Golf Insider Reaches Significant Milestone

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by Golf Trips Staff

25,000 Golfer Reviews and Going Stronger Than Ever

Six years and more than 25,000 golfer reviews later, the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider has become a true standard bearer for the Grand Strand golf industry. Since day one, its premise has been simple:

“Myrtle Beach golf course reviews for golfers … by golfers.”

And ever since, the Golf Insider has worked diligently to eliminate the fluff and cut to the chase – offering you a reliable, one-stop resource for unbiased customer feedback on the courses you play, and the ones you’re considering for your next golf getaway.

It has served as another qualified source of validation for courses that have for years enjoyed a stellar reputation with visiting golfers. Renowned designs like Dunes Golf & Beach Club (a regular at or near the top of Golf Insider’s average daily rankings) and Grande Dunes Resort Club (with rankings consistently at or above 8.5/10) now have a customer-driven standard of excellence to go along with the trust that major organizations like the PGA of America have given these venues to host some of its most prestigious events over the years – of most recent note the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship.

The Golf Insider also rewards those courses that may not have yet achieved the public acclaim of venues like Dunes Club, TPC Myrtle Beach and Grande Dunes, but consistently fit the “People’s Choice” standard of excellence. “Course conditions and ‘playability’ are important, but the customer service experience is every bit as critical to the visiting golfer – and in many cases the most important element,” said Jim Maggio, editor of the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider since its inception in 2008. “Time and again, we’ve seen that aspect reflected in the high scores received by many courses whose design and aesthetics may not rate as highly as some of the area’s more renowned designs.

“With Golf Insider reviewers, courses that consistently offer exceptional customer service to go along with quality course conditions and an overall pleasant experience … they’re rewarded with high overall scores,” Maggio continued. “Many golfers weigh all our scoring categories on balance (pro shop, grill, staff experience, tee boxes, fairways, greens) and will simply ask themselves, ‘Would I want to come back?’ When that answer is “yes,” the course’s overall rank will reflect that sentiment.”

The Golf Insider has also become a daily part of many golf courses’ staff interactions with their customers. “We regularly encourage our golfers to give us feedback through this forum, and it goes way beyond trying to get folks to weigh in with good ratings,” said Bob Zuercher, general manager at Blackmoor Golf Club in Murrells Inlet, S.C. – whose more than 1,200 Golf Insider reviews lead the pack among area golf courses that receive Golf Insider reviews. “It’s even more important to us when they use it to offer constructive feedback – based on both good and not-so-good experiences – that helps us improve the customer service experience for everyone.

“Nobody – and no golf course – is perfect,” Zuercher added. “But when there is an open, two-way line of communication between us and the customer, it makes it much easier for us to be at our very best. For years now, the Golf Insider has been an invaluable tool for us – and our visiting golfers – in that pursuit.”

To see the very latest reviews on golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area, and submit your own feedback on the courses you’ve recently played, visit the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider at

Related Courses:

Grande Dunes Resort Club

(551 reviews)
$161 early am
$161   am
$149 late pm
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Dunes Golf & Beach Club

(206 reviews)
early am
$265   am
late pm
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Blackmoor Golf Club

(1255 reviews)
$96 early am
$95   am
$96   pm
$84 late pm
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