto the course. The seeds must be watered In order to germinate and grow, which may result in cart path restrictions at the golf courses. When the temperature begins to hit the lows 60’s (usually in October), that is the time to overseed. Bermuda grass stops growing in its dormant stage, and therefore will not heal if damaged. Golf cart limitations will be put in place for an extended period of time when overseeding is in practice. This is for more than one reason. First, the dormant Bermuda grass cannot heal if damaged, and second, the course will be wet from all of the water that is required for the overseed to take. Some courses in Myrtle Beach will overseed the entire course whereas others will overseed only fairways and tee boxes. Bent grass greens do not need to be overseeded as they are a cool season grass. Some courses elect not to overseed the rough as it gives the course some nice definition. Again, check with your golf packager, who can provide detailed information on the courses.


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The Best Of

The Love Course at Barefoot Resort

Myrtle Beach

Established in the fall of 2012, The Best of Myrtle Beach Golf Group consists of 12 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

Barefoot - Norman Course

ARROWHEAD GOLF COURSE 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 In the fall of 2014 the Golf Channel deemed the Barefoot Resort & Golf location as the “perfect fit” for their hit reality TV show “Big Break” because of their central location, infrastructure, quality of product and history. With the Dye Course, 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.

Barefoot - Dye Course

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. 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.

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The Norman Course, 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. www.onthegreenmagazine.com


To book these 12 superb courses call

844-706-7503

Glen Dornoch

or visit

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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. 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, recently renovated course should be on your must-play list. It’s just 10 minutes from Restaurant Row via Highway 22. CALEDONIA Built upon the former site of a working southern rice plantation, Caledonia has been recognized for its design and incredible beauty. Caledonia was recently ranked #27 in GOLF Magazine’s 2014 “Top 100 You Can Play” and is annually ranked on “America’s 100 Greatest Public courses” list by Golf Digest. The 6,526-yard, par-70 course has been described as having “18 signature holes” with holes routed around majestic oaks and meandering streams. TRUE BLUE PLANTATION Ranked in Golf Magazine’s “2014 Top 100 Courses You Can Play” list, True Blue Golf Club represents the class of the expansive golf offerings in and around Myrtle Beach. The dramatic, fun layout is known for its vast fairways, undulating greens and impressive elevation changes. The rolling terrain and native vegetation of this once thriving indigo and rice plantation makes for one of the most spectacular settings in golf.

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. BLACKMOOR This spectacular undulating design takes advantage of the natural terrain and beautiful vistas making it a most enjoyable place to play. The design is one that stretches the imagination – almost begging for the untraditional at times. Designer Gary Player was able to use his wisdom and talent to provide a challenging course for the most capable golfer as well as high-handicappers. 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.

Blackmoor

Prestwick

Tidewater

Caledonia

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Grande Dunes

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Information Central - The Highway 501 corridor and the City of Myrtle Beach. North - From the Highway 17 Business and Highway 17 Bypass convergence northward. Includes Restaurant Row, North Myrtle Beach, Hwy. 9, Little River, and Calabash. South - From the Market Common area southward. Includes Surfside, Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, and Pawleys Island. Golf Course

Phone

Architect

Holes

Par

Junior Policy

Location

Greens

Aberdeen

877-283-2122

Tom Jackson

27

36,36,36

16 & under

north

TifEagle

Arcadian Shores

843-449-5217

Rees Jones

18

72

16 & under

north

Sunday Ultradwarf

Arrowhead

800-236-3243

Tom Jackson/Ray Floyd

27

36,36,36

16 & under

central

MiniVerde

Azalea Sands

843-272-6191

Gene Hamm

18

72

7-17 Free

north

Bermuda

Barefoot Dye

866-638-4818

Pete Dye

18

72

$85 am/$45 pm

north

Champion

Barefoot Fazio

866-638-4818

Tom Fazio

18

71

$85 am/$45 pm

north

Champion

Barefoot Love

866-638-4818

Davis Love III

18

72

$85 am/$45 pm

north

Champion

Barefoot Norman

866-638-4818

Greg Norman

18

72

$85 am/$45 pm

north

Champion

Beachwood

800-526-4889

Gene Hamm

18

72

16 & under $9

north

419 Bermuda

Blackmoor

866-952-5555

Gary Player

18

72

16 & under

south

TifEagle

Brick Landing

910-754-2745

H.M. Brazil

18

72

16 & under

north

Bermuda

Brunswick Plant

910-845-6935

Willard Byrd

27

36,36,36

$25 am/ free pm

north

Bermuda

Burning Ridge

877-283-2122

Gene Hamm

18

72

16 & under

central

TifEagle

Caledonia

800-483-6800

Mike Strantz

18

70

17 & under $59

south

Champion

Cape Fear National

910-383-3283

Tim Cate

18

72

15 & under, cart fee

north

Bentgrass

Carolina National

910-755-5200

Fred Couples

27

36,36,36

16 & under

north

Bermuda

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Kings North Golf Course

Phone

Architect

Holes

Par

Junior Policy

Location

Greens

Carolina Shores

910-579-2181

Tom Jackson

18

72

16 & under

north

Bermuda

Colonial Charters

877-283-2122

Rick Robbins

18

71

15 & under

north

Bermuda

Crow Creek

877-287-3081

Rick Robbins

18

72

16 & under

north

Bentgrass

Crown Park

843-756-3200

Robbie Byers

18

72

16 & under

north

TifEagle

Diamondback

843-756-3264

Russell Breeden

18

72

16 & under

north

Ultradwarf

Dunes Club

843-449-5236

Robert Trent Jones

18

72

no discount

central

Champion

Eagles Nest

843-249-1449

Gene Hamm

18

72

16 & under

north

MiniVerde

Farmstead

910-575-7999

Willard Byrd

18

72

16 & under

north

TifEagle

Founders Club

877-283-2122

Thomas Walker/Gene Hamm

18

72

16 & under

south

Emerald Bermuda

Glen Dornoch

800-717-8784

Clyde Johnston

18

72

17 & under

north

TifDwarf

Grande Dunes Resort Club

877-283-2122

Roger Rulewich

18

72

16 & under

central

Champion

Grande Dunes Members Club

877-347-2633

Nick Price/Craig Schreiner

18

71

members only

central

Bentgrass

Hackler Course

843-349-6600

Gene Hamm

18

72

16 & under

central

Bermuda

Heritage

800-299-6187

Dan Maples

18

71

$25 in seas/ free out

south

Champion

Indian Wells

877-283-2122

Gene Hamm

18

72

16 & under

south

TifEagle

Indigo Creek

800-718-1830

Willard Byrd

18

72

16 & under

south

TifDwarf

International Club

866-900-5507

Willard Byrd

18

72

16 & under

south

Bermuda

Legends Heathland

800-299-6187

Tom Doak

18

71

$25 in seas/ free out

central

Champion

Legends Moorland

800-299-6187

P.B. Dye

18

72

$25 in seas/ free out

central

Champion

Legends Parkland

800-299-6187

Tom Doak

18

72

$25 in seas/ free out

central

Champion

Leopard’s Chase

800-233-1801

Tim Cate

18

72

$25 in seas/ free out

north

Bentgrass

Lions Paw

800-233-1801

Willard Byrd

18

72

$25 in seas/ free out

north

Bermuda

Litchfield

877-283-2122

Willard Byrd

18

72

16 & under

south

Bermuda

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Wild Wing Plantation Golf Course

Phone

Architect

Holes

Par

Junior Policy

Location

Greens

Long Bay

877-283-2122

Jack Nicklaus

18

72

16 & under

north

Bermuda

MBN King’s North

877-283-2122

Arnold Palmer

18

72

16 & under

central

Bermuda

MBN SouthCreek

877-283-2122

Arnold Palmer

18

72

16 & under

central

MiniVerde

MBN West Course

877-283-2122

Arnold Palmer

18

72

16 & under

central

MiniVerde

Man O’ War

843-282-2977

Dan Maples

18

72

Half price adult rd.

central

Bentgrass

Meadowlands

877-287-7529

Willard Byrd/David Johnson

18

72

16 & under

north

Bermuda

Myrtlewood Palmetto

877-283-2122

Ed Ault/Tom Clark

18

72

16 & under

central

Bermuda

Myrtlewood Pinehills

877-283-2122

George Cobb/Arthur Hills

18

72

16 & under

central

Bermuda

Oyster Bay

800-299-6187

Dan Maples

18

70

$25 in seas/ free out

north

Panther’s Run

800-233-1801

Tim Cate

18

72

$25 in seas/ free out

north

MiniVerde

Pawleys Plantation

877-283-2122

Jack Nicklaus

18

72

16 & under

south

Bermuda

The Pearl East

910-579-8132

Dan Maples

18

72

$25

north

Bermuda

The Pearl West

910-579-8132

Dan Maples

18

72

$25

north

Bentgrass

Pine Lakes

877-283-2122

Robert White

18

70

16 & under

central

Paspalum

Possum Trot

800-626-8768

Russell Breeden

18

72

17 & under

north

Bermuda

Prestwick

843-293-4100

Pete/P.B. Dye

18

72

cart fee am/ free pm

south

Bermuda

River Club

877-283-2122

Tom Jackson

18

72

16 & under

south

Bermuda

River Hills

877-283-2122

Tom Jackson

18

72

16 & under

north

Bermuda

River Oaks

843-236-2222

Tom Jackson/Gene Hamm

27

36,36,36

16 & under

central

Bermuda

Rivers Edge

877-748-3718

Arnold Palmer

18

72

16 & under

north

Sunday Bermuda

Sandpiper Bay

800-356-5827

Dan Maples

27

36,36,36

16 & under

north

Mini Verde

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Bald Head Island Club Golf Course

Phone

Architect

Holes

Par

Junior Policy

Location

Greens

Sea Trail Byrd

888-321-9048

Willard Byrd

18

72

16 & under

north

Bermuda

Sea Trail Jones

888-321-9048

Rees Jones

18

72

16 & under

north

Bermuda

Sea Trail Maples

888-321-9048

Dan Maples

18

72

16 & under

north

Bermuda

Shaftesbury Glen

866-587-1457

Clyde Johnston

18

72

17 & under

cental

Bentgrass

Surf Club

843-249-1524

George Cobb

18

72

13 & under, cart fee

north

Champion

Thistle

910-444-2500

Tim Cate

27

36,36,36

16 & under

north

TifEagle

Tidewater

843-913-2424

Ken Tomlinson

18

72

16 & under

north

Bermuda

Tiger’s Eye

800-233-1801

Tim Cate

18

72

$25 in seas/ free out

north

Bermuda

TPC of MB

877-283-2122

Tom Fazio/Lanny Wadkins

18

72

16 & under

south

Bermuda

Tradition Club

877-283-2122

Ron Garl

18

72

16 & under

south

Bermuda

True Blue

888-483-6800

Mike Strantz

18

72

17 & under $59

south

Bermuda

Wachesaw East

888-922-0027

Clyde Johnston

18

72

16 & under

south

Bermuda

Whispering Pines

843-918-2305

Ken Dye/Baxter Spann

18

72

16 & under

central

Bermuda

Wild Wing

877-283-2122

Larry Nelson

18

72

16 & under

central

Bermuda

Willbrook

877-283-2122

Dan Maples

18

72

16 & under

south

Bermuda

Witch

843-347-2706

Dan Maples

18

71

Half price of adult rd.

central

Bermuda

Wizard

843-236-9393

Dan Maples

18

71

Half price of adult rd.

central

Bentgrass

World Tour

877-283-2122

Mel Graham

27

72

16 & under

central

Bermuda

*Jr policy all with paying adult. 1 to 1 basis.

