As Hurricane Dorian continued moving past the Carolinas Friday, the Myrtle Beach golf community was already busy with short-term cleanup efforts that will see more than two-thirds of its courses along the Grand Strand re-open this weekend.
The Myrtle Beach area counts itself among the fortunate communities in the Southeast that were spared the brunt of Dorian’s wrath. Evacuation orders were lifted Friday morning as residents in immediate coastal neighborhoods returned to their homes, and Myrtle Beach International Airport resumed its normal flight schedule.
Among the area’s golf courses, 45 were scheduled to re-open for Saturday play, with an additional 10 courses following suit on Sunday and nine more projecting a Monday re-opening. Of those, a small group including The Love Course at Barefoot Resort, Diamondback, The Witch, The Wizard and Man O'War had already resumed daily operations.
“The vast majority of our golf courses sustained minimal impacts from Dorian,” said Bill Golden, CEO of Golf Tourism Solutions, citing light debris and minor flooding as the primary obstacles to overcome for courses re-opening this weekend. For those courses that have yet to announce a firm re-open date, Golden expects most of those courses to be fully operational within the week.
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