Shaftesbury Golf & Fish Club May 2016 Update
Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club is located along the banks of the Waccamaw River in Conway, SC. This Clyde Johnson design is an English style layout inspired by Winged Foot and Augusta National. It features long, rectangular tee boxes and elevated greens this old school course is a unique experience along the Grand Strand.
From the tee box golfers are greeted by wide, generous fairways that provide opportunity to really let it fly off the tee. That doesn’t mean that placement is not important though. The green complexes dictate that the proper angle for the approach makes all the difference between a good shot and a difficult one.
The greens are A1 bent grass and are very large and receiving but they are not that easy to get to. Each green is carefully guarded by deep, finger-like bunkers and each side. Club selection is important when hitting approach shots.
Late in 2015 the area was affected by huge amounts of rain and massive flooding. The course was closed due to unplayable conditions. The ownership and staff at Shaftesbury took the down time as an opportunity to fix some underlying issues and make a great golf course even better. That is just what they did.
During a 3 month period over the winter the course drainage was improved and over half the holes were redesigned with waste bunkers running along the fairways and beside the greens. Green side bunkers were lowered, making them more playable. The project included moving tens of thousands of pounds of dirt and sand. It was a huge undertaking to say the least.
March 7th, 2016 was the re-opening of Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club. This challenging championship layout was great before. Now it is amazingly better. The new waste bunker really frame the fairways now. They provide a entire new dimension how the course can be played. It truly is a major change for the better.
Visit the website for more details and to make a tee time www.glensgolfgroup.com.