LSTAR Closes Waterway Hills Golf Course

Gondola Water way HillsAfter 40 years, Waterway Hills Golf Club will be shutting its doors at the close of business Wednesday.


Course owner LStar Management said last week that it would be closing the course next Tuesday, but Waterway Hills assistant manager Julie Davis confirmed Tuesday that the course had just one day of play remaining. A reason for the early closing wasn’t disclosed.


Tee times are still available for the final day.


Waterway Hills has set itself apart on the Grand Strand by its aerial gondola ride from the parking lot on U.S. 17 South in the Restaurant Row area of Myrtle Beach to the clubhouse across the Intracoastal Waterway.


The 27-hole course opened in 1975 as Skyway Golf Club and its name was changed to Waterway Hills in 1984.


Its design is credited to Robert Trent Jones, whose only other Strand layout is the iconic Dunes Golf and Beach Club.


Waterway Hills opened in an era when area businessmen and families were rushing to open new layouts in a burgeoning golf market. It was one of 16 course openings from 1972-75.


Waterway Hills will be the fourth area course to close in the past two years – the third 18-hole course – joining the 2014 closures of Cypress Bay Golf Club, Heron Point Golf Club and the nine-hole Carolinas Golf & Country Club.


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Source: MyrtleBeachOnline