On this edition of Tee It Up Grand Strand, Jimmy Biggs welcomes host Shan Coughlin at Crow Creek Golf Club in Calabash, N.C. to discuss course conditions and some great specials for fall golf season. Joining Coughlin in front of the putting green and the course club house, Head Golf Professional Biggs sported the new Antigua golf jacket for the interview, despite sweating in the warm fall temperatures. He told Coughlin he wanted to “show off” the new jacket which is now available in the Crow Creek pro shop. Coughlin laughed; she wore a bright neon top – also available in the pro shop. “We’ve got a lot of sales going on right now,” Biggs said, “and I’m glad golf season is back!”
With rain in the south making national news, it’s no wonder that many local courses are still suffering the repercussions of Hurricane Joaquin. Fortunately, Crow Creek Golf Club has fully recovered from the torrential rains and flooding that hit the Grand Strand earlier this month. “We took on 26 inches of rain in four days,” Biggs explained. Crow Creek drains very well, though and despite having a few holes underwater, the course is dry. Biggs said the brand new bunkers were completely drained, as well, and they survived all the rain. “We are riding fairways and things are looking good,” he said.
Coughlin said after all the rain, she hopes the golf gods will give golfers a break this winter, by providing bearable winter weather along the Grand Strand. Despite a few rough Februarys, Biggs said, “January is not too bad. March has always been gorgeous and April you can’t beat it.” While temperatures are quickly dropping in the northern states, South Carolina sits in the breezy 70s this time of year.
With fall golf season underway, Crow Creek Golf Club is looking ahead to spring golf. Biggs explained that Crow Creek is now offering the East Coast Golf Management (ECGM) gift card packages where golfers can play six rounds and receive a $200 gift card to spend on golf, in the pro shop or in restaurants. The ECGM Platinum package is also a good option, allowing golfers to play four rounds and receive a fifth round free. This package provides a $100 gift card, which can be used in the pro shop, to play golf, or in a restaurant.
Another highlight at Crow Creek Golf Club, in addition to the installment of brand new bunkers last year, is the new seeding that will begin in a week’s time. Biggs explained that the course staff will begin overseeding the fairways with ryegrass. Because the natural grass is Bermuda, which starts to go dormant and turn brown, the ryegrass will outline the fairways and look really good, he said. By the end of November, golfers will experience lush green fairways. For more information about Crow Creek Golf Club and specials, visit CrowCreekGolf.com or check out the tab on TheGolfDirector.com. Crow Creek’s website also features real estate near the course in case golfers visit, fall in love with it, and decide to move down to the Grand Strand!
On a final note, Biggs said, “Get your tee times early. They are filling up fast!”
Crow Creek Golf Club is located at 490 South Crow Creek Drive in Calabash, only about half an hour’s drive from the heart of Myrtle Beach.