Myrtle Beach golf courses, spared the worst of Hurricane Florence’s wrath, are welcoming players back to the game’s most popular destination. By Wednesday morning, 45 area courses were scheduled to be open and that number will rise to at least 65 by Friday.
“We are obviously excited to have golfers returning to Myrtle Beach, and they can expect to see sunny skies and quality course conditions,” said Bill Golden, CEO of Golf Tourism Solutions, the agency responsible for promoting the area as a destination. “The Myrtle Beach golf community was very fortunate, but even as we begin looking forward to the fall golf season, our thoughts are with those who bore the brunt of Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina. The impact of the storm for many of our neighbors was tragic, and we wish them a complete recovery.”
Florence’s impact varied along the Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of Carolinas coastline that runs from Pawleys Island, S.C. into Brunswick County, N.C., but area golf courses avoided major structural damage.
The majority of the post-storm work has involved debris cleanup and waiting for courses to dry out, issues that won’t impact the area’s peak fall golf season.
October is the second busiest golf month of the year in Myrtle Beach as players flock to the area to enjoy beautiful weather (the average high temperature is 77 with almost no humidity), great courses and the value-packed Myrtle Beach golf packages the area is renowned for.