World Tour, River Club Reopen

America’s fight with the Coronavirus is far from over but it’s not as difficult to find reasons for encouragement, and there are glimmers of hope in Myrtle Beach.

While the economic toll of the virus has deservedly taken a back seat to the human cost, the impact on the Myrtle Beach golf community has been significant. As a result of the loss of the spring golf season, 11 area courses elected to temporarily close, but two of them – World Tour and River Club – have reopened their fairways. Both courses were closed due only to the lack of demand created by the virus.

River Club is open seven days a week while World Tour (pictured above) is open Wednesday through Sunday with plans to be open fulltime in the near future as Myrtle Beach emerges from its COVID-19 lockdown.

The Grand Strand’s emergence from quarantine will be gradual but hotels and private rentals are reopening May 1, allowing golfers to return to the area when they are comfortable traveling.

World Tour features 18 holes that replicate the challenges presented by the game’s famous courses. From Amen Corner at Augusta National to the Old Course in St. Andrews, World Tour takes players around the globe in 18 holes.

River Club is a Tom Jackson design that has long been one of the South Strand’s quiet stars, attracting golfers with its lowcountry beauty and unforgettable layout, highlighted by the par 5 18th hole.

As Myrtle Beach continues to emerge from lockdown, expect more courses to reopen in the near future.