CHERRY GROVE, S.C. – Tidewater Golf Club, one of Myrtle Beach’s most acclaimed layouts, has reopened just days after Hurricane Ian came ashore along the Grand Strand.
Ian hit the area Friday and Tidewater was closed two days for cleanup before reopening its fairways to eager golfers Monday.
“All things considered, we were very fortunate,” said Chris Cooper, Tidewater’s general manager. “We had debris to clean up and a couple downed trees, but the golf course didn’t suffer any significant structural damage. Golfers can expect to find Tidewater in outstanding condition, as it always is during the fall months.”
With nine holes that play along either Cherry Grove Inlet or the Intracoastal Waterway, Tidewater is widely regarded as Myrtle Beach’s prettiest golf course. The holes along Cherry Grove - 3, 4, 12 and 13 - are breathtaking and all avoided damage from the storm, meaning golfers will enjoy the splendor of the course without any obvious signs of Ian having passed through the area.
Part of what makes Tidewater special is the family-like atmosphere the staff enjoys and that was on full display in the immediate aftermath of the storm, when everyone chipped in to assist with the cleanup. That esprit de corps was a significant factor not only in the course’s reopening but also in how good it looks coming out of the storm.
Tidewater was so well maintained and cared for in the run up to Ian, it made recovery a little easier, which will be a boon for traveling golfers who have long raved about Tidewater.
Highlighting the course’s enduring popularity, Tidewater averages 4.5 stars in more than 700 Google reviews.
For more information on Tidewater Golf Club or to book a tee time, visit TidewaterGolf.com