Friday, August 12th, 2022

On The Green Magazine for 2019-2020 is Online

On The Green Magazine cover

The 2019-2020 issue of On The Green Magazine is now online. Read all 100 pages in a page-flip format just like the paper version of the magazine. Includes all the articles – all the pictures – all the ads. To see it, click here.  Read More →

Major Renovations to Shaftesbury Glen

Shaftesbury Glen logo

Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club Re-Opens After Major Renovations. Improvements Include Replacing Greens, Resurfacing Existing Bunker Faces. August 15, 2019, Conway, S.C. — Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club is proud to announce that major renovations to its greens, bunkers and around its fairways... Read More

2019 Mentor Cup Will Return to Tidewater

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Following a successful inaugural campaign last fall, The 2019 Mentor Cup is set to return to Tidewater Golf Club. On October 26, 2019, we will welcome 16 two-person teams consisting of an adult mentor and junior mentee. Teams will play a 9-hole competition with a format designed to build memories that... Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame to Honor Hootie and the Blowfish and Dustin Johnson

Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame Will Induct Hootie & the Blowfish and Dustin Johnson By Alan Blondin, Sun News Coastal Carolina University alumnus Dustin Johnson, who held professional golf’s No. 1 ranking for more than a year, and the band Hootie & the Blowfish, which holds an annual fundraising... Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf News and Course Improvements


In 2018 there was a lot of Myrtle Beach golf news and course improvements. Here is a list of some major and some minor changes to Myrtle Beach golf. Aberdeen: Redesigned clubhouse in 2017 (kept original foundation, pro shop upgraded and restaurant modernized with new long wooden tables and HD televisions). Arcadian... Read More

On The Green 2018-2019 Issue – All 100 Pages Online

On The Green Magazine 2018 - 2019

You can read all 100 pages of the 2018 – 2019 issue of On The Green Magazine online. Be sure to click the link and go “full screen.”  Read More →

Short Wedge Shots


There are very few feelings in a round of golf better than crushing a drive right down the middle of the fairway! There is almost no worse a feeling on the golf course than when you follow up that great drive with a horrendous short wedge shot! We all know the one. You’ve either laid the sod over... Read More

Family Golf Week 2018

family golf week, 2018 Champions, father-son

Family Golf Week, highlighted by the 21st annual Father-Son Team Classic, delivered another memorable week in Myrtle Beach, S.C., as 700 players from 42 states, Ireland, England and Canada participated in the event. Family Golf Week featured two tournaments, the ever-popular Father-Son Team Classic and... Read More

Dale Ketola Golf Tip High Swingers vs Low Swingers

Dale Ketola golf tip showing a High Swing

High Swingers vs. Low Swingers – a Dale Ketola Golf Tip. There are basically two different top of backswing positions that I see. The first one is a high swing in which the left arm for a right handed golfer works away from them on the takeaway (Image 1), up in the air at the top of the backswing... Read More

World Amateur Results for 2018

World Amateur 2018 Champion Greg Williams

On August 31, 2018, Greg Williams of North Augusta, S.C. shot a net 67 (gross 90) to win the Flight Winners’ Playoff at the 35th Annual World Amateur Handicap Championship at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course. Williams emerged from a field of 3,184 golfers and edged second-place... Read More

Mentor Cup and David Feherty

Mentor Cup logo

On October 27, 2018, something and someone very special are coming to the Myrtle Beach area- a brand new tournament created for adult AND junior golfers with a benefit performance by one of sports entertainment’s biggest stars. Chances are, you’ve never experienced anything like the Mentor... Read More

On The Green 2017-2018 Issue – All 100 Pages Online

On The Green Magazine 2017-18

You can read all 100 pages of the 2017 – 2018 issue of On The Green Magazine online. Be sure to click the link in the center and go “full screen.”  Read More →

Results of the 2017 World Amateur Championship

Myrtle Beach World Am Logo

Curtis Henley of Poquoson, Va. shot a gross 82, good for a net 66, to win the World Championship Playoff at the 34th Annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club. Henley edged James Dupont of Meadville, Pa. and Charlotte’s Jim... Read More

