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Supergilbys Golfapalooza 2019 - Aberdeen (04/23/2019)
Start of a 12-day golf escapade in the Myrtle Beach area (with eight rounds of golf on the menu) for my wife and I on a gorgeous sunny day and a 24 degrees Celsius on the thermometer. And we started it with a first round at Aberdeen, probably THE course that suffered the most from hurricanes Matthew (in 2016) and Florence (in 2018), with significant floods.
In fact, it is almost a miracle that this field was able to fully recover from these two cataclysms in three years. Let's take this opportunity to acknowledge the resilience of the workers and managers of the place because, sincerely, the work to put everything back in place was colossal and all these people deserve to be encouraged.
For those who have never played there, Aberdeen has three nine-hole courses, Highlands, Meadows and Woodlands. On our side, today we played Highlands and Woodlands, two nine pretty different in terms of design. Highlands is more wooded (and narrow), while Woodlands is much more open and permissive.
Another factor to consider: there are a lot of water spots, especially on the Highlands course. Have a GPS handy or a yardage book, otherwise you could find yourself in a problematic situation much more often than desired.
As for the conditions, we were very impressed by the quality of the greens and the overall design of the two courses we played. No repetitive or annoying holes. The alleys could have been more furnished in terms of turf, but as we would say : nothing to write to his mother!
All in all, it was a more than satisfactory golf experience on a course that should get some more recognition, especially if your budget does not always allow you to play some more upscale courses in the area. That said, a little piece of advice : it may be better not to start a golf trip with Aberdeen as your first course, because if you are "rusty", you may suffer and find yourself with a final score that does not reflect your full potential.
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