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A new disc golf course is under construction at the Splinter City site, across from Warbird Park

A joint effort between Myrtle Beach and Horry County soon will result in a disc golf course on Farrow Parkway, near Kings Highway. The City of Myrtle Beach paid for the course design, baskets and sign, while Horry County is handling construction of the course. You may have noticed activity on the property in recent days, as county personnel have been clearing brush and installing the baskedisc golfts. One of the baskets is shown here.

Disc golf is played using a specially-designed flying disk. The rules are similar to those of real golf. The goal is to get the disc into the basket with as few throws as possible. No completion date has been set for the course, but stay tuned. It will have 19 holes in all (18 for the course and one practice hole).

The course will be called the Splinter City Disc Golf Course. Splinter City was the name for a cluster of wooden buildings that were part of the original US Army Air Field (later Myrtle Beach Air Force Base) back in the 1940s.