On The Green 2016-2017 Issue – All 100 Pages Online

On The Green Magazine 2016-2017

You can read all 100 pages of the 2016 – 2017 issue of On The Green Magazine online. Be sure to click the link in the center and go “full screen.”  Read More →

Golf Resort of the Year – Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach

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Barefoot Resort & Golf, home to a quartet of courses designed by Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye, has been named North American Golf Resort of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). “We are honored to be named “Golf Resort of the... Read More

Golfsmith Closing in the Myrtle Beach Area

Golfsmith Closing in the Myrtle Beach Area Golfsmith International recently announced that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As a result the company’s stores in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach have closed. Golfsmith had two Grand Strand store locations with 30,000- and 35,000-square-foot... Read More

Ryan McCarty is the 2016 Grand Strand Golf Employee of the Year

Ryan McCarty - 2016 Grand Strand Golf Employee of the Year

Ryan McCarty of the Glens Golf Group has been named the Grand Strand golf employee of the year by the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association. McCarty is the general manager of Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club and Shaftesbury Suites, and director of marketing and public relations for The... Read More

Crit Gore Passing

Crit Gore

By Paul Himmelsbach – I lost my partner in Heather Glen & Glen Dornoch, Crit Gore. I met Crit in 1984. He was introduced to me by General Jim Hackler when I was in the midst of working out a deal with Colonel Vereen to lease the property that would become Heather Glen. I was a new guy in the... Read More

Shaftesbury Glen Renovation

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Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club, Named One of S.C’s 22 Best Golf Courses By Golf World In 2009, Beautifully Restored And Enhanced By Renovations Shaftesbury Glen, located west of Myrtle Beach, S.C., reopened on March 12, 2016 after being closed for two months for extensive renovations to... Read More

Top 5 Courses in the Myrtle Beach Area

Top 5 Courses in the Myrtle Beach Area has announced the top 5 courses in the Myrtle Beach area rated by visitors, who use a scale of one to five stars to give their first-hand assessment and experience with the courses they play. Course reviews on are a valuable asset provided for golfers by golfers... Read More

Eagle Nest Golf Course to be Longest Course in SC

Eagle Nest Golf Course

Eagle Nest Golf Course wants to be the longest course in the state. New back tee boxes are being added to most holes at the Little River layout, and by this summer the 44-year-old Gene Hamm design should be approximately 7,900 yards. About 1,000 yards are being added to the current length of 6,901 yards,... Read More

2015 World Amateur Handicap Championship Results

Myrtle Beach World Am Logo

Tae Kim of Richmond, Va., Wins 32nd annual Myrtle Beach Amateur Championship Kim Emerged From Field of 3,400 Golfers to Claim Mantle of World Champion Tae Kim wins the 2015 World Amateur Handicap Championship in Myrtle Beach Tae Kim of Richmond, Va., shot a net 65 (gross 85) at Barefoot Resort’s... Read More

Golfsmith Grand Opening in North Myrtle Beach

Golfsmith North Myrtle Beach

Golfsmith held a Grand Opening for its new North Myrtle Beach store on May 7, 2015. Tropical Storm Ana made some threatening noises, but couldn’t keep the golfers away. More than $50,000 worth of prizes were given away including sets of irons, clubs, drivers gift cards, and free golf provided by... Read More

Myrtle Beach Named One of the Top 3 Best Family Beach Vacations in the U.S.


