Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach: Grand Strand Granddaddy back open after two-year renovation project
Just in time for Myrtle Beach’s annual peak spring season, Pine Lakes Country Club is back online and ready to play in the heart of Myrtle Beach.
Pine Lakes is Myrtle Beach’s oldest golf course, established in 1927. Since then, it’s carried a reputation as one of the Grand Strand’s friendliest clubs, where they serve up clam chowder in the mornings and Scottish bagpipers wail away at the clubhouse
I was given a tour of the club last August, led by designer Craig Schreiner, and this was no simple facelift. The course was totally resodded, greens were restored to their original size, bunkers were enhanced, length was added and two brand new holes were built.
The clubhouse was also completely restored and enhanced, and is also home to a history hall, full of club artifacts over the last 80-plus years, as well as the newly-established Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame.
I’ve met plenty of golfers who, before the renovation, visited Pine Lakes religiously every year, so I’m sure they’re looking forward to putting it back into their rotation.
I saw one golf package in particular that seemed mighty appealing if you’re looking for a great collection of three upscale, but very different courses all in the heart of Myrtle Beach (so very little commute time). The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers a stay-and-play package at Pine Lakes, Grande Dunes Resort Course and the private Grande Dunes Members Club. All three courses are night-and-day from each other in terms of playing style and scenery, though they’re all in Myrtle Beach’s top shelf.
And if you want to go above and beyond, add the Dunes Golf & Beach Club as a 4th course, and you’re playing a package that’s tough to beat anywhere in the southeast.
If you’ve played Pine Lakes C.C. since the renovation, tell us your thoughts here.
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