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Aberdeen Country Club 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”

1300 Pearl Blvd., Calabash North Carolina 28467

(888) 947-3275

www.thepearlgolf.com

701 Buck Trail Longs, SC 29568 877-283-2122 playaberdeen.com 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.

Arcadian Shores Golf Club

710 Hilton Rd Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 843-449-5217 arcadianshoresgolf.com Arcadian Shores combines the best of Mother Nature with the best elements of a modern golf layout. Arcadian offers enticing lakes, deviously placed bunkers, tree-lined 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.

Arrowhead Country Club

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1201 Burcale Rd Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 800-236-3243 www.arrowheadcc.com 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 27-hole 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 minutes from the Airport and 4:42 PMwithin fifteen minutes of downtown Myrtle Beach. Ask about the seasonal special where you can play all 27 for the 18 hole rate!

Azalea Sands Golf Club

2100 Hwy 17 North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 843-272-6191 www.azaleasandsgc.com Azalea Sands 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.

Barefoot Resort Courses

The Dye Course The Fazio Course The Love Course The Norman Course 4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Rd North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 866-638-4818 barefootgolf.com A 2,300 acre residential golf community, Barefoot Resort & Golf is the most decorated multi-course facility 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. On April 13, 2000 Barefoot successfully opened four championship courses simultaneously, making it the only time a developer has opened four new courses at the same time in the United States. The Norman Course is a southwestern style design with vast waste areas and several eye-opening holes along the Intracoastal Waterway. The Love Course 32 On The Green Magazine

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Host of the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

For more than 50 years, this Robert Trent Jones gem has remained atop the list of Myrtle Beach area courses. Over the years, The Dunes Golf & Beach Club has hosted some of golf’s most coveted events, including the Senior Tour Championship and, most recently, the PGA National Championship. Ranked among the Top 100 Courses in America by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine, it is sure to rank high on your list as well. You deserve a day at The Dunes. Tee times are available through select partner hotels and package providers. Please call or visit online for details.

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was Davis Love III breakout design. It is a matchless creation that has elevated greens and generous fairways. The course has its own faux ruins of an antebellum plantation. The Fazio Course 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. The Dye Course is the Pete Dye centerpiece of Barefoot’s semi-private club and offers a variety of bunkers, waste areas and Dye’s signature bulkheads. Each golf course has received national acclaim by all of the major golf publications. They include: Myrtle Beach’s #1 Golf Course ranking and “Americas Top 100 Public Courses” by Golf Digest, “Top 15 You Can Play in SC” by Golfweek and holds the distinction of being named both the Myrtle Beach and SC state “Golf Course of the Year”. Barefoot is conveniently located within minutes of fine dining, entertainment, shopping and the wide beaches of North Myrtle Beach. Featuring all-inclusive golf packages with premium resortstyle amenities, a state of the art lighted driving range, short game practice facility, full service restaurant and bar, it’s no wonder why Barefoot Resort & Golf is one of the finest golf resorts in the country.

Play the Only Gary Player Signature Course in Myrtle Beach.

Beachwood Golf Course

1520 Highway 17 South North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 800-526-4889 beachwoodgolf.com 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. Blackmoor Golf Club 6100 Longwood Dr Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 866-952-5555 blackmoor.com Blackmoor features the only Grand Strand design by legendary South African pro Gary Player. Named “Golf Course of the Year” in 2001 by 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.

Call Toll-Free 866-952-5555 or visit our website at www.blackmoor.com to book tee times and learn more about Blackmoor.

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Signature Course

6100 Longwood Dr. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Brick Landing Plantation

1882 Goose Creek Rd. SW Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 910-754-2745 bricklandingcc.com The 18 hole course starts and ends on the Intracoastal Waterway while winding through beautiful coastal marshes. This semi-private course offers all the benefits of a private club while still being open to the public.

Brunswick Plantation

380 Brunswick Drive Calabash, NC 28467 910-845-6935 www.brunswickplantationgolf.com Brunswick Plantation Golf Club offers 27 holes of great golf, minutes across the SC/NC state line in Brunswick county. Three distinct nines include the Magnolia nine, the Dogwood nine, and the Azalea nine. Architect Williard Byrd designed the course, which opened for play in 1992. He opted to keep the natural beauty of the land and as a result Brunswick Plantation has challenging holes from start to finish.

Burning Ridge Golf Club

500 Burning Ridge Road Conway, SC 29526 877-283-2122 burningridgegolfclub.com 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 Download the Myrtle Beach Golf app - see page 94

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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.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

369 Caledonia Dr Pawleys Island, SC 29585 800-483-6800 www.caledoniagolfandfishclub.com Caledonia Golf & Fish Club was ranked in Golf Magazine’s “2016 Top 100 Courses You Can Play” list. Caledonia has been recognized for its design and incredible beauty. Caledonia and True Blue are annually ranked on many major golf publications “Top 100” lists. The courses are land adjacent in Pawleys Island, SC just 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach International Airport and 75 minutes north of Charleston International.

Cape Fear National

1281 Cape Fear National Drive Leland, NC 28451 910-383-3283 brunswickforest.com 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 opened to rave reviews in April, 2010. The course 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, elevated tees, 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 northernmost course on the Grand Strand and is well worth the trip.

Carolina National

1643 Goley Hewitt Rd SE Bolivia, NC 28422 910.755.5200 carolinanationalgolfclub.com 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 HHHH1/2 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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pure golf Experience

“TOP 100 RESORT COURSES in the US - # 64” -Golfweek Magazine 2017-

Bald Head Island, the southernmost of North Carolina’s cape islands is a destination accessible only by passenger ferry, where gators and egrets roam free, and where golfers get so much more than the holes they play. Come for a day or extend your stay - contact your package play provider for details on tee times and island rentals!

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301 Charter Dr. Longs, SC 29568 877-283-2122 colonialchartersgolf.com Colonial Charters Golf & Country Club reopened 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.

Crow Creek

240 Hickman Road NW Calabash, NC 28467 877-287-3081 crowcreekgolf.com Crow Creek is located only 2 miles north of the NC/SC state line. Since Opening in February 2000, Crow Creek Golf Course’s reputation has soared. As a result, it has become one of the most popular golf vacation destinations for visitors to the Myrtle Beach area. The course was created by architect Rick Robbins, who was a former Jack Nicklaus design associate. Crow Creek is a scenic layout set on developer Jerry McLamb’s 500-acre family

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Crown Park Golf Club

2225 Hwy 9 West Longs , SC 29568 843-756-3200 www.crownparkgolf.com At Crown Park, you will find no homes or condos on this course to distract you from this truly scenic layout. Extensive mounding and large undulating TifEagle greens complete an experience not soon forgotten. The graceful clubhouse welcomes you with an upscale pro shop. A full practice facility awaits you to warm up before the round. Located just minutes from North Myrtle Beach, Crown Park is well suited for players of all skill levels.

Diamondback Golf Club

615 Log Cabin Rd Loris, SC 29569 843-756-3264 playdiamondbackgolf.com Diamondback is a modern Russell Breeden design, and a Par 72 layout measuring 6928 yards from the back tees. Breeden has strategically placed bunkers and lakes to allow for a fun and challenging round of golf. Diamondback is the first course in the Myrtle Beach area to feature Jensen Ultra Dwarf greens. Conveniently located on Highway 9, it’s just minutes from the beach.

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9000 N. Ocean Boulevard Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 843-449-5236 www.thedunesclub.com The legendary Dunes Golf and Beach Club is the premier country club in Myrtle Beach. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the 18-hole golf course is consistently ranked in the Top 100 courses by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. It has played host to numerous high-end golf tournaments including the PGA Senior Tour and the USGA Women’s Open. Semi-private.

Eagle Nest Golf Club

3960 Golf Ave Little River, SC 29566 843-249-1449 golfcourseatmyrtlebeach.com 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.


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Farmstead Golf Links

541 McLamb Rd NW Calabash, NC 28467 910-575-7999 farmsteadgolflinks.com 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.

The Founders Club

7829 Ocean Hwy Pawleys Island, SC 29585 877-283-2122 foundersclubpawleysisland.com Founders Club at Pawleys Island 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 heattolerant 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.

Glen Dornoch

4840 Glen Dornoch Way Little River, SC 29566 800-717-8784 www.glendornoch.com 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-andrun fringes and spectacular finishing holes on both nines that overlook the Intracoastal Waterway.

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Grande Dunes Resort Club was named one of the “Top 100 Public Golf Courses” in America by Golf Digest Magazine in 2011-2012. 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.

General James Hackler Golf Course

Coastal Carolina University 107 Citadel Drive Conway, SC 29526 843-349-6600 www.coastal.edu/hacklercourse General James Hackler Golf Course at Coastal Carolina University 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.

Heritage Club

378 Heritage Dr Pawleys Island, SC 29585 800-299-6187 legendsgolf.com 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. Heritage Club was ranked #7 in GolfWeek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in SC.” 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.

