We got to play Crow Creek on Sunday. VERY disappointed in the course.
-Tee Sheet was mis-managed. Had to wait 20 minutes to tee off.
-Greens were not in good shape. Positives:
Greens were rolling quick.
Open course, Trees are really out of play unless you really shank a shot.
We got to play River Hills on Sunday. Course is in great shape. Greens are rolling good. Tees and fairways are nice and lush. Bunkers are definetly a hazard, nice and fluffy.
Let us know if you want to take on this locals favorite course.
We were able to play at Heather Glen last Sunday. Even after the rain and wind from Hurricane Irene the course was in very good shape. I really love how the greens actually will hold when you hit a good shot. No hitting and bouncing off the greens at Heather Glen. We played the Red and White courses and the fairways and greens were in terrific shape. Heather Glen is one of the real gems in our area. The staff is very friendly starting with Curly at the bag drop and Ken in the club house. Next time you are staying with us in North Myrtle Beach make sure you take time to speak with our golf department and let us set up your golf vacation. We have access to all of the courses up and down the Grand Strand. Try to squeeze in a round at Heather Glen to enjoy the challenging course, excellent greens and friendly staff.
Playing the Love course Thursday afternoon. One of the very nice courses we have here in the North Myrtle Beach area. If you are visiting and need a round booked give us a call at Grand Strand Resorts and we will be happy to set you up. We have access to all the courses up and down the Grand Strand.
If you’re a garden lover like I am you’ll be thrilled to know there are many gardens you can tour that are within a short drive from the many Myrtle Beach Resorts we have available. With its rich agricultural heritage it’s no wonder that South Carolina is home to dozens of rich and varied gardens. From swamplands to manicured topiaries, the gardens of South Carolina offer visitors the opportunity to experience all kinds of botanical beauty. Here are some glorious gardens that you should take the time to explore. I’ll start with the ones closest to our Myrtle Beach Resorts.
Brookgreen Gardens – Murrell’s Inlet
Located in the heart of a 9,100 acre preserve along the coast, Brookgreen Gardens is structured around over 1,200 sculptural works by 350 different artists. This scenic attraction is one of America’s largest collections of sculpture that happens to be in a garden setting. There are 10 different outdoor garden rooms accented with ponds, fountains and sculptural pieces.
South Carolina Botanical Garden – Clemson
This 295-acre public garden specializes in unique nature-based sculptures. Each of these sculptures showcases the beauty of plant life in its design, blending nature and art in a beautiful symbiosis. There are a variety of niche gardens which include the butterfly garden, the wildflower meadow, and the 70 acre arboretum. Visitors can stop in at the Fran Hansen Discovery Center to enjoy the work of South Carolinian native, Elizabeth Belser Fuller. Also available for discovery are the Bob Campbell Geology Museum and the historic Hanover House.
Audubon Swamp Garden – Charleston
Originally a rice plantation, the Audubon Swamp Garden features 60 acres of swampland, traversed by boardwalks and bridges. Hundreds of species of flora and fauna live in the swamp garden. Visitors can walk a self-guided trail or take a trip through the rice lands on the 45 minute boat tour.
There are many other gardens to explore throughout South Carolina. Take your time and explore this beautiful state to its fullest with day trips from one of our many conveniently located Myrtle Beach Resorts.
We made it to the Barefoot Fazio course on Sunday to play a round. Course is in excellent shape and the new greens are outstanding. Barefoot did a great job replacing the old greens with the new Champions Ultra Dwarf Grass. Very smooth, quick and nice to play. Give our golf department a call when you are ready to book your fall and spring trips.
Played Beachwood Golf Course Thursday after work. Course is in very nice shape and as a local I can tell you that it one of our local favorite’s. The greens are always in good shape, the fairways are great as your ball actually sits up some and the staff are good to deal with. It also has very fair pricing. If you are vacationing in North Myrtle Beach and want to get in a round or several rounds or are looking for a golf package give our golf department a call at 800-367-6515 and we will be happy to set you up. We have access to every course in our area. We can even get you off at a discounted rate at the private Surf Club. We hope to see you soon.
Looking for a quick round while on vacation? Or maybe a full golf package while you and your buddies are visiting. Give our golf guy Chad a call at 800-367-6515 and he can put together a package to suit your needs. From local favorite’s like Beachwood, River Hills and The Valley at Eastport to True Blue, Caledonia and the Barefoot courses we can help out.
WonderWorks Myrtle Beach will officially open at Broadway at the Beach on Monday,April 4 at 12 p.m.
WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind combining education and entertainment. It has 50,000 square feet of space and features more than 100 interactive exhibits that use some of the most sophisticated graphics and audio presentation techniques available. The exhibits are designed to appeal to all ages.
Cost: (Rates are per person/tax not included)
General Admission:Adults: $22.99; children 4-12/Seniors (55+) $14.99
Combo Pass: (WonderWorks and one game of Lazer Tag) Adults: $25.99; children 4-12/Seniors (55+)