Three Of South Carolina’s Top 30 Courses Are Owned And/Or Managed By Burroughs & Chapin Golf Management
September 29, 2005, Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Three of the golf courses owned and/or managed by Burroughs & Chapin Golf Management have been ranked among the state’s best public-access courses by the South Carolina Ratings Panel, a collaborative effort sanctioned by South Carolina Magazine and South Carolina Golf Today. Tidewater Golf Club was ranked number seven in the state, while Grande Dunes – Resort Course came in at number eight and Pine Lakes International Country Club was number twenty-two. Tidewater is managed by Burroughs & Chapin Golf Management which both owns and manages Pine Lakes and Grande Dunes.
"We are extremely pleased to have three of our courses recognized for their excellence in design, maintenance and service," said Burroughs & Chapin’s director of golf operations, Archie Lemon. "It’s an honor to have our managed courses on the same list with great facilities like the Ocean Course and Harbour Town. Since we launched our golf management division in 2001, we’ve built a team with the expertise to develop great customer service and strong bottom lines. The Ratings Panel recognized what we have accomplished and we are honored."
The rankings by the South Carolina Ratings Panel were published in the September/October edition of South Carolina Magazine and the September issue of South Carolina Golf Today. The Top 30 courses were extracted from a list of the state’s Top 50 public and private courses. Those Top 50 were selected by the 100-member ratings panel of which approximately 25 panelists are from each of the state’s geographical regions: The Upstate, The Midlands, The Lowcountry, and The Grand Strand.
The South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel was formed in 2004 to promote excellence in South Carolina golf course design and operations through competitive rankings, education and public advocacy. The Panel was designed to serve as an ambassador for golf in South Carolina by striving to stimulate and facilitate the promotion and marketing of outstanding golf courses, resorts, and real estate developments.
About Burroughs & Chapin Golf Management
Burroughs & Chapin Golf Management, created in 2001 to provide operations and marketing services to golf course properties, is the Grand Strand’s leading golf management company. Burroughs & Chapin has been an active member of the Myrtle Beach golf community for nearly 40 years as the owner of Myrtlewood Golf Club, a 36-hole complex that opened in 1966. The company built and developed Grande Dunes Golf Course, which is on Golf Magazine’s 2001 list of the top 10 new courses in the nation, as well as Grande Dunes Members Course, an exclusive private club. Burroughs & Chapin also owns the historic Pine Lakes International Country Club, Myrtle Beach’s first course and the birthplace of Sports Illustrated magazine. The company also manages Farmstead Golf Links and Meadowlands Golf Club.
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