Indian Wells Golf Club

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which reminds many of a traditional U.S. 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

9480 Indigo Club Drive Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 800-718-1830 www.indigocreekgolfclub.com 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.

International Club

1560 International Club Blvd Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 866-900-5507 www.internationalclubgolf.com The International Club was built in the year 2000. William Byrd designed this fabulous layout that is nestled among a mixture of hardwood and pine trees. This carefully manicured course is caressed by finger lakes that are fed by underground streams while many of the holes are surrounded by pristine wetlands. Known for having exceptional greens yearround, the course will provide a challenge for players of all levels with five sets of trees.

The Legends

Heathland Moorland Parkland 1500 Legends Rd Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 800-299-6187 legendsgolf.com 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 named 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. Moorland was voted “2014 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year” and was ranked #6 in GolfWeek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in SC.” Moorland was also named the 84th Best Resort Course in America in GolfWeek’s upcoming Top 100 Resort & Residential Courses in America. 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 HHHH 1/2 stars from Golf Digest. All three of the courses were named winners of the Myrtle Beach Chamber’s ‘People’s Choice Award for Best Golf Course.’

Litchfield Country Club

619 Country Club Drive Pawleys Island, SC 29585 877-283-2122 www.litchfieldgolf.com Litchfield Country Club offers limited public play on its Willard Byrd designed course with plenty of doglegs and fine TifDwarf Bermuda greens.

Long Bay Club

350 Fox Tail Dr Longs, SC 29568 877-283-2122 www.longbaygolfclub.com 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.

Man O’ War Golf Club

5601 East Leeshire Blvd Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 843-282-2977 www.mysticalgolf.com This course is the design of architect Dan Maples. The lake at Man O’ War Golf Club is immense, and winds throughout the course. This results in defining holes and changing from ally to enemy, as its sparkling beauty becomes a punishing hazard. Man O’ War, rated HHHH by Golf Digest, features large Bentgrass greens, a practice range and a unique marina clubhouse. Man O’War was named the Myrtle Beach Area “2017 Golf Course of the Year.”

Meadowlands Golf Club

1000 Meadowlands Trail Calabash, NC 28467 888-287-7529 meadowlandsgolf.com 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.

Myrtle Beach National Kings North SouthCreek West Course

4900 National Dr Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 877-283-2122 www.myrtlebeachnational.com Myrtle Beach National Golf Club is home to three Founders Collection Courses including: SouthCreek, West Course, and the renowned King’s North. Arnold Palmer, along with Francis Duane, designed all three layouts: King’s North, opened in 1973 and totally refurbished in 1996, was most recently honored by inclusion on the Golf Digest list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses 2007-2008.” The North’s Champion UltraDwarf Bermuda greens are superb and “The Gambler” is one of

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golf’s best risk-reward holes. SouthCreek was named among America’s “Top 100” by Golf For Women in 2002-2003 and features Champion Bermuda greens on a shotmaker’s layout. The West Course sports Champion Bermuda greens as well, in a parkland-style design with minimal rough. This unique trio of Arnold Palmer courses at Myrtle Beach National is available with packages that can include golf villa or oceanfront accommodations.

Myrtlewood Golf Club

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877-283-2122 www.myrtlewoodgolf.com 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 18th 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 www.onthegreenmagazine.com

sure to enjoy. PineHills was honored by Golf Digest as a “Top Ten Course” in Myrtle Beach.

Ocean Ridge

Lion’s Paw Panther’s Run Tiger’s Eye Leopard’s Chase 351 Ocean Ridge Pkwy Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 800-233-1801 www.bigcatsgolf.com Ocean Ridge Plantation is home to the awardwinning Big Cats Courses of Grand Strand golf. Lion’s Paw Golf Links, designed by legendary architect Willard Byrd, is a links setting where big hardwoods frame generous, rolling fairways. The Grand Strand favorite was outfitted with MiniVerde™ ultra-dwarf greens in 2010, providing a premium putting surface for years to come. Lion’s Paw has been awarded four stars by Golf Digest. Winding its way through a pristine nature preserve, Panther’s Run Golf Links is a wild and scenic ride from start to finish. Rolling fairways and deep sand bunkers lurk throughout this gorgeous championship layout and the newly installed MiniVerde greens putt fast and true. 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 brand new TifEagle 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 among GOLF Magazine’s Top Public courses State by State for 2016 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 in the Top 10 in NC on their list of “The Best Courses You Can Play- State by State” for 2016.

Oyster Bay

614 Lake Shore Hwy 179 Sunset Beach, NC 28468 800-299-6187 legendsgolf.com 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


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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.

Pawleys Plantation

70 Tanglewood Drive Pawleys Island, SC 29585 877-283-2122 www.pawleysplantation.com 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 four and 1/2 stars in its “Places to Play” guide. Other accolades include Golf For Women’s “Top 10 Women Friendly Courses in America” (1999) and Travel & Leisure Golf’s “4-Star Golf” (2001).

The Pearl Golf Links

1300 Pearl Blvd. Calabash, North Carolina 28467 910-579-8132 thepearlgolf.com 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. The East Course is a traditional parkland layout with mini-verde Bermuda greens. The West Course is a links style track with a dramatic finish along the bluffs overlooking the Calabash River and some of the best bent grass greens in the area.

Pine Lakes Country Club

5603 Granddaddy Drive Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 877-283-2122 www.pinelakes.com Pine Lakes Country Club has been an icon on the Myrtle Beach golf scene since 1927, and 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 12 new holes were created to improve the golf experience that visitors 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. 46 On The Green Magazine

Possum Trot

1170 Possum Trot Road North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 843-272-5341 www.glensgolfgroup.com 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 on-site Glens Golf Academy. Greens fee discounts, professional instruction and accommodations can be part of a complete Glens Golf package.

Prestwick Country Club

1001 Links Road Myrtle Beach, SC 29575 843-293-4100 www.prestwickcountryclub.com 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 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 tifEagle Bermuda greens.

River Club

1 Club Circle Pawleys Island, SC 29585 877-283-2122 playriverclub.com 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. Rated HHHH 1/2 stars by golf Digest.

River Hills Golf Club

3670 Cedar Creek Run Little River, SC 29566 877-283-2122 riverhillsgolf.com 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 its 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.

River Oaks Golf Plantation

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nine-hole courses feature recently renovated undulating Champion Ultradwarf greens and treelined fairways. River Oaks was the 2015 “Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year.”

Rivers Edge Golf Club

2000 Arnold Palmer Drive Shallotte, NC 28470 877-748-3718 playriversedgegolf.com 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. Rivers Edge was recently renovated and now features Sunday UltraDwarf Bermuda greens.

Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club

800 N Sandpiper Club Dr. Sunset Beach, NC 28468 800-356-5827 sandpiperbaygolf.com 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. The course has fantastic Mini Verde Bermuda greens and has recently renovated the bunkers on all 27 holes with new sand and new drainage.

Sea Trail Resort

Willard Byrd Course Rees Jones Course Dan Maples Course 75A Clubhouse Road Sunset Beach, N.C. 28468 888-321-9048 www.seatrail.com 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


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Shaftesbury Glen

951 Shaftesbury Lane Conway, SC 29526 866-587-1457 www.shaftesburyglen.com Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club was the Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year in 2009. It is the newest Glens Golf Group course by 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. The course was renovated in 2016 by adding extensive new waste areas that completely changed the look and feel of many of the holes. Complete Glens Golf packages include discounted greens fees at this modern Grand Strand classic.

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Surf Golf and Beach Club

1701 Springland Lane North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 843-249-1524 www.surfgolfclub.com The Surf Golf and Beach Club is the third oldest course on the Grand Strand, having been opened for play in 1960. The Parkland Style course was designed by noted architect George Cobb with a redesign done in 1996 by John Lafoy. The 18 hole golf course is lined with massive live oak trees and water will come into play on eleven holes, ending with the spectacular Par 3 eighteenth hole. The greens were replaced in August and September of 2016 with Champion Bermuda Grass with moderate to severe sloping coming into play on every green. The clubhouse underwent a significant renovation in the winter and spring of 2016 with a beautifully designed Golfer’s Grill, Mens and Ladies Locker Rooms and sitting areas, and a beautiful 2500 square foot golf shop. Lunch and dinner on the patio overlooking the fabled 18th green is reason enough to become a member of the Strand’s most prestigious country club.

Thistle Golf Club

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sign. The course and clubhouse were inspired by an ancient Scottish golf society called Thistle Golf Club. Documents and artifacts from the old club are on display in the clubhouse. The course features three nines that present expansive vistas with wide fairways and generous green complexes. The openness provides ample room off the tee and invites the prevailing ocean breeze. Stacked sod bunkers and the surrounding vegetation create strong resemblances to the great links courses of Scotland. Thistle is ranked #1 Golf Course by www.mbgolfinsider.com and rated 4 and a half Stars by Golf Digest. Thistle is located between the Myrtle Beach (20 miles) and Wilmington (40 miles) airports.

Tidewater Golf Club

1400 Tidewater Drive North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 843-913-2424 tidewatergolf.com With its unrivaled vistas, award winning layout, and showcase of southern elegance and charm, the legendary Tidewater Golf Club offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and challenging play. October 2014 marked the unveiling of Tidewater’s brand new, completely restored Mini Verde greens. During the extensive greens replacement process, Tidewater also completed fairway expansions, removal of over 400 trees, sod


replacement on all green surrounds, as well numerous additional restoration projects-all to insure that the Tidewater golfer enjoys a golf experience second to none.

TPC Myrtle Beach

1199 TPC Blvd. Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 877-283-2122 tpcmyrtlebeach.com TPC Myrtle Beach presents its golfers the opportunity to see and feel what it is like to be inside the ropes of a tour-caliber course. The course was designed by acclaimed architect Tom Fazio, and has been a host of the Senior Tour Championship. Enjoy perfectly groomed fairways and greens, and venture forth through towering pines and expansive wetlands. TPC Myrtle Beach was awarded five stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play,” and is the only course on the Grand Strand to receive such an honor. Recently the course greens were replaced with MiniVerde Ultradwarf – the same type of grass that the PGA Tour used in its renovation of the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. The greenside bunkers have been refurbished with new drainage and sand.

