If you take enough aerial photos and video throughout the Myrtle Beach golfing landscape, you’re gonna develop a long list of favorite shots. Our aerial photographer/videographer, Jim Maggio, certainly has his, and he’s sharing some of his top choices that have come from seven years of filming courses up and down the Grand Strand golf scene. Here, in Part Two of his presentation (and in no predetermined order), are five more of his favorites.
King's North at Myrtle Beach National, No. 18 – “Between ‘The Gambler’ at No. 6 and the island green No. 12 with the ‘SC’ bunkers alone, you could spend hours getting great aerial shots from this part of the course alone. But in filming multiple holes at King’s North, nothing has struck me more than the way the collection of bunkers on the finishing hole display in this shot. Maybe the favorite shot I’ve gotten in the last seven years.”
Rivers Edge Golf Club, No. 9 – “The Shallotte River offers a stunning backdrop at Rivers’ Edge, and I always come back to the peninsula green at this hole when I’m looking for a memorable shot. This hole captures it so well from so many different angles.”
TPC Myrtle Beach, No. 18 – “The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship (this shot is from the 2019 event) presents this hole in TOUR-like fashion, one of the more impressive sights you’ll ever see along the Grand Strand golf scene. And with TPC Myrtle Beach overseeded wall-to-wall for the winter months, there’s never a bad time of year to shoot this hole or course.”
Blackmoor Golf Club, No. 14 – “This is the first hole of a three-hole sequence that plays dramatically around a large lake. And the aerial view right here shows off just how extreme the dogleg bends to the right. It’s the first shot I think of when someone mentions this course.”
Pawleys Plantation Golf Club, Nos. 13, 14 and 16 – “Everyone raves about 13 as ‘The World’s Shortest Par 5’ and one of the most memorable holes you can play, but I like it even more from this perspective when you see it in relation to surrounding holes. The shared green with No. 16, and the fairway of 14 that runs along the marsh, complete a compelling picture of one of the most dramatic settings in Myrtle Beach golf.”