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.
Advantages to 27 Hole Courses
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.
Disadvantages to 27 Hole Courses
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.
Below is the list of the eleven facilities with 27-holes:
- Aberdeen Country Club – Tom Jackson Design
- Arrowhead Country Club – Tom Jackson & Ray Floyd Design
- Brunswick Plantation – Willard Byrd & Clyde Johnston Design
- Carolina National Golf Club – Fred Couples Design
- Heather Glen Golf Links – Willard Byrd & Clyde Johnston Design
- St. James Plantation – Members Club – Hale Irwin & Tim Cate Design
- River Oaks Golf Plantation – Gene Hamm & Tom Jackson Design
- Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club – Dan Maples Design
- Thistle Golf Club – Tim Cate Design
- Waterway Hills Golf Club – Robert Trent Jones
- Wild Wing Plantation – Larry Nelson & Jeff Bauer
- World Tour Golf Links – Mel Graham