Fresh off its 2018 recognition by the Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owners Association as its Golf Course of the Year, Meadowlands Golf Club in Calabash, N.C. has earned yet another prestigious honor in being named as one of four finalists for the National Course of the Year Award presented by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA).
This national honor recognizes excellence based on four criteria: exceptional quality of the course, exceptional quality of ownership and management, outstanding contribution to its community, and significant contribution to the game. National Course of the Year Award winners are chosen among the NGCOA’s core membership, which make an outstanding contribution to the game of golf in their markets, and are model operations to their peers.
The winner of this award, as well as the Association’s other individual and group recipients, will be honored at the NGCOA's annual Golf Business Conference 2019, being held February 5-7, 2019 in San Diego, California.
A popular Willard Byrd design on the Grand Strand’s northern end, Meadowlands is recognized by Golf for Women Magazine as a “Top 100 Women-Friendly Course.” A series of renovations in recent years – including redesigns of two holes, the elimination and redesign of numerous bunkers, and strategic removal of trees to foster optimum playing conditions on its new TifDwarf bermudagrass greens – have earned high marks from visiting golfers in recognition of Meadowlands’ efforts to provide an exceptional golfing experience.
Meadowlands’ owner, Sheila K. McLamb, and the McLamb family have also been longtime, active contributors to their surrounding community. Numerous organizations have benefited over the years from the McLambs’ voluntarism and financial support, including Brunswick Community College, the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation, Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte, N.C. and Canine Angels, which trains rescue dogs to become service dogs for disabled veterans.
Their efforts to grow the game include Meadowlands’ ongoing support of The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas (TFTCC), the recipient of a property donation from the course (8+ acres) where The First Tee teaches children the essential elements of the game through on-site instruction and implementation of The First Tee’s Nine Core Values.
Please join us in congratulating the staff and owners of Meadowlands Golf Club on this prestigious and well-deserved honor!