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Photo Gallery: Meadowlands Celebrates 20th Anniversary

On a picturesque day, Meadowlands Golf Club celebrated its 20th anniversary with an outing that attracted a full field and showcased the course at its best. 

Meadowlands has built a player-friendly reputation by delivering a quality golf experience at a value price, and the 20th anniversary event showcased what golfers have found appealing for two decades. The course was in outstanding condition and challenged players without overwhelming them. 

The Willard Byrd design will give everyone in your group a chance to score, which should lead to happy golfers, if you make the course part of your fall golf trip. 

The fundraiser benefitted Canine Angels, a charity dedicated to rescuing man’s best friend and training them to be service dogs. 

For more information, go to www.MeadowlandsGolf.com

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Source: Recent Myrtle Beach Golf News


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Nextgengolf City Tour National Championship Arrives In Myrtle Beach

It’s going to be a fun weekend in Pawley’s Island!

Nextgengolf, the industry’s leading organizer of events and tournaments for golfers in their 20’s and 30’s, is bringing their City Tour Championship to True Blue and Caledonia this weekend.

The two-day team tournament features 120 golfers from 18 different cities in the United States. The format of the tournament features best ball and scramble divisions with rounds each day being played at Caledonia and True Blue.

The City Tour Championship is the culminating tournament for Nextgengolf’s City Tour – a nationwide golf tour for golfers in their 20’s and 30’s. The team-based golf tournaments are held near 18 different major U.S. cities, including Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and the Bay Area.

To qualify for the City Tour Championship, teams competed in qualifiers in their local cities. 

Along with bragging rights and being named City Tour Champions, the winning teams from each division receive gift cards from Nextgengolf sponsors, a championship trophy and individual glassware and a championship pin flag. All participants receive five meals, including a welcome party Friday night with an open bar, ,500 in raffles and a special appearance from PGA Tour player Harold Varner III.

Additionally, each day includes an optional skins game and longest drive and closest to the pin contests.

Nextgengolf, a national partner with Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, is scheduled to hold future tournaments in Myrtle Beach, including the 2018 Spring Break open in March for college students and club golf teams.

For more info on the City Tour and Nextgengolf, visit www.nextgengolf.org

Source: Recent Myrtle Beach Golf News


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The Best of Myrtle Beach? This Golf Masters Package Makes a Case

Determining the best of anything is always highly subjective, but Myrtle Beach Golf Masters is objectively one of the area’s premier package providers. Decades of experience booking Myrtle Beach golf trips provides that distinction. 

the norman course offers views of the intracoastalMyrtle Beach Golf Masters is an independent company that is part of the fabric of the local community. They know the golf, restaurant and entertainment scenes as well as anyone, and that knowledge benefits people like you – the golfer.

With that in mind, one of the company’s most popular packages this fall is the “Best of Myrtle Beach” deal, a 3-round offer that allows you to choose from 14 of the area’s most acclaimed layouts. 

Here is what you get:

  • Play any three of these courses: Arrowhead Country Club, Dye, Fazio, Love and Norman courses at Barefoot, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Glen Dornoch, Heather Glen, Prestwick, Possum Trot, Shaftesbury Glen, True Blue, Tidewater, Thistle. 
  • The “Best of Myrtle Beach” package starts at 1 and is a golf-only deal, but the guys at Myrtle Beach Golf Masters can easily add accommodations. 

Six of the 14 courses – Caledonia, True Blue, Tidewater and Barefoot’s Dye, Fazio and Love layouts – have been ranked among America’s top 100 public courses, and Arrowhead, the Norman Course and Glen Dornoch are three of only six layouts that play along the Intracoastal Waterway. 

Shaftesbury Glen underwent a 2016 renovation project that revitalized the course, and readers of GolfAdvisor.com ranked Thistle America’s 14th best course

The list of honors could go on, but you get the point – the Best of Myrtle Beach package offers you the opportunity to play some of the premier courses in Myrtle Beach and all of America for that matter. 

Throw-in the help provided by Myrtle Beach Golf Masters and this is a package your group needs to consider for the fall of 2017 or spring of 2018. 

Source: Recent Myrtle Beach Golf News


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This View Makes No. 5 on Arrowhead’s Waterway 9 Unforgettable

Arrowhead Country Club is home to 27 holes, several of which play along the Intracoastal Waterway, is renowned for being among Myrtle Beach’s best-conditioned courses, and it enjoys a central location. 

Those are ingredients to make Arrowhead Country Club one of the area’s most popular courses, and the layout enjoys much acclaim, particularly among locals, but for too many golf groups, the facility is hiding in plain sight. 

