Conway Golf Club is celebrating a new day with a new combined board and management team.

Vice president Chett Long said the board came together with the same goal and they all get along well.

“It really is just kind of luck that it worked out the way it did,” he said. “Everybody takes pride in what they do and that says a lot.”

Improvements made over recent months at the club include a new roof, new patio furniture, new golf carts, lines in the parking lot, fresh paint in the clubhouse and pool house and new carpet in the clubhouse.

The board says there was extensive work done to the pool and more than 100 families responded by becoming members this summer. If weather permits, the pool will remain open until Oct. 15.

President Carrie Henderson said the group is trying to return the club to its “true country club feel.”

They’re doing that by bringing in a tennis pro to give lessons two afternoons a week and a golf pro who give lessons.

Thanks to new superintendent David Meda, the board says the course is in great shape and anybody that wants to check it out can come to the club where the staff will lend them a cart to ride around and see for themselves.

The most impressive fact about all these improvements is they’ve been made on a shoestring budget. Board members say they took donations and chipped in some of their own money, plus they all donated a lot of their time and muscle power completing much of the work themselves.

The group is trying to get new people to join and they’d like to see more of the former members come back now that the course is “green again.”

Golf pro Chris Ross says the buzz seems to be back at the club.

The board tries to offer at least one fun-type tournament a month. There are also junior tournaments and there was a Labor Day cookout.

Daily rates and memberships are available for the pool and golf.

The group says that revenue from play and memberships is up considerably. Check the club out at


I'm the editor of the Horry Independent, a weekly newspaper in Conway, South Carolina. I cover city hall and courts, among many other subjects. Know of a good story? Call me at 843-488-7241.

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