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Year in Review: Three Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Install New Greens

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Year in Review: Three Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Install New Greens

The biggest story along the Myrtle Beach golf scene didn’t generate a viral video or bring Golf Channel cameras to the area. But the renovation work at Arcadian Shores, Crow Creek and Tiger’s Eye ensured three of the area’s most popular layouts will continue to star in the eyes of traveling golfers. 

Crow Creek was one of three courses that installed new greens in 2017Courses like Tiger’s Eye, Arcadian Shores and Crow Creek are at the heart of what makes a Myrtle Beach golf trip so popular. They deliver the combination of quality and value that competing destinations are unable to match, much less exceed. 

Arcadian Shores, a Rees Jones design, was closed for 4 ½ months over the summer, installing new Sunday ultra-dwarf Bermuda grass greens, repaving every inch of cart path, improving irrigation, and installing new sand in select bunkers. 

The results were spectacular, pushing a design locals have long felt was one of the area’s best toward the upper echelon of Myrtle Beach golf courses.

The Tim Cate designed Tiger’s Eye closed for two months to install new TifEagle Bermuda grass greens. TifEagle has been the grass of choice for several other high-profile courses in the Southeast in recent years, including TPC Sawgrass and Harbor Town. The staff at Ocean Ridge also provided the course a facelift during the summer project, sprucing up the bunkers that are a significant part of the layout’s visual appeal.

While the installation of the new hybrid Bermuda strains has become the norm along the Grand Strand, Crow Creek bucked the trend, installing new V8 bentgrass greens. 

V8 is a newer, more heat resistant strain that will allow it to withstand the summer heat along the Southeast coast. A cool season grass, the bentgrass, widely regarded as the game’s finest putting surface, will be pristine during the Myrtle Beach area’s peak spring and fall seasons.
The work reflected the area’s commitment to ensuring Myrtle Beach remains golf’s premier destination. 

Source: Recent Myrtle Beach Golf News

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