Shan Coughlin, Host of Tee It Up Grand Strand, welcomes General Manager and PGA Professional Archie Lemon, for the Play Tidewater Golf Club April 2015 update. The Golf Director is excited to welcome Tidewater Golf Club to its line-up. This award winning course is one of the best in the country and now with newly renovated greens which took a lot of research and investment, this gem along the intercoastal waterway is, once again, a must play. Located at the north end of North Myrtle Beach, Tidewater is nestled into a beautiful community along the intercoastal and marsh waters providing spectacular views as you play.
During this interview, Archie details exactly what was done during the greens renovation including the processes of scraping off, remixing, and then re-applying the “greens mix” followed by an extensive re-contouring program that rivals something out of a sculptor’s handbook. To hear him talk about how they took a 12″x 12″ square of the green, contoured it and then compare to the measurements prior, is amazing. This process ensured all of the greens remained the same with the exception of taking them back to their original size and, on a few, making an adjustment to allow for an additional pin placement – ie, lessening the undulation. Did you know greens get smaller over time? We didn’t either, but after Archie’s explanation, it all makes sense.
Tidewater Golf Club, known for its design layout among tree lined fairways and breathtaking vistas along the water features, is known for being the most awarded of all South Carolina and North Myrtle Beach Golf courses. Opening in 1990 as Golf Digest’s Best New Course in America, it has stayed on the “Best” lists of several publications ever since. Designed by architect Ken Tomlinson, he sought to capture the style and majesty of some of the game’s greatest venues and to deliver an experience that puts Tidewater on the must-play list of all golfers.
When creating the design for Tidewater, Tomlinson visited some of the game’s greatest courses including Merion and Pine Valley. Determined to craft a layout that harmonized with the landscape, he refused to incorporate anything artificial. This classic yet contemporary design offers thrilling rewards to shot makers who take chances, use proper course management, and welcome challenges.
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