The International Club is the stop today for this edition of Tee It Up Grand Strand. We are going to spend time with Head Professional Doug Donner and find out what is going on at the International Club at this time.
Located in Murrells Inlet, the International Club is truly a “Hidden Gem” of a golf course on the Grand Strand. Opened in 2000 and designed by Willard Byrd, the course offers golfers different type of experience than most courses in the Myrtle Beach area.
Before even stepping onto the course, golfers are treated to one of the best bag drops in front of one of the best clubhouses on the Grand Strand. The 6,400 square foot, European-inspired clubhouse is huge! It has a very unique and distinct design that offers everything golfers need.
Once inside golfers are treated to a friendly greeting from the staff in the pro shop. After that the attention should be turned to the very large bar area off to the right hand side. It is a great place to catch a bite to eat before starting the round. It is an even better place to stop in for a cold beverage after the round is over. TV’s and tables in all directions give the feel of an English pub.
Golfers can warm up before the round on a state of the art practice facility headlined by a massive practice putting green that is located immediately behind the clubhouse. Then head over to the sizeable driving range just before heading to the first tee.
Once on the course be prepared to be challenged in all parts of the game. The fairways are generous but be mindful of the lakes and ponds that creep up on the sides here and there. There are also patches of native grasses spread throughout the fairways and approach areas. Accuracy and shot selection will rule the day.
Many of the holes are surrounded by wetlands. Those holes that aren’t take golfers through a tree lined challenge from tee to green. Most of the property is surrounded by both pine and hardwood trees. With five sets of tees to choose from, the International Club will challenge golfers of all ages and skill levels. It will also keep them coming back for more!