Myrtle Beach golf courses reopen after Hurricane Ian

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina – Myrtle Beach golf courses have reopened just days after Hurricane Ian made landfall along the Grand Strand.

Ian brought heavy wind, rain and storm surge with it but moved quickly through the area, sparing Myrtle Beach courses major structural damage. Courses were forced to clean up debris – and in some cases downed trees – but Ian didn’t leave any lasting impact on area layouts.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of Fort Myers and throughout Florida who were forced to bear the brunt of Hurricane Ian’s fury,” said Kyle Oland, director of marketing for Golf Tourism Solutions, the company responsible for promoting Myrtle Beach as a golf destination. “Myrtle Beach area golf courses were fortunate to avoid significant damage, and we are delighted to have players back on the course. Groups that have fall trips to the area planned can expect to find our courses in typically outstanding condition.”

All but two area courses, according to Oland, have reopened for public play. Those courses (The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Arcadian Shores Golf Club) are scheduled to reopen on Oct. 5.

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Myrtle Beach golf courses have reopened after Hurricane Ian brushed the area last week, including Man-O-War.

October is one of Myrtle Beach’s more popular months, as golfers from across the nation flock to the Grand Strand to enjoy the area’s unmatched combination of great golf and value. October also offers idyllic weather, with an average high temperature of 76 degrees and little humidity.

The Myrtle Beach area is home to 90 golf courses, including some of the nation’s premier public layouts. For more information on Myrtle Beach golf, visit

GTS provides a broad array of services, including email marketing, website design, social media and content production, targeting public and private clubs and real estate developments. With an email database that includes more than 700,000 addresses and an ever-growing social media presence, GTS has the assets of a large media company at its disposal.

GTS also has full responsibility for a thriving tournament division, headlined by the World Amateur Handicap Championship. The company runs eight events, including the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, and brings more than 20,000 rounds of golf and room nights to Myrtle Beach.

Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career includes covering Major League Baseball, the NFL and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the web site for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California. He lives in Delray Beach, Fla, and can be reached at

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