Eight Myrtle Beach area golf courses are renovating their greens this summer.
Meadowlands Golf Club is going through the most work - it's getting a major face lift. In addition to installing TifEagle bermuda greens, two par-4 holes are being redesigned. Hole No. 3, was always a difficult hole to play. It has two ponds. The second pond was large and reachable from the tee. This forced golfers to carry the first pond off the tee, but lay back from the second pond. Then you were forced to make a long shot over the second pond to the green, with little room to bail out. The renovations will reduce the size of the second pond to allow for more room off the tee, and create less carry distance on the second shot. More bail out room is also being added. Hole No. 6 was a strange design. The tee shot was made up to an elevated (mounded) fairway, with trees and water on the left, and the cart path and a drainage ditch on the right. The second shot from the fairway was downhill to a small green fronted by a small pond. The pond and green were not visible from tee. If you missed the fairway, there was almost no chance of reaching the green on the second shot. This hole is being redesigned to lower the elevated fairway, remove trees blocking the view of the pond and green, and adding mounding on the right to keep wayward tee shots in play. All of these changes will make Meadowlands more player friendly. Meadowlands closed on May 24 and is scheduled to reopen on August 16, 2012.
Two Barefoot Resort courses are getting new Champion bermuda greens this summer. The Barefoot Dye Club (pictured at the top of the article) closed May 20, and reopened July 16. The Barefoot Love Course closed July 9, and will reopen on September 10, 2012.
Myrtle Beach National King's North course closed June 25 to install Champion Ultradwarf bermuda. It is scheduled to reopen on August 21, 2012.
The Resort Course at Grande Dunes closed June 25 to get Champion Ultradwarf bermuda. It is scheduled to reopen on August 20, 2012.
Prestwick Golf & Country Club closed on June 17 to install new TifEagle bermuda greens. It's also refurbishing bunkers, and repairing cart paths. Prestwick is scheduled to reopen on September 15, 2012.
World Tour Golf Links, a 27-hole course, is installing Miniverde Ultradwarf bermuda on two nine-hole courses. The Open Course reopened July 19, and the Championship Course will be closed July 20 through September 30, 2012.
The Player's Club at St. James Plantation is also installing Miniverde bermuda greens this summer. The course closed on June 18, and it is scheduled to reopen on August 13, 2012.
Many other Myrtle Beach area courses are using the summer months to improve conditions by removing trees, improving drainage, working on tee-boxes, and refurbishing bunkers.
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