The course is just five miles from Myrtle Beach International Airport and it’s less than two miles off Highway 501, the primary artery into the area, but it isn’t visible from the road. Golfers are well served to take the time to find Arrowhead, home of the Lakes, Cypress and Waterway nines.

All three nines are of equal architectural value, and Arrowhead is one of six area layouts that play along the Intracoastal. Our Myrtle Beach golf hole of the week offers a tee-to-green view of the Waterway. 

No. 5, Waterway – Arrowhead Country Club
Par:
4
Yardage: 387 yards (blue tees), 356 yards (white tees), 325 yards (greens tees), 297 yards (red tees)
Handicap: 3

Widely regarded as Arrowhead’s signature hole, the fifth on the Waterway nine plays just yards above the Intracoastal, providing players an idyllic view of the Army Corps of Engineers’ handy work. 

Water is in play off the tee for shots that are pulled, but seven bunkers scattered along the hole present a much greater challenge. Sand flanks both sides of the fairway and a trio of bunkers in front of the green preclude the possibility of running the ball up. 

Length isn’t an issue at 356 yards from the white tees, but greater priority should be placed on precision as opposed to power. An approach from the short grass is a recipe for par, but players that find one of the fairway bunkers could find themselves on a path to a big number. 

Enjoy a beautiful hole along the Intracoastal, but don’t lose concentration and post a big number. 

Source: Recent Myrtle Beach Golf News


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Meadowlands Golf Club to Celebrate its 20th Birthday

The McLamb family’s history in Brunswick County dates back nearly two centuries, and much to the delight of golfers, they opened their first course two decades ago. 

The third hole at meadowlands is the course's signature holeLong one of the Grand Strand’s most successful builders, family patriarch W.J. McLamb built Meadowlands Golf Club in 1997 on land that was once home to a family farm. 

As part of the celebration of its emerald anniversary, Meadowlands will be hosting a pair of 9-hole events September 20 to benefit Canine Angels, an organization that rescues dogs and trains them to be service dogs. 

The event, which will cost to enter, will offer players the opportunity to win ,000 or a custom golf cart for a hole-in-one, lunch catered by Middle of the Island, and a bloody Mary bar. 

While the 20th anniversary celebration will bring attention to Meadowlands and the experience it provides, savvy group leaders have long been familiar with the Willard Byrd design. Meadowlands, which was ranked among North Carolina’s top 10 new courses upon its opening and earned a spot on Golf for Women’s list of the Top 100 Courses for Women, is renowned for its quality and value. 

The white tees play 6,080 yards, an ideal distance for the vast majority of golfers, but even more importantly, the McLamb family has consistently emphasized the playability of the design. A 2012 renovation project featured the installation of TifEagle Bermuda grass greens that are now in their prime and design modifications on two of the course’s most prominent holes. 

Highlighting the family’s commitment to golfers, Meadowlands’ signature hole, the par 4 third, underwent changes during the 2012 project. The hole featured a lake that many mid to high handicappers were able to reach off the tee, leaving an approach shot that was a little long for their skill level. With that in mind, part of the lake was filled in, allowing players more room to drive the ball, which in turn sets up a more manageable approach.

The sixth hole went from being one of the most visually intimidating holes on the course, courtesy of a narrow, elevated fairway, to being more scenic and playable. The dirt removed from the fairway was used to fill in the pond on No. 3, and it opened up the fairway and made the hole less daunting.

Golfers that can enjoy the 20th anniversary celebration on September 20 absolutely should, but Meadowlands will be a treat to play throughout the fall. 
 

Source: Recent Myrtle Beach Golf News


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Player’s Choice Package from Caribbean Resort Provides Countless Choices

The Caribbean Resort has hosted as many golf groups as nearly any hotel along the Grand Strand. Located on 30th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, the property enjoys a central location and an expansive view of the beach.

pine lakes is an outstanding course to play as part of the player's club packageJust as importantly, the Caribbean has long been a player in the golf package business, booking countless rounds on the strength of the resort’s dedication to customer experience. 

One of the Caribbean’s most popular deals is The Player’s Choice package, which allows groups to choose from any of Myrtle Beach’s 80+ golf courses and customize a trip that is anywhere from two to 14 days long. 

 

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Whether you want to play Pine Lakes Country Club and The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach’s two oldest courses, or Founders Club at Pawleys Island and Leopard’s Chase, the area’s youngest layouts, The Player’s Choice at the Caribbean, which starts a 2 for three nights and the four rounds, could be the deal for your group.

Check out the specifics of the package, and start planning your dream vacation with The Player’s Choice package from the Caribbean.

Source: Recent Myrtle Beach Golf News


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The 14th Hole at the Granddaddy is One Golfers Remember

Pine Lakes Country Club is “The Granddaddy,” the birthplace of Myrtle Beach golf, and it’s celebrating its 90th birthday this year. 

