Myrtle Beach Golf Back on Track After Historic Rainfall
by Video and Pictures Provided by Gordon McCawley for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday
By Wednesday morning, scores of visiting golfers were strolling the grounds at Grande Dunes Resort Club just as they would on your typical, ideal day for a round of fall golf on the Grand Strand. With temperatures in the low 70s paired with brilliant, clear-blue skies and a light breeze, this course – along with the vast majority of golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area – was back to business as usual.
The scene was a far, far cry from what was happening across the Carolinas for several days prior, where images and aerial video of widespread flooding had dominated the national news cycle.
Yet here was one of scores of area golf courses that was now fully operational, just one day removed from the end of a historic weather event that saw some locations overwhelmed with more than 20 inches of rain.
As of Friday, Oct. 9, nearly 70 Myrtle Beach area golf courses had resumed full operations.
The pictures and video below are remarkable – given the fact that they were taken on Wednesday, Oct. 7. They bear witness to a Myrtle Beach golf scene that has not only proven itself resilient in the face of extraordinary obstacles, but also more than ready to host you for your fall golf getaway.
If you have any questions or concerns about any part of your fall golf plans, don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-882-3420. We’re ready and happy to be of assistance. We thank you for your continued trust in us to serve your golf vacation needs, and look forward to having you back with us soon!
Dale Ketola, PGA Director of Instruction and Club Fitting at the Grande Dunes Resort Club, discusses how club face angle at impact influences ball flight and demonstrates a drill that can help.
While many courses use that locale in their address, only six courses fall within the actual city limits. These courses, four of which were built prior to 1972, alone offer a range both in style and feel that would provide a worthy week of golf.