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Golfweek says Myrtle Beach has 13 of the top 20 public courses in SC. What layouts made the cut?

The recognized Grand Strand courses dot the coastline from Pawleys Island to North Myrtle Beach

Your favorite Myrtle Beach area course will close at some point this summer for aeration. See when

Also, HGTC begins a partnership with the USGA that will help provide young, experienced superintendents to Grand Strand courses

Damage from a strong storm forces the closure of a handful of South Strand golf courses. When will they reopen?

One course reopened on Tuesday, while four others are expected to reopen later this week or early next week after a heavy cleanup

Arnold Palmer oversaw the last major renovation. What’s in store for the King’s North Course now

Tees, greens, bunkers and other features of the layout are being redone. "For the next 30 years, we really want . . . to make sure King’s North is at the top of this market. That’s the goal of this renovation."

How Thistle will remain a top-tier course with ongoing and upcoming renovations, improvements

All 27 greens will be replaced, wooden bridges will be rebuilt, and stacked sod bunker installation will continue

Myrtle Beach Classic stakeholders look back and ahead. What might be added for the second event

Organizers and sponsors of the inaugural PGA Tour event are ecstatic about Year 1 and are looking at ways to improve it in Year 2

Sea Trail Resort changes coming rapidly with course closure, anticipated clubhouse opening

A major renovation of the Byrd Course is just one aspect of improvements and construction that are complete, ongoing or planned

Gotterup quickly realizes potential with first PGA Tour win in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic

He receives $720,000 of the $4 million purse, is exempt for the next two years on the PGA Tour and will play in next week's PGA Championship

The Dunes Club’s course record goes down in the Myrtle Beach Classic as a blistering 61 is shot

The previous record of 63 was set by Jay Sigel in 1994 and matched by Trace Crowe in Friday's second round

Former No. 1 collegiate golfer Chris Gotterup has a four-shot lead in the Myrtle Beach Classic. Who are his pursuers?

The final round begins at 6:50 a.m. Sunday and the leaders will tee off at 12:45 p.m. at The Dunes Club. Golf Channel will broadcast from 3-5 p.m.

From baseball to golf, a 16-year-old is playing the weekend, and other Myrtle Beach Classic stories and notes

Trace Crowe, whose first set of clubs was purchased in his youth in Myrtle Beach, shot a 63 Friday, and teen Blades Brown made the cut

Searching for comfort in the U.S., Scotland’s MacIntyre is finding it in the Myrtle Beach Classic at The Dunes Club

Chris Gotterup, the consensus No. 1 college golfer in 2022 at Oklahoma, has a one-shot lead over the Scot atop a tight PGA Tour leaderboard

Hossler looking for more than just another payday with fast start at PGA Tour’s Myrtle Beach Classic

The Texan's 7-under 64 at The Dunes Club has him tied for the lead with Robert MacIntyre and a stroke better than four players

‘I think it will show really well’: How PGA Tour officials will set up The Dunes Club for the Myrtle Beach Classic

“Generally speaking we’re trying to make it as challenging as possible while maintaining fairness and creating as much excitement as we can."

How North Myrtle Beach native Vanna White is involved in the PGA Tour’s Myrtle Beach Classic

The Wheel of Fortune star offered her services to tournament organizers after hearing about the area's inaugural tour event

Former world No. 1 amateur, vexed PGA Tour veteran from S.C. among Myrtle Beach Classic qualifiers

Four players advanced through a 57-player Monday qualifier at TPC Myrtle Beach into the tournament that begins Thursday

Myrtle Beach Classic field: 10 players to watch, other notables including FedExCup champ & Ryder Cup participants

More than a dozen entrants have won a minimum of three PGA Tour events, led by Brandt Snedeker's nine victories

How Myrtle Beach Classic organizers are making the tournament more than just a golf event

The Grand Strand's inaugural PGA Tour event includes concerts, special guests, player community outreach and alliances with area groups

The Carolinas’ top PGA Tour players give thoughts on Myrtle Beach Classic, winner of The Q revealed

The unique Q qualifier at the TPC went to a playoff between a social media influencer and touring pro and was broadcast Tuesday on YouTube

‘A trip through my life’: David Feherty is returning to the Myrtle Beach area for a comedy show

The lead analyst for LIV Golf broadcasts will perform a concert at the new Greg Rowles Legacy Theatre that will benefit area youth

‘There is an energy here’: Fans and players celebrate spectators’ return to the Hootie MAM

The fundraising event has not had spectators since 2019 due to cancellations caused by COVID and a change in policies.

The First Tee expands its community reach with a new teen center at PGA Tour Superstore in NMB

The center is open to outside groups and offers wifi, a TV, video and virtual reality games, a billiards table, and a meeting and study room

A one-on-one interview in Myrtle Beach with PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh

His take on the PGA Tour-LIV Golf relationship, golf ball distance rollback, payments to Ryder Cup participants, the game's resurgence, and more.