Myrtle Beach was recently named one of the top three best family beach vacations in the U.S. by the U.S. News Travel Report. Myrtle Beach was honored because of its family-friendly activities, 60-miles of sandy beaches, hundreds of golf courses and its affordability. The Outer Banks and Maui were ranked... Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Ranked by Golf Digest Magazine

Golf Digest Magazine recently ranked five Myrtle Beach area golf courses in their 2015-2016 golf course ranking list. Included on their Top 100 Greatest Public Courses list was The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach at no. 50 and Caledonia Golf and Fish Club in Pawleys Island at no. 73. The Dunes... Read More

Four Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Named to Golf Magazine’s Top 100 List


Golf Magazine recently announced their coveted 2014 “Top 100 Golf Courses to Play” list. A total of seven South Carolina golf courses were named to the list with four of the courses located along the Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach is known as the “Golf Capital of the World” with more than 100 golf... Read More

Moorland Course Named Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year


The Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Association recently named Moorland Golf Course at Legends Golf and Resort the “Myrtle Beach Golf Course of Year.” This award is given annually to an area golf course that demonstrates excellent course quality, exceptional ownership and management, as well as significant... Read More

USA Today’s 10 Best Mini-Golf Course Holes in Myrtle Beach

Mini-Golf Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is not only known for being home to more than 100 golf courses, but also for being home to more than 60 mini-golf courses. Visitors and locals can’t miss the mountainous rolling green turf, fire-spitting volcano’s, splashing waterfalls, ship wrecked pirate ships, pyramids, windmills,... Read More

The Golf Channels Big Break Films 22nd Season in Myrtle Beach

Big Break

Myrtle Beach, SC is home to The Golf Channel’s reality series the Big Break for their upcoming 22nd season, which will premier on The Golf Channel on October 7. The Barefoot Resort golf courses: Fazio, Dye, Love and Norman as well as other popular Myrtle Beach golf courses are featured throughout... Read More

Direct Flights to Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Airport Rendering

Searching for a direct flight into Myrtle Beach is getting easier as the summer season begins. Delta, Porter Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and West Jet all offer direct flights into the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Most recently, Allegiant Air announced nonstop air service... Read More

Three SC Courses Ranked in “Top 20 American Courses”

Caledonia #18 and clubhouse

by Matt Ginella, Special Contributor to While Ginella has also posted articles on top value courses, hidden gems and buddies trip destinations, the courses on this list — according to Ginella — are the top standalone golf experiences in the country. These are the courses in South... Read More

Kids Play Golf For Free


Adults aren’t the ones enjoying playing golf in Myrtle Beach, SC. Kids are enjoying playing golf and are encouraged to play with the Kids Play Free golf program, which most Myrtle Beach golf courses offer year-round, including: Wicked Stick Golf Course, Shaftesbury Glen Golf Course, Heather Glen Golf... Read More

Top Accolades for Myrtle Beach Golf

USA Today and Golf Week Magazine recently recognized Myrtle Beach, SC as a top destination for golf. USA Today readers chose Myrtle Beach as the top golf destination in the U.S. with nine other golf destinations in the running, including: Kiawah Island, S.C.; Pinehurst, N.C.; Sea Island, Ga.; Naples,... Read More

Two Holes in One on a Single Round

John Ponter Hole In One

Pennsylvania Man Makes Two Holes in One in Single Round on Myrtle Beach Golf Trip! There is an old saying that timing is everything in life and at least one Myrtle Beach golfer isn’t likely to argue. At 7:30 a.m. on March 19, John Ponter and the three friends he had traveled to Myrtle Beach with... Read More

Golfsmith Buys Golf Dimensions in Myrtle Beach

Golfsmith Myrtle Beach

After 25 years in the golf retail business, the Smith family is selling Golf Dimensions to Golfsmith International. Golfsmith is the world’s largest golf retailer and has only been in the Myrtle Beach area since May 2013. The sale includes the store on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach and the Callaway... Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf App

Myrtle Beach Golf app screen shots

New Myrtle Beach Golf App Allows Users To Book Tee Times And Organize Golf Vacations To Myrtle Beach Convenient and User-Friendly App is Available Free on iTunes or Google Play – Search for “Myrtle Beach Golf App” Himmelsbach Communications has recently launched a new golf app for smart... Read More

New Name for the World Am

Myrtle Beach World Am Logo

The World Amateur Handicap Championship, also known as the World Am, has always had a title sponsor to help with the expenses of the tournament. The World Am is operated by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday and takes place this year on Aug. 25-29, 2014. For 2014, Golf Holiday has changed the name to Myrtle Beach... Read More

