Talk about an extreme makeover. The historic Chesterfield Inn, one of the last of the pre-Hurricane Hazel hotels that was still standing in the downtown Myrtle Beach district, was leveled and transformed into the first oceanfront putt-putt golf course in town.
Putting on the Boulevard — Photo courtesy of Shark Attack Adventure Golf
The Chesterfield was built in 1946 and continued to host guests until 2012, when the renovations began. From the rubble appeared a modern but purposely tacky tribute to the Chamber of Commerce's least favorite phrase, 'Shark Attack' Adventure Golf.
This creatively designed miniature golf course encompasses a full city block that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, and the cool ocean breeze allows tourists to play in the heat of a summer day. An open-air grill and ice cream parlor plus a gift shop make it a place to do more than putt around the golf course.
Major displays include models of sharks hanging from a fishing pier and a great white preparing to attack an unsuspecting fisherman. Each hole features a shark theme, including signs displaying little-known facts about the most feared fish in the sea.
Opened in the spring of 2013, Shark Attack Adventure Golf is already drawing large crowds and is sure to become a hot spot for kids and adults downtown during the summer months.