Our Traveling Golfer hosts hit the International Club Of Myrtle Beach — another must-play on the Myrtle Beach Golf Trail.
In this episode, Tony Leodora, Jeff Gilder, Dustin Gilder, and AJ Gohil act as tour guides and golf interpreters at this unique Parkland style course, along with its views and its food.
There are so many reasons to play this course.
The first reason is the name. Head Pro Jonathan Brock explains that each hole pays tribute to a different nation of the world, thus the name.
We get a glimpse of Egypt, sort of.
Actually, it’s the 12th hole on the International Club honoring Egypt.
And Director of Agronomy Jim Knaffle should be called the Pharoah of Number-12 as he shows us how to play this turf as well as grow it.
His tee shot, over lots of water, resembles the crossing of The Nile, needing a long, straight shot.
And Jim is as smooth as a Sahara breeze. His drive leaves him a 200-yard second shot to the green. And Jim smokes it. The long iron shot nestles on the green. And, he barely misses his eagle putt for – what we would call — a ho-hum birdie.
Later, in the episode, Dustin introduces us to the Traveling Golfer Real Golfer segment. This is where Dustin will play one hole on each course in each episode. (Keep it here for the season as we see what Dustin’s cumulative score is.)
Here at the International Club, Dustin takes on hole number one, a tribute to Scotland, that is a par five, 525 yards.
Dustin hits a good drive but it’s in the rough. He’s able to hit his second shot just off the green. So, he is chipping for eagle. And it’s a good chip. He is only 4 feet from the hole — for his birdie.
But Dustin might need a shot of Chivas Regal after this putt. He blows it past the hole by four feet. No worries, Laddie, Dustin drains the 4-footer coming back like he was strolling along with Firth of Forth.
Later in the show, AJ gets a tip from Head Pro Jonathan on how to hit out of a fairway bunker. AJ is a good student, as you will see. He picks it clean from the sand.
The second reason to hit The International Club are the smooth, slick greens all set for year-round play.
Director of Agronomy, Jim Knaffle
Jim explains how the course over-seeding, using Sunday Bermuda grass, allows the greens to feel more like bent grass.
The over seeding also allows the course to have a winter look with the golden brown rough so golfers can easily play here through winter.
One of the climate secrets for Murrells Inlet: it rarely snows here.
Night Life & More
The third reason to get your sticks swinging at The International is its proximity to everything in Myrtle Beach. Tony runs down all the after-golf spots you can hit nearby.
You want nightlife. Head to the bustling Myrtle Beach Grand Strand.
You want a rustic nightlife? Go further south into Murrells Inlet and hit the iconic Marsh Walk with its great coastal views, along with great restaurants, bars, and entertainment.
Do you want some nature? Head over to Brook Green Gardens.
Need some beach time? Go to nearby Huntington Beach State Park with one of the longest, uninterrupted beaches in the US.
And if you yearn for one more round of golf, International Club is a 9-iron (3 miles) from the Myrtle Beach International Airport. So, you can make your tee time before your flight departure. This way you can play the course, then watch it from overhead a few hours later. So, we highly suggest you think about booking International Club of Myrtle Beach as your last round.
At The Turn
Fourth reason is the food and drink. The International Club has a great bar to enjoy many libations after a round — or before you hit the airport.
Our hosts don’t shy away from the good taste and cheer. Watch as Tony enjoys a drink with Jim at this elegant bar. At the same time, AJ and Jeff are chowing down on spicy chicken wings and the International Club sandwich that comes with fried onion rings.
They top it off with the Long Day Lager, the beer of the Myrtle Beach Golf Trail.
The best way to book a tee time at the International Club of Myrtle Beach is to go to the Myrtle Beach Golf trail website.
Myrtle Beach Golf Trail
If you are looking for a full day of golf, you can get the Myrtle Beach Golf Trail’s Trail-33 deal. This way you can play 36 holes in a day and it becomes really worth it.
The Myrtle Beach Golf Trail has 23 courses along the Carolinas coast. That means you can book more than one hundred different course combinations that will make your golf getaway easy, fun, and economical.
You can also go to the website for the International Club.