Steve Pike Anywhere: Aberdeen Country Club

Aberdeen Country Club is located a few mile north of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina designed by Tom Jackson, and offers 27 holes of competitive golf, owned by Founders Group International.

LONGS, South Carolina – Aberdeen Country Club, a Founders Group International course has re-opened will reopened for public play. The 27-hole facility here closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence to rebuild its clubhouse.

While the 4,000-square-foot clubhouse, which suffered water damage in post-storm flooding, was being rebuilt, FGI’s director of agronomy, Max Morgan, and his team worked to ensure the Woodlands, Meadows and Highlands nines would be in peak condition.

“Aberdeen Country Club was enjoying a great 2018, prior to Hurricane Florence, and it’s in even better shape heading into this spring,” said Steve Mays, president of Founders Group International. “As pleased as we are with the course’s recovery, we are equally excited to help the Aberdeen community take the next step in its rebuilding process. The golf course is a focal point of the community, and it’s going to be as good as it has ever been on February 23.”

Aberdeen Country Club features three nines that are reminiscent of the early days of Scottish golf with the “Meadows,” “Highlands” and “Woodlands”, tucked along towering hardwoods and the Waccamaw River, where there is always a chance to play an “extra” 9.

Mays said FGI focused its efforts over the past five months on restoring the course, but the thoughts of Aberdeen community have never been far from the company’s mind. This past fall, FGI closed Long Bay Club, a Jack Nicklaus design located just miles away, for a charity golf tournament that raised more than $6,700 for the Aberdeen Homeowners Association.

“There hasn’t been a divot taken at Aberdeen since September, and we couldn’t be happier with the course’s comeback,” said Matt Daly, FGI’s director of golf course operations. “Our entire team is looking forward to welcoming golfers back and also having them enjoy the new clubhouse, which I believe will enhance the Aberdeen experience.”

FGI hired the Kimberly Bryant Design Group to spearhead the rebuilding of the clubhouse, which features an open floor plan, an enhanced kitchen, and a sports bar-like feel.
Aberdeen, a Scottish links-style design, also has a new fleet of E-Z-Go golf carts awaiting players upon their return to the Tom Jackson design.

Formed in 2014 through various purchases and the 2015 acquisition of National Golf Management, FGI owns and operates 22 golf courses (423 holes) in and around Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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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