Designed by award-winning architect Tom Jackson, Aberdeen Country Club in Little River, near Myrtle Beach, offers golfers championship-style challenges and a serene riverside setting. The Club's 27 holes are adjacent to the protected Waccamaw riverfront preserve and loop around scenic wetlands and creeks with towering cypress trees.
Last October, when Hurricane Matthew brought heavy rains and unprecedented flooding to the Carolinas, the riverside Aberdeen and several other facilities along the Grand Strand sustained damage. That's when Aberdeen's owner, Founders Group International, decided to invest not only in course and clubhouse repairs, but to make some design changes and update Aberdeen's clubhouse.
When the golf course at Aberdeen reopens March 29, you'll be able to enjoy a renovated 4,000 square foot clubhouse that has been redesigned as a sports-bar style restaurant with four large television screens. The new restaurant will offer a full-service menu, along with daily drink specials.
You'll also see a captivating new logo throughout the facility and on the merchandise in the pro shop. Aberdeen Country Club was named in honor of the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Scotland's sixth oldest golf course, and the new logo salutes those Celtic roots. Its design features a dragon, a mythical figure that often represents the primal forces of nature. In Celtic and other mythologies around the world, the dragon is recognized as a controller of water, the very element that impacted Aberdeen last October.
“After surveying the flood damage, we decided we should go beyond just repairs and invest in significant upgrades to the entire property to create a more enjoyable golf experience for our visitors,” said Tom Van Hoogen, the new head golf professional at Aberdeen Country Club. “As our new facility took shape, we recognized that this was also an opportunity to rebrand Aberdeen with a more contemporary logo that would better communicate the spirit of our riverside course and the Scottish heritage of its name.”