Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association (MBAGCOA)

February 23, 2024
Posted by
Frankie Colon


“The efforts of Partnership Grand Strand have been key to the development of the Myrtle Beach downtown area, overall growth along the Grand Strand, necessary infrastructure as well as recruitment and retention of the local workforce.”
Tracy Conner

About Us

The Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association serves as the operational focal point to help develop and coordinate policies, programs to advance operational initiatives, supporting and growing the game of golf, and coordinate projects for Grand Strand golf course owners. Our span of coverage is approximately a 50 mile radius of Myrtle Beach from Georgetown, SC to Southport, NC. The association is comprised of 70+ golf courses.

Impact on the Grand Strand economy

The Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association has 3 employees. In 2021, the Economic Impact of the MBAGCOA member golf courses and the off-course expenditures of visiting golfers had a total economic impact (direct, indirect, and induced) in South Carolina of:

  • $3.3 billion in output or sales
  • 37,959 jobs
  • $1.5 billion in wages and income
  • $370 million in federal, state and local taxes. Green fees and club membership dues generated $18.3 million in admissions tax revenue alone, accounting for 44% of state admissions tax collections.

Note: The impacts of real estate sales in golf communities and off-site purchases of golf equipment by local golfers are not included in these totals

About Partnership Grand Strand
Partnership Grand Strand is a 501c3 foundation launched in 2022 by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to fund a five-year economic and community development initiative. Through investments from local businesses and partnerships with community organizations, the foundation leads and supports efforts related to four pillars of success: prosperity, talent, place and infrastructure. Through their focused endeavors, Partnership Grand Strand works to accelerate economic prosperity and enhance quality of life across Horry and Georgetown counties. 
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