Myrtle Beach Golf News & Updates

September 30, 2012

Course Review: Customer Service, Conditions Define Indian Wells Golf Club


Walk the course with a VIRTUAL TOUR! Indian Wells Golf Club Hole 15

Pine trees line the fairway immediately off the first tee and a large lake looms in the distance, a combination of unmistakable scenery, challenge and danger. The view also provides an accurate barometer of what lies ahead at Indian Wells Golf Club.

The 25-year-old layout is a long-time Myrtle Beach golf favorite and that initial snapshot offers a clear understanding of why. Indian Wells features tight fairways and water on 15 holes, but it’s also impeccably maintained and the challenge is straight-forward.

Indian Wells is the type of course that helped Myrtle Beach forge its reputation as golf’s premier value destination. With live oak trees draped in Spanish moss  and abundant water, it offers an experience your home course likely can’t replicate.

The Gene Hamm design was popular upon its opening in 1984, but after undergoing a six-month renovation in 2002, Indian Wells secured its niche in the market. The Classic Golf Group facility installed new greens, remodeled the clubhouse and revamped the course. They also made the commitment to providing superior customer service and conditions.

While tight fairways and water conjure images of…

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September 28, 2012

Parson’s Table Welcomes Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz Host Blair O’Neal

The Grand Strand is full of outstanding restaurants and Parson’s Table is one of the best and most unique. Located in what used to be the Little River United Methodist Church, Parson’s Table serves a heavenly meal. In this installment of Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz, host Blair O’Neal visits with head chef and owner Ed Murray. Parson’s Table has an eclectic menu and has won the Wine Spectator award for eight years. Enjoy a look at a restaurant everyone would be well served to visit.

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September 26, 2012

Five Things You Need to Know About Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay is an anchor layout on the North Strand of the Myrtle Beach golf scene. The Dan Maples design is one of the area’s most requested tee times, combining stunning views with outstanding architecture to lure golfers.

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September 25, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Reviews:  Three Best Holes at Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay has been a Myrtle Beach golf favorite since its 1983 opening. The Dan Maples layout is a classic that has withstood the onslaught of modern technology to test golfers while offering memorable views of the Calabash River.

We recently visited Oyster Bay and asked head pro Tim Jackson to provide us his list of the venerable course’s three best holes.

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September 20, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz: Blair Goes One-on-One With ESPN’s Stuart Scott

ESPN personality Stuart Scott, who was in town for the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am earlier this year, is one of many big names who tee it up in Myrtle Beach. In this installment of the Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz, host Blair O’Neal chats with the jovial SportsCenter host about the state of his game and what it’s like to play golf in front of thousands of people. It’s not exactly the Sunday Evening Conversation, but Blair’s sit down with Scott is at least as entertaining!

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September 18, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Reviews:  Heathland Brings Links Style Golf to the Grand Strand

heathland legends resort myrtle beach golfThe opening of Legends Resort was a seminal moment in the annals of Myrtle Beach golf, bolstering the area’s growing national reputation with an outstanding stay-and-play facility. The Heathland Course, one of three layouts at Legends, launched more than the area’s reputation upon its 1990 opening.

Heathland gave birth to the solo career of one of the game’s most respected architects. Tom Doak, who has since risen to national acclaim, designed Heathland, a links style courses that is as popular and respected today as it was upon its opening.

Legends is a Scottish-inspired resort and Heathland delivers the old country flair for visitors. The course has expansive fairways, lined by heather grass, rolling topography and massive greens.

As one of the area’s only true…

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September 17, 2012

Five Things You Need to Know About the Heathland Course at Legends Resort

Heathland has been a Myrtle Beach golf favorite since its 1990 opening, wowing players with its playability and beauty. Before you tee it up on one of the only true links style courses in the area, here are five things you need to know. 1. Tom Doak has grown into one the game’s preeminent architects and he launched his career with the design of Heathland. The course was Doak’s introduction to the golf world and it was a spectacular one. 2. Heathland isn’t a true,

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September 14, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Ratings:  Three Best Holes on the Heathland Course at Legends Resort

Heathland at Legends Resort is one of the only links style courses on the Myrtle Beach golf scene. The sprawling fairways and expansive greens associated with links golf have helped make it one of the area’s most popular layouts.