Green Glory – The Courses of the Majors

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By Mitch Laurance All of us who play the greatest game have, at one time or other, known the feeling of a special round, a beautiful golf course, a memorable day. We carry the images of that day with us, forever, and though they may fade over time, the feelings and emotions that we once experienced can... Read More

On The Green Readers Choice 18

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On The Green Magazine sent out a survey to our list of email subscribers to find out which golf holes were their favorites in the Myrtle Beach area. The criteria for judging was to choose the holes that gave the most golfing enjoyment. Each respondent could name up to three golf holes. Not necessarily... Read More

Colonial Charters Returns to North Myrtle Beach

Colonial Charters, which became Palmetto Greens, will transform back into Colonial Charters. Palmetto Greens owner Mike Matheny has entered into an agreement with a development company named Pace Group to allow Pace to take over the course. East Coast Golf Management will operate the course. East Coast... Read More

Golf Course Owners Position on Anchoring Putters

The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) believes that a ban of anchoring a golf club could have a negative impact on participation in the game of golf now and in the future. The NGCOA agrees with the PGA of America in recognizing the important role of the United States Golf Association has... Read More

Free On The Green Cell Phone App

On The Green cell phone app

Get more from your Myrtle Beach golf vacation! The FREE On The Beach / On The Green cell phone app is designed to make your golf vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC even better by making sure you don’t miss any of the good stuff. Restaurants, shopping, entertainment, golf and more are all in the palm... Read More

Minimize the Hassle, Maximize Your Golf Vacation

There’s a lot going on at the renovated Myrtle Beach Airport. With the completion of Harrelson Blvd. and a brand new entrance, getting in and out of the airport has never been simpler. Myrtle Beach International Airport is located on the south end of the city of Myrtle Beach, approximately one... Read More

On The Green Talks with Kelley Tilghman

The Myrtle Beach area has no shortage of home grown residents who have made a splash in the world of television: If you’ve ever watched Wheel of Fortune on TV, you have seen Vanna White reveal the puzzle’s letters; on Entertainment Tonight you can’t mistake Nancy O’Dell chatting... Read More

Myrtle Beach Airport Dining Choices

The new Myrtle Beach International Airport offers some improved dining choices. In the terminal’s post-screening area, passengers will enjoy some fabulous new dining options including the popular local favorite Nacho Hippo as well as the nationally known Steak ‘n Shake and Dunkin’ Donuts. “It... Read More

New Terminal at the Myrtle Beach International Airport

With its iconic profile, the new Myrtle Beach Airport terminal will be as passenger friendly as it is beautiful. “One of our goals was when people arrive on an airplane, we want them to know they’re in Myrtle Beach. We want to create an experience for them and for the folks who come and go.... Read More

Myrtle Beach International Airport Expands

Myrtle Beach Airport Rendering

What’s the best way to travel to the fabulous Grand Strand of South Carolina? By airplane – into the newly renovated Myrtle Beach International Airport, a modern and convenient gateway to all that the Myrtle Beach area has to offer. The popular online travel review site Trip Advisor recently... Read More

Robert Mieczkowski Wins World Am Final in Myrtle Beach


Robert Mieczkowski of Laurance Harbor, N.J., shot a gross 76, good for a net 65, at TPC Myrtle Beach during Friday’s World Championship playoff to win the 29th annual World Amateur Handicap Championship. Mieczkowski bested a field of 74 other flight winners Major League Baseball legend Roger... Read More

Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees


Two influential businessmen who foresaw Myrtle Beach becoming a worldwide golf destination in the 1970s and worked to develop that vision into a reality are the 2012 inductees to the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame. J. Egerton Burroughs and J. Bryan Floyd joined 10 past honorees on Aug. 26 during a dinner... Read More

Dunes Club is 2012 Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year


The Dunes Golf & Beach Club has been named the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association’s 2012 Course of the Year. The MBAGCOA evaluates Golf Course of the Year nominees on four criteria: Exceptional quality of the golf course Exceptional quality of the ownership and management Outstanding... Read More

