Pine Lakes Country Club is Myrtle Beach’s oldest course – “The Granddaddy” turns 96 in 2023 – and the venerable layout is bringing back some of its most popular traditions.
At the beginning of March, Pine Lakes made the decision to again serve either its famed chowder or mimosas at the turn on a fulltime basis.
The Manhattan style chowder, which features a tomato base and broth, as compared to the creamy New England style many are familiar with, will be served to golfers at the turn throughout the spring months.
During the summer, mimosas will be served, providing a refreshing reprieve from the heat. When fall returns, service of the chowder will resume and run throughout the winter.
“We want to elevate the experience and bring back some of the traditions,” Pine Lakes General Manager Jimmy Biggs said. “We want to have a reputation for having a great golf course and having character.”
With the guys working the bag drop dressed in kilts or knickers and the possibility of a bagpiper making occasional appearances, Pine Lakes is leaning into its Scottish roots – the course was designed by Robert White, a native of St. Andrews.
The return of the chowder and mimosas will further enhance the experience at Pine Lakes, which is better than it has ever been. A 2021 renovation project that included an overhaul of the course’s greens and a complete reimagination of every bunker ensured Pine Lakes’ standing in the game’s most popular market.
As the heart of the spring golf season arrives, Pine Lakes is in pristine condition, greeting players with lush fairways and greens that are among the Grand Strand’s purest.
In addition to being the Grand Strand’s first course, Pine Lakes served as the birthplace of Sports Illustrated, it’s the home of the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame, and its clubhouse is on the National Registry of Historic Places.
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