Hammock Coast Golf Trail’s River Club Changes Greens to Champion

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Myrtle Beach National (MBN) Company has announced changes to greens this summer at three area golf courses including River Club, the West Course at Myrtle Beach National, and at Wild Wing Plantation. All three courses changed greens surfaces from bentgrass to forms of bermudagrass. The investment for the greens improvements totaled approximately $400,000. All three courses will re-open this month.

River Club converted to Champion Ultradrawf bermudagreens, the same type of greens golfers presently enjoy at Willbrook Plantation and Long Bay Club. Meanwhile, the West Course and Wild Wing upgraded to MiniVerde Ultradwarf bermudagrass, the same type of greens at Myrtle Beach National’s SouthCreek course and at TPC Myrtle Beach, the only five-star rated golf course along the Grand Strand. The Wild Wing Avocet course re-opened on August 3 with River Club (Aug. 19) and the West Course (Aug. 25) scheduled to open later this month.

“The investment we (MBN) made to make the switch from bentgrass to bermudagrass shows our commitment to providing the best golf course conditions for those who play our quality facilities,” said Jim Woodring, vice president of golf operations for Myrtle Beach National Company. “Turfrgrass science and technology has evolved to the point where we can transition easily to grasses that are perfect for the climate in Myrtle Beach. So, in the long run, switching to Ultradwarf bermudagrass varieties will allow our superintendents to maintain the higher quality of our greens at all of our courses throughout the year and at a lower cost to maintain. The change is a big plus for all three courses.”

For more details about River Club, the West Course at Myrtle Beach National, Wild Wing Plantation and all MBN courses, visit www.MBN.com

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