Paid golf rounds on the Grand Strand dip slightly in 2014

The Myrtle Beach golf market got back to relative stabilization in the number of rounds played in 2014 following a more precipitous drop in 2013.

The number of paid rounds played fell 1.6 percent in 2014 compared to 2013 according to data collected and provided by marketing cooperative Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.

It’s the fourth calendar year in the past five in which paid rounds dropped 2 percent or less, and follows a decrease of 6 percent in 2013 compared to 2012. The market suffered significant decreases in each of the five years prior to 2010.