Located in Calabash, NC, Crow Creek Golf Course opened in February 2000. This Rick Robbins design is said to contain more fairway acreage than any other course along North and South Carolina’s Grand Strand. But, don’t think you can grip and rip every hole, this course will make you play all your clubs. Those fairways are never more beautiful than in the heart of the winter. Ryegrass overseeding, the artistic curvatures or fairway boundaries, and the contrast against the dormant bermuda make for a scenic round of golf.
Crow Creek Golf has earned the reputation for always being in immaculate condition. Credit goes to some hands-on owners and the staff including a superintendent who is quite the perfectionist. Taking enormous pride in their property, the Bennett family is closely involved in the the course, but rely heavily on their hand-picked staff to carry out the day-to-day operations. The pro shop, restaurant, practice facilities, and course all receive the same focus and attention to detail.
Crow Creek Golf is celebrating their 15th anniversary with the launch of a new website at http://crowcreekgolf.com. The new website features the latest mobile responsive design platform complete with a photo gallery, feature pages, hole by hole tour, events calendar, and blog. They are considered a flagship among the area’s golf courses for the course design, style of play, and conditions, and are now leading in digital technology.
The course is one of the remaining few in the area to have bent grass greens. Crow Creek is in the southern extreme for growing bent. But, the only time you’ll see the greens suffer is for about 3 weeks at the end of a hot summer. They are absolutely pristine for spring and fall golf, and better than most in the winter. The course recently underwent a complete bunker renovation. Extensive testing with multiple sand varieties yielded the perfect sand choice for the course. All new bunker drains were added before installing the new sand. These bunkers are nicer than most we see on the PGA tour. The fairways are tifsport bermuda that goes dormant for the winter months. In preparation for bermuda dormancy, the fairways are heavily overseeded with winter rye grass offering golfers the ability to play on green grass year round.
This is definitely a must when playing Myrtle Beach golf and in the Brunswick County, NC area. Just across the state line from Myrtle Beach, SC, Crow Creek is a stand out golf course in North Carolina. But, be sure to plan your round in advance, especially if you’re part of a foursome or larger group. Tee times fill up quickly for peak periods. For more on Crow Creek read HERE.