Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Emerging from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, 65 Myrtle Beach golf courses have reopened along the Grand Strand and nearly every area layout will be open for what is expected to be an idyllic weekend.
A 60-mile stretch of Carolinas coastline, the Grand Strand endured high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Matthew, but area golf courses emerged without major structural damage. Course closures were primarily a result of fallen trees and debris that needed to be cleaned up.
“We are happy to welcome golfers back to Myrtle Beach this weekend and all the credit goes to the golf course staffs that have worked tirelessly to get their property ready to reopen,” said Bill Golden, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday president. “While we look forward to having full tee sheets this weekend, our thoughts will certainly be with our friends throughout North and South Carolina who are still battling the impact of the storm.”
For most of the next week, the Myrtle Beach area is expected to have near perfect weather. High temperatures are forecast to be in the upper 70s and will be accompanied by a slight breeze, which will help further aide courses in drying out.
“By this weekend, the courses will almost look like a storm never came through, other than some debris on the outer edge of the golf course we won’t have time to clear,” said Matt Biddington, head pro at Legends Resort. “From tee to green, the courses will be in great shape.”