Myrtle Beach golf legend, Aubrey Apple from Eagle Nest Golf Club, joins the host of Tee It Up Grand Strand, Shan Coughlin, to give the Play Eagle Nest Golf Club June 2015 update. Eagle Nest is located right off Highway 17 in Little River South Carolina, just north of North Myrtle Beach and easy to find. Aubrey is a true legend here on the beach not only because he has been here a while, but because he has always loved interacting with the golfers, hearing what they have to say, telling stories, etc.
Aubrey tells Shan that his Dad ran golf club in Greensboro for 38 years so he has grown up in this business. He also worked in Greensboro and ironically on his first trip to the Myrtle Beach area and the Grand Strand, he brought 20 of his members and they played in a three day tournament at Eagle Nest back in 1976 or so. When he moved to the beach after losing a lease, he began his Myrtle Beach golf career as an assistant at Arcadian Shores, then moved up to Head Golf Professional and eventually General Manager which is where he and Shan first met. So Aubrey truly is a golf legend and we think a true asset to Eagle Nest Golf Club and all of the folks who play there and get to meet him.
Eagle Nest is one of the oldest courses on the Grand Strand, built in 1973 by the Elliott family, designed by Gene Hamm. It was known for years as the course with the toughest three finishing holes on the Strand and even with the growth in number of courses here since it opened, those three will definitely give you something to remember. The cypress swamps are something you are not expecting to see and the beauty and challenge they create are incredible.
Aubrey tells Shan about the recent investment the family has put into the course starting back in 2008 when they re-did the greens with the Mini Verde grass and they have continued to build on those improvements with cart paths, bunker work and general aesthetics. One of the most exciting improvements to the course is the recent addition of the First Tee tee markers and Aubrey says that they are adding the yardages in to the scorecard as well. This way when families come out, the kids will not only have their own tees, but also know the yardage and will be able to keep score just like the adults.
If you have not been out to Eagle Nest recently, it is a must see/play and if you have been their recently you know what we are talking about. You can find the most up to date specials and information on their feature course page here on thegolfdirector.com by clicking HERE. Or you can go directly to their website by clicking on their banner on the right side of the page.
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