How the Hackler Course at CCU will elevate its standing in the Myrtle Beach golf market

A new clubhouse and learning center is being constructed in addition to course improvements at the university-owned course.

‘I want to win. That’s it’: Louisville’s Kennedy claims Hackler title, wants more at The Dunes Club

Coastal Carolina challenged for a pair of wins, but Louisville and a Cardinals senior earned a trophy and berth into Myrtle Beach's PGA Tour event

Spectators are back at the Hootie Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am. Who they might see

A three-time national champion college football coach and Pro Bowl running back are among the committed first-time participants

PGA Tour announces nine local charities that will benefit from the inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic

The tour held a press conference and media day Monday at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club to announce tournament details

River Oaks Golf Club has been sold to a housing developer. What’s next for the property

18 holes are expected to remain open for at least a couple years while nine holes that closed in 2021 are redeveloped first.

Tiger Woods’ PopStroke business has an opening date. The brand’s CEO describes its features

Two 18-hole putting courses, a playground, restaurant, multiple bars, outdoor gaming area, and ice cream and milkshake shop are included

Mentor to many and digital innovator in the Myrtle Beach golf industry dies

Jim Woodring worked for the Myrtle Beach National Company for two decades and introduced internet marketing ideas at a key time

‘We had a great year in 2023.’ Golf rounds in the Myrtle Beach market continue to rise

The game's resurgence continued last year and the Grand Strand was ahead of national increases

Golf notes: The market has new ambassadors, and the amateur PGA Tour champion won here first

Grand Strand golf has new representatives, seven Myrtle Beach area courses are ranked by Golfweek, and a discount card is released

Myrtle Beach PGA Tour event off to a strong start, selling out VIP packages

The inaugural Myrtle Beach Classic will be held May 9-12 at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club

How a John Daly-backed amateur tour was formed in Myrtle Beach and will benefit charities and the area

The tour tees off the first of 23 events on the Grand Strand in early February, and Daly's foundation will be a beneficiary.

‘Looking for the good in everyone.’ Myrtle Beach golf pro and friend to many national golf writers dies

He was the host pro of a GWAA social event and rules arbiter for the Myrtle Beach World Am for 25 years

‘We live to fight another day.’ A pair of Myrtle Beach area courses are recovering from a tornado

Both layouts plan to reopen Thursday after cleaning up and removing felled trees and heavy debris

The agency that drives Myrtle Beach golf has a new leader. What drives him?

He was previously director of major championships for the PGA of America and ran the organization's charitable foundation PGA Reach

Pickleball, pizza & ice cream: A new owner’s plan for a South Strand golf course

The owner has entered the Myrtle Beach golf market with three acquisitions in the past three months

Myrtle Beach Golf Notes: PGA Tour event grants exemption & unveils logo, CCU adds 2nd tourney

The Myrtle Beach Classic's first sponsor exemption has upped the ante for participants in the General Hackler Collegiate Championship

With sale complete, Sea Trail Golf Resort getting millions in improvements and a new management company

All three golf courses will be significantly renovated, the convention center has been transformed, and the Jones-Byrd clubhouse is being redesigned and expanded.

Myrtle Beach Golf Notes: A 16-year entity rebrands and two courses undergo renovation projects

One course will close nine holes for a couple months to make improvements, while another recently completed a drainage overhaul

Spooky shots, Black Friday fun and NYE bubbly: Celebrate upcoming holidays with night golf events

Ghoulish golf will be played in the darkness of All Hallows Eve, and a couple other upcoming holidays will feature night golf events at...

What brought Kelly Tilghman and Nancy Lopez to Myrtle Beach to benefit junior golfers

World Golf Hall of Fame member Nancy Lopez (left) and Kelly Tilghman conduct a clinic during the 2019 Mentor Cup operated by the Gene's Dream Foundation. (Photo by Pierre Rattini, MB Buzz LLC owner/marketing director)

This recently-sold north end layout is the 2023 Myrtle Beach area golf course of the year

It has been ranked as high as No. 62 among the top 100 public courses in the U.S. by Golf Digest, and has undergone recent renovations.

New greens, bunkers just a small part of comprehensive changes to Jack Nicklaus’ Pawleys Plantation design

The clubhouse, restaurant, cart paths, wooden bridges, practice areas, greens, bunkers and other areas have all been impacted.

This amateur tour just brought 555 players to Myrtle Beach and has a growing area chapter

The player experience includes names and hometowns announced on the first tee, live scoring monitors, and marshals ensuring a good pace of play.

Valet parking and solar energy: The new owner’s unique plan for Rivers Edge Golf Club

He's never been in golf previously, but may become more involved on the Grand Strand. “I’m negotiating other golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area.”

Back on the prowl: A Big Cat reopens following renovations to greens and bunkers

The course had been one of just five in the Myrtle Beach market with bentgrass greens.

100 holes and Advil: How a group of Myrtle Beach golf pros are supporting fallen and disabled military members

The 10th annual Myrtle Beach Patriots golf marathon will be held Sunday at International World Tour Golf Links.

