Thanksgiving is upon us and as golf’s most popular destination, we have plenty of things for which to give thanks, even in a year when Mother Nature wasn’t as kind as we would’ve preferred.
With that in mind, here are five things for which we are particularly appreciative as 2018 comes to a close:
– As always, the one thing we never take for granted is you – the golfer. Myrtle Beach is the game’s leading destination because of the people who visit the area and their loyalty. We can tout the quality of courses, the value and the good times, but none of it matters without golfers. So, to those of you who visit the area, thank you!
– The World Amateur Handicap Championship has been part of the annual calendar for so long it’s easy to take the 3,200+ player event for granted, but that’s not a mistake we make. The World Am, which celebrated its 35th anniversary this year, is a one-of-a-kind event and we are as thankful for the tournament as ever.
– Over the last decade Myrtle Beach has enjoyed a surge in nonstop air service, and that growth continued in 2018. We added nonstop service to Denver and Nashville, among other destinations, and Myrtle Beach International Airport now enjoys direct flights to nearly 50 markets.
– Ten area courses installed new greens this summer, and among the layouts with new putting surfaces are Glen Dornoch, the Moorland Course at Legends Resort and Tradition Club. We are always grateful for pristine, new putting surfaces.
– Just as we are thankful for the golfers who visit the area, we are also appreciative of having the game’s best collection of package providers on the ground here in Myrtle Beach. Part of what makes the area attractive is having men and women behind the scenes who live Myrtle Beach golf, which allows them to craft golf packages that fit the needs of individual groups. We don’t take for granted the value of having people with their finger on the pulse of the market and their contributions to the Myrtle Beach golf experience.
We could go on, but those top of our list of things to be thankful for. For what are you most appreciative as Thanksgiving approaches?