MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – TPC Myrtle Beach, one of the top layouts here along the Grand Strand, has been named Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association Course of the Year.
The MBAGCOA evaluates Golf Course of the Year nominees on four criteria: exceptional quality of the golf course, exceptional quality of the ownership and management, outstanding contribution to the community, and significant contribution to the game. By virtue of winning the award, TPC becomes a candidate for state – and potentially national honors.
In addition, Randy Laney, head golf professional at The Witch Golf Club, was named MBAGCOA Employee of the Year.
“We are thrilled that TPC Myrtle Beach has been recognized as the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association Course of the Year,” said Steve Mays, president of Founders Group International, TPC’s parent company. “TPC has always been an outstanding layout, and our general manager, Kevin Williamson, and superintendent, Clay DuBose, work tirelessly to ensure the course exceeds the expectations of golfers. Winning Course of the Year honors is welcome validation of that work.”’
“The name TPC is synonymous with great golf, and Founders Group International has made sure TPC Myrtle Beach is one of the best courses in South Carolina and beyond,” said Tracy Conner, president of the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association. “From course conditions to customer service and the quality of the facility, TPC Myrtle Beach is richly deserving of being named Golf Course of the Year.
“Randy Laney is equally deserving of our Employee of the Year award. Randy’s work ethic and commitment to customer service have long made The Witch a favorite of golfers.”
In recent years, FGI has invested more than $1 million in TPC Myrtle Beach, including a 2018 bunker renovation project that featured the installation of the Better Billy Bunker system.
TPC Myrtle Beach is also an integral part of the Myrtle Beach community, annually providing more than $25,000 in greens fees to various charities and donating land that houses the Dustin Johnson Foundation, a gift that contributes to the organization’s ability to raise money. TPC, like all FGI courses, also donated a percentage of revenue from local rounds in October to victims of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.