Myrtle Beach Golf News & Updates

August 10, 2010

Golf Magazine Ranks 3 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Among Top 100

Golf Magazine unveiled its biennial ranking of America’s best public courses and the best each state has to offer in its September issue, and the Myrtle Beach area was, again, well represented.

Three Grand Strand courses, led by Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, earned a spot on Golf Magazine’s prestigious “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” list. Caledonia was ranked No. 28, followed by the Dunes Club at No. 48, and the Love Course at Barefoot Resort at No. 86.

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August 10, 2010

Nature Valley’s Tips From the Pro: Redding’s Putting Essentials

In this installment of Nature Valley’s Tips from the Pro, Brad Redding, the director of instruction at Grande Dunes Golf Academy , walks you through four essentials of putting. Redding’s essentials are easy to understand and implement and will improve your putting.     

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July 29, 2010

Sandpiper Bay Named Golf Course of the Year

The summer of 2010 is one that won’t soon be forgotten at Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club. The Sunset Beach, N.C., course just captured one of the area’s most prestigious honors, winning the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owner’s Association Course of the Year Award.

The good times at Sandpiper didn’t conclude with the announcement of the award. On August 2, Sandpiper will reopen the Bay 9, concluding a three-year project that saw the facility install new

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July 28, 2010

Golf Group of the Week: Who is the King of Myrtle Beach?

So you want to be crowned the King of Myrtle Beach? If you are hanging with the VB Golf Crew, it’s going to require a superlative effort, on and off the course. Sure, it helps to go low, but with John Barry and his buddies you better not go to bed early if you plan to return home with the hardware. The fun-loving bunch from Virginia Beach has known each other since high school, and they come to the Grand Strand to relieve old memories and create new ones. The winner of the three-foot tall

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July 27, 2010

Charlie’s Corner: A Day in the Life – Makeup, Sweat and Stress

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 golf for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. I never, not in my wildest dreams, thought I would be putting makeup on to earn a living at the age of 42.  Well, for this past year and a half that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. And I gotta tell you…it’s not that bad, at least once you get used

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July 13, 2010

Golfweek Ranks Myrtle Beach Courses Among The Elite

Golfweek magazine’s team of raters fan out across the nation each year, playing America’s best golf courses and filing ratings reports. Out of those reports spring the magazine’s rankings of the country’s top 100 classic and modern courses, in addition to a breakdown of the best layouts in each state.

Golfweek’s 2010 rankings reaffirmed what most already knew: a Myrtle Beach golf trip offers unparalleled quality. Myrtle Beach’s two most decorated courses

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July 13, 2010

Nature Valley’s Tips From The Pro: How To Read Greens

Reading greens is among golf’s trickiest tasks, but Classic Swing Golf School’s Ted Frick shows you how  to properly survey a putt in this installment of Nature Valley’s Tips From the Pro. Whether you are having trouble determining speed, break or where to aim, Frick has advice that will shave strokes off your score.

 

 

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June 30, 2010

Two Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Install New Greens

Millions of people make a summer pilgrimage to Myrtle Beach, most of them to enjoy sun, sand and a taste of life on the coast. While area beaches are teeming with people, Myrtle Beach golf courses often use the “down time” for improvement projects, and this summer is no different.

A pair of North Strand Courses – Panther’s Run at Ocean Ridge Plantation and the Bay Course at Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club, home of three nine hole layouts – are closed for

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June 30, 2010

Charlie’s Corner: What Impresses A 13-Year-Old?

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 golf for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.I just finished up my third consecutive week on the road.  After back-to-back weeks covering the LPGA at the State Farm Classic and the ShopRite Classic, it was off to Hartford for the Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour. I was on the road solo for

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June 29, 2010

5 Things You Need To Know About Wachesaw

Wachesaw Plantation East is only 14 years old, but the South Strand course impacted the Myrtle Beach golf scene immediately upon its opening and hasn’t looked back. There are a lot of things people should know about Wachesaw, and here are five of the best.

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June 29, 2010

Wachesaw Plantation East’s 3 Best Holes

Wachesaw Plantation East hosted four LPGA Tournaments and has been named the Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owner’s Association Course of the Year, so the quality of the layout is strong. But what are the Clyde Johnston design’s three best holes? For the answers to that question, we went to a man who has faced high stress situations in the past, Wachesaw’s head pro, Rob Mosser, a former closer for the University of South Carolina baseball team. Mosser faced the heat of our

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June 15, 2010

The 3 Best Holes At The Byrd Course

The Byrd Course at Sea Trail Resort is a shot-makers haven, rewarding intelligence and golf course management. Due to the nature of the layout, its three best holes are, even more so than usual, in the eye of the beholder.

But few people have seen the course as much as head professional Eddie Pratt. So we put the friendly Carolinian on the hot seat and he delivered, naming the three best golf holes on the Byrd Course at Sea Trail.

No. 7, 190-yard, par 3: The seventh hole is

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June 15, 2010

5 Things You Need To Know About The Byrd Course

The Byrd Course at Sea Trail is the youngest of the facility’s three layouts, and, arguably, its best. If you are looking to maximize your enjoyment, on and off the course, at the Sunset Beach, N.C., resort, here are a few tips. 1. Think First: The Byrd Course isn’t exceptionally long (6,750 yards from the blue tees, 6,251 from the whites), and as a result, it’s not a layout that rewards players for mindlessly pounding the driver off every tee. Survey each hole and know

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June 14, 2010

Charlie’s Corner: Golf As A Building Block For Family

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 golf for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.

Father's Day is coming up and this will be my first one without my biological father.  My step-dad raised me and he is very much alive and kicking but my biological father passed away back in May. 

I really didn't get to know

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June 10, 2010

Father-Son Team Classic Brings Families Together

For many people, golf is a game passed down through family, a means to bond in good times and bad. One of the game’s great celebrations of its familial roots – the Father-Son Team Classic – is quickly approaching. The 13th annual tournament, which is open to any father-son type relationship, including grandfather-son, stepson-father and son-in-law (uncle)-nephew, will take place in Myrtle Beach July 22-24. More than 1,200 golfers will come to the Grand Strand to play one of

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