Hurricane Idalia cancels fourth round of the Myrtle Beach World Am. How tournament organizers are adjusting

The 40th version of the world's largest single-site golf event features more than 3,200 players on 52 Grand Strand courses.

Golf and hotel leader, innovative digital marketer are joining the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame

The two new members were inducted on Sept. 5 at Pine Lakes Country Club and bring hall membership to 34.

Merger of the two largest golf package providers creates a new force in the Myrtle Beach market

The two companies have each been in the golf business on the Grand Strand for more than 40 years.

One of Myrtle Beach’s premier golf courses has been sold to an industry titan. What it means for the property

It is the national golf course management company's first foray into the Grand Strand market, and may not be the last.

Long Bay Club reopens after a renovation project. See what was done to the Jack Nicklaus layout

Long Bay Club has reopened with new TifEagle ultradwarf Bermudagrass greens after a three-month improvement project.

What the PGA Tour’s Myrtle Beach Classic tournament director had to say in a video interview

Myrtle Beach Classic tournament director Darren Nelson sat down for an interview with On The Green Magazine on Aug. 10 at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club.

What the tournament operator, director have planned for the PGA Tour’s new Myrtle Beach Classic

A party and games area near the 17th green and 18th tee called The Grove, and two pro-ams are part of the preliminary plans for the event

The PGA Tour’s Myrtle Beach Classic will be held in May ’24 and coincide with another Carolinas event. The details

The first PGA Tour event on the Grand Strand will be held at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club and will be broadcast on Golf Channel.

Myrtle Beach golf industry loses a longtime contributor, builder and leader

He was involved in golf course building and operation, publishing and marketing, and served in several leadership roles.

World’s largest golf tournament still going strong in Myrtle Beach after 40 years

The event will be played Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 on 52 Grand Strand golf courses.

‘We’ve got a diamond.’ Why Sea Trail Golf Resort is set to become Sunset Beach’s epicenter

An extensive plan to rejuvenate the three-course, 2,000-acre resort has been approved by the Sunset Beach town council.

How a historic golf property south of Myrtle Beach has been revitalized, and what’s next

The 50-year-old course was closed from 2016-18 but new owners are upgrading multiple facets of the club.

Myrtle Beach will host its first PGA Tour golf tournament in 2024. The details

The seemingly unattainable has become attainable, and the long wait is over. Myrtle Beach will host its first PGA Tour event next year. The inaugural Myrtle...

Why one of the newest golf courses in the Myrtle Beach market will close for renovations

The course opened in 2007 and will transition from bentgrass greens to Bermudagrass, with an anticipated reopening in early September

The best ever? How the Myrtle Beach golf market fared during the important spring season

The game's resurgence since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic is looking more sustainable as time passes

Will the next Michael Block emerge? Carolinas PGA hosts major championship on the Grand Strand

The top 10 finishers in the CPGA Professional Championship completed Thursday in Murrells Inlet qualify for the 2024 national PGA club pro championship.

‘I still can’t believe it’s open.’ How a golf course outside Myrtle Beach was revived after 13 years

One former employee kept the layout maintained for 11 years hoping a buyer would arrive and reopen the course.

Believe it or not, Ripley’s has opened a miniature golf course in Myrtle Beach that is creative and bold

The miniature course gives Ripley's five affiliated attractions on Ocean Boulevard as well as an aquarium at Broadway at the Beach.

This son of a former world No. 1 golfer has signed to play at Coastal Carolina. His story

The graduate of the International Junior Golf Academy in Florida is taught by former Myrtle Beach instructor Hugh Royer III.

Single and play golf? An organization for you has been revived in the Myrtle Beach market

The American Singles Golf Association is back on the Grand Strand after disbanding about a decade ago.

How a Myrtle Beach former Marine plans to use golf to help other veterans overcome adversity

Eric Fisher is getting into the golf business to help himself, and help others. Specifically, other veterans who might be going through the same travails...

Here is what South Carolina’s PGA Tour members think of Myrtle Beach getting an event

There are more than a half dozen players on the PGA Tour who are natives and/or residents of South Carolina. Many of them gave their...

Myrtle Beach tourism officials are expected to announce next week a PGA Tour event coming to the area

Myrtle Beach tourism officials are expected to officially announce that a PGA Tour event is coming to the area at a press conference scheduled...

Multiple Myrtle Beach area golf courses are undergoing renovations. At least two will close for them

A pair of Jack Nicklaus designs are scheduled to close in May for improvement projects.

RBC Heritage: Idyllic decompression? Not in 2023, maybe not again for SC’s PGA Tour stop

The tour's annual wind down from the Masters Tournament at Augusta National has taken on a new identity this year with a $20 million purse and the world's top players.

South Carolina is the top golf destination in the U.S. in 2023, according to this travel organization

South Carolina, led by the Myrtle Beach area, is the top golf destination in the United States in 2023, according to one travel organization. The...

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.

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.

‘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.

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

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)

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