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Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Whispering Pines Golf Course

 
 
Whispering Pines Golf Course Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
1. Whispering Pines Golf Course Marker
Inscription. In June 1962, when Brigadier General Gil Meyers took command of the base, he found an old set of plans for a golf course on the base. With $23,000 appropriated for the course, he got the project underway. Knowing that you cannot build a nine hole golf course for that much money, he got the airmen involved in a self-help project. “We carved that nine holes of golf right out of the woods, and we all chipped in to work,” General Meyers said. “I was out there cutting down trees myself, as a matter of fact.”

The new golf course opened in July of that year. The airmen and their families could join for $5 a month. A new clubhouse was added in 1985, and an additional nine holes were added in 1987.

A driving range and putting green were adjacent to the clubhouse. The “Nineteenth Hole” snack bar served a wide variety of short-order meals and beverages of all types.

The course is now a public golf course owned and operated by the City of Myrtle Beach.
 
Location. 33° 40.743′ N, 78° 54.953′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Harrelson Boulevard and Jetport Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker
Whispering Pines Golf Course Marker wider angle view image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
2. Whispering Pines Golf Course Marker wider angle view
is at or near this postal address: 900 Harrelson Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Richard (Rick) H. McDow (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Herbert E. Ross (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins (within shouting distance of this marker); General Robert H. Reed (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Michael G. Filliman (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Harold L. Price (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
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Clubhouse image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, August 13, 2018
3. Clubhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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