Category Archives: Golf Course Information

Renovations Wrapping Up

Golf Course renovationAround the Grand Strand, summer renovation projects for local golf courses are coming to a close as the cooler weather settles in. However, there have been two new courses that have reentered the Myrtle Beach market, as well as Ocean Isle Beach areas. After being closed for 22 months, Brick Landing in Ocean Isle will reopen by the end of October. Quail Creek Golf Club at Coastal Carolina University reopened to public play on October 3, 2011. Craig Schreiner, who is the co-designer of the Members Club at Grande Dunes, appointed renovations at Pine Lakes Country Club and oversaw most of the changes at Quail Creek. Changes to all 19 greens, including the practice putting green, were rebuilt with the fine-bladed and popular Mini-Verde ultra dwarf Bermuda grass and 60 bunkers were removed around both fairways and greens. The remaining 36 bunkers were also rebuilt. According to Charlie Thrash, the Quail Creek general manager and director of the CCU Professional Golf Management Program, “the greens have more movement, undulation and personality than they had before, and they’re a better quality with Mini-Verde.” In addition to the 6,900 yards of green, a short game area was built between the 10th tee and the 18th green, which is only accessible for CCU’s golf teams and students in the PGM program.


The Dunes Golf and Beach Club

The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has been ranked number 46 in Golf Digest’s 2009-2010 “America’s Top 100 Great Public Courses.” This was just published in the April issue and the Dunes Club qualifies for this list of the country’s top public and resort golf courses by allowing limited package play through member hotels and package providers. The Golf’s Digest’s rankings are based on extensive play and scrutiny of thousands of courses every two years by a panel of over 900 low handicap golfers. According to the Golf Digest, “the courses were judged on various criteria: shot values, resistance to scoring, design variety, memorability, aesthetics, conditioning and ambiance.

After the panelists submitted their evaluations, Golf Digest averages the scores of the categories and totals the averages to determine the overall rankings. A course must be two years old to be considered for “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.” Dennis Nicholl, the Dunes Club head golf professional stated: It’s an honor for The Dunes Club to be recognized as one of ‘America’s Top 100’ courses.” The Dunes Club golf course was built in 1947 and by designed by Robert Trent Jones. The course’s Hole 13 is better known as “Waterloo” and is the Dunes Club’s signature hole and has been honored by GOLF Magazine and Sports Illustrated as one of the greatest golf holes in the world. This summer, The Dunes Golf & club will host the 97th Carolinas Amateur and qualify for the South Amateur.


Vacation To Myrtle Beach

Sometimes when you plan a vacation, finding a place to stay is the least of your worries. It’s finding the attractions and what to do to keep you busy and looking for more adventure that’s the hard part of vacation planning. Vacation to Myrtle BeachThat’s why Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is your one stop shop! Myrtle Beach is packed with activities to take part in, no matter what you may be looking for. This is the ideal location for singles, couples and families alike. Plus everyone can find something to be a part no matter what their taste or budget, which is always helpful! For starters, there are over 100 challenging golf courses for the avid golfer. Perhaps you are more of a night owl and enjoy going out on the town, Myrtle Beach has that too with many themes to choose from like country, rock, and shag, which was “born” here. If you’re a night person who doesn’t so much enjoy the party scene, there are great comedy clubs to visit as well. Of course, what’s in a name? Myrtle Beach has an amazing stretch of white sand and the beautifully sparkling Atlantic right at its fingertips, making it ideal for the beach bum. Now say you are looking for a calmer and quiet area without so much hustle and bustle, that’s where North Myrtle Beach comes into play! About 18 miles north of the heart of Myrtle Beach, it’s close enough to join in on the fun and excitement, but it’s far enough away that you aren’t caught up in the crowd. No matter what you are looking to do during your vacation, you can find it all in Myrtle Beach, so get going on booking your reservations to come see us!


Dunes Golf and Beach Club Recognized By GOLF Magazine

GOLF Magazine recently released their annual “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” in the United States, teeing up the charts at number 48 is The Dunes Golf and Beach Club. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach in one of the most sought after developments in the area; This Oceanside golf course is luring golfers to the Grand Strand one swing at a time! The Dunes golf course was built in 1947, and is recognized as one of Robert Trent Jones finest designs. Since its inception, it has proved to be a world class course, offering the best golf and member services in Myrtle Beach. The Dunes offers a classic club experience with all the Southern charm, elegance, and style associated with the finest clubs in the Southeast. So come to Myrtle Beach where you can hit up the tee in the morning and enjoy an afternoon of beach, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and more!