Tradition Golf Club

1027 Willbrook Road Pawleys Island, SC 29585 877-283-2122 www.traditionclubmyrtlebeach.com 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 Tradition, from comfortable dining to the elaborate practice facility. Tradition was awarded four and 1/2 Stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” in 2008.

True Blue Golf Club

900 Blue Stem Drive Pawleys Island, SC 29585 888-483-6800 www.truebluegolf.com True Blue Golf Club is known as a dramatic, fun layout with vast fairways, undulating greens and impressive elevation changes. The rolling terrain and native vegetation of this former indigo and rice plantation make for a spectacular setting. Ranked in Golf Magazine’s “2016 Top 100 Courses You Can Play” list. Caledonia and True Blue are land adjacent in Pawleys Island, SC just 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach International Airport and 75 minutes north of Charleston International.

Wachesaw East

911 Riverwood Drive, Highway 17 Myrtle Beach, SC 29576 888-922-0027 wachesaweast.com 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 nationallytelevised, 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.

Whispering Pines Golf Course

900 Harrelson Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 843-918-2305 playwhisperingpinesgolf.com 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.

Wild Wing Plantation

1000 Wild Wing Blvd. Conway, SC 29526 877-283-2122 www.playwildwing.com Wild Wing Plantation is home to the award winning 18-hole Avocet Course and the 9-hole Hummingbird Course. Designed by U.S. Open and two-time PGA Champion Larry Nelson, the Avocet features unique greenside mounding, extensive fairways and green contouring, and an imaginative routing plan that includes several double fairways and a double green. Golfers have many choices to make when they play the Avocet Course. The course also features exceptional MiniVerde Bermuda greens. Wild Wing was named “Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year” and “South Carolina Golf Course of the Year” in 2002. Wild Wing Plantation has recently won awards from Golf Digest “Best Places to Play” (2008-2009) with a four-star course rating on both the Avocet and Hummingbird courses. Wild Wing also won a Zagat survey award for “America’s Top Golf Courses” (2009/2010). Wild Wing uses the “Single Tee” method to start players on both courses so there is no delay at the turn. Wild Wing is being redeveloped into a first-class residential neighborhood with great amenities including golf, tennis, boating, swimming, and a club atmosphere. The golf course is available for public and resort play and is offered by all the leading area golf packagers.

that was named on Golf For Women’s “Top 50” list in 2010. The course’s pristine 18 holes are woven through natural grasses, Lowcountry marshes and wetlands.

The Witch Golf Club

1900 Highway 544 East Conway, SC 29526 843-347-2706 www.witchgolf.com Designed by Dan Maples, the course plays through a black water forest, which helps lend that seclusion you don’t often find on public courses. Golf Digest rated the layout HHHH 1/2 out of five stars. The Witch has Tift Dwarf grass on the greens and 419 Bermuda grass on the fairways.

The Wizard Golf Club

4601 Leeshire Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 (843) 236-9393 www.mysticalgolf.com Over one million cubic yards of earth were moved to create this stunning layout, offering unexpected elevation changes stunning water holes, and gorgeous bent grass greens. Wizard possesses a distinct Old World influence with rolling hillsides covered in lovegrass, stone bridges and a clubhouse that resembles a medieval castle. Rated HHHH by Golf Digest.

World Tour Golf Links

2000 World Tour Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 877-283-2122 theworldtourgolf.com World Tour Golf Links is a truly unique facility with designs inspired by famous courses like Augusta National, Doral, Pinehurst, Pine Valley, St. Andrews and Winged Foot. Named “National Golf Course of the Year” for 2004 by the National Golf Course Owners Association, World Tour’s new MiniVerde Ultra Dwarf greens are well-conditioned, bronze plaques 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.

Willbrook Plantation

426 Tidewater Circle Pawleys Island, SC 29585 877-283-2122 www.willbrookgolf.com Winding through a pair of plantations, one dating back to the late 1700s, Willbrook Plantation Golf Club is a Dan Maples creation with Champion Ultradwarf Bermuda greens Download the Myrtle Beach Golf app - see page 94

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Founders Group International Your Ambassador to the Grand Strand Golf Experience

It’s a contemporary approach in the Myrtle Beach golf scene – but one that blends its top courses with a consumer appeal that has been decades in the making. It embodies what you’ve come to like most about golfing the Grand Strand over the years, and takes it to a whole new level. And it’s offered by Founders Group International - the proud owner and operator of 22 of Myrtle Beach’s most requested designs. FGI made its initial splash in 2014 with its acquisition of eight renowned courses – including TPC Myrtle Beach, host of the 2000 Senior Tour Championship, and the Grand Strand’s only design rated 5 stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play”; and World Tour Golf Links, 2004 recipient of “Course of the Year” honors by the National Golf Course Owners Association, and a visiting golfer’s paradise that pays homage to many of the world’s most renowned golf holes and venues. TPC Myrtle Beach and World Tour were joined by Aberdeen Country Club, Burning Ridge Golf Club, Colonial Charters Golf Club, Founders Club at Pawleys Island, Indian Wells Golf Club and River Hills Golf & Country Club.

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But as quickly as FGI emerged with these eight designs, its “gamechanging” moment came in 2015 when it reached agreement with National Golf Management to acquire the Myrtle Beach golf industry’s most established group of courses, loyalty programs and reservation services. They operated for years under the popular “Prime Times Signature Courses” brand, and are now rolled in FGI’s emerging Founders Collection portfolio that includes: • King’s North – the most renowned of three Arnold Palmer designs at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club that also includes West Course and SouthCreek, and all of which have been a staple of the Grand Strand golf scene for more than four decades • Pine Lakes Country Club – “The Granddaddy,” Myrtle Beach’s firstever golf club founded in 1927 by the legendary Robert White, the first president of the PGA of America • Grande Dunes Resort Club – Honored in 2001 as “Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association, and most recently a co-host of the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship. These five stalwarts came with nine additional designs formerly owned or operated by National Golf Management, including Litchfield Country Club, Long Bay Club, Myrtlewood Golf Club’s Palmetto and PineHills courses, Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, River Club, Tradition Club, Wild Wing Plantation and Willbrook Plantation.

Altogether, the Founders Collection spotlights signature designs from the likes of industry legends Jack Nicklaus (Long Bay, Pawleys Plantation), Arnold Palmer (Myrtle Beach National) and Tom Fazio (TPC Myrtle Beach) … 14 recipients of four or more stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” … and local, statewide and national “Golf Course of the Year” accolades among many of its courses. The Founders Collection courses are now the featured courses of the Prime Times Signature Card, a loyalty program that for years has rewarded regular players of its courses with the Grand Strand’s lowest available rates – in addition to complimentary rounds earned with frequent play. They’re also part of a premium loyalty program (the Prime Times Honors Club) that takes this premise even higher by adding an array of country club-level benefits. And the Founders Collection is just the starting point in FGI’s ability to offer the visiting golfer easy, unparalleled access to the best rates for more than 70 golf courses throughout the Grand Strand. Whether you’re seeking a last-minute tee time or planning a multiround golf getaway for your group, FGI’s resources include a phone reservation center, Tee Time Central, that’s open 7 days a week – along with popular Web sites at MBN.com and MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com that give you easy, 24/7 access online. To learn more about the courses and resources offered by Founders Group International, visit their Web site at FoundersGolf.com or call them toll-free at 800.882.1021

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LONG BAY Set just outside the heart of Myrtle Beach, Long Bay Golf Club blends the feel of East and West Coast play, starting with the environment designed by The Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus. Dogwoods, pines and maples sit along the course as crystal-blue streams cut through several holes. Beyond the course’s enchantment, players must navigate a variety of bunker styles, shallow greens and considerable elevation changes. It’s clear Nicklaus wasn’t intending Long Bay to be a relative walk in the park – even if at times that’s exactly where you believe you are. Make your next round memorable, book your tee time at Long Bay.

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KING’S NORTH Featuring 18 of the most dramatic and picturesque holes you’ll ever encounter, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club has consistently been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. Designed by “The King” himself, this Arnold Palmer course is one of the most iconic courses on the Grand Strand. Players face challenges like the island fairway of “The Gambler,” the par-5 6th hole, to memorable approaches like the par-4 finishing hole at 18, featuring an array of 40 bunkers and an exciting finish to your next exhilarating round. Make your next round memorable, book your tee time at King’s North.

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Myrtle Beach’s First Course

PINE LAKES Pine Lakes Country Club is one of golf ’s American treasures. Designed by the legendary Robert White, and the first golf course on the Grand Strand, it’s known as “The Granddaddy.” Extensive renovations in 2009 restored the course to one of the best in the area, bringing you back to the glory days of golf course design. As one of the only par-70 layouts in the area, Pine Lakes features a back 9 that tests from any length when you factor incoming winds from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. The history and traditions of Pine Lakes offer an experience golfers shouldn’t pass up. Make your next round memorable, book your tee time at Pine Lakes.

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Senior Tour Championship

TPC MYRTLE BEACH Weaving through a peaceful setting of towering pines and natural wetlands, TPC Myrtle Beach is the only course on the Grand Strand to have been awarded 5 stars by Golf Digest. The tour-caliber course has proven to be a worthy challenge for even the world’s top players, yet it provides a fair and enjoyable test for golfers of all abilities. While golf greats like Tom Watson, Raymond Floyd and Tom Kite may have competed here during the Senior Tour Championship, any golfer today can experience the luxurious, professional and modern layout of TPC Myrtle Beach. Make your next round memorable, book your tee time at TPC Myrtle Beach.

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WORLD TOUR GOLF LINKS Imagine testing your skills on the same holes the masters have played for decades. World Tour Golf Links transports golfers across the scenic Carolina landscape to a world most only dream about. Play Augusta National’s “Amen Corner” one moment and the 18th at St. Andrews the next. Course designer Mel Graham envisioned recreating the world’s most renowned and challenging golf layouts with 18 holes inspired by all four men’s major championships. A round at World Tour is an utterly unique golf experience – a trip around the world played on a course you’ll never forget. Make your next round memorable, book your tee time at World Tour.

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WORLD AMATEUR HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP

Virginian Curtis Henley Wins 34th Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship

2017 World Am winner Curtis Henley of Poquoson, Va. (left) accepts the championship trophy from World Am Tournament Director Scott Tomasello. Curtis Henley of Poquoson, Va. shot a gross 82, good for a net 66, to win the World Championship Playoff at the 34th Annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship Friday at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club.

