Myrtle Beach Golf
What do Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye, Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus and David Trent Jones all have in common? Only that they frequent signature courses along the Grand Strand, known as the Seaside Golf Capital of the World! A lot of people couldn't fathom a trip to North Myrtle Beach without thinking of golf. With over 120 championship courses in the area, the avid golfer can play east or west of the waterway, and junior golfers as well as seasoned pros will find a course to test their skills.
People are well designed time-capsules that when stumbled upon, an individual may find some pretty intriguing things. Here at Tilghman Beach & Golf Resort, a monthly golf tournament revealed to us our own personal time capsule; and the guy is great in golf! John Balzosky is an 81-yr old monthly resident from Marietta, Ohio whose family began visiting North Myrtle Beach in 1968. Memories of camping trips and bike rides that passed a developing Arcadian Dunes Golf Club filled our conversation. As member of the winning team of this month's golf tournament, the staff at Tilghman was impressed with this light-hearted gentleman and wanted to let the rest of the community know about the treasure of knowledge, history and good humor that we have in our vicinity. Take a look!
Tilghman Resort: Congratulations on winning the tournament!
John Balzosky: Thank you. I think what impressed John & Karla (Tilghman Staff) the most was the fact that I am 81 years old. Everyone is good at one thing; I guess mine is golf.
TR: It most certainly is! How long have you been coming to North Myrtle Beach?
JB: I've been coming to North Myrtle Beach for 47 years. Been coming since 1968 with my wife and three kids. Back then, N. Myrtle Beach was known as the 'Camping Capital.' Since then, lots of the campgrounds have turned into high rises and residential sites. Here where the TIlghman Hotel is, and where these beautiful oceanfront homes are, were just rinky shacks.
TR: Wow! It's hard to imagine NMB any differently. What else has changed since then?
JB: Well, the golf course called the Gator Hole is now the Wal-mart and Lowes home depot plaza. And over there between NMB and Myrtle Beach, where the other Wal-mart plaza is, and restaurant row was only a two-lane highway back in 1968. Used to turn their to go to the Myrtle Beach travel park. There was no restaurant row.
TR: The area has definitely changed a lot since then. How did that change your experience in the area?
JB: When the kids got older, me and my wife started staying in hotels and motels. And then we started coming during the winter. We've been coming for 15 years during the winter. First it was the Long Bay (formerly Thunderbird) where we stayed about 11 years, then the Avista for 3 and now Tilghman Resort.
TR: What are your favorite things about Tilghman Resort?
JB: They have all the amenities we need. Everything is neat and clean and well-taken care of. We have 3 bedrooms for when the kids come and visit, it's just comfortable living. And they're just very nice here.
TR: What would you tell someone if they were looking for somewhere to stay
JB: I would tell them to come here [Tilghman Resort]. A lot of people are coming here because of us. I know about 4 couples that are coming here because of us right now.
TR: Well we certainly appreciate your loyalty and your role as a satisfied customer and advertiser. You've seen so much over the past few decades. Looking back, how do you feel about the N. Myrtle Beach area now?
JB: I just wish I had of bought some of the property. [laughs]
Golf Groups prepare to tee off at the 1st Tilghman Beach and Golf Classic
Tilghman Resort tees up with the Surf Club to offer exclusive golf privileges
It takes the perfect setting to make the perfect union. Surf Golf & Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, SC one of the most prestigious golfing grounds in the country, turns this possibility into reality with grounds that welcome all Tilghman Beach and Golf Resort’s golf enthusiasts by offering special VIP by invitation and pricing. For over 50 years, The Surf Golf and Beach Club have offered Members and guests the very best golf and dining experiences to be found along the Grand Strand. Our parkland style course designed by George Cobb in 1960 and renovated by John LaFoy, offers all levels of golfers a fair but demanding test of golfing skills.
When only the best will do! Play the Surf Club of North Myrtle Beach
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Myrtle Beach Golf
Myrtle Beach Golf
Take the time to explore the southern plains and visit South Carolina for a relaxing time away at Tilghman Beach & Golf Resort. Here, we open the gate to experience Myrtle Beach golf unlike any other resort on the Grand Strand! Our golf specialist are here to provide you with knowledge of the best golf courses around as we are connected to over 100 locations in Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island and Brunswick County. While you golf, retreat to our luxury condominiums rentals with spacious bedrooms, full baths and accommodating living arrangements, allowing you to maintain the peace and comfort beyond your expectation. At night, sit on the balcony and absorb the breathtaking views that afford you to see along the coast line or be captivated by the lush green landscape of the surrounding Tilghman Estates. A Myrtle Beach golf vacation is definitely in store and TIlghman Beach & Golf Resort is the location for which this getaway should take place. Contact our golf specialists at 888.280.0913 and let us help you build the perfect golf vacation package!