The Myrtle Beach, S.C., property’s new 3,500-sq. ft. facility, which will feature an 18-foot wraparound porch overlooking the 18th green, will begin construction soon with a late summer completion. The club will retain its existing clubhouse, which was built in 1974, with plans to renovate it and use it for cart storage in the future.
Arcadian Shores Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C., will remain open thanks to an investment being made by course owner Burroughs & Chapin Co., Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Online reported.
The first solo design of Rees Jones will soon have a new clubhouse. Construction will begin in the near future and the new clubhouse could be open by late summer, Online reported.
The existing clubhouse is the original one from the course’s 1974 opening. It is adjacent to the site of the new clubhouse and will be utilized for storage and other uses during construction. It will also be renovated and continue to be used for cart storage in the future, Online reported.
“B&C recognizes the importance of Arcadian Shores to the community,” said General Manager Frank Coughlin. “It’s also time for a new clubhouse. We want to improve the customer experience.”
Coughlin intimated more improvements could be coming. “We continue to have discussions about what other steps we can take at Arcadian Shores,” he said.
The new 3,500-sq. ft. Lowcountry-style clubhouse is expected to include an 18-foot wraparound porch overlooking the 18th green, Online reported.
Arcadian Shores was operated by National Golf Management through a lease agreement with B&C until NGM sold most of its golf-related assets in April 2015 to Founders Group International, a company led by investors from China. In 2012, Jones met with National Golf Management representatives to discuss formulating a course restoration plan that he was interested in leading, but the plan has yet to be implemented, Online reported.
A new $50 Arcadian Shores player card includes 72-hour rates for $36 and $30, an annual USGA handicap subscription, 20 percent discounts on merchandise and food and beverage, and discounts on some local par-3 and mini-golf courses, Online reported.
“B&C is not trying to sell Arcadian Shores,” Coughlin said. “We’ve always been proud to own it. It’s a great layout in a great location with a distinguished history.”