Dunes Golf and Beach Club Location


Myrtle Beach is still a Golf Mecca

With hundreds of award winning golf courses, Myrtle Beach is widely known throughout the country as the “Golf Capital of America”. A little known fact is Myrtle Beach is actually the primary place golf packages began. Golf Holiday, a non-profit organization, actually came up with the idea of getting discounted golf, hotel rates, and airfare together.

It isn’t very unusual to see hotels and resorts offering golf packages at the sign in desk. One of the most popular courses that offer discounts would be the Dunes Golf & Beach Club. This club was actually the legendary course that brought everyone to golf in Myrtle Beach. Supposively, 60 years ago, Golf Writers Association writers met there to play a round of golf, making the course an often discussed topic. This in the end brought people to play the course, which resulted in more courses opening up throughout the area. If you are looking for a good game of golf to play you are surely to find one in Myrtle Beach!


The Best Way To Golf in Myrtle Beach

Are you a golfer looking for the best place with the best deals for golfing in the Myrtle Beach area?? If so Ttimesonly.com is probably a great place for your search to begin. This website is designed to help golfers learn about the local courses, what all they have to offer, and what their asking prices are. Ttimes is designed by golf professionals who have been in the golfing world for at least 14 years. They are the best of the best and know everything you need to know. Ttimes offers a Myrtle Beach Golf Package which is absolutely the best way to go…you can look at each course yourself through pictures online and book the ones you like the best.

Their packages include partnerships with leading lodging facilities, car rental agencies, airlines, restaurants, and spas within the area. Some of the leading lodging includes Avista resort, Towers on the Grove, and Prince Resort. The golf packages in Myrtle Beach include A Cat 4 Free Tuesday, Barefoot, Burroughs and Chapin, Champions Choice, Fantastic Four, Glens Group, Golf Guys Greatest Hits, Legends, Menacing Maples, Myrtle Beach National Special, Mystical Group, North Bay,   Pawley’s Peril, Sea Trail, South Bay, Super Saver Specials, The Classic Group, and The Diamonds in The Rough. So get ready to tee off and hit a long drive with Ttimesonly.com.


Mystical Golf in Myrtle Beach

Golfers, looking for a Hole-in-one deal? Come to the Grand Strand, where you’ll find unbeatable golf packages, at the price you want. Now offering a three course deal by Mystical Golf; consisting of The Wizard, the Witch, and Man O’ War. All three are excellent designed courses. The Witch, the hardest of the three, which was designed on 500 acres of swampland, and has no houses located anywhere on the course. The Wizard and Man O’ War feature perfect bentgrass greens, along with spectacular bridgework that left the wetlands totally undisturbed. So come down to Myrtle Beach, and you can play all three courses for a small fee of $128!


Myrtle Beach’s Golf Courses Prosper

Everyone knows that Myrtle Beach is most notorious for its Golfing Community. Myrtle Beach offers some of the highest quality and top ranked courses in the COUNTRY … make that WORLD!!! In a recent study, the National Golf Foundation has noticed an increase in public courses in danger of going bankrupt…but the Myrtle Beach, as almost always, trend is saying opposite. According to David Durant, GM of Prestwick Country Club his business is doing well and he believes others are too. Many believe that the excellent reputation of Myrtle Beach’s golfing community helps keep it above water. Myrtle Beach is widely known as the GOLF CAPITAL of the United States, which helps it remain popular among its peers. The worst thing about Myrtle Beach Golf is the choice one must make to go to a specific course. It’s stiff competition down here, but whoever said that was a bad thing?


Golf Tournament Benefits The Poor

This Saturday, the Sons of Italy will be hosting a golf tournament at the Prestwick Golf & Country Club. The proceeds from the $90 entry fee will be given to the Community Kitchen. The money will help them with serving their annual 70,000 meals to the local homeless and low income families. If you may be interested in helping out a good cause, either by playing or just watching, give Karen Crisalli a call at 843-421-6419.