Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Four Days In The Brunswick Isles
For great golf, head to the border
Day 4: Meadowlands Golf Club
All good things must…well, you know how it goes. If you flew to Myrtle Beach from the Eastern Seaboard or Midwest, you’ve probably scheduled your departing flight for late afternoon (a wise move in my opinion) because that gives you time to play at least 18 more holes of golf—this time, at Meadowlands Golf Club in Calabash, N.C.
Even though it’s a beast from the tips (measuring 7,400 yards, to be exact), Meadowlands has earned the reputation as a fair test of golf, even cracking the Top 100 list of “Women-Friendly Courses.” Still, that honor doesn’t mean it’s a pushover (for either sex).
The Willard Byrd design is carved around wetlands, freshwater lakes and hardwood trees. Its signature hole, the 432-yard, par-4, 6th hole, features an elevated fairway (bordered by a pond on the left) and a hidden water hazard protecting the green. If that isn’t enough to make you practice your iron play on the range, being distracted by the course’s natural beauty will be.
As you head to the airport to catch your flight, I suggest you start to plan your next trip to the Brunswick Isles. There are 10 more courses to play, and each one of them is unique, challenging and ultimately, a fair test of golf. That alone makes this area worth visiting time and time again.
For a number of seasonal specials, package deals and reduced greens fees, please visit www.golfholiday.com or call (800) 845-GOLF.
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