Myrtlewood’s Palmetto course reopens after greens and bunker renovation

  • Palmetto

    The Palmetto course at Myrtlewood Golf Club has reopened following a greens and bunker renovation

  • Palmetto

    Greens have been restored to their original sizes and shapes

  • Palmetto

    Bunkers have been restored with shape and character that had been lost over the years

Richard Humphreys
By Richard Humphreys

The Palmetto course at Myrtlewood Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has reopened following a renovation of greens and bunkers, which was overseen by Dan Schlegel.

Schlegel and his team have restored greens to their original sizes and shapes, as originally designed by Edmund Ault, and replaced the grass with new Sunday ultradwarf bermuda. Putting surfaces have been expanded by 28 per cent, which has increased the number of pinnable locations.

Work began in June and has also seen every bunker renovated — restoring shape and character that had been lost over the years. They are now more visible along the fairway, challenging players to take an aggressive line, especially for longer holes.

“I’m really excited about the way the course looks,” said Schlegel. “We were able to revise the fairway bunkers and the impact they will have on play, so golfers will have to think about how they want to play shots. We were able to restore the greens to their original shape, and everything will be in perfect condition. The Palmetto will be like a new course.”

The renovation has included the shifting of fairway bunkers and the sightlines from the tee on the eighteenth, which plays along the Intracoastal Waterway, to allow players to see more of the hole and the waterway.

Justin Binke, director of sales and marketing at Founders Group International, which owns the club, said: “The Palmetto course at Myrtlewood looks great. Golfers will love the new look, and this project reflects Founders Group International’s long-term commitment to delivering the best golf vacation experience possible. We are delighted to welcome players back to the Palmetto course for the always-opular fall season here in Myrtle Beach.”