Sean “The Beast” Fister is one of the game’s most prodigious long hitters: a three-time World Long Drive Champion who has been known to demolish golf balls and send them into orbit, never to be seen again. He is also Myrtle Beach’s newest resident, on a mission to help area and visiting golfers add yardage and distance to their games. The Beast recently joined the instruction staff at the Dustin Johnson Golf School at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, S.C., and is excited to be part of the Waccamaw Golf Trail community.
Renowned architect Ron Garl brings a parkland-style design to the South Strand noted for a pristine playing surface that showcases spacious, rolling fairways and stellar TifDwarf greens.
For more than 20 years, Tradition Golf Club on Pawleys Island has been playing host to both local golfers and those that converge on the Myrtle Beach area during peak golf seasons. This Ron Garl design is built on the site of a 16th century rice plantation and opened for play in 1996. Tradition Club has received numerous accolades, including South Carolina Golf Course of the Year in 2001, and has been awarded 4.5-stars by Golf Digest as well as voted “Top Fairways” for 1998 by Golf for Women. Tradition Club was also nominated as Best New Public Course by Golf Digest in 1996. It is truly one of the most prestigious golf clubs with public access in the Myrtle Beach area.
Also on property is an impressive practice complex. These are becoming a Ron Garl trademark and one that he has duplicated at several of the other courses he has designed/redesigned around the world. It includes a spacious full-length driving range, a massive chipping green and a putting green with multiple elevation changes so that you can get an idea of the breaks you will encounter during your round. With over 6,800 yards of golf course in front of you at Tradition Club, arrive early and take full advantage of this wonderful practice facility.