We asked Legends head pro, Matt Biddington, to identify the Heathland’s three best holes, and after much deliberation – he really struggled with leaving No. 18 out – he delivered a list that’s hard to argue with.

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September 13, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz: Blair O’Neal Challenges Tidewater

Identifying the best Myrtle Beach golf course is like asking someone to name their favorite flavor of ice cream. There are so many options it’s hard to provide a definitive answer, but Tidewater Golf Club is unquestionably on the short list. Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz host Blair O’Neal pays a visit to one of the area’s best and most scenic layouts. Tidewater is one of only two courses that offers a view of the Atlantic Ocean and numerous holes play along a salt marsh and the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy a look at one of America’s 100 best public courses.

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September 12, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Reviews:  Good Times and Great Value Make Rees Jones Course at Sea Trail Me

Sea Trail Resort opened its fairways in the late 1980s, a pioneering multicourse resort with layouts designed by high profile architects. Rees Jones, Dan Maples and Willard Byrd crafted courses at the North Strand facility, but Jones is the most recognizable name of the trio and his namesake course is arguably the most popular.

The Rees Jones Course relies on a combination of expansive fairways and challenging greens complexes to deliver a layout that is inviting to high handicappers but

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September 12, 2012

Myrtle Beach 9-11 Unity Memorial Unveiled

The Myrtle Beach 9-11 Unity Memorial, featuring a piece of ribbon beam from the fallen North Tower of the World Trade Center, was unveiled during a moving ceremony Tuesday evening at Broadway at the Beach.

The ceremony, which was part of the annual friends of the Unity Memorial and the Chicora District of the Pee Dee Area Council, BSA event, included Kevin O’Brien, a retired FDNY firefighter who was at Ground Zero on 9-11, and Theresa Regan, whose husband, a firefighter, died trying

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September 10, 2012

Myrtle Beach 9-11 Memorial to be Unveiled Tuesday

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday and Myrtle Beach City Officials will unveil the Myrtle Beach 9-11 Unity Memorial, which will feature a piece of ribbon beam from the fallen North Tower of the World Trade Center, on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. on the 29th Avenue side of Broadway at the Beach.

The public is invited to attend the event free of charge.

The unveiling will be part of the annual ceremony hosted by the friends of the Unity Memorial and the Chicora District of the Pee Dee Area

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September 5, 2012

Visionaries Burroughs and Floyd Join Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame As Class of 2012

Two influential businessmen who foresaw Myrtle Beach becoming a worldwide golf destination in the 1970s and worked to develop that vision into a reality are the newest inductees to the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame.
J. Egerton Burroughs and J. Bryan Floyd joined 10 past honorees on Aug. 26 during a dinner celebration at Pine Lakes Country Club, where the Hall of Fame is permanently established in a courtyard next to the grand clubhouse.
“It is because of the great

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September 4, 2012

Best Myrtle Beach Golf Courses:  Caledonia Ranked 14th Most Fun Public Course in America

Everyone has heard the saying, “a bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at the office” but some courses are unquestionably more fun to play than others.

With that in mind, in addition to ranking America's 100 Greatest Courses, 100 Greatest Public and the Best in State, Golf Digest asked its panel of expert raters to give each course a “fun” score, and the layouts were ranked based on the results. The result was the recently unveiled list of the

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August 31, 2012

Robert Mieczkowski wins 29th Annual World Am, Roger Clemens Finishes 9th

Robert Mieczkowski of Laurance Harbor, N.J., shot a gross 76, good for a net 65, at TPC Myrtle Beach during Friday’s World Championship playoff to win the 29th annual World Amateur Handicap Championship. Mieczkowski bested a field of 74 other flight winners

Major League Baseball legend Roger Clemens, who won his flight, shot a gross 79, good for a net 71 and and a share of ninth place.

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