Friday, December 02, 2005

Back to Nature at the TPC of Myrtle Beach

Every golfer knows the TPC brand name and the service and course conditions that are associated with them. The TPC of Myrtle Beach is no exception, continuously ranked among the top courses in South Carolina. In fact they not only won 2005 Myrtle Beach Course of the year and they were just named South Carolina Course of the Year 2005 as well.

I have played several of the TPC courses and the reason I love Myrtle Beach so much is because it is not overdeveloped with homes. You will only see home sites on one three-hole stretch and the rest of the golf course is all towering pines, lakes, and beautiful grasses. Tom Fazio did a wonderful job of designing a golf course that is very fair and enjoyable from the forward tee boxes but an excellent test of golf from the tips.

The club recently completed all steps necessary to become a fully Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The Audubon Program promotes ecologically sound land management and the conservation of natural resources. They are one of only two clubs along the Grand Strand to receive this certification.

Anyone who has played the TPC can vouch that there is all kinds of wildlife to be seen during your round. Locals tip: Hide your food! Before you start your round the cart attendant will supply you with a Nature Valley granola bar. I have not seen a bar make it past the third hole without a squirrel hopping into the cart grabbing the bar and then having themselves a nice snack. They are harmless but defiantly not shy. Just because you are in the cart don’t think they won’t join you.

If you would like to play this beautiful golf course and choose from many others log onto and click on the Myrtle Beach link.

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