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How getting to Myrtle Beach for the spring golf season has gotten easier

Getting to Myrtle Beach for the spring golf season has become easier for players from numerous parts of the country with the creation or...

‘It almost feels like you’re trespassing.’ Night golf has come to the Myrtle Beach area

The first event was held on March 1, and the second is scheduled to be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Beachwood Golf Club.

Hootie Monday After the Masters to feature El Duque, Sabathia and Daly, but not spectators. See why

Former New York Yankees C.C. Sabathia, Orlando ‘El Duque’ Hernandez and Jim Leyritz are scheduled to participate in the 27th Hootie & the Blowfish...

The Myrtle Beach area will be inundated with some of the top college golfers in the country

Both The Dunes Golf and Beach Club and Surf Golf and Beach Club are hosting college tournaments on Monday and Tuesday.

Lag Putting Drill by Steve Dresser, PGA

Steve Dresser is a PGA of America Class A member with numerous awards including being named a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School and...

How a North Strand golf resort will be revitalized with a new hotel, other amenities

A 150-room hotel, driving range featuring Toptracer technology, and practice and entertainment facility are planned, and a 50,000-square-foot convention center will reopen.

New Myrtle Beach gentlemen’s club promises an experience beyond attractive women

An entertainer performs at Lust Ultra Gentlemen's Club, which has opened on Seaboard Street in Myrtle Beach. (Photo by Janet Janet Morgan, janet.morgan@myhorrynews.com)

‘She was going to be a gonner.’ Whispering Pines employee recounts saving woman, child in course’s pond

Andy Lewis was preparing to play a few holes before dusk Tuesday afternoon at Whispering Pines Golf Club, where he has been a bag...

Why Pawleys Plantation will close for more than four months this spring, summer

This will be Founders Group International's most extensive renovation project to date.

Tiger Woods is returning to Myrtle Beach with this golf-related business

Tiger Woods is bringing a business to Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. Woods is an owner of PopStroke, a restaurant, bar and golf...

A PGA Tour event in Myrtle Beach? There are discussions between the tour and local officials

The Grand Strand has never hosted a PGA Tour event, but might have one as early as 2024.

‘This saved my life’: Charlie Rymer continues promotion of Myrtle Beach golf after arduous cancer battle

The Murrells Inlet resident is promoting Myrtle Beach golf for the fifth consecutive year in 2023.

Myrtle Beach golf rounds interrupted: Video of fighter jets downing Chinese balloon

A U.S. military fighter jet shot down a Chinese balloon over the skies of Myrtle Beach just off the coast around 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 4, causing a loud boom and spectacle for golfers.

Mike DeLuca, Wachesaw East, head professional

Mike DeLuca Head Professional - Wachesaw Plantation East Years at the course: 6 Years in the Myrtle Beach market: 17 Years in the golf industry: 17 Birthplace/Hometown: Poughkeepsie, New...

Around the World Putting Drill by Scott Tanguay, PGA

Scott Tanguay is the head of instruction and Callaway club fitting at The Coastal Golf Academy (thecoastalgolfacademy.com) at Whispering Pines Golf Club. He is...

An industry revived: How Covid continues to boost Myrtle Beach golf rounds

The pandemic has led to the market's two best years for rounds played in more than a decade

Short Putts Drill by Steve Dresser, PGA

Steve Dresser is a PGA of America Class A member with numerous awards including being named a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School and...

Marc Guertin, Caledonia, head professional

Marc Guertin Head Professional - Caledonia Golf & Fish Club Years at the course: 23 Years in the Myrtle Beach market: 30 Years in the golf industry: 30 Birthplace/Hometown:...

Myrtle Beach shows resiliency as most golf courses open in immediate aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Nearly every Myrtle Beach area course reopened just days after Hurricane Ian made landfall along the Grand Strand on Sept. 30. Although the storm brought...

Grand Strand Tournament Calendar 2023

Upcoming golf tournaments on the Grand Strand: Jan. 30: "Show Some Love" Project Golf Charity Golf Outing, Barefoot Resort Love Course, captain's choice format, 10...

How losing a driving range will help other areas of International Club of Myrtle Beach

International Club of Myrtle Beach's driving range is being redeveloped, and a portion of the revenue from housing sales will be put into course improvements. (Photo by Alan Blondin)

‘A big guy with a big laugh and a big smile.’ Myrtle Beach golf industry mourns loss of pro at 45

Longtime Indigo Creek head pro AJ Sawyer died last week at the age of 45, leaving behind a wife, two teenage children and a grieving Myrtle Beach golf industry.

On The Green Magazine: Past, Present and Future

On The Green Magazine has been the standard for golf magazines on the Grand Strand for more than 40 years.  The magazine was created by...

No golf in Myrtle Beach? Courses shut down Christmas weekend to preserve spring conditions

GOLF COURSES IN THE MYRTLE BEACH AREA ARE CLOSING FOR A FEW DAYS AND MANY ARE COVERING GREENS TO PROTECT THEM FROM DAMAGE.

‘Grand’ vision for the Grande Dunes Resort Course is reestablished through renovations

GREENS AND BUNKERS WERE REBUILT, FAIRWAYS WERE RESHAPED AND THE INTERIOR OF THE CLUBHOUSE WAS RECONFIGURED DURING A MAJOR THREE-MONTH PROJECT

How renovations have made hitting the green more attainable at River Hills

The Little River course was closed for nine weeks from mid-June to mid-August this past summer to regrass and enlarge greens. TifEagle ultradwarf Bermudagrass...

Why River Oaks will remain a golf course, for the foreseeable future at least

River Oaks Golf Club has been granted a reprieve. A developer representing course ownership had requested a rezoning and presented a proposal to Horry County...

What new owners have planned for the Members Club at Grande Dunes

What new owners have planned for the Members Club at Grande Dunes. Heritage Golf Group, a company based in VA recently purchased Grande Dunes Member Club

Youth leader, four-decade contributor inducted into Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame

Jack Himmelsbach was inducted along with longtime area pro Gene Weldon on Sept. 29 in a ceremony at Pine Lakes Country Club, where the Hall of Fame Garden resides.

Myrtle Beach, Project Golf & PGA Hope: ‘It’s a form of therapy for our veterans’

Many U.S. military veterans struggle to assimilate back into society following their service, particularly following tours of combat. In far too many cases, the results...

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