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Local golfers say goodbye to renowned area golf club

HORRY COUNTY (WMBF) - After 40 years open to the public, Waterway Hills Golf Club is closing. The Grand Strand establishment has been around since 1975.

Employees who have worked there for decades describe the golf course as player-friendly with no gimmicks. While workers did not specify why the club is closing, today they reminisce as they watch their long-time customers enjoy the 27 holes for the last time.

The golf club is famous for its gondola: the ski lift that takes golfers from the parking lot over the Intercoastal Waterway and to the golf course. It has become a symbol of the Waterway Hills Golf Club and its uniqueness. It was even recognized in Ripley's Believe It or Not.

Al Mueller has worked on and off for the golf club for 20 years. He started working as a golf starter there in 1993 and has returned countless times. Mueller made sure he took advantage of the club's last day. Mueller says, “I'm sad to see it go obviously. I've been here that long, and I'm going to miss it. I just kind of hope that they keep some of it, so it will always be here."

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