Arcadian Shores Golf Club in Myrtle Beach celebrates 40 years with renovations

Arcadian Shores Golf Club, a Myrtle Beach area championship course known for its affordable rates and challenging layout, recently marked 40 years since its opening day and will celebrate its 40th anniversary throughout the 2014 golf season.

Opened in 1974, this 6,800-yard, par-72 course has been a favorite of Myrtle Beach golf lovers and visitors, located almost directly at the midpoint of the Grand Strand.

The course, designed by  Rees Jones, was the renowned course architect’s first solo effort.

“What’s fascinating about Arcadian Shores is that my footprint is still here,” said Jones, remarking on the course’s intact routing in an age when so many golf courses are compromised by new construction around them. “When I got the opportunity to do Arcadian Shores…it was a really exciting project for me.”

To ensure that the course keeps with its history without getting stale, Jone recently paid a visit to the course and has approved a series of renovations and cosmetic improvements that will be introduced at Arcadian Shores for its 40th anniversary season.

This effort includes the recent removal of roughly 300 trees, an idea which has restored the playing corridors of the holes to their original widths while enhancing both playability for all and the health of the turf.

“Arcadian Shores is considered by many to be one of the finest premier golf layouts in Myrtle Beach,” said Jason Mitchell, head golf professional. “The recent tree removal has improved the putting surfaces as well as the turf conditions throughout the course.”

Arcadian Shores is one of 22 Prime Times Signature Courses run by National Golf Management, to book a Myrtle Beach area golf package on this and many more courses visit www.mbn.com or call (866) 241-5992.

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