Murrells Inlet, SC (May 31, 2016) - The Wachesaw Plantation Club (WPC) has announced that they will be converting their putting surfaces from Bent grass to Champion Ultradwarf this summer (2016).  The WPC course located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, will be closed from early June through early September.

Chris Freeman, General Manager of WPC commented, "The time-frame could vary slightly depending on summer weather.  All other club amenities will be open during that time and we are expecting tremendous activity at our 8 Har-Tru tennis courts, as well as our wonderful restaurant and pool while the course is closed."  Mr. Freeman added, "The maintenance staff has plans to take this opportunity to accomplish additional course enhancements that will elevate the course to an even higher standard."

WPC is one of many Southeast U.S. Courses to be converting from heat sensitive Bent to the more versatile and sustainable Ultradwarf grass.  "The end result will be a quality putting surface that will bring a significantly enhanced golf experience for members and guests."  Mr. Freeman continued, "Our goal is for our outstanding Tom Fazio golf course to not only be regarded as one of the best layouts in SC, but the best manicured as well".

A task force of experts from WPC along with other golf industry professionals was formed last year to study all of the putting green options and ultimately recommended this choice to the BOD and the proposed conversion was subsequently approved by the Equity Members.

About Wachesaw Plantation Club
Once the site of two 18th century rice plantations, this gated golf community boasts a rich, South Carolina Lowcountry history. Its championship Tom Fazio golf course has been designated “Best in the Myrtle Beach Area” by Golf Digest. An elegant 18th century-style clubhouse, swimming pool complex and tennis courts complete the country club lifestyle. Lots priced from $80,000 to $250,000; Condos and Homes from $250,000 to $2.5 million.

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