Hurricane Matthew is in the rearview mirror and, thankfully, so is much of the cleanup, just in time for a fall golf trip.
The storm hit the nation’s Atlantic coast last weekend, but Myrtle Beach golf courses were spared major structural damage. The area endured heavy rain and strong winds, conditions that closed Myrtle Beach golf courses for a couple days, with most of the problems centered around fallen trees.
People have worked overtime getting Myrtle Beach golf courses ready to reopen in time for vistors' fall golf trip. Courses began to reopen on Monday and by Wednesday more than 50 layouts were welcoming players. By the time Friday arrives, nearly every area course will be open for what is expected to be an idyllic fall weekend.
Sunny skies and a nice breeze have assisted in drying Myrtle Beach golf courses out and carts will be riding fairways throughout the Grand Strand.
The recovery is a testament to how well conditioned the courses were prior to Hurricane Matthew, which allowed them to better withstand the hurricane, and the work everyone associated with the golf courses has put in to get them ready for play.
October is the second busiest golf month of the year in Myrtle Beach as players flock to the area to enjoy beautiful weather - the average high temperature is 77 with almost no humidity - great courses and the value-packed Myrtle Beach golf packages the area is renowned for.