Meadowlands Golf Club February 2016 Update
In this edition of Tee It UP Grand Strand featuring General Manager Jason Monahan, the Meadowlands Golf Club February 2016 Update provides a ton of information on the club and spring golf season just on the horizon.
Host Shan Coughlin joins Jason on the practice putting green to talk a little weather. While the sun is shining brightly on their faces, it is no secret that the entire Grand Strand has experienced more than their fair share of wet weather. In this Meadowlands Golf Club February 2016 Update, Shan mentions that this is still better than their neighbors just a bit north who are having to deal with snow and freezing rain. However, the golf courses are looking forward to warm sunshine and a little wind to dry the fairways.
On this day there are lots of players teeing off as part of the Grand Strand Senior Golf Association’s local tournament. Jason says that this group is very supportive of the clubs and usually has between 100 to 140 players per event. He is also quick to point out that when the sun comes out, the tee boxes stay full as this course really makes players feel welcome. This is also due to the great course conditions as Jason shouts out to the maintenance staff. Locals and frequent visitors know that even with some weather issues, this course is going to drain well and be ready to go, usually one of the first in the area to ride the fairways. While it is sometimes necessary, they work hard to limit the number of cart path only days.
Meadowlands Golf Club with its Carolina Pines lining every fairway is a more traditional parkland style course as compared to its sister Farmstead Golf Links. They recently renovated all of the greens, switching to a tifdwarf Bermuda grass to rival the conditions Farmstead has become known for. The maintenance staff keeps them close to a 10 on the stimpmeter careful not to get them going too fast. During that renovation, they also re-designed holes number three and six, making them both more playable and more challenging depending on the tee box you select.
Jason tells Shan that his favorite hole is still number 18. This uphill par five measures just shy of 500 yards and brings you right up to the pond and fountain in front of a smallish green. Those going for it in two have a perfect risk/reward scenario because if it lands on the green, it will be close. However, a wayward shot to the green here can cost big.
In the end it is all about having a great time on a great golf course. Jason sums it up by saying, “We are here to provide people with a fun, enjoyable experience and the golf is just part of it.”
For more information on this course, check out their newly re-designed website: www.meadowlandsgolf.com. There is information on rates, events and their very popular membership program. Meadowlands Golf Club does have a an annual membership with events for those looking for a private country club experience with about 350 active members. It is made twice as nice since it is dual membership with Farmstead Golf Links giving you two distinctly different courses to play. There is also a snow-bird membership which is very popular to those who live here during the winter months.
Meadowlands Golf Club is located in Calabash North Carolina just north of the South Carolina border about 20 minutes from the area beaches.