Ocean Forest Country Club - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 33° 43.920 W 078° 50.574
17S E 699845 N 3734530
Quick Description: Historic golf clubhouse located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2007 8:14:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM2H8Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 84

Long Description:

"The Ocean Forest Country Club (also known as Pine Lakes Country Club) is significant for its association with Myrtle Beach’s growth and prosperity as a coastal community resort/vacation destination, as an unusual example of Classical Revival architecture, and in the area of landscape architecture for the present 18-hole golf course dating to 1946. The country club is historically associated with an important period in Myrtle Beach history - the tenure of John T. Woodside and the Woodside brothers. In 1926 the Woodsides purchased 65,000 acres of beach front and other prime real estate from Myrtle Beach Farms Company. Although Woodside would lose his holdings in Myrtle Beach following the stock market crash of 1929, his vision for Myrtle Beach and accomplishments during his tenure had a great deal to do with its subsequent growth and prosperity. One of his greatest accomplishments was the development of the Ocean Forest Hotel and Country Club. The club and hotel were designed by an influential New York architect, Raymond Hood. Construction of the club began in 1926 and was completed in 1927. When the club was built, a 27-hole golf course was built in association with the club; it was designed by Robert White, a golf course designer and future president of the Professional Golfers Association of America. Although the original 27-hole course is no longer intact, the present course dates back to 1946, when the new owner, Fred Miles, sold 18 of the 27 holes to John McLeod for real estate development, retaining only nine. Mr. Miles then hired Robert White, a native of St. Andrews, Scotland, to redesign the nine that were left and add nine more. Listed in the National Register November 7, 1996." ~ South Carolina Department of Archives and History website

The Pine Lakes Country Club as it is now named, is currently closed for renovations.  "The Granddaddy" as it is nicknamed because is it the oldest of the golf courses on the Grand Strand is scheduled to reopen in the fall of 2008.

Street address:
5609 Woodside Dr
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

County / Borough / Parish: Horry County

Year listed: 1996

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Domestic, Recreation And Culture, Social

Current function: Domestic, Recreation And Culture, Social

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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