Two area Myrtle Beach Golf Courses have been sold in the last week. The first being Cypress Bay Golf Club in Little River, South Carolina. Located on the Northern end of the Grand Strand, Cypress Bay was the first and only golf course in the area that had runway for planes to land. golfers could fly in on small planes and get a round or two in before hopping on the plane and leaving. Cypress Bay was built in 1972 and designed by Russell Breeden. The course measured 6,5000 yards from the back tees. The signature hole at Cypress Bay was the Par 3 8th hole that hugged Hwy 17. Golfers and locals may have not played the course but have had to pass the location.
The course was bought in the mid 2000`s by Mungo homes. The builder resubmitted a redevelopment in 2006 but with the housing market crash, the group kept the course open. Cypress Bay Golf Club will officially close on March 1st, 2014 .
The second golf course in Myrtle Beach that recently has been sold is the Grande Dunes Members Club. A Nick Price design that opened in 2005, is a Par 71 that stretches just over 7,000 yards from the Championship tees. The course was bought by LStar Management and will be partnering with McConnell Golf to over see the daily golf operations. This will be McConnell Golf second managed course on the Grand Strand. The first being the Private Greg Norman design, The Reserve Club in Pawleys Island. The course will be closed to the public and become completely private.
The Grande Dunes Resort Course will continue to be managed by National Golf Management, which also manages 22 area Myrtle Beach golf courses.
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