The nine-hole Carolinas Country Club in Loris may have played its final public round after 57 years.
Owner Herman Spivey, a Loris native and resident, said that at the age of 83 he and his wife, Pat, are retiring and have closed the course.
The 3,220-yard layout opened in 1957 and Spivey has owned it since 1984. He closed it once before, in 2007, saying then that he and his wife were retiring. But he reopened it in 2009 and his son, Scott, took over its operation after being laid off from a job in the commercial construction industry.
Herman Spivey says the course is closed to public play for good this time.
“We’re both about to live out the best parts of our lives,” Spivey said. “I just decided it was a good time to go ahead and get out of it and not worry about it anymore. People don’t care that much about playing a nine-hole golf course anymore regardless of what it is. It’s about run out its usefulness.”