Heather Glen Golf Links - Scottish delight near Myrtle Beach
Released on = March 21, 2007, 1:12 pm
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Heather Glen Golf Links offers Scottish delight in Little River. South Carolina golf course reviews at MyrtleBeachgolf.com
Press Release Body = LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (March 19, 2007) - Heather Glen couldn\'t sound more Scottish, with its soft, lyrical syllables conjuring images of dewy mist rolling off the Irish Sea.
Add to that the complete name, Heather Glen Golf Links, and you think there\'s a Scottish theme here? Of course there is, though it\'s hardly the only one in Myrtle Beach to look to the home of golf for inspiration
Nor is it a true links course. It\'s a golf course that has Scottish themes laid out on a tree-lined, parkland layout deep in the South Carolina backwoods.
There is another Scottish theme, if you\'ll pardon the stereotype: It\'s cheap. At least it\'s cheap for what you get.
\"We paid 50 bucks with a coupon,\" said Ryan Graves, playing with his father-in-law, Joe Hailey. \"To be honest, if they charged $72, or $73, I\'d still pay to play it. For 50 bucks, no joke, it\'s outstanding.\"
Outstanding is just one adjective applied to Heather Glen when it first opened. Golf Digest named it the No. 1 new public course when it opened in 1987. A few years later, it made that magazine\'s top 50 golf courses in America list.
But, years passed and the Grand Strand saw other, ritzier, more expensive golf courses open with great fanfare. It isn\'t as if Heather Glen was forgotten, but it was as if the course was sort of put on the back burner, while all the attention focused on newer, bigger courses with big-name architects and big-time budgets.
Willard Byrd and Clyde Johnson are the designers of Heather Glen\'s 27-hole layout, and their design has stood the relatively short test of time thus far.
They used the former farmland and took what elevation it had, to spit out a design that rarely if ever gives you the same look twice. It has a lot of variety, though most of the doglegs are left, favoring the golfer who has a draw.
For more details visit :- http://www.myrtlebeachgolf.com/departments/coursereviews/heather-glen-golf-links-course-4718.htm
March 20, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.