Each flight played a different course every day and after four rounds of competition, all flight winners and ties advanced to the World Championship Playoff at the Dye Club. The playoff was an 18-hole shootout to crown the event’s winner.

Henley edged James Dupont of Meadville, Pa. and Charlotte’s Jim Acord, who each shot net 67s. Hilton Head’s Wes Long fired a sizzling 68 to win the Gross Division and finish five rounds with a cumulative, gross score of 1-under par.

While the competition is initially what lures players to the tournament, it’s only part of what keeps them coming back. At the heart of the World Am’s appeal is the camaraderie among its participants, and much of that kinship is fostered at “The World’sLargest 19th Hole.”

Making his first appearance in the event, Carl Myers of Dallas, Texas won the Senior Gross Division in a sudden death playoff against Kim Mansfield of High Point, N.C. Myers won on the first sudden death playoff hole with a par. Virginians Ted Hartung and Thomas “Duke“ Wagner won the International Pairs competition and, along with it, a trip to St. Andrews, Scotland to represent the United States in the IP World Championship in 2018. A 72-hole, net stroke play tournament, the World Am was played on more than 50 of Myrtle Beach’s best golf courses. Players from 49 states and 20 countries competed in the event, which was open to all men and women 18 years of age and older, and players were flighted based on age, gender and handicap.

Each night of the event, the 19th Hole overtook all 120,000 square feet of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, providing participants with free food and drinks, live entertainment, celebrity guest appearances, a golf expo and more. Among the big names that appeared at the 19th Hole this year were Golf Channel personalities Charlie Rymer, Damon Hack and Chantel McCabe, billiards legend Ewa Laurance and Paige Spiranac, one of the game’s fastest-rising personalities. Players also received a gift bag that included a logoed hat, shirt, PGA Tour Superstore gift card, Nexbelt, and an assortment of other goodies. The 35th annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship will be played August 27 - August 31, 2018. For more information, visit: www.MyrtleBeachWorldAmateur.com.

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The Year In Review-10 Things that happened in Myrtle Beach in 2017

screens. The new restaurant will feature a full-service menu along with daily drink specials. Little River’s Aberdeen Country Club was named in honor of the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Scotland’s sixth oldest golf course. The new logo design features a dragon, a mythical figure that often represents the primal forces of nature. In Celtic and other mythologies around the world, the dragon is recognized as a controller of water, the very element that impacted Aberdeen last October.

#1 New Greens:

Tiger’s Eye completed their greens renovation project this September, converting to TifEagle Bermuda grass. This is the same type of grass found at the TPC Sawgrass, home of the Players Championship. The project began on July 23rd, and was completed in timely fashion, reopening on September 22nd. “We’re thrilled that this revitalization is complete, and that our members and guests can resume playing top-level golf,” said Mark Saunders of Ocean Ridge Plantation Golf. Play the 3 other Big Cat Courses (Leopard Chase, Lion’s Paw and Panthers Run), and you can play Tigers Eye for free as part of their great package. Arcadian Shores has installed new Sunday Bermuda greens, in addition to cart path upgrades and the construction of a brand new 3,500 square foot clubhouse. This project was completed in September. Crow Creek is now the home of brand new G7 bent grass greens, after replacing their L93 greens. This G7 variety is more tolerant to the heat of the South Carolina weather. Crow Creek reopened on October 2nd to wide acclaim.

#2 Course Renovations

The Parkland Course at the Legend Resort completed a three month bunker renovation in September. The project included the removal of nearly one third of the 110 bunkers on the course. This move was made to increase the playability of the course, and has been very popular among the local community. This improvement, along with the facelift that the Double Eagle Tavern received last year (adding over 14 televisions and new and improved seating options), and the new fleet of Yamaha golf carts brought in, show that the Legends is committed to providing great value to its customers. Aberdeen Country Club reopened on March 29, after being closed for several months for a major renovation project. Aberdeen Country Club is adjacent to the protected Waccamaw riverfront preserve and loops around scenic wetlands and creeks with towering cypress trees. Like several other facilities along the Grand Strand, the Aberdeen nines and their clubhouse sustained damage in October 2016 from Hurricane Matthew when heavy rains and unprecedented flooding occurred throughout the Carolinas. Faced with the need to make repairs, the course ownership decided to invest not only in course and clubhouse restoration, but to make some design changes, update Aberdeen’s clubhouse and create a new sports bar-style restaurant that has multiple TV screens. The 4,000 square foot clubhouse has been redesigned as a sports-bar style restaurant with four large television

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3. Course Birthdays • • • • • • • •

The following courses reached milestone birthdays in 2017: Pine Lakes: 90 years River Club: 40 years Heather Glen: 30 Years River Oaks: 30 Years Sandpiper Bay: 30 Years Pearl West Course: 30 Years Glen Dornoch: 20 Years Leopards Chase: 10 Years

4. TopGolf Is Coming to Myrtle Beach

On June 15th, the Myrtle Beach Community Appearance Board welcomed TopGolf to the city. TopGolf, a sports entertainment community, features golf games for all ages as well as climate-controlled bays, bars and TV viewing areas. Located across from Broadway at the Beach at Grissom Parkway and 29th Ave. North, the 38,382-squarefoot building will be made up of three floors which will include various driving ranges, a restaurant and outdoor patios, offering a place where people can go rain or shine.

5. Golf Digest Major Accolades

June’ s issue of Golf Digest included its biennial rankings of the Top 100 golf courses in America, and this year’s list included two of Myrtle Beach’s best. A Robert Trent Jones, Sr, design, the Dunes Golf & Beach Club is No. 54 in the biennial rankings while Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, the late Mike Strantz’s first solo design, is No. 86. Dunes Club, which opened in 1948, is the Myrtle Beach’s area’s most famed layout. Starting with a clubhouse that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, the Dunes Club delivers a special experience. The classically designed course plays over naturally rolling land and offers stunning visuals throughout. The layout’s most popular stretch is Alligator Alley - holes 11 through 13 - capped by the par 5 13th, a 90-degree dogleg right that plays around Lake Singleton. The course has hosted some of professional golf’s most prominent events, including the U.S. Women’s Open, six Senior PGA Tour Championships, and,

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most recently, the PGA Professional National Championship. Caledonia, which plays amidst centuries old live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, is a modern design carved from a piece of land that oozes history and Southern charm. From the moment players enter the property through a half-mile stretch of road lined on both sides by oak trees, the beauty of Caledonia is evident. On a course full of memorable holes, the 18th stands above as one of the best finishing holes in all of golf. The multi-tiered green rests in the shadow of an antebellum style clubhouse and requires a forced carry over water.

6. Golfweek Names 11 Courses to “Best You Can Play” in NC and SC

The May issue of Golfweek brought further recognition to the Myrtle Beach area. 11 local courses were named to the “Best You Can Play” list for both North and South Carolina. Representing North Carolina was the Bald Head Island Club and Leopards Chase. South Carolina’s list included The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Caledonia, True Blue, Legends Moorland Course, Tidewater, TPC Myrtle Beach, King’s North, The Heritage Club and the Barefoot Dye Course.

7. Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame Welcomes Two New Members

One man involved in both ends of the Myrtle Beach package business during the initial burgeoning period for the area golf industry, and another largely responsible for the survival and success of the largest single-site amateur tournament in the world will comprise the 2017 class for the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame. Hotelier and golf course owner Vernon Brake and the late Bob LeComte, who helped save and grow the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship, were inducted at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the Hall of Fame Garden at Pine Lakes Country Club. Brake has been an owner of The Breakers hotel for 47 years, was among the original partners of the Myrtle Beach National Company and Arrowhead Country Club, and has served on the boards of several area organizations. Lecomte convinced DuPont executives to sponsor the World Am in 1986 and the title sponsorship lasted for two decades. He served as the tournament’s executive director for 13 years and moved to the Grand Strand for the final 22 years of his life. LeComte died in June 2014 at the age of 83 after battling lung cancer for two years.

8. New Flights to Myrtle Beach

Spirit Airlines announced in April the addition of several new direct flights to the area. Included were Niagara Falls (NY)/Toronto (CA), Plattsburgh (NY)/Montreal (CA), Akron/Canton (OH), Hartford (CT), and Pittsburgh (PA). In addition the Myrtle Beach International Airport announced in October plans to target new direct flights from the following markets in the coming months: Houston, Texas; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Peoria or Bloomington, Illinois; South Bend, Indiana; Islip, New York; Nashville, Tennessee; Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia; Flint, Michigan; White Plains, New York; Trenton, New Jersey; Knoxville, Tennessee; Kansas City, Missouri; Louisville, Kentucky; Rockford, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Providence, Rhode Island.

9. Barefoot General Manager Named Myrtle Beach Golf Course Employee of the Year

The 2017 MBAGCOA Employee of the Year recipient is Dave Genevro. He was nominated by Mike Ross and Rich Bartram.  Dave was surprised and honored to win the award.  He has been in the Myrtle Beach area for 17 years. Barefoot Resort Head Pro and marketing director Rich Bartram, PGA said Genevro is willing to do just about any task on the property, and has displayed leadership, care for employees and forward thinking throughout his tenure. “He sets the standard for our resort and is always the first one in and the last to leave. He has been the guiding force behind Barefoot Resort & Golf since our inception,” Bartram said. “Under Genevro’s direction, Barefoot Resort was named the 2016 North American Golf Resort of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). “I’m very excited and proud because I know the list of people who have won this in the past are a lot of people who have done a lot for Myrtle Beach golf,” Genevro said. Dave has been on many local committees and boards for organizations including the MBAGCOA, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday and North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. Dave Genevro is automatically entered into the South Carolina ‘Employee of the Year’ race, voted by the SCGCOA.

10.Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday Turns 50

The golf marketing cooperative that has helped power the area’s growth into golf’s most popular destination celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. When MBGH was founded in 1967, the Grand Strand had fewer than 10 courses. Today the area is home to multiple top 100 public courses and attracts more golf groups than any other destination in country.

