Myrtle Beach Golf News & Updates

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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November 3, 2010

The 3 Best Holes at River Oaks Golf Plantation

River Oaks golf course, located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, celebrated its grand re-opening last month and the facility bears little resemblance to the layout golfers played in recent years. The course is much more open, new bunkers have been installed and, in some places, there is additional movement in the fairways.

With the changes in mind, we asked Signature Golf Group’s Scott Taylor, who is overseeing the course, to tell us the best hole on each of River Oaks’

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November 2, 2010

Charlie’s Corner: Rymer Returns To Tournament Golf

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.I’m playing a golf tournament next week.  It’s a four-day event, and I have to keep my own score.  No scramble.  No best ball.  No partner of any kind.  This will be the first time in two years that I’ve done

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October 28, 2010

Myrtle Beach golf courses designed by Tim Cate

The Myrtle Beach golf scene is home to many of the game’s most revered architects, past and present. Robert Trent Jones, Pete Dye, Jack Nicholas, Tom Fazio and Arnold Palmer are just a few of the big names that have left their mark on the area.

But an architect of less acclaim has, arguably, the most impressive collection of Myrtle Beach golf courses to his credit. Flying under the national radar, Tim Cate has worked almost exclusively in the Myrtle Beach golf market and his work,

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October 26, 2010

Dye Course at Barefoot Resort Delivers a Top 100 Experience

Click to visit The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort websiteStanding on the second tee at the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort, the challenge and splendor of a Pete Dye golf course emerges in full. There is a carry over wetlands off the tee and a waste bunker runs along the right side of a hole that doglegs the same way.

On the other side of the fairway, large mounds and bunkers await, hazards that seem to be within reach of a driver. The landing area appears to be perilously small.

Reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

The bunkers in the distance are more than 250 yards from the white tees (assuming you can hit the ball where you are aiming), and there is ample room to find the fairway.

The second hole is a primer for golfers enjoying an education in Pete Dye101. The octogenarian architect is one of golf’s all-time greats and visual illusions are one of the reasons why.

The railroad ties, mounding and yawning waste bunkers that Dye is known for are all present at Barefoot Resort. Dye’s work at Barefoot added another considerable entry onto a resume that earned him induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2008.

Dye’s namesake design is the home of one of the nation’s most prominent charity events – the Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am – and it’s one of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, according to Golf Digest.

In addition to his reputation…

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October 20, 2010

Charlie’s Corner: Why I Won’t Be Watching Q-School

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.

Even though the Majors, Ryder Cup, and Fedex Cup are behind us, there is still plenty of interesting golf being played. And it's golf that I am very familiar with.

Players are jockeying for the final spots for the 2011 PGA Tour season. On

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