Myrtle Beach Golf News & Updates

December 8, 2010

Nature Valley’s Tips From the Pro: What do Baseball, Hockey and Golf Have in Common?

In this edition of Nature Valley’s Tips From the Pro, Brad Redding, the director of instruction at Grande Dunes Golf Academy, tells you what baseball, hockey and golf have in common and shows you how to properly position and use the club face during the swing.




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December 6, 2010

The 3 Best Holes at Carolina National Golf Club

Carolina National Golf Club is home to 27 holes, many of them genuinely memorable.  We quizzed general manager/head pro Steve Beecroft about the facility’s best and after much angst (it’s not a course with just one or two standout holes, he pleaded), we got our answers.

The three best holes at Carolina National Golf Club, increasingly a Myrtle Beach golf vacation favorite, in the eyes of the general manager are:

Heron, No. 5, 203-yard, par 3: Carolina

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December 6, 2010

Carolina National Golf Club: 5 Things You Need To Know

If you are looking for an under-the-radar Myrtle Beach gem, Carolina National Golf Club is a good place to start. The Fred Couples design has been a quiet standout on the north end of the Grand Strand and it’s worth getting acquainted with. Before you take your group to the 27-hole facility, here are five things you need to know: 

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December 1, 2010

Burning Ridge Golf Club: 5 Things You Need To Know

Burning Ridge Golf Club, a Gene Hamm design, opened 30 years ago and has played more than 1 million rounds in the interim. 

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December 1, 2010

The 3 Best Holes At Burning Ridge Golf Club

Burning Ridge Golf Club has earned a comfortable and popular niche on the Myrtle Beach golf scene, catering to players looking for value and good conditions. With that in mind, we ask head pro Derek Aptt to name Burning Ridge Golf Club’s three best holes.

No. 4, 355-yard, par 4: One of Burning Ridge’s most memorable holes, No. 4 is a short par 4 with danger lurking everywhere. The landing area off the tee narrows to about 30 yards with water on the right and a large trap on the

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November 30, 2010

Golf Tip Video: Find the Sweet Spot

Brad Redding, the director of instruction at Grande Dunes Golf Academy, show you how to “find impact.” The drill Redding demonstrates will improve your ability to find the sweet spot of your driver.

More Video Golf Tips, Please!

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November 24, 2010

Dunes Club, Caledonia Earn National Honors

The honors keep piling up for two of the most popular Myrtle Beach golf courses – Dunes Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.

Golfweek magazine, one of the game’s leading weekly publications, released its list of the country’s best Resort Courses and the two Myrtle Beach golf favorites were among the most highly regarded. Caledonia, a Mike Strantz design located in Pawleys Island, was ranked No. 21, and the Dunes Club, a classic Robert Trent Jones layout, was No.

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November 24, 2010

Charlie’s Corner: Rekindling Passion For The Game

Welcome to Charlie's Corner, the blog home for Golf Channel analyst Charlie Rymer. A lifelong Myrtle Beach golfer, Rymer, with his characteristic wit and unique perspective, will be weighing in on all things for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.

Well it's over.  My first golf tournament in two years. 

I managed to survive four full rounds of keeping score at the Taylormade/Adidas Golf Pro-am in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  I was well back of the winning score of 15

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November 19, 2010

Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Continue To Please

The words Myrtle Beach golf courses bring smiles to face across the nation. While the area often referred to as the Grand Strand is actually a 60-mile swath of coastline spanning North and South Carolina, nearly every discussion of the region rightfully begins with the most popular name in golf travel.

Like good real estate, location, location, location, is the key, and Myrtle Beach golf courses have it. The centralized locale allows easy access to Myrtle Beach golf courses from every

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November 16, 2010

Waterway Hills Golf Club: 5 Things You Need To Know

Waterway Hills Golf Club is a 4-star facility, according to Golf Digest, with 27 holes to tempt players on a Myrtle Beach golf trip. It’s a Robert Trent Jones design and one of just seven area courses that play along the Intracoastal Waterway. But that information is easy to come by.  We’ve got five nuggets about Waterway Hills you likely don’t know, particularly if you’ve not played the course.

1. High Point: The trip to the Waterway Hills clubhouse is the most

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November 16, 2010

3 Best Holes At Waterway Hills Golf Club

The dean of golf course architects, Robert Trent Jones, designed 27 holes at Waterway Hills Golf Club, so there is ample quality at the Myrtle Beach golf course. The challenge for head pro Dick LeSieur was naming the three best holes, one from each of the facility’s nine-hole layouts.

The veteran pro agonized over a couple choices, but he gave us his list of Waterway Hills Golf Club’s best.

Oaks 9, No. 3, 422-yard, par 4 – The longest par 4 at Waterway Hills, the third

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November 15, 2010

Nature Valley’s Tips From The Pro: Understanding The Swing Plane

In our newest installment of Nature Valley’s Tips From The Pro, Brad Redding, the director of instruction at Grande Dunes Golf Academy, helps you understand (and correct) an aspect of the game that perplexes most of us: the swing plane.



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November 11, 2010

Hole-In-One Stories: Mike Ricciuto and Heritage Club

The hole-in-one is one of the game’s greatest feats, particularly for amateurs. The odds of recording the elusive ace vary according to who is doing the estimating, but the best guess (according to insurers and they should know) is about 1 in 3,125.

In Myrtle Beach, 1 in 3,125 occurs a lot more frequently than it does in other places. A million golfers flock to the area and while all of them leave with memories of the Golf Capital of the World, some depart having made the shot of a

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November 4, 2010

Myrtle Beach’s Top 5 Raw Bars

As we head into the winter months, Myrtle Beach still enjoys good golf weather and oysters, a perennial favorite, are in-season. The Grand Strand is home to an abundance of local oyster beds, but where should you go for everyone’s favorite mollusk?

We have recommendations for those of you in search of the area’s best raw bars.

1. Rockefellers – A local’s favorite in North Myrtle Beach, Rockefellers isn’t much to look at from the outside but the food is

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November 3, 2010

5 Things You Need To Know About River Oaks Golf Plantation

River Oaks golf course has undergone a more dramatic change in the last year than any golf course in Myrtle Beach and possibly the region. Signature Golf Group took the reins of the 27-hole facility and course conditions, value and customer service have become the top priorities.

If you haven’t seen the “new” River Oaks, which had its grand reopening on October 21, here are five things about the facility and the recently completed renovation you need to

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