More Par 3 Possibilities at Brunswick: “Breaking Par with Charlie Rymer” Episode 50

Back-to-back par 3s are on tap for “The Big Timer,” as Charlie’s kicking off his day with a visit to Brunswick Golf Club in Calabash, N.C. to take on the par-3 2nd hole of its Azalea nine. Will the rising sun bring a lower score? Check it out to find out!



Cancer knocked me down, but not out. Now, I’m cancer free. The recovery? It’s been tough. I’ll need patience, a lot of humor …

(I don’t even have a writer!)

… And support from friends and family. Over the last two years, I haven’t played much golf, but there’s no better place to get back in the game than on 66 courses in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We’re keeping score, but just teeing it up means I’ve already won!

(I’m gonna show you all the best par you’ve ever seen after that one!)

Join me on my journey to break par!

This hole sets up as the easiest on the Azalea Nine at Brunswick, but now’s not the time to get complacent. You’ve still got to carry plenty of water off the tee, and you’re heading to a green that’s also surrounded by three sizable bunkers. This looks like a great way to start the day. Let’s get after it!

We’re in Calabash, North Carolina, at Brunswick Golf Club. This is 27 holes of classic Carolina coastal golf designed by legendary architects Byrd and Johnston. Along with the amazing golf here, what’s really cool is that you can book an unbelievable stay and play package, in particular for golfers that just maybe only want to play 18 holes in a day and have something else to do that day, or if you’ve got some folks in your group that don’t necessarily play golf, you are right in the middle of everything that the north end of the Grand Strand has to offer.

We’ve got great restaurants right here in Calabash. Wonderful fishing if you’re into that sort of thing, just a few miles for the beach, and you can also very easily get into all of the entertainment and restaurants that North Myrtle Beach has to offer now.

Then this is second hole of the Azalea nine, a beautiful par three. Today is playing right at 130 yards. The lake’s got my attention, but not a whole lot. I like that it’s a little bit shorter, that green. Just going to cruise a nine-iron in there, a little butter cut.

Go in, baby! Well, you can’t make everything. Maybe I can make that from 15 feet!

Man, I tell you what? I love getting on a golf course this time of day. Sun’s just up the way the sun hits the pines. It really is at golden hour. No wind this morning. Reflections on the pond. There is something spiritual about this game, especially when you come to a place that’s beautiful. What a great place to live, too. Easy to get a good game. Weather is not bad. It’s hard to beat Coastal Carolina.

I got to tell you, I’m 55 now, and I don’t know about everybody else, but I have a hard time seeing the golf ball, so I’m a big fan of optic yellow golf balls. Nothing else. You just see it a lot better.

It’s also pretty cool when you’re the only guy in your group playing a yellow one. I hate it when somebody else plays yellow, so it needs to be, “I’m going to play yellow and everybody else is going to play white.” See how it works out good for me? So I’m feeling like it’s Birdie Time this morning.

My first hole of the day. I love starting a day with a birdie, sort of like that! Beautiful morning here at Brunswick Golf Club, especially when you’re one under through your first hole!

Can you think of a better way to start the day? Back on the birdie train, baby! Let’s head up the road a bit to see what the next stop on the North Strand has for us!


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