Myrtle Beach Golf News & Updates

October 6, 2009

Nature Valley’s Tips From the Pro: Ted Frick Teaches You How To Hit a 3-Wood

Want to reach the green on a par 5 in two? Being able to hammer a 3-wood in the fairway is a virtual necissity, and in this week's installment of Nature Valley's Tips From the Pro, Ted Frick, the director of instruction at Classic Swing Golf School, tell you how to do it.


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September 30, 2009

3 Favorite Holes: Indian Wells

Indian Wells features water on 15 holes, outstanding greens and great value, but which holes will you remember after you’ve left the course? We asked general manager Steve Hamrick to name his three favorite holes, and he gladly agreed.

No. 1, 491-yard, par 5 – The relatively short opening hole gives players the opportunity for a good start, something Hamrick appreciates. Water runs along the entire left side so danger lurks. The green is reachable in two, but players must be

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September 29, 2009

Nature Valley’s Tips From Pro: Brad Redding on the Importance of Posture

Looking for a quick tip to improve your game? Look no further. Brad Redding, the director of instruction at the Grande Dunes Golf Academy and one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 teachers, provides a quick lesson about how to make sure your posture is correct. Let us know if Redding’s lesson helpsl






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September 15, 2009

Hot List: Myrtle Beach’s Top 5 Sports Bars

Your group has just concluded a day on the golf course and you are ready to have a couple cold drinks and watch the game of the week with the boys (you know, the type of thing that is difficult to do at home). The question becomes where to watch the game, and we have answers. We polled some of Myrtle Beach’s most avid sports fans and bar aficionados and have come up with a list of the Grand Strand’s five best sports bars.  If you are in search of a game, here are five places

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August 20, 2009

3 Favorite Holes: Rivers Edge

On most every person’s list of the most scenic Myrtle Beach area golf courses, Rivers Edge is at or near the top. The Arnold Palmer design has seven holes that play along a marsh filled by the waters of the Shallotte River, a beautiful setting.

The course’s interior holes are also very good, which accounts for why Golf Digest ranked Rivers Edge among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” in 2007. With a surplus of options, picking your three favorite holes

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August 19, 2009

Video: What Do Players Think of Rivers Edge’s New Greens?

Rivers Edge, one of the Myrtle Beach area's most scenic golf courses, installed new paspalum greens this summer. The sodium tolerant grass is ideal for Rivers Edge, which is set along the salty Shallotte River. The course reopened after two months and the early reviews have been positive. Get a look and listen to what golfers have to say about the golf course and its new greens.


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August 14, 2009

Growing The Game Through Family

I started playing golf at the age of nine, played competitively through college, and spent my entire professional life in businesses that surround the game.  One would think I qualify as an avid golfer under any definition. Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that I played just five 18-hole rounds the first six months of this year.

Why?  Time… more specifically, a lack of it.

According to the National Golf Foundation’s definition, I’ve

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August 5, 2009

Course Review: International Club Delivers Fast Greens, Good Service

When Jack Davis took ownership of the International Club in 2005, the first thing he did was order 365 palm trees and have them planted throughout the course. Davis bought the palm trees because he liked them, but the message it sent was clear: under his direction, International Club would strive to improve everyday. More than four years later, evidence of Davis’ commitment are obvious throughout the property, and Myrtle Beach golfers are getting the message.  The

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August 5, 2009

Video: International Club Pleases Golfers

International Club offers fast greens, friendly service and great value. Here is what golfers have to say about the Murrells Inlet favorite.


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August 4, 2009

3 Favorite Holes: International Club

Determining ones favorite holes on a golf course is an inherently subjective task. Some people favor easy holes, other are swayed by aesthetic beauty, and some folks opt for the challenge.

International Club’s head professional, Jamie Roderick, knows every inch of the South Strand layout he oversees and his preference in holes will quickly become obvious. Enjoy an overview of Roderick’s three favorite holes at International Club and let us know what you

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July 22, 2009

Course Review: This Witch Delights Myrtle Beach Golfers

The first thing that stands out is the name – The Witch. Myrtle Beach golf course names typically include words like dunes, hills, creek and country club. A witch conjures up images of haunted houses, spells and any number of spooky scenarios. Don't be fooled by the name. The Witch is as hospitable as any course in the region, casting her spell on the Myrtle Beach golf scene for 20 years, much to the delight of players. After purchasing the 500 acres The Witch resides on,

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July 21, 2009

3 Favorite Holes: The Witch

The Witch golf course’s layout is as distinctive as its name and far prettier than the moniker might suggest. With the front nine playing through the Waccamaw Swamp and the back nine set amidst sand dune formations that give it unusual (natural) elevation, the golf course has many memorable holes. We consulted with head pro Graham Williams for his three favorite holes at the 4.5-star course, and he gladly obliged. No. 4, 386-yard, par 4 – With water down the left side and

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July 19, 2009

Shaftesbury Glen Named Course of the Year

Shaftesbury Glen’s list of honors just got a little longer. The Clyde Johnston design has been named the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association (MBAGCOA) Course of the Year. The par 72 layout, which was inspired by the designs of A.W. Tillinghast, is the 13th course to receive the award.

A highly regarded layout since it opening, Shaftesbury was also nominated by Golf Digest for “Best New Public Course in America” in 2001, and Golf World ranked it the 34th best resort course in the United States in October of 2008.


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July 7, 2009

3 Favorite Holes – Avocet Course at Wild Wing

The Avocet Course at Wild Wing, a Larry Nelson/Jeff Brauer design, has been a Myrtle Beach golf favorite since its opening in 1993. Avocet is a fun layout due in no small part to the diversity of challenges it offers. With that in mind, we asked Wild Wing’s head pro, Dave Harbaugh, to tell us his three favorite holes. Without further ado, here are Harbaugh’s choices: No. 6, 462-yard, par 4: The hardest hole on the course is No. 6. A long par 4 featuring a double green, the

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June 20, 2009

Parson’s Table Delivers Heavenly Taste, Atmosphere

A small staircase leads to the front doors of what was an old church. Hardwood floors, stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings and a cozy atmosphere continue to attract the faithful.

Unlike years past, people don’t file into the building in search of sermon. They arrive each night for service at one of the Grand Strand’s best restaurants, and the Parson’s Table satisfies those cravings. Parson’s Table calls the old Little River United Methodist Church

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