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by Hugh Royer III

On The Green Golf Lesson

Playing Out of Deep Rough Near the Green Hugh Royer III is based at the Tidewater Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach. Contact Hugh at 843-242-0433. www.tidewatergolf.com The average golfer mistakenly tries to help his shot by trying to “lift” the ball out of the rough. Many times this create a “skull” or a “duff” where the ball either skims across the green or flops into the bunker. The reason for this is that the average golfer sets up on his right side because he thinks this will help him lift the ball up and onto the green (Photo A). They end up flipping their right hand if they are right-handed. There is too much hand and arm action involved in this, creating the skulled shot (Photo B).

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C) Correct Set-up Bring the club steeply up and then steeply down at the ball, very much like a bunker shot Photo D). This allows the club to bounce, move aggressively through the grass, and pop the ball up nice and high and soft (Photo E).

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To do this properly and consistently, set up with your weight 60% on your left foot so that your sternum is over the golf ball and keep your legs stable with little to no movement in back swing to create a consistent angle of attack at impact. (Photo C).


In Memorium Our friend Winthrop “Win” Stevens. e

Paul Himmelsbach f

Our dear friend Winthrop “Win” Stevens. passed away on August 12, 2017. When you get into your late seventies you start to lose close friends and I have lost my share in the last couple of years, 5 to be exact. But the recent loss of our friend Win shook us terribly. He was so together in mind and body. I just re-read his sterling article in last year’s On The Green about Bald Head Island and the golf course renovation he helped spearhead.

home on Bald Head. When Win retired he picked Bald Head Island as his home and we saw each other often. When Judy and I bought our home in Cozumel, Mexico, Win and Fran came to visit during Carnival. It started an annual event that enabled them to be a part of our wonderful Mexican family and something we so looked forward to each year. It was bonding and partying down on the Mexican paradise island for two weeks every year for 26 years. He and Fran became part of all that we did for our Mexican family’s grandchildren’s education.

Win and I met when he was the Advertising Director for Golf Digest. At the time I was doing On The Green inserts in the magazine. He went on to become the publisher of Family Circle Magazine and named Himmelsbach Communications the nation wide representative for travel and leisure. Our collaboration was hugely successful and we became great personal friends.

Win had a brilliant advertising mind (Executive with Golf Digest, Family Circle Magazine, Golf World, Reader’s Digest, Snow Country and Tennis Magazine) and I reached out to him often over the last twenty or so years for advice. On a personal level he was my pal, plain and simple, a terrific guy, great golfer, a ton of fun with a sterling personality. I can’t describe in words how his loss has had an impact on me personally and the overwhelming sadness Judy and I feel.

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MB Golf Schools And Golf Tournaments GOLF SCHOOLS Classic Swing Golf School Ted Frick 1500 Legends Drive PO Box 50955 Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 Phone: 800-827-2656 classicswing.com

Dustin Johnson Golf School

Allen Terrell 1199 TPC Boulevard Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 843-685-1519 www.dustinjohnsongolfschool.com

Glens Golf Academy

Trevor Muffley 1170 Possum Trot Road North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 800-522-8690 www.glensgolfgroup.com/ golf-academy

Golf Academy of America Gene Augustine 1900 Mr. Joe White Avenue Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 800-342-7342 www.golfacademy.edu

Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center Dale Ketola 8700 Golf Village Ln Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 843-833-3332 grandedunesgolfperformance.com

Dustin Johnson World Junior Championship Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Scott Shobe 2051 Golf Academy Way, North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29582 843-399-1551 www.gncga.com

Mel Sole Golf School Mel Sole Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club P.O. Box 2580 70 Tanglewood Dr. Pawleys Island, SC 29585 800-624-4653 www.ritson-sole.com

SC Golf Center

Nathan McDonough 950 Shaftesbury Lane Conway, SC 29526 843-369-3112 scgolfcenter.com

Steve Dresser Golf Academy

Steve Dresser 80 Pinehurst Lane Pawleys Island, SC 29585 800-397-2678 www.dressergolf.com

Tidewater Golf Academy Hugh Royer 1400 Tidewater Drive North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 843-639-5830 tidewatergolf.com

GOLF TOURNAMENTS

The March Championship

March 03, 2018 - March 06, 2018 A 3 day individual, net stroke play tournament played on great Grand Strand layouts. Flights determined by USGA Handicap index. Over $10,000 in prizes. marchchampionship.com • 800-833-8798

Palmetto High School Golf Championship

March 29, 2018 - March 31, 2018 The nation’s largest high school golf tournament attracts teams from across the nation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. palmettohsgolf.com • 800-833-8798

Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am

April 08, 2018 - April 9, 2018 One of the nation’s premier charity events attracts some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. www.hootiegolf.com

Veterans Golf Classic

May 20 - 23, 2018 One of our most popular golf tournaments attracts young & old veterans to SC veteransclassicgolf.com • 800-833-8798

National Retired Military Golf Classic

May 30, 2018 - June 02, 2018 This tournament is the largest retired military golf tournament in the world held annually in Myrtle Beach, SC during Memorial Day week. www.oceanaresorts.com/golf/nrmgc • 866-542-4339

Never Forget Memorial Golf Outing

Spring 2018 In 12 years the event which places an equal emphasis on golf and a good time, has continued improve as firefighters make the pilgrimage to the area. myrtlebeachneverforgets.com • 843-282-2645

Special Needs Family Fun Day Golf Tournament July 7, 2018 Team Scramble, To benefit our annual event. www.specialneedsfamilyfunday.org

Calabash Cup

Myrtle Beach Fall Classic

Nov. 12 - Nov. 16, 2017 Whether you are escaping the cold, or just looking to enjoy Myrtle Beach’s mild fall season golf with a partner, the Fall Classic is the way to go. myrtlebeachfallclassic.com • 800-833-8798

Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic

February 22, 2018 - February 25, 2018 This tournament will tee off with the goal of attracting an International field comprised of some of the game’s best junior golfers. www.worldjuniorgolfchampionship.com • 843-282-2647

January 28, 2018 - January 31, 2018 This 54 hole, two-person golf tournament is a challenging, fun and memorable event for all of the participants. . myrtlebeachpreseason.com • 800-833-8798

July 2018 The Calabash Cup is a casual summertime event, catering to those that look to keep their game in shape during peak golf season. thecalabashcup.com • 800-833-8798

Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship August 27, 2018 - August 31, 2018 The 3,300 amateur participants, who come from all 50 states and more than 25 countries, are placed in tightly grouped flights based on age, gender and handicap. Featuring the World’s Largest 19th hole. myrtlebeachworldamateur.com • Call Us at 800-833-8798

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Golf Ambassador Bob LeComte and Golf Pioneer Vernon Brake Enshrined into Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame Bob LeComte, a guiding force in the World Amateur Handicap Championship, and Vernon Brake, a pioneer in the Myrtle Beach golf package industry, were inducted into the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame at a ceremony at Pine Lakes Country Club in October of 2017. 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.

Robert J. LeComte “Golf Ambassador”

VERNON P. BRAKE “Myrtle Beach Golf Pioneer”

Robert J. LeComte was born in Brooklyn, NY, moved to Wilmington, DE in 1955, and enjoyed a productive 37-year career in marketing at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. Upon retiring from DuPont, Bob brought his expertise and business acumen to Myrtle Beach, where he joined Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.

In 1965 Vernon Brake entered the hotel business on the Grand Strand. He quickly realized that to be successful as a hotel owner, he also needed to be involved in the golf packaging business. In 1970 he and several friends purchased The Breakers Hotel and, as managing partner for 34 years, Brake saw the property grow from its original 71 units to 667 units. Golf was a large contributor to this growth. As a result, The Breakers joined with other partners to form Myrtle Beach National Golf Club (MBN), which built three golf courses designed by the Arnold Palmer Group. MBN ultimately developed 10 courses and became one the driving forces behind the area’s growth.

Over the course of his career, LeComte created the two most significant title sponsorships in the destination’s history. He brought DuPont as a sponsor to World Amateur Handicap Championship, leading to one of the longest title sponsor relationships in all of sports. The World Amateur became an iconic event in the world of golf, attracting players from around the globe, with Bob as the driving force. In addition to leading the World Am, he also assumed additional responsibilities in promoting his favorite golf destination. Bob’s tenacity led to securing Energizer as a title sponsor for the Senior Tour Championship, bringing a high profile, professional golf event to Myrtle Beach. The Senior Tour Championship provided international exposure as well as a national live television audience, showcasing the Golf Capital of the World. His dedication and professionalism will forever have a long lasting impact on the community he cherished, and the game he loved.

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As golf on the Grand Strand exploded, Brake became an integral part of the Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday Board of Directors and for 28 years served in all capacities. As the need for computerized golf reservations grew, Brake became a charter Board member of the Grand Strand Tee Time Network. He served as a charter Board member of the Hotel/Motel Association and Board member of the Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Dunes Golf and Beach Club. He was also instrumental in the development of Arrowhead Country Club. Retiring at age 74, Brake is a brilliant example of finding what you love to do and making it your life’s work.

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FATHER & SON TEAM CLASSIC

Cole Sutherland moved from Hilton Head Island to Charlotte, N.C., when he was in sixth grade, which took away from the time he and his father had to play golf together. His father, Tim, is a residential realtor with Charter One Realty in Hilton Head Island and is also a Class A PGA pro, and Cole is now a 17-year-old rising senior at Providence High School in Charlotte. The National Father & Son Classic presented by PGA Tour Superstore has given them a reason to join forces, and an opportunity to become champions together. The Sutherlands defeated more than 300 other duos in the 20th version of the Father-Son, claiming the title Saturday by a stroke over Jeffrey and Taylor Bibbs of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., with a 14-under 202 in rounds of scramble, best ball and alternate shot. The tournament featured teams from more than 40 states and five foreign countries. “Being apart, it’s always fun coming here and competing and just hanging out with him. We don’t get to do that too much,” Cole said. The Sutherlands opened the tournament with an 11-under 61 Thursday in the scramble format at Leopard’s Chase Golf Links but were six strokes out of the lead following a 72 Friday in best ball at Prestwick Country Club, which they said was set up at just 6,300 yards. “I think both of us just pressed a little too much,” Tim said. “We’re both long-ball hitters and the course was

really short so it took us out of our game a bit.” They caught fire early in Saturday’s alternate shot format at Legends Resort’s Parkland Course, going 5 under through 11 holes to take a 3 up lead, and that allowed them to survive a couple three-putt bogeys down the stretch in a 3-under 69. “Today we worked as a team really well,” Cole said. “It was good today.” The Sutherlands were playing in the Father-Son for the second time, having finished sixth overall last year. “I told my son before we came I thought this year was our year to win this thing and together we pulled it through,” Tim said. “This format is kind of a fun format.” For their win, the Sutherlands earned prizes including a trophy and golf bag, free entry into next year’s 21st Father-Son tournament, and entry and expenses aside from flights into the sold out European Father & Son Golf Championship. This year’s event is being played from Oct. 23-28 at Almenara Golf & Spa Resort in Cadiz, Spain. “We’re going, most definitely. We’re looking forward to it,” Tim said. The 2018 National Father & Son Team Classic will be held July 18 – 21 in Myrtle Beach, SC. For more details visit – www.fathersongolf.com. This article was contributed by Alan Blondin – Golf writer for the Sun News

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By Dale Ketola

On The Green Golf Lesson

“Too many golfers slice. Let’s fix this issue”

No. The handle is too much in the palm of the hand.