Be Careful in the Sun – Avoid Skin Cancer

Avoid Skin Cancer

The American Academy of Dermatology, the medical association helping to lead the fight against skin cancer, has a new :60 second public service ad on the airwaves. It features a group of middle-aged men on the links, trying as they might to avoid hazards like sand traps, trees and, yes, geese – and... Read More

Classic Golf Group to Operate Wedgefield

Wedgefield Country Club

Classic Golf Group will will take over operation of Wedgefield Plantation Country Club in Georgetown on July 1, 2012. Wedgefield joins Founders Club of Pawleys Island, Burning Ridge Golf Club, Black Bear Golf Club and Indian Wells Golf Club in the in the stable of Classic Golf Group courses. Wedgefield... Read More

Changes Coming to Meadowlands Golf Club

Meadowlands Golf Club

Several public courses on the Grand Strand are closing this summer to install an ultradwarf Bermudagrass on their greens. Meadowlands, Prestwick Country Club, the King’s North Course at Myrtle Beach National and Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club and Love Course are closing this spring or summer... Read More

ZERO Hosts National Father’s Day Golf-A-Thon

Golf-A-Thon to fight prostate cancer

To learn more about ZERO’s National Father’s Day Golf-A-Thon, Click Here ZERO Hosts National Father’s Day Golf-A-Thon For The Fight Against Prostate Cancer Join ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer for the inaugural National Golf-A-Thon on Father’s Day weekend, June 15-17,... Read More

Ritson-Sole Golf School Offers Free Instruction for Youths

Ritson-Sole Golf School

Phil Ritson and Mel Sole have been doing their part to grow the game of golf, and are now offering free one, two, and three-day teaching programs to youth (age 16 and younger) at their award-winning school at Pawleys Plantation, 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. The teaching academy offers a variety... Read More

National Golf Management is Formed in Myrtle Beach

River Club and Grande Dunes

The two largest golf management companies in South Carolina have merged to create National Golf Management, which becomes the 15th largest company of its kind in the country. The joint venture of Burroughs and Chapin Golf Management and Myrtle Beach National Company gives the new company a vested interest... Read More

What is On The Green’s Custom Quote?


At the top of each page on this web site you will notice a red button labeled “Custom Quote.” What is it and how does it work? It’s a quick way to get a lot of Myrtle Beach golf vacation information fast! When you’re planning a Myrtle Beach golf vacation, the process usually involves... Read More

Plan Your Golf Vacation to Myrtle Beach

Moorland Course at the Legends

It’s time to get started in planning for a Myrtle Beach golf course vacation. These tips could help you get the best deal on your Myrtle Beach golf vacation. Choose Your Dates For Your Beach Golf Vacation With Care Naturally it’s important to consider when your group members can actually take... Read More

How Real is that Golf Photo?

Three retouched photo examples

By Bill Woodward & Glenn Garfold, On The Green Magazine Have you ever looked at a photo of a beautiful golf course and wondered, “Is the course REALLY that perfect?” After all, photos can be faked, right? What about this Photoshop thing we’ve heard about? Golf course photo retouching is... Read More

Bald Head Island Club Renovation


The questions seem simple enough. Why would the well-respected Bald Head Island Club choose to make changes, in an economically challenging time, to a golf course and community that in the last 5 years had garnered numerous lofty awards (“Top 10 Coastal Courses”- NC Magazine, “America’s... Read More

On The Green Founder in Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame


Paul Himmelsbach receives plaque Paul Himmelsbach and Charlie Byers were were inducted into the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame on Tuesday June 21, 2011. The ceremony took place at at Pine Lakes Country Club. Both men were honored for their contributions in developing the Myrtle Beach area into a  major... Read More

Myrtle Beach is Four Golf Destinations in One


The Myrtle Beach area and The Grand Strand are synonyms for a 60-mile stretch of the Atlantic coast that straddles the state line between North and South Carolina. The Grand Strand is actually four major golf destinations in one. At just about any other major American golf destination, you might have... Read More