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Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Begin Reopening After Hurricane Florence

At Least 69 Courses To Be Open For Weekend Play

By Brian Weis

Great news from our friends at Myrtle Beach, many of the courses are re-opening.

Myrtle Beach golf courses, spared the worst of Hurricane Florence's wrath, are welcoming players back to the game's most popular destination. As of Wednesday morning, 45 area courses were open and that number will rise to 69 by Friday.

"We are obviously excited to have golfers playing again in Myrtle Beach, and they can expect to see sunny skies and quality course conditions," said Bill Golden, CEO of Golf Tourism Solutions, the agency responsible for promoting the area as a destination. "The Myrtle Beach golf community was very fortunate, but even as we begin looking forward to the fall golf season, our thoughts are with those who bore the brunt of Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina. The impact of the storm for many of our neighbors was tragic, and we wish them a complete recovery."

Florence's impact varied along the Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of Carolinas coastline that runs from Pawleys Island, S.C. into Brunswick County, N.C., but area golf courses avoided major structural damage.

The majority of the post-storm work has involved debris cleanup and waiting for courses to dry, issues that won't impact the area's peak fall golf season.
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.

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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