Thursday, December 10, 2009
Myrtle Beach 2010 (Option 8 and 9)
As a lot of the packages get put together, a lot of the same courses are combined with different ones, so I won't be doing a full write up on all the course packages, but a summary later in the month. When we reach January and I need the 25.00 of your 100.00 deposit, I will have narrowed it down to 4 choices.
This option is a little different, I like to call it the Value Packages, not because it's cheaper, but your getting good, under rated courses at a price way less than they should be. This is actually 2 different combos based off of the Pearl Courses from the last post. Each Combo will have a Saturday with Pearl East and West, stay in the same cart deal.
Option 8: Farmstead, Meadowlands, Pearl East and Pearl West
Price per person based off of 28 people is a total of: 263.00
Option 9: Sea Trail Maples, Sea Trail Jones, Pearl East and Pearl West
Price per person based off of 28 people is a total of: 270.00
As you can see, a lot of the package prices are around the same price mark, so I will be grouping them together and rating the best out of that price range.
Now the Courses we haven't covered yet:
FARMSTEAD GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB: ONLY COURSE WITH A PAR 6
Located on the northern end of Myrtle Beach, SC's Grand Strand, Farmstead Golf Links is one of the most exciting courses in the Carolinas. Routed along a spectacular piece of land, the course boasts one of the most memorable holes in Myrtle Beach -- its mammoth, 767-yard, 18th hole. The area's only par 6, this finishing hole actually begins with a drive into a wide sweeping fairway in South Carolina and concludes on a large undulating green in North Carolina.
While the dual-state 18th hole is the stuff that golf dreams are made of, it is complemented by 17 other holes that also deliver their own brand of charm and challenge. As the course layout rolls over the natural contours of the land, it provides countless views of the area's native grasses and sparkling lakes. Playable for golfers of all skill levels, this par 72 designed by Willard Byrd with enhancements by Dave Johnson offers five sets of tees and three par 3s on the backside.
The golf experience at Farmstead is enhanced by an 8,000-square foot Georgian style clubhouse that includes a full-service pro shop, grille and lounge. The clubhouse features a veranda that offers a spectacular view of the first tee and 18th green, making it the perfect place for a post-round drink.
MEADOWLANDS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB:
Named one of the "Top Ten Best New Courses" by North Carolina Magazine when it opened, Meadowlands Golf Club also earned a spot on Golf For Women's Top 100 Women-Friendly Courses. Designed by Willard Byrd, Meadowlands is located less than one mile from its sister course, Farmstead Golf Links.
Meadowlands features a number of unforgettable holes, bordered by serene meadows, mature hardwoods, and vast wetlands. The course's 7,054 yards are artfully sculpted around pristine fresh water lakes and natural vegetation.
One of the most memorable holes is Meadowlands' 432-yard, par 4, 6th hole. From the elevated fairway and the pond that meanders down the left side of the hole, to the hidden water hazard that protects a raised green complex, the 6th hole demands precision golf while distracting the golfer with its stunning beauty.
SEA TRAILS MAPLES:
Although opened in the late 80's, the Dan Maples Golf Course at Sea Trail Resort and Golf Links is still considered one of Maples finest. This player friendly coastal course features gently sloping fairways, ancient live oak trees, towering Carolina Pines with medium sized, carefully guarded undulating greens. With five holes winding their way along the picturesque Calabash Creek, Maples used nature's gifts as the setting for this unique course. A home for nesting Ospreys and other native wildlife, the scenery itself is worth the trip to this course. Waste bunkers abound, with one extending the full length of the 15th hole, some even contain a tree or two to impede your shot. All this makes for a challenging round for golfers of all expertise.
A1/A4 blended Bentgrass cover the greens of this par 72 course, measuring 6751 yards from the Championship tees, it has a slope of 134 and a course rating of 71.5. Rated 4 **** stars by Golf Digest this outstanding course would be an excellent addition to any package. Another Maples marvel.
SEA TRAILS JONES:
Opened in the spring of 1990, the Rees Jones Golf Course at Sea Trail Resort and Golf Links quickly became a favorite of both locals and visitors alike. Best described as a target course, Jones used all the tricks in the book to protect the greens with many pot bunkers and large waste areas among the favorites. A classic Jones design, the wide and considerably mounded fairways are surrounded by water that comes into play on 11 of the 18 holes and lots of sand. The devilish back to back par 5's on 8 and 9 can play havoc with your game if you're not careful. Both holes are dog-legs and both provide a great chance of finding water. A natural look was achieved with indigenous grasses and wildlife foliage. A wonderfully challenging course, this will quickly become one of your favorites also.
A par 72 measuring 6761 yards from the Championship tees, this course has a slope of 135, a course rating of 73.1 rating and Bentgrass greens. The Jones course was also rated 4**** stars by Golf Digest and Golfweek awarded it "Best Resort Course of Distinction" in 2005. A taste of Jones genius waits for you with a round on this gem.