Myrtle Beach Golf News & Updates

June 5, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz: Go To Happy Hour at Gordon Biersch With Blair O’Neal

Market Common has emerged as a favorite for Myrtle Beach golfers in search of a good time. With a bevy of options for golfers in search of good food or a cold drink, Market Common has a “town center” feel. In this installment of Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz, host Blair O’Neal visits Gordon Biersch, one of Market Common’s most popular establishments. Gordon Biersch has a varied menu and an inviting selection of microbrews on tap. Come along as Blair samples one of Gordon

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June 1, 2012

The Golf Buzz Covers Everything You Need to Know to Create the Perfect Myrtle Beach Golf Trip

These are the most recent episodes of The Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz, featuring Blair O'Neal. Her mission? To seek out what makes Myrtle Beach, South Carolina the best choice for a golf trip. From golf courses and accommodations for a golf package to restaurants and fun things to do after your round, these short video episodes can help you learn about Myrtle Beach. We hope you can come play golf with us soon!

Barefoot Landing

Host Blair O’Neal

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May 30, 2012

Inside the Blakely Golf Association: How to Plan a Large Golf Trip

The Blakely Golf Association took its first Myrtle Beach golf trip in 1984, and a group that started with a couple of high school friends has grown to include players from 13 states. Like so many groups, the BGA has distinct characteristics that make it special to participants.

The BGA trip is longer than most – 8 days – and includes 40 players. Eighteen players stay for the duration while others cycle through in two stages, playing either the first four days of the trip or the

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May 23, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz: Visit Barefoot Landing With Blair O’Neal

Host Blair O’Neal pays a visit to Barefoot Landing in this installment of Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz. A 27-acre facility, Barefoot Landing is a shopping dining and entertainment destination set along the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach. With a boardwalk feel, Barefoot adds considerable charm to its retail offerings. Barefoot has long been a favorite of players on a Myrtle Beach golf trip. With restaurants like Greg Norman’s and Umberto’s on-site, it offers excellent

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May 20, 2012

The Greatest Round Ever? Mini-Tour Player Shoots a 55!

There are magic numbers in sports, milestones that represent accomplishments that seem almost unattainable. Wilt Chamberlin scored 100 points in a basketball game, Pete Rose had 4,256 hits, and Joe DiMaggio had a 56-game hitting streak.

For golf that number has long been 59. Several players have reached it in recent years, including a 58 in a Japan Golf Tour event, but it has remained the game’s holy grail of scoring. The idea of going much lower, unless of course you have the gifts

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May 18, 2012

Local Knowledge: Myrtle Beach’s Top 5 Mexican Restaurants

Looking for something with a little kick after chasing the little white ball around on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip?

Whether you want to spice it up for lunch and dinner or chill out with frozen margaritas, Myrtle Beach has your taste buds covered if its Mexican fare you crave.

The typical momasita-and-pop shops can be found up and down the Strand, but a handful of cantina stand out above the crowd for featuring creative dishes and an extra slice of nightlife. Here's our top

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May 18, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz Challenges The Thistle

In this installment of the Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz, Blair O'Neal plays one of the Grand Strand's most underrated courses, Thistle Golf Club. The 27-hole North Strand facility is a tribute to the original Thistle Golf Club in Scotland and features one of the most memorable clubhouses on the Myrtle Beach golf scene. A Tim Cate design, Thistle has mounded fairways, natural water hazards, and deep bunkers. Thistle has emerged as one of the area's most popular tee times, and Blair

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May 17, 2012

Myrtle Beach 9-11 Memorial Breaks Ground

Myrtle Beach city and tourism officials broke ground on the construction of the Myrtle Beach 9-11 Memorial Monday evening at Broadway at the Beach. The centerpiece of the exhibit will be a ribbon beam from the fallen North Tower of the World Trade Center that FDNY firefighters gave to Myrtle Beach tourism officials.

The Myrtle Beach 9-11 Memorial will display the ribbon beam and a 9-11 timeline in a circular shrine flanked by three American flags. Construction of the memorial will be

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May 10, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz: Blair O’Neal Enjoys the Dunes Club

Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz host Blair O’Neal took her first trip to the Dunes Club, the Grand Strand’s most revered course. O’Neal sat down with Dunes Club head pro Dennis Nicholl to get an inside look at a layout that is ranked among America’s top 100 public courses by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. From the famed 13th hole to the Dunes Club’s rich history – the course has hosted the U.S. Women’s Open, six Senior PGA Tour Championships, and the

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April 30, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz: How Yoga Can Improve Your Golf Game

Ever wondered how golf professionals maintain such great strength and flexibility? It's the real key to the golf swing, allowing a full range of motion to the top and down through the ball. Many amateur golfers, embracing any and all tactics available to them, have turned to yoga, and it's not just for the body. Yoga also has benefits that help you focus, and eliminate thoughts that can distract you from your game. Check out this quick video as Blair O'Neal, host of The Myrtle

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April 25, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz Goes to Legends Resort

The Legends Resort of Myrtle Beach, SC has been one of the pillars of Myrtle Beach golf for many years. A self-contained golf oasis, it boasts three 18-hole courses, a 35-acre, lighted practice range and an acre-and-a-half putting green. Not to mention the Scottish style clubhouse that dominates the landscape. In this edition of The Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz, Blair O'Neal visits the facility, and finds out the real history of this Myrtle Beach tradition.

Hi, I’m Blair

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April 20, 2012

Five Things You Need to Know About the Members Club at Grande Dunes

The Members Club at Grande Dunes has been one of the most sought after Myrtle Beach golf tee times since the course opened in 2005. For much of its young life, the Members Club was exclusively private but it’s now open to some public play for visitors on a golf package.

As a result, the seven-year-old layout is brand new to the vast majority of Myrtle Beach golfers. With that in mind, we present five things you need to know about the Nick Price design.

1. The course was designed

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April 20, 2012

The Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz Visits the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort

Dave Genevro, General Manager of Barefoot Resort talks about the layout, and how it stacks up against other courses.

“The course is a Pete Dye design. Known, of the four courses on site, probably as one of the toughest courses,” says Genevro. It's definitely a course that you have to play more than once to appreciate. A lot of people who play it for the first time, they think it's too difficult. But it just comes out to finding out a lot of times where you don't want

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April 16, 2012

Ambush: Blair O’Neal Visits Myrtle Beach Golfers

Have you ever been on a Myrtle Beach golf trip, just enjoying a round of golf, and a beautiful blonde walks up and starts chatting you up? Well, as unimaginable as that sounds, it happened to Jim here. Blair O'Neal, host of The Myrtle Beach Golf Buzz stopped in to say hi:

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Hi, my name is Blair O’Neal, host of the Golf Buzz, presented by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.

Today I’m at the Dye Club and I’ve caught up with some people playing golf.

Jim:

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April 12, 2012

Mike & Mike, Myrtle Beach Golf Trip Cures Homesickness For Contest Winner

Andrew Marshall had been planning to take a Myrtle Beach golf trip with a few friends from Cleveland.

Little did he know that he would win the perfect weekend on the links for him and a few new friends – Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, co-hosts of the “Mike & Mike In The Morning” show.

The graduate student and cross country assistant coach at Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C., was chosen to meet the TV/radio personalities at the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the

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