With over 80 golf courses along the Grand Strand there are plenty of high end and low end courses to fit every budget. However, one question that I am asked alot is “Where can we get an emergency nine in to play a captains choice scramble”? Well that question is simple, why re-pack the car with clubs to drive to another golf course, when there our eleven golf courses on the Grand Strand with 27-holes.
Courses with 27-holes has its advantages and disadvantages compared to a 18-hole facility. A few of the advantages are more players which in turns means more revenue for the golf course. Course maintenance issues may arise in terms of disease or even a water pipe breaks preventing irrigation. This allows the course to close one nine and still operate as an 18-hole facility.
A few of the disadvantages is there are 27-holes. With 27-holes it cost more money for the golf course to operate on a daily basis. Golfers also want to frequently compare what are the best 18-hole combinations and try to set tee times up, however that may not be the combination operated by the golf course. One disadvantage that I find is that golf course owner / operators do not keep the right equipment to handle all 27-holes and operate on an 18-hole budget.