Possum Trot Golf Club will remain open through the month of October.
While the Glens Group’s long-term lease to operate the North Myrtle Beach golf course will expire on September 30th, Possum Trot’s owners have extended the group’s management by another month.
Earlier this year, the city of North Myrtle Beach received plans to convert the 51-year old course into a residential multi-purpose project that would have included 456 single-family detached homes, 264 attached multifamily units, and eight acres of an assisted living facility with associated medical services. In August, the project’s developer withdrew their plans as a result of public concerns surrounding the density of the project and the impact it could have on traffic.
While Possum Trot’s closure has been extended, the course’s owners have said that October 31st will most likely be the final closing date for the beloved North Myrtle Beach Course. Until then, the course’s management has promised to maintain course conditions.
“We’re treating it like every day we’re going to be open,” said Glens Group General Manager George Gore. “We’re going to maintain it to the standard it has always been maintained.”
Since opening in 1968, the Russell Breeden design has been a mainstay of the North Myrtle Beach golf community. Known as “The Friendliest Course on the Grand Strand,” each hole is uniquely named to provide additional enjoyment as you progress through your round. With names such as “Analysis is Paralysis”, “T’aint Easy”, and “Oh No”, Possum Trot promises to leave you in stitches even if your performance ultimately leaves you in tears.
Don’t let the funny names fool you. Possum Trot’s par-72, 6,966-yard layout promises to put your skills to the test. Boasting a traditional, straightforward design with tree-lined fairways, rolling terrain, ponds, and greenside bunkers flanking large undulating greens, this stunning course never fails to challenge and delight.
Are you planning a Grand Strand golf getaway for the month of October? While you still can, experience the legend of Possum Trot for yourself by including the course in your custom Myrtle Beach golf package from the Myrtle Beach Golf Authority today!
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