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!
You could say that Matt Daly was tailor-made for his current job. The more factual statement would be that he saw the writing on the wall before most golf industry types of his generation and adjusted with the times.
More than 24 years since he joined ABC’s Grand Strand affiliate WPDE News 15 as its lead weatherman, Piotrowski has developed into the go-to source for all things weather. But as the years have changed how news is presented, arguably the most visible person in the Myrtle Beach area has changed, too.
Course designers have taken a similar approach when it comes to laying out their work. Backload most of their memorable holes, ensuring that the lasting memories aren’t watered down by the bulk of their architecture. But when it comes to the sheer number of courses in and around Myrtle Beach, S.C., some astounding opening holes were almost inevitable.