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Review: The Hackler Course 6/20/12


Quail Creek is Reborn

Date Played: June 20, 2012

As a PGA Golf Management Student from Coastal Carolina University, you may think I would write a biased review of the new General James Hackler Golf Course (formerly known as Quail Creek). In reality, my review will be very honest as I have played the course hundreds of times and know it like the back of my hand.

For those of you who have not heard the news, Quail Creek at Coastal Carolina University is no more. Last summer it was closed down for extensive renovations and in the Fall reopened as The General James Hackler Course. 66 bunkers and a couple dozen trees were removed and the greens were completely redone with a baselayer of sand for improved draining new MiniVerde Ultra Dwarf Bermudagrass for putts that roll more true.

Although the course lays on the same land and follows the same general layout, it is by no means the same course. The Hackler went from a decent course to something the University can brag about and be very proud to own and operate. The course offers a much better layout that focuses on playing the ball to the right spot depending on hole location and thinking your way through the course, much like the ancient courses of the British Isles.

The Golf Operation at The Hackler are operated by students and alumni of the PGA Golf Management Program from Coastal Carolina University. The Hackler's grounds crew has done a great job at keeping the course in great condition. In fact, the course is in the best condition I have seen it out of the four years I have attended the university and the hundreds of times I have played the course.

The Hackler also offers incredible deals on tee times. 18 Holes with a cart goes for less than most lower end courses along the Grand Strand and yet offers the great condtitions, layout, and professional staff that are offered at most of the higher end courses. Last year The Hackler was voted "Best Greens" along the Grand Strand and the year before that, "Most Professional Staff."

Make your next round a round at The Hackler Course. You'll be glad you did.

Written by Golf Director: Blaine Seitz

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