Play International Club Golf Course November 2015 Update
On this edition of Tee It UP Grand Strand, host Shan Coughlin joins general manager Doug Donner onsite for the Play International Club Golf Course November 2015 Update in Murrells Inlet South Carolina. They talk about winter course conditions and some great packages that will make golfers excited about the spring golf season. Standing on the tee box of hole No. 12, Coughlin and Donner overlook hole No. 11, which is the featured hole of this interview. With water surrounding much of the area, hole 11 forms almost an island green and is considered a peninsula green. The hole features a big bunker that goes around the front of the green, which Donner explained, guards the hole. Coughlin pointed out that while No. 11 is a gorgeous hole, it could “get you if you don’t hit the right club.” Donner agreed and explained that there is a also a big green on this hole, but if you miss the green, there’s bunkers and water all around it. This is exactly the risk reward style of golf you will find throughout your round here at the International Club.
Coughlin said every hole at International Club is named for a different country, with the finale hole No. 18 being named for the U.S.A. A tip for achieving success and having more fun at the International Club Golf Course is to play the forward tee boxes. As Coughlin pointed out, many courses in the area are adding more tee boxes, and it’s still a fun game if you play the right tees, she said. “It makes it a lot more enjoyable for people.” Donner, who is the vice-president of operations, general manager, and head golf professional at the golf course, said the forward tees at the International Club are painted blue, and many of the golfers in the men’s club are adopting the forward tees and scoring better each round.
Now is as good a time as ever to play at the International Club Golf Course, and winter golf is in full swing. Donner said the course is seeing more winter golf than it has in the past, and the warmer temperatures and sunny weather is not the only thing attracting golfers. “One of the big things around here is the overseeding,” Donner said. “Everybody gets into the whole overseeding versus painting – we actually do the painting on our golf course.” He explained that painting the course is something that the course staff feels is best for them, especially during transitioning time. Painting the course allows golfers to experience optimum conditions year-round at the International Club Golf Course.
With winter golf season here, golfers are beginning to look ahead to the spring. For those planning spring golfing trips to the Grand Strand, there are a few packages to check out. East Coast Golf Management (ECGM) is offering three great golf packages through their PGA program – PGA standing for “Play Golf Again” – which can be used at the International Club Golf Course. When you book 4 rounds at any of their courses, receive a $100 gift card per player, 5 rounds gets each player a $150 gift card and with a 6 round package each player receives $200. These gift cards may be used for replays, extra golf, apparel, food and beverages. Check each course for their rules on the program.
For more information, visit their website at www.internationalclubgolf.com. This edition of Tee it UP Grand Strand and the Play International Club Golf Course November 2015 Update were produced and broadcast by the Zeus Digital Network for TheGolfDirector.com. See you in the fairways!