No. Don’t try and take the club “straight” back.

No. Don’t start the downswing with your arms.

Yes. Rest the handle deep into the fingers.

Start the downswing with the left leg which allows the arms to “drop”.

Drill - Swing an alignment rod and try and make the “whoosh” after the ball.

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1. Grip placement that promotes an open club face 2. Arm dominated downswing 3. They tend to aim left 4. They try and swing “hard” 5. Point of contact on the club is on the toe 6. Can’t make a proper turn because of a lack of flexibility I would also bet that they are trying to do the following: 1. Take it back “straight” 2. Keep their head down on the down swing” 3. Swing to the left so the ball doesn’t go to the right 4. Swing their arms hard to get some distance I don’t believe slicers truly understand what makes a ball slice or they wouldn’t be doing these things. I try to educate the student on what makes the ball do certain things. Every golfer is different in the way that they swing, think, and what they are capable of doing physically. I hate generaliza-

tions in golf but for the purpose of this article I’m doing it. The real technical reason that golfers slice is that they start out with a grip in the left hand that is too far up into the pad of their hand which creates an open club face throughout the swing. Because of the open club face, the golfer tries to swing over the top of the plane and to the left in an attempt to square the face. The golfer also fires his arms first in the transition which decreases power and creates an out to in swing pattern. All of this adds up to poor contact, slow swing speed, and a ball flight that is weak and to the right and always short of the flag.

On The Green Golf Lesson

Golfers who slice or fade the ball have common characteristics. Many of them have the same ideas that they try that don’t work. Most all of the issues with a slicer are mechanical, but some of it stems from how they think about trying to correct it. If you put a slicer in my teaching bay for the first time, I will bet anything that they have most of the following characteristics:

To fix this the golfer must improve his left hand relationship with the club and club face to give him a reason to swing more from the inside. The hardest and most difficult improvement comes from delaying the urge to fire the arms at the ball from the top of the swing and to allow the lower body to start to work laterally before the arms fire. This is similar to how a baseball player makes a slight step toward the pitcher before he swings the bat.

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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.

ANGuS STEAKHouse & Seafood 2011 S. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach 843-945-9116 www.angussteakhouse.us Serving the finest and freshest steaks and seafood on the Grand Strand, Angus’ steaks are flame sizzled to perfection. Also enjoy surf & turf, prime rib, Oysters Rockefeller, shrimp, fresh catch and more- set within the funkiest family-friendly dining room on the beach!

BENITO’S Express 1600 Hwy. 17S, North Myrtle Beach 843-281-0730 www.benitosexpress.com Benitos Original Brick Oven now delivers in North Myrtle Beach. Large selection of pizza and MEATBALLS! Meatball subs, meatball flats, spaghetti and meatballs, and meatballs and sauce. Italian, beef, chicken, and veggie meatballs! Call us - we’ll bring them to you! Delivery 4pm - 10pm.

BENITO’S ORIGINAL BRICK OVEN 1600 Hwy. 17S, North Myrtle Beach 843-272-1414 www.benitosnmb.com This is Italian! Dozens of homemade, fresh-from-the-market blends topping wood-fired brick oven pizza. Delectable salads and enticing Italian specialties are complemented by a distinctive wine selection and full bar service. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. 76 On The Green magazine

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BOUNDARY HOUSE 1045 River Road, Calabash, NC 910-579-8888 boundaryhouserestaurant.com The original “Boundary House” sat astride the state line and was built by 24 gentlemen as a place of rendezvous for travelers prior to 1750. Now the restaurant serves seafood, steaks, chicken, pasta, sandwiches, and more. One of 78 On The Green magazine

Online Tee Times Book tee times with On The Green Magazine on almost all of the Grand Strand’s courses through our site at very reasonable rates. Where to stay We can provide you with a variety of recommendations to help you choose the best place to stay during your trip to Myrtle Beach. Things to do Map out what to do and where to eat in Myrtle Beach, before you even pack your clubs! Golf videos Take a few minutes to tour the most complete collection of Myrtle Beach golf videos. Current golf specials These frequently updated deals are a collection of discounts and special offers for accommodations and golf courses that are bound to save you money Quick quote Fill in some basic information about your upcoming golf vacation and then sit back and relax while the Grand Strand’s leading golf courses and golf packagers send you their best offers. Mobile website The same information on golf courses, accommodations, dining, nightlife and local golf news as the main web site, but in a form optimized for quick access and easy reading.

Calabash, North Carolina’s most eclectic restaurants.

The Carolina Opry 8901 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach 800-843-6779 • 843-913-4000 www.thecarolinaopry.com The only show to have won every major South Carolina tourism award, including its highest, the Governor’s Cup, and Most Outstanding Attraction. Year after year, Myrtle Beach Sun News readers keep voting it, “Best Show” and “Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners.”

Carolina Seafood & Steak 9911 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach 843-945-9288 www.carolinasteakhouse.com For Southern hospitality and great food, stop by Carolina Seafood and Steak restaurant. Located right on the Northern part of Myrtle Beach, next to Tanger outlets, and just minutes away from Barefoot Landing and Myrtle Beach Mall. Featuring www.onthegreenmagazine.com

$9.95 “Early Birds” special dishes, 9/17/15 and 12:05 PM as well as filet mignon, salmon, lobster tails.

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.

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


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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 Hwy., Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach 843-449-(HAHA) 4242 www.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, Bobby Collins, 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.

Crab Daddy’s Seafood & Country Buffet 3043 Hwy 17 Bus., Murrells Inlet 843-299-1115 www.crabdaddys.net Located in the heart of the seafood capital of South Carolina. A superb 100+ item all-youcan- eat seafood and county specialty buffet featuring grilled and fried seafood, raw bar, mussels, clams, shrimp, oysters, salad bar, all you can eat lobster, and so much more.

Duplin Winery 4650 Hwy. 17 South North Myrtle Beach 800-774-9634 www.duplinwinery.com The staff is ready to educate and entertain you on the winemaking method while you enjoy a delicious tasting. Plus, guests can watch the bottling process, relax in the courtyard and shop in the retail store that offers Duplin Gourmet, wine accessories and something fun for everyone.

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FLAMINGO GRILL 71st Ave.N, in 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.

Flying Fish Public Market & Grill 4744 U.S. 17 S. Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach 843-663-3474 www.flyingfishmarket.com 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 gregnormansaustraliangrille.com 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.

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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 9906 North Kings Hwy. MB 843-497-5960 www.margaritasmexrestaurant.com 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.

Nick’s Cigar & Wine Bar 2707 Hwy 17 S. North Myrtle Beach 888-311-9826 www.nickscigarlounge.com Three bars within one location: Main Social Bar, Living Room and Golf Room. Each bar offering different, but enjoyable experiences! Enjoy a cigar 84 On The Green magazine

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CALZONES 8.99 Calzones include one filling. Additional fillings 1.19. Choose from pizza toppings. STROMBOLIS 8.75 to 9.49 CAESAR SALAD HOUSE SALAD

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Both with lettuce, black olives, onions, tomatos, and feta cheese. Choice of dressing.

PIZZA SPECIALTIES

(No Substitutes On Specialty Pizza) SALTIMBOCCA PIZZA Small 9.50 Large 17.50 Creamy marasala with prosciutto, chicken, spinach & mozzarella.

FUGGETABOUTIT Small 13.25 Large 25.95 Pepperoni, sausage, bacon, ground beef, ham, onion, green peppers, mushrooms.

MEAT LOVERS’ PIZZA Small 9.95 Large 19.95 Pepperoni, sausage, ham, ground beef & bacon. BENITOS LOVERS’ PIZZA Small 9.59 Large 19.49 Pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, green peppers.

RICOTTA PIZZA Small 9.59 Large 17.99 Ricotta cheese, fresh tomato, olive oil, garlic, basil, sauce, Romano & mozzarella. PIZZA MARGHERITA Small 9.95 Large 19.95 Fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, with fresh basil garlic sauce, olive oil topped with parmigiana.

PIZZA DEL PESCATORE Small 9.59 Large 17.59 Baby clams, shrimp, garlic, basil olive oil, sauce topped with mozzarella. Fresh from the sea.

HAWAIIAN COWBOY Small 9.59 Large 17.29 BBQ sauce, pineapple, bacon, steak , jalapeno & mozzarella.

SOUTHERN STYLE PIZZA Small 8.99 Large 16.59 Grilled chicken with Benitos’ special BBQ sauce, pork sausage, & onion topped with mozzarella.

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA PIZZA Small 8.25 Large 16.95 Tomato sauce, chicken parmigiana, mozzarella & parmigiana cheese.

ISLAND OF TAHITI PIZZA Small 8.25 Pizza sauce, pineapple, ham and mozzarella.

Large 14.99

FRA DIAVOLO Small 8.25 Large 15.75 Pizza sauce, hot peppers, shrimp & mozzarella.

PIZZA DI NONO BENITOS Small 8.99 Large 16.99 Pesto sauce, grilled chicken, roasted peppers & mozzarella. The choice of discriminating Italians!

CRAZY JAMAICAN PIZZA Small 8.99 Large 16.79 Pizza sauce, ham, pinapple, bacon, banana peppers & jerk seasoning.

