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Indian Wells Golf Course in Garden City has been scheduled to close later this year, according to representatives of the course’s owner, Founders Group International.

Earlier this week, FGI President—Steve Mays—said in a letter to golf package providers that the 34-year old close will close and be sold to make room for a new housing development come late December.

“Indian Wells was zoned for residential development many years prior to FGI taking ownership,” an FGI representative said to the Sun News, “making this decision the next step for a property that has long been earmarked for a different purpose.”

The 6,624-yard course will be the first of 22 courses purchased in the past five years by Founders Group International to close and be redeveloped. FGI has promised to maintain Indian Wells’ high standards of excellence until the course’s closure. Current course employees will also be offered new employment opportunities at any of FGI’s other courses.

Opened in 1985, Indian Wells Golf Course was designed by legendary course architect, Gene Hamm. Boasting a course rating of 71.9 and a 125-slope grade, this par-72 beast offers every golfer an unrivaled blend of challenge and playability. If you like the idea of using every golf club in your arsenal, then Indian Wells is the course for you.

Throughout its illustrious career, Indian Wells has earned the reputation of being a true “shotmaker’s golf course”; favoring strategy and control over long-distance power drives. Strategically placed bunkers, live oak-lined fairways that twist into maddening dog legs, and over 14 water hazards are just a few of the dangers that golfers will have to contend with on this course. Never fear; however, whatever difficulty may exist along this course is made up of spacious greens and relatively short yardage. You may feel challenged, but we guarantee that you will enjoy every minute of your experience at Indian Wells Golf Course.

Are you and your friends planning a Grand Strand golf retreat this autumn? While you still can,  book your tee time at Indian Wells Golf Course as part of your custom Myrtle Beach golf package from the Myrtle Beach Golf Authority! Our friendly staff of local golf experts is ready and waiting to help you with all your golfing needs. Give us a call or shoot us an email today!

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