Work Begins on Hackler Course’s New Clubhouse Facility

Coastal Carolina University’s General James Hackler Golf Course is getting a new clubhouse, replacing its existing structure with a new, approximately 18,000-square-foot PGA Golf Management facility being funded by the Horry County Higher Education Commission and the University.

Beyond a pro shop, restrooms and food service area, the new facility will include classrooms, offices, an instructional lab and student lounge, the school announced recently on its website.

Preparations began in earnest in mid-July as the course’s 9th Hole was temporarily closed, allowing for construction to commence on the new facility that will reside on the site of the now-former No. 9 green. As No. 9 is ultimately transformed into a reconfigured par 4 with new green and bunkers, the Hackler Course’s short game area will be used as a modified par 3 to conclude front-nine play.

Formerly known as Quail Creek and located adjacent to the Coastal Carolina campus in Conway, SC, the par-72 Hackler Course was originally designed by Gene Hamm and redesigned by Craig Schreiner, who also spearheaded the redesign of the Grand Strand’s oldest design, Pine Lakes Country Club.

The Hackler Course is the Myrtle Beach area’s only university-affiliated course and is home to CCU’s PGA Golf Management program, one of only 18 university programs accredited by the PGA of America that prepares students for successful careers in the golf industry by combining academic studies and hands-on professional golf training experiences.

Sources:; hacklercourseccu Instagram