The 14th hole at Pine Lakes is a beautyThe course opened in 1927 and is rich with history. Pine Lakes was designed by Robert White, a native of St. Andrews, Scotland and first president of the PGA of America, and it was the birthplace of Sports Illustrated. 

A trip through the clubhouse to sample Pine Lakes’ history is a must, but a layout that remains a favorite of Myrtle Beach golfers continues to be the primary attraction. 

Pine Lakes Country Club, which plays less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean, is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach and is routed along rolling, natural dunes, allowing players to enjoy a classically designed layout and a chance to score. 

A 2009 renovation project guaranteed that Pine Lakes would continue to be a Myrtle Beach favorite as its centennial approaches, but a challenge that remains almost exactly as White conceived it is our Myrtle Beach Golf Hole of the Week. 

 

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No. 14 – Pine Lakes Country Club
Par:
4
Yardage: 438 yards (tee #4), 425 yards (tee #3), 404 yards (tee #2), 327 yards (tee #1)
Handicap: 2

On a layout that isn’t exceedingly long (6,305 yards from tee #3), the 14th hole represents a brawny challenge. An elevated tee box overlooks the course’s longest par 4, which demands a long drive for two reasons: 1) it gives players a chance to reach the green in regulation, and 2) it takes the pond, which sits approximately 120 yards from the green, largely out of play. 

A short drive will leave players with a dicey shot off a downhill lie over the water, a recipe for a big number. On the bright side, the fairway is exceedingly wide and if you play the hole wisely (i.e., don’t try to hit a hero recovery shot if you have a poor drive), the challenge is manageable.

In short, if your tee shot isn’t what you want, don’t be afraid to play No. 14 as a par 5 and try to take advantage of another hole. 

Source: Recent Myrtle Beach Golf News


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Myrtle Beach Golf Community Supports Military Families

Labor Day Weekend 2017 was a special occasion for the Myrtle Beach golf community to rally behind military families in need, with efforts including a golf outing at The Pearl Golf Links and a 100-hole golf marathon at Rivers Edge Golf Club.

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Source: Recent Myrtle Beach Golf News


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Virginian Curtis Henley Wins 34th Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship

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 at Barefoot Resort's Dye Club.

2017 World Am winner Curtis Henley of Poquoson, Va. (left) accepts the championship trophy from World Am Tournament Director Scott Tomasello.Henley edged James Dupont of Meadville, Pa. and Charlotte’s Jim Acord, who each shot net 67s. Hilton Head’s Wes Long fired a sizzling 68 to win the Gross Division and finish five rounds with a cumulative, gross score of 1-under par.

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Making his first appearance in the event, Carl Myers of Dallas, Texas won the Senior Gross Division in a sudden death playoff against Kim Mansfield of High Point, N.C. Myers won on the first sudden death playoff hole with a par.

Virginians Ted Hartung and Thomas “Duke” Wagner won the International Pairs competition and, along with it, a trip to St. Andrews, Scotland to represent the United States in the IP World Championship in 2018.

A 72-hole, net stroke play tournament, the World Am was played on more than 50 of Myrtle Beach’s best golf courses.

Players from 49 states and 20 countries competed in the event, which was open to all men and women 18 years of age and older, and players were flighted based on age, gender and handicap.

Each flight played a different course every day and after four rounds of competition, all flight winners and ties advanced to the World Championship Playoff at the Dye Club. The playoff was an 18-hole shootout to crown the event’s winner.

While the competition is initially what lures players to the tournament, it’s only part of what keeps them coming back. At the heart of the World Am’s appeal is the camaraderie among its participants, and much of that kinship is fostered at “The World’s Largest 19th Hole.”

Each night of the event, the 19th Hole overtook all 120,000 square feet of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, providing participants with free food and drinks, live entertainment, celebrity guest appearances, a golf expo and more.

Among the big names that appeared at the 19th Hole this year were Golf Channel personalities Charlie Rymer, Damon Hack and Chantel McCabe, billiards legend Ewa Laurance and Paige Spiranac, one of the game’s fastest-rising personalities.

Players also received a gift bag that included a logoed hat, shirt, PGA Tour Superstore gift card, Nexbelt, and an assortment of other goodies.

For more information, visit www.MyrtleBeachWorldAmateur.com.

Source: Recent Myrtle Beach Golf News


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Follow the World Championship Playoff With Our Live Leaderboard

The 2017 World Championship Playoff is underway at Barefoot Resort's Dye Club! To follow all the action, check out our LIVE LEADERBOARD and enjoy a quick photo gallery that will give you a taste of the atmosphere. 

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Source: Recent Myrtle Beach Golf News


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