History of Eagle Nest
A Long time public servant, Dick Elliott, helped to establish the Myrtle Beach golf industry several decades ago. His vision to create a Myrtle Beach area golf course that was welcoming and affordable, where golfers from all over could come for a relaxing day of golf. Thus Eagle Nest Golf club was born. Built in 1971 by Gene Hamm & Associates, The golf course immediately became an icon in the North Myrtle Beach area. In 2001 the course underwent a complete tee to green renovation and recently had miniverde installed to its greens.
Gaining its name from its resident bald eagle that nested high in one of the property’s towering trees. The nest became an icon for this North Myrtle Beach golf course. Most American bald eagles nest near rivers or the coastline as they are fish-eating birds. A typical Eagle’s Nest is 5 feet in diameter, though because eagles often use the same nest year after year, some nests are up to 9 feet across, weighing up to two tons. Unfortunately, our beloved nest was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989.
The Eagle Nest Legacy
For years this renowned Myrtle Beach area golf course has been a major part of the North Myrtle Beach and Little River communities. It has been paramount in supporting local community, civic, and charity groups and organizations, most notably hosting the annual law enforcement tournament in order to show appreciation for the hard work and efforts of the area’s law enforcement.