It’s a goal the Mystical courses have most always met, but Pardue has raised the bar heading into 2019. He has overseeded all three layouts wall-to-wall, ensuring golfers enjoy lush green grass no matter when they play the trio of Dan Maples designs.
“A lot of people overseed fairways and tees and the rest of the course is dormant,” Pardue said. “We are overseeding everything because that is what the customer wants. Golfers want to see plush, green golf courses and that is what we have.”
(The only areas on the three Mystical Courses that aren’t overseeded are the bentgrass greens at Man O’War and Wizard, which are in pristine condition during the winter and spring. The greens at The Witch were overseeded, creating putting surfaces that are already smooth and fast.)
A recent tour of The Witch, long one of Myrtle Beach’s best and most underrated layouts, showcased the virtues of overseeding. The rye grass has produced a vibrant green course and the heavy application has created a full playing surface.
It looks like spring at The Witch, and that isn’t going to change.
“All three golf courses are absolutely spectacular,” Pardue said, praising a staff he believes is as good as any. “Golfers will see the best conditions they will see anywhere in North or South Carolina (in 2019).”
It’s hard to argue with Pardue’s assessment, as his courses are always among Myrtle Beach’s best conditioned. The overseed has grown in beautifully, and a look at the popular trio makes it easy to see why Golf Digest once called the Mystical family the best value in resort golf.
For a sampling of current conditions at The Witch, enjoy photos and video collected on the final day of November.