Myrtle Beach Golf News & Updates

January 22, 2010

Restaurant Review: Collectors Cafe Delivers An Artful Meal

Collectors Café sits in a strip mall two blocks from the Atlantic on North Kings Highway, nestled between a Subway and Rite Aid. The white exterior, script sign and painting around the door hint at an establishment that offers more than the TGI Friday’s two blocks away.  But to the uninitiated Collectors Café doesn’t outwardly appear much different than thousands of other restaurants along the Grand Strand.

Looks can be deceiving.
 

When the doors

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January 12, 2010

Nature Valley’s Tips From the Pro: Start Your Swing Right

A good start is vital to any golf swing, and Brad Redding, the director of instruction at the Grande Dunes Golf Academy, reveals the secret to backswing success in Nature Valley’s Tips From the Pro.

 

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December 23, 2009

Nature Valley’s Tips From the Pro: Preparing to Play

What you do prior to stepping on the course can dramatically impact how you play and potentially your health. Classic Swing Golf School’s Ted Frick walks you through four stretches that will prepare you to play your best golf in this installment of Nature Valley’s Tips From the Pro.

 

 

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December 23, 2009

Top 5: Myrtle Beach’s Best Putt-Putt Golf Courses

Sure Myrtle Beach is home to the nation’s largest selection of golf courses, but the fun doesn’t stop there for those you who can’t put the putter down. The Grand Strand is also home to 50 putt-putt golf courses, including some of the world’s best.

If you have a better chance of winning money on a miniature golf course, here are the Myrtle Beach area’s five best:

1. Hawaiian Rumble: The North Myrtle Beach course hosts the Masters of mini golf every year and

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December 3, 2009

Part I: The 10 Most Significant Myrtle Beach Golf Developments of the Decade

The first decade of the 21st century is nearly in the books, and it has been an eventful one for the Myrtle Beach golf community. From high profile course openings to unprecedented recognition from industry leaders, there has been an abundance of news emanating from the Grand Strand.

Some of the stories flashed across the landscape like a supernova, spectacular while they lasted but forgotten nearly just as fast. But many stories have had a lasting impact on the community and the countless

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December 3, 2009

5 Things You Need To Know About Moorland

The Moorland Course at Legends Resort is a Myrtle Beach golf standout, but it never hurts to have a little local knowledge before attempting to tame a layout Golf Digest ranked America’s 37th toughest.

With that in mind, here are five things you need to know about Moorland:

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December 2, 2009

Moorland’s 3 Best Holes

The Moorland Course at Legend’s Resort is one of Myrtle Beach golf’s most recognized layouts. The P.B. Dye design is the 37th most difficult course in the nation, according to Golf Digest, and it’s one area’s most popular. While Moorland is unquestionably a stern test of golf, it’s much more than that. Dye made great use of pot bunkers, elevation changes and water to create a layout that is as visually appealing as it is challenging. The course is home to

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November 19, 2009

Blackmoor’s 3 Best Holes

Golf legend Gary Player typically designs his courses with playability for the average golfer in mind, and he succeeded in a big way at Blackmoor Golf Club. Whether you are a scratch golfer or a 25-handicap, the layout has many memorable holes, but with the help of the course’s esteemed head pro, Matt Daly, we’ve identified the three best. Without further ado, here are three holes you will be telling your friends about: No. 5, 376-yard, par 4: The first of Blackmoor’s

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November 19, 2009

10 Things You Need To Know About Blackmoor

Before striking your first shot at Blackmoor Golf Club, here are 10 things to know about the 20-year-old course. Some will help you with course management while others provide a little background on a layout that is full of character.

1. Hold On Tight: Don’t try to be a hero off the first tee. Blackmoor’s opening six holes represent the course’s most difficult stretch. The fairways are relatively narrow over the first third of the day, so play it safe and save your

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November 19, 2009

Myrtle Beach Golf Notebook: River Oaks Undergoes Renovations

The first thing you notice on Otter Course at River Oaks Golf Plantation is the sunshine and space, lots more glorious space to spray the golf ball without being in the woods.

River Oaks, just 18 months removed from installing new Champion Ultradwarf Bermuda grass on the Otter and Fox nines, launched a renovation project that has brought a new look to the 27-hole facility. The Otter nine was the first beneficiary of the overhaul, which is being aided by Craig Schreiner, who received rave

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November 19, 2009

Nature Valley’s Tip From the Pro: How to hit a Putt-Chip

Former PGA Tour player Hugh Royer, the director of instruction at Champions Golf Academy, provides a tip gauranteed to improve your short game. Royer, who currently coaches Tour player Garrett Willis, goes over how to hit and effective “putt-chip” in this installment of Nature Valley’s Tips From the Pro.

 

 

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November 13, 2009

Dan Hampton Leads Team To Chicago Cup Victory

Don Arndt Jr., decked out in a short sleeve Chicago Bears shirt on an idyllic fall afternoon in early November, was taking pictures with his cell phone and sending them to his buddies at work, taunting them with images of a Myrtle Beach golf trip. Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton was battling his teammates to-be in a high stakes match on the Norman Course at Barefoot Resort. Meanwhile, 670 The Score radio host Dan McNeil was broadcasting his radio show from Barefoot’s clubhouse

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November 2, 2009

The Longest Hole in One in Myrtle Beach Golf History?

When Jay McAllister saw the group in front of him driving back towards the tee, his first thought was, “I must have hit somebody.”

The former Coastal Carolina University golfer had attempted to drive the green on the 335-yard, 4th hole – a dogleg left – on the Lakes Course at Arrowhead Country Club, and thought he had yanked the ball into an unsuspecting group.

As the group got closer, McAllister heard them yelling, but the shouts were of amazement, not

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November 1, 2009

Nature Valley’s Tips From the Pro: Find the Dirt

In this week’s installment of Nature Valley’s Tips from the Pro, Ted Frick of the Classic Swing Golf School explains a key to getting spin on your iron shots. Hint: Soil conservation won’t help!

 

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October 18, 2009

5 Myrtle Beach Restaurants You Should Visit

Golf might be what brings you to Myrtle Beach, but you have to eat when you get here. Just as you play new courses when you are in town, here are five local restaurants you should make it a point to frequent.  

Sea Captain's House – Sitting ocean front, the view and food at Sea Captain's House are hard to beat. Every table gets unlimited hush puppies and the menu features, but is not limited to, steak and seafood (I can vouch in the strongest of terms for the

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