Golf Channel reveals 'Big Break' location in Myrtle Beach

The Golf Channel reality series will premiere Oct. 7. | Source: Golf Channel
The Golf Channel reality series will premiere Oct. 7. | Source: Golf Channel

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The 22nd edition of a Golf Channel reality-show will take place in Myrtle Beach. 'Big Break' will feature the self-proclaimed 'Golf Capital of the World,' giving millions a chance to decide for themselves.

The buzz surrounding Golf Channel's reality show taking place in Myrtle Beach all started December of last year.

Barefoot Resort and Golf stood out from the dozens of courses along the Grand Strand because they have four different courses on their property to work with - allowing some to be closed down for a period of time.

"Mainly closing nine holes at a time and juggled the play that was out in existence out there and that was the benefit with four different courses. they could move some play around and doing some things that other stand alone courses couldn't do," says Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.

Six men and six woman competed for a sport in a PGA or LPGA Tour event in 2015.

"To know that possibly one of those guys who played here and broken through and won is pretty neat," explains Matt Fry, Barefoot Resort and Golf member.

Production only lasted a couple of weeks, but organizers say it took a lot of work to keep the filming locations a secret.

"It's difficult to keep a lid on this, because a lot of people had to know what we were doing to be able to pull this off. so now that it's out, it's a big relief." says Bill Golden, President of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.

While most of the filming took place at Barefoot Resort and Golf, a couple other places were able to accommodate the Golf Channel's needs.

"The infrastructure of Barefoot worked as it did in Marina Inn and as it did in Pawleys plantation, just the size of the club houses and the size of the properties worked," Golden said.

The idea behind going to three different courses was to expand the concentration beyond Myrtle Beach and show viewers the entire Grand Strand.

"We're lucky to have properties and a team, a team of people to pull this all off," Golden explained.

Episodes of the 'Big Break' featuring Myrtle Beach golf courses will be begin airing on October 7.

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