Whispering Pines

Letter | Look closer at finances of Whispering Pines before deciding its future

March 2, 2014 

I belong to a group of senior men who play Whispering Pines Golf Course every Tuesday. We have been playing this course for more than 10 years and we think that it would be a disservice to the people of Myrtle Beach to change this course to a par three course.

Whispering Pines is a unique course in its design and layout and it is probably the only course on the Grand Strand that can be played a day after a heavy rain without resorting to a cart-path only rule. It has unbelievable drainage and it is always in good condition.

We actually pay a few dollars more than some of the other courses that we play, but it is worth it. The staff is very friendly and Larry the bagboy is one of the best on the Strand.

I suspect there are some questionable charges that are related to the course income and I would encourage this newspaper to look into the finances of this course. Any time there are politicians involved in running something there is usually a reason why there is no profit.

On the face of it, it seems that they are trying to invent a reason to build more tennis courts and ball fields.

The residents of Myrtle Beach should insist on a non-biased look at the income and expenses of Whispering Pines before any changes are made.

The writer lives in Murrells Inlet.

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