Storm did little damage to Grand Strand courses
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Myrtle Beach golf courses reopened just days after Hurricane Ian made landfall along the Grand Strand.
Ian brought heavy wind, rain and storm surge with it but moved quickly through the area, sparing Myrtle Beach courses major structural damage. Courses were forced to clean up debris and in some cases downed trees, but Ian didn’t leave any lasting impact on area layouts.
“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of Fort Myers and throughout Florida who were forced to bear the brunt of Hurricane Ian’s fury,” said Kyle Oland, director of marketing for Golf Tourism Solutions, the company responsible for promoting the area as a golf destination.
“Myrtle Beach area golf courses were fortunate to avoid significant damage, and we are delighted to have players back on the course. Groups that have fall trips to the area planned can expect to find our courses in typically outstanding condition,” he said.
All courses immediately reopened. Two, The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Arcadian Shores Golf Club, reopened on Oct. 5.
October is one of South Carolina’s most popular months as golfers from across the nation flock to the Grand Strand to enjoy the area’s unmatched combination of great golf and value. October also offers idyllic weather, with an average high temperature of 76 degrees and little humidity.
The area is home to 90 golf courses, including some of the nation’s premier public layouts. For more information on Myrtle Beach golf, visit PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com.
Chris King runs Kingfish Communications, which specializes in writing about golf in the Myrtle Beach area.
Featured image: Man O’War Golf Club