Thursday, August 18, 2005

Ocean Isle Beach Golf Club - Closes For redevelopment

Another Myrtle Beach area golf course has closed its doors. On Monday August 15th the Ocean Isle Beach Golf Club closed for golf and according to sources will become a new housing development in the near future.

Could this begin a new trend in the Myrtle Beach golf community?

Since 1999 eight golf courses have closed in the Grand Strand area. Both Calabash Golf Links and the Belle Terre Golf Course will also close soon. Other courses not closing entirely, but closing holes and redeveloping the land.

Why is this happening?

Many courses are seeing a drop in profits because of the oversaturation of golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area.

Also, the housing boom and real estate market offer golf course owners a way to make a lot of money by selling to developers.

Golfers shouldn't worry too much. Myrtle Beach golf still offers plenty of great courses and because of the competition you will still find great rates up and down the Grand Strand.

Hit 'em long and straight,

Evans Putman, Owner
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