This blast from the past features seven Grand Strand golf courses that have evolved since their pictures were featured on the front of this classic postcard from the 1970s. Can you name them? We have some clues below the picture to help!
1. A North Myrtle Beach favorite since opening in 1971, this Gene Hamm design gained its name from a resident bird that made its home in one of the property’s towering trees.
2. This South Strand design opened as the fourth oldest course in the Myrtle Beach area, and goes by a different name today.
3. This course also goes by a different name than when this picture was taken, but a bird has factored into its identity both then and now.
4. This course was remodeled in 1996, including this hole – which no longer features the bunker on the right side, and now sports larger letters as bunkers to pay tribute to its state of residence.
5. Residing at the southernmost point of any course along the Grand Strand, this Georgetown course is now semi-private.
6. Another Gene Hamm layout, this North Myrtle Beach course opened in 1968 and is known today as “The Most Player-Friendly Golf Course in Myrtle Beach.”
7. Hamm’s prominent role in the development of North Myrtle Beach golf also included his 1972 opening of this design, which to this day has no homes adjoining any of its 18 holes.
1.Eagle Nest 2. Sea Gull (known today as Founders Club at Pawleys Island) 3. Quail Creek (known today as The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University, the home of its teal-feathered mascot, the Chanticleer) 4. King’s North at Myrtle Beach National, featuring the former look of its current 12th hole 5. Wedgefield Country Club 6. 7. Azalea Sands Golf Club
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