Aberdeen Country Club Reopens with New Clubhouse & a Pristine Course
By Dave Daubert
Aberdeen Country Club in Longs S.C, a Founders Group International course, reopened for public play Saturday, 2/23. The 27-hole facility, which closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence to rebuild its clubhouse, is in immaculate condition with Myrtle Beach's peak spring season on the immediate horizon. The 4,000-square-foot clubhouse, which suffered water damage in post-storm flooding, was being rebuilt. FGI's director of agronomy, Max Morgan, and his team were working to ensure the Woodlands, Meadows and Highlands nines would be in peak condition when Aberdeen reopened.
"Aberdeen Country Club was enjoying a great 2018, prior to Hurricane Florence, and it's in even better shape heading into this spring," said Steve Mays, president of Founders Group International. "As pleased as we are with the course's recovery, we are equally excited to help the Aberdeen community take the next step in its rebuilding process. The golf course is a focal point of the residential community, and it's as good as it has ever been"
FGI has focused its efforts over the last five months on restoring the course, but the thoughts of Aberdeen community have never been far from the company's mind. Last fall, FGI closed Long Bay Club, a Jack Nicklaus design located just miles away, for a charity golf tournament that raised more than $6,700 for the Aberdeen Homeowners Association.
"There hasn't been a divot taken at Aberdeen since September, and we couldn't be happier with the course's comeback," said Matt Daly, FGI's director of golf course operations. "Our entire team is looking forward to welcoming golfers back and also having them enjoy the new clubhouse, which I believe will enhance the Aberdeen experience."
FGI hired the Kimberly Bryant Design Group to spearhead the rebuilding of the clubhouse, and the result is a facility that perfectly complements Aberdeen's 4-star golf course. The new clubhouse will feature an open floor plan, an enhanced kitchen, and a sports bar-like feel.
With five televisions in the grill room and three more in the pro shop, golfers will return to a clubhouse that encourages them to spend time on property after the final putt drops.
Aberdeen, a Scottish links-style design, also has a new fleet of E-Z-Go golf carts awaiting players upon their return to the great Tom Jackson design.
More information about Aberdeen Country Club is available at PlayAberdeen.com. Tee times can be booked at MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com or by calling 800-882-3420.
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About: Dave Daubert
David has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.