Continuing our trip south, we spent the day in Myrtle Beach. Although it has been clear, windy, and somewhat cool for the area, it was a beautiful day.
It is definitely more green and spring-like that it was in New Bern, NC, which is about 150 miles to the north.
We stopped by “The Pearl” golf course on highway 179, in Calabash, NC. It is just north of Myrtle Beach and near several other coastal golf courses. The fairways and greens were an attractive green and appeared in very good condition. The surrounding rough was still brown and winter-like, but trees in the area were budding nicely.
The Pearl has two 18-hole courses. One (the East; up to 6,793 yd) is tree-lined, and the other (the West; up to 7,006 yd) is links oriented and runs along the Calabash River. Both appeared challenging and had five tee box locations to help take the bite out and put the fun in.
The clubhouse/ restaurant/pro-shop is full service with friendly and helpful staff.
Ideally we would have liked to experience both courses. The online greens fee on March 2 was $50 for either course. The rates go up as the season progresses. Unfortunately we had to move on and did not have time to play.
We did spend some time at one of the driving ranges in Myrtle Beach. There was a constant march of golfers warming up for the season. A large bucket of balls was $15.
We are heading to south Florida in the AM and will be on the road all day (and probably all evening).
For the Detroit area, the Golf Show is being held in Novi, Michigan this weekend. If you’re in Michigan be sure to attend as there are many good deals on equipment and supplies. AND REMEMBER, we are still offering our key training aids and the Golf Buddy Platinum GPS at our show discount pricing.
Stay tuned for our trip updates.
Hit ‘em straight.