On this edition of Tee It Up Grand Strand we visit or should I say I visited Farmstead Golf Links. Getting with opportunity to play this fantastic 18 hole golf course was the highlight of my weekend. Thanks to our good friend and golf course general manager Jason Monahan, I hit the golf links this past weekend to check out the course for myself. Boy was I glad that I did! I’m sure I’m gonna say this more than once but the course was in outstanding condition!
This Willard Byrd design is a great and friendly golf course to play. It all starts when you pull into the entrance way and see the huge Georgian style clubhouse that welcomes to golfers to the property. Once greeted by the great staff at the bag drop it was time to head inside to check in and head over to the bar area to get a cool drink to take out onto the golf course. The grill area provides a near full service menu that rivals anything can be found along the Grand Strand. Now off to the first tee.
There are 5 sets of tees to choose from, allowing golfers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the course to the fullest. Picking the properties is always important but it definitely helps here at Farmstead. The fairways were in tremendous shape. A good tee shot was rewarded with some friendly row to get some extra yardage. The rough was “fair but firm” so to speak. It was very playable but if the ball got in too deep and sank to the bottom of the Bermuda it made for a very, very tough recovery shot. I learned this all too well as unfortunately I found myself in the rough on more than one occasion.
The highlight of the round had to be without question the green complexes at farmstead. The well manicured bunker surrounding the greens may not only for great athstetics but they were also very playable. Which made playing greenside bunker shots a fun challenge. The approach areas were also perfectly groomed to allow shots to run onto the green.
The putting surface is amazing! The greens were soft and receptive to iron shots but also smooth and fast to putt. Truly a perfect combination. For my money this is exactly how I like the greens to be. You’ll be hard-pressed to find greens in better conditions right now anywhere along the beach. Jason and his staff of done a tremendous job getting Farmstead Golf Links into amazing shape just in time for the fall golf season. Kudos to the grounds staff for having the course set up in such tremendous shape!
Farmstead needs to be on your shortlist of courses to play right now here in the Myrtle Beach area. This is the website www.farmsteadgolflinks.com to make a tee time or call the golf shop at 910–575–7999.