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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:35 am 
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Eddie was asking me if there were any new mini putts on the Grand Strand?! Personally, I think most of the ones built lately suck :roll: . Hard to find any better than Capt Hook, Dragon's Lair, or Spyglass! So anything new?

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I haven't heard of anything new. Let's hope the old ones can all stay open in this economy! Here's an interesting link:

http://htomc.dns2go.com/myrtle/minigolf.htm

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Patrish, thanks for that link! It was pretty interesting.

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David has requested Shipwreck Island for his birthday on June 29th. We've never gone to that one and he's intrigued by the big ship, so we're going to try it out. It's across from the airport on the corner where you'd turn off of Business 17 to go to Springmaid.

Ron, have you tried Runaway Bay? It's in Surfside Beach across from Oceanside Village, on the right as you're heading south. It has two courses, there's a coupon in the coupon books, and there's great music playing the whole time - kind of islandy/Jamaican/reggae.

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Dawne, I'm not sure if we've played Runaway Bay. Over the years we've played about everyone :roll: . Eddie wants to play Mt Atlanticus but I'm not sure my new knees can handle it :???:

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Mt Atlanticus is our favorite (sorry Ron), and since Kelly brings a different friend each year, is always a "must play". Planning an August trip, and "exploring North Myrtle" is on our generic planning (though we plan nothing.... it's vacation !).

The Hawaiian courses in NMB look great, thanks for the link Patrish !

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No need to apologize Kirk :clown: . We played the course a long time ago and it was fun, but now I have store bought knees, and there's a lot of climbing involved :???: . I don't have a problem with playing it, but Phyllis is afraid I may fall and kill myself and she won't have anyplace to store my body until vacation is over :nanner:

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Dawne wrote:
David has requested Shipwreck Island for his birthday on June 29th. We've never gone to that one and he's intrigued by the big ship, so we're going to try it out. It's across from the airport on the corner where you'd turn off of Business 17 to go to Springmaid.

Ron, have you tried Runaway Bay? It's in Surfside Beach across from Oceanside Village, on the right as you're heading south. It has two courses, there's a coupon in the coupon books, and there's great music playing the whole time - kind of islandy/Jamaican/reggae.


Isn't Runaway Bay part of the Tupelo Bay facility? If so, it was decent, but theres many classics in MB that I like more. It was pretty challenging from my recollection of playing it a few years ago.

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Yes, Michael, I believe you're right. I know there's a Par 3 golf course right there and Tupelo Bay sounds right. Runaway Bay usually isn't crowded at all, which is another plus.

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The one nice thing about it at the time was that it was new, so everything was in great shape. I guess that was 6 years ago that Kacy and I played it when I went on vacation with her family before we were married. Hope you all have a good time.

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One of the courses listed as defunct (in the link I posted for Ron) was Cap'n Cain. I was curious, and since it is not very far from us, so I drove over there today. Funny, I never noticed it before. It's just off Kings Highway, almost inside a neighborhood trailer park. There's not much left now, other than an old lighthouse, so I took this picture.

http://www.funbeaches.com/summer_2009/RIP.jpg

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We're just the opposite, Patrish. We always notice Cap'n Cain and usually remark, as we drive by, "If we hit the lottery we'll buy that, fix it up and reopen it." LOL! Dream on!

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We used to love Cap'n Cain's. Before it got really bad, the course was a lot of fun. They always started you off with the 9-hole "practice round" before starting your 18. So, you actually got 27 holes of golf for the price of 18. Afterwards, you could take your scorecard to the ice cream parlor on the property for a "buy 1, get 1 free" special.

Spent many nights at Cap'n Cain's, and played a lot of golf for very little money. It was sad to see the course go downhill so quickly in the late 90's. Even sadder to see the condition it is in now.


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The course is named after Wilson Cain, the man who built the course, and ran Cain's Pharmacy beside it for many years. The pharmacy is now a Bingo parlor.

I heard from Zach Floyd, who was the last owner of the miniature golf course, and son of the land owner. It was last open in 2005, apparently there was some sort of family trouble, and lawyers got involved- who evicted him from there and the bingo; then the city made it close. The front part of the course was torn out soon afterward and converted into parking for the bingo.


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