QUATTRO FORMAGGI (4 CHEESE) Small 9.50 Large 17.25 Feta, ricotta, romano, mozzarella, olive oil garlic, basil, sauce.

GRECIAN PIZZA Small 8.99 Large 16.75 Pizza sauce, feta cheese, fresh tomato & black olives.

CHICKEN FLORENTINA Small 8.99 Large 16.95 Alfredo with spinach, chicken, ham, mozzarella & parmigiana.

HEALTHY VEGETARIAN Small 8.95 Large 17.25 Pizza sauce, black olives, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, spinach, tomato sauce & mozzarella.

HAWAIIAN COWBOY Small 9.59 Large 17.29 BBQ sauce, pineapple, bacon, steak , jalapeno & mozzarella.

MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOM PIZZA

Small 10” Cheese Large 16” 6.25 11.25 Toppings 1.25 1.89

TOPPINGS: Extra Cheese • Spinach• Roasted Peppers • Sausage • Ham • Clams • Anchovies • Pepperoni • Mushrooms • Black Olives• Fresh Tomato

Green Peppers • Onions • Pineapple • Basil • Jalapeno • Ground Beef • Feta • Garlic • Bacon • Banana Peppers • Shrimp • Meatballs • Steak • Grilled Chicken

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DINING LISTINGS Continued from page 84

or two in our comfortable and well ventilated bar, challenge yourself on the indoor golf simulator or just enjoy the company you’re with.

Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar 888-266-4375 9550 Shore Drive Myrtle Beach www.oceanannies.com The biggest beach party on the Grand Strand is at Myrtle Beach’s famous Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar located ocean front at Sands Ocean Club. LIVE MUSIC on the pool deck and cold drinks from the bar with easy access to the beach. Partying strong for over 30 years! Open to the public. Voted “One of the Best Beach Bars in Myrtle Beach.” Open Daily March- October from 11am – 11pm.

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.

Oscars Food & Spirits 4101 Highway 17 South North Myrtle Beach 843-272-0707 www.OscarsNMB.com Oscar’s Food & Spirits is a place that Pittsburg Steelers fans & Boilermakers can call their “home away from home.” Oscar’s has become a favorite spot for vacationers & locals alike. Oscars strives to create a unique experience for all guests by offering one-ofa-kind sandwiches & outstanding service. Over 90 TV’s show all sports Download our mobile “app” on page 94

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games & you are welcome no matter who you are rooting for! Oscars is smoke-free! Happy Hour 4 - 7 everyday. Sun. thru Sat. 11:00 AM 2:00 am. Kitchen open until 1:00 AM.

RIOZ BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE 2920 Hollywood Dr., Myrtle Beach 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 tableside 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.

Lay upLiveatMusicthis• Wine19th hole. Tastings • Shopping SAM SNEAD’S Oak Grill & TAVERN

4650 Hwy 17 South, N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

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1004 Glenforest Rd. in Carolina Forest Near Tanger Outlets and Hwy. 501 843-903-3150 samsneadsmyrtlebeach.com Choose from a wide selection of foods grilled with locally-cured oak. Enjoy appetizers, 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 room to room, savoring the rich


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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!

Jimmie Walker

Voted #1 Comedy Club for 22 Years and Running! Lewis Black

Locals & Tourists Favorite Place to Laugh The very best of the best have performed on our stage & they just keep coming! Forget TV, See ‘em live! Only at the beach’s #1 hot spot for entertainment.

SHOW TIMES

Bobby John Collins Reep

Tuesday thru Thursday 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday 7:30 & 9:30 pm *Additional shows in season

Good Humor Bar & Grill Opens at 6:00pm Nightly Bob Nelson

$5. off Admission per party of two with promo code OTGHAHA at Check in. Void Saturdays and Special Events.

www.comedycabana.com

9588 N. Kings Hwy. Restaurant Row Call 843-449-HAHA(4242)

Josh Blue

The Cigar Superstore

One Of The Largest Selections in the World! WILD WING CAFE Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach 843-361-WING (9464) 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.

Open Daily Golf Simulator Beer & Wine Served

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Please visit our Cigar Lounge Located next to Our cigar Superstore Open Daily Cigar Super Store

Cigar Store

Cigar Bar

2705 Hwy 17 South North Myrtle Beach 843-361-8266

Restaurant Row Next to Golf Shoes OF America 843-839-9266

Next To Cigar Superstore Open Daily 843-427-7360

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Download the FREE

Myrtle Beach Golf App It has everything you need to enjoy golf and “after golf” in the Myrtle Beach area. Get more from your golf trip!

• Book Golf

Right on the app!

• GPS Maps

To Everything!

• Save Favorites

In the Trip Planner! Find Information on

Courses • Dining Deals • Entertainment Complete Golf Packages & More Scan the appropriate QR code or search for “Myrtle Beach golf” in iTunes or Google Play. Put your business on the Myrtle Beach Golf App.

Call 843-272-8150

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The Best Place to Play in Myrtle Beach. Beautiful Scenery Day or Night.

Enjoy playtime at The Masters day or night. Relax with 100s of most beautiful and friendly exotic dancers in Myrtle Beach. We have a full bar with premium spirits, fine cuisine and cigar friendly. Upgrade to our plush Executive VIP Areas or upscale Private Dancing Rooms. We offer valet parking and van shuttle service available for your convenience. HAPPY HOUR 7 DAYS A WEEK 4PM-8PM / $3.00 LONG NECKS / $3.50 VODKA

MONDAY-FRIDAY 11:30AM-4AM • SATURDAY-SUNDAY 1PM-2AM • SHOWBARS.COM 1901 MR. JOE WHITE AVENUE • MYRTLE BEACH, SC 29577 • 843-916-0972

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On The Green Magazine Advertiser’s Index Golf Packagers

Golf Courses

Dining

Barefoot Golf Vacations . . . . . 13 866-653-7061 Best Golf Packages . . . . . . . 13 800-990-8993 Caledonia Golf Vacations . . . . 19 866-954-8391 Glens Golf Vacations . . . . . . . 17 888-999-9520 Golf Trek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 866-947-7434 Kingston Resorts . . . . . . . . 15 800-876-0010 MBGolf.Com . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 800-422-1587 Myrtle Beach Golf Authority . . . . 5 888-272-7263 MyrtleBeachGolf.com . . . . 20, 21 877-364-9406 Myrtle Beach Golf Desk . . . . . 11 800-642-3108 Myrtle Beach Golf Directors . . . 19 888-249-5800 Myrtle Beach Golf Packagers . . 17 855-292-4653 Myrtle Beach Golf Trips . . . . . 23 800-882-1021 Golf Trek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 866-947-7434 Sands Ocean Club . . . . . . . . 11 800-845-0633 Seaside Resorts . . . . . . . . . 6,7 855-597-7575 Shaftesbury Suites . . . . . . . 48 877-587-6374 Thomas Beach & Golf Vacations . 15 877-436-4627

Arrowhead . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 800-236-3243 Bald Head . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 910-457-7310 Barefoot Resort & Golf . . . . . . 41 800-856-0501 Best of Myrtle Beach Group . 24, 25 844-706-7503 Blackmoor . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 866-952-5555 Caledonia . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 866-954-8311 Carolina National . . . . . . . . 36 910-755-5200 Dunes Club . . . . . . . . . . . 34 843-449-5236 Eagle Nest . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 843-249-1449 Founders Collection . . . . . . . 52 800-882-1021 Glens Golf Group . . . . . . . 44,45 888-999-9520 King’s North . . . . . . . . . . . 54 800-882-1021 Legends . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 800-974-8664 Long Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 800-882-1021 Ocean Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . 33 800-233-1801 The Pearl . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 888-947-3275 Pine Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 800-882-1021 Prestwick . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 888-250-1767 Sandpiper Bay . . . . . . . . . . 35 800-356-5827 Sea Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 888-999-9520 Ext. 2 Tidewater . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 843-375-6263 TPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 800-882-1021 True Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 866-954-8311 World Tour Golf Links . . . . . . 57 800-882-1021

Angelo’s Steak & Pasta . . . . . 843-626-2800 Angus Steakhouse . . . . . . . . 843-945-9116 Benitos Pizza & Pasta . . . . . . 843-272-1414 Benitos Express (for delivery) . . 843-281-0730 Bistro 90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-390-5151 Boundary House . . . . . . . . . 910-579-8888 Carolina Seafood and Steak . . . 843-945-9288 Chianti South . . . . . . . . . . 843-249-7888 Clark’s Seafood . . . . . . . . . 843-399-8888 Crab Daddy’s Seafood Buffet . . 843-299-1115 Flamingo Grill . . . . . . . . . . 843-449-5388 Flying Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-663-3474 Greg Norman Australian Grille . . 843-361-0000 Liberty Brewery & Grill . . . . . 843-626-4677 Liberty Tap Room & Grill . . . . . 843-839-4677 Margarita’s . . . . . . . . . . . 843-497-5960 Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar . . . . 843-449-6461 Original Benjamin’s Calabash . . 843-449-0821 Oscars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-272-0707 Sam Snead’s . . . . . . . . . . . 843-903-3150 Sea Captain’s House . . . . . . . 843-448-8082 TBonz Gill & Grill . . . . . . . . . 843-946-7111 Wild Wing Cafe . . . . . . . . . . 843-361-9464

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81 92 86 87 76

Entertainment & Attractions Carolina Opry . . . . . . . . . . 843-913-2240 Comedy Cabana . . . . . . . . . 843-449-4242 Masters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843-272-0707 Thee Doll House . . . . . . . . . 843-449-3655

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Duplin Winery . . . . . . . . . . 90 800-774-9634 Golf Knickers . . . . . . . . . . . 2 800-940-9415 Nick’s Cigar World . . . . . . . . 93 888-311-9826 PGA Tour Superstore . . . . . . 100 MB 843-839-4653 NMB 843-272-6030

89 85 92 77 59 83 58 58 80 84 82 90 79 76 58 80

Services & Other Businesses Celestial Spa . . . . . . . . . . . 843-997-7440 H&H Homes . . . . . . . . . . . 843-628-4771 Myrtle Beach Golf App . . . . . . www.MyrtleBeachGolfApp.com On The Green Magazine Website www.OnTheGreenMagazine.com Recovery Room . . . . . . . . . 843-582-8448 World Amateur Hcp Champship . 800-833-8798

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