Friday, May 01, 2009

Good news for anyone planning a trip to Myrtle Beach: the recent wildfires only caused cosmetic damage to a few golf courses. According to a press release, the wildfires were contained to the northern part of Myrtle Beach near Waterway Hills Golf Club, Grande Dunes Resort and Barefoot Resort and Golf.Waterway Hills did not sustain any damage. At Grande Dunes, the Members Club saw minimal damage to the berm that separates sections of the course from Highway 31.Barefoot Resort had to close its Fazio course because three access bridges were damaged. The Love and Fazio courses have been combined to one 19-hole course -- 15 holes from the Love course, plus four holes from the Fazio course. The course will only be open for members until the bridges are repaired. The Dye and Norman courses remain open.All 18 holes on the Love course will be open no later than June 1. The Fazio course is expected to open shortly after.

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