Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Reopen After Being Spared the Worst of Hurricane Ian’s Wrath

Hurricane Ian made landfall along the Grand Strand Friday afternoon, moving through quickly and mercifully sparing the Myrtle Beach area the worst of its wrath.

High winds, rain and storm surge made for a difficult day, but a sense of normalcy began to return to the area almost immediately, especially for golfers.

Courses reopened Saturday morning, happily welcoming players back who were anxious to get out after spending the previous day hunkered down.Founders Club

The primary challenge was debris cleanup and in some cases the removal of downed trees, but Myrtle Beach golf courses avoided major structural damage, meaning there will be no long-term effects.

Founders Group International, Myrtle Beach’s largest golf course ownership group, was able to open 19 of its 21 courses before noon on Saturday, allowing players to return to the fairways at layouts like the newly remodeled Grande Dunes Resort Course, TPC Myrtle Beach and King’s North at Myrtle Beach National.

The FGI courses weren’t the only ones able to quickly reopen as three of Barefoot Resort’s four courses welcomed players Saturday morning as did True Blue, Thistle and many others.

While some properties closer to the water have a little more cleanup, every Myrtle Beach golf course will be open by early next week, allowing players to enjoy the area’s idyllic fall season as planned.

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