Golf courses re-opening in Florida and South Carolina following Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew left its mark on the eastern seaboard early October, hitting hardest in north Florida and again in South Carolina. The storm struck a collection of some of the East's most highly trafficked golf destinations, from Jacksonville to Hilton Head to Myrtle Beach.

Rex Hoggard joined Matt Ginella on Morning Drive Wednesday after checking in on progress at Harbour Town, host of the PGA Tour's RBC Heritage each April, along with video from The Sea Pines Resort showing critical damage to an estimated 800 trees.

(*Update: Sea Pines Resort reports their clubhouse, Inn and other facilities suffered no structural damage and are now open. The three courses at Sea Pines -- Harbour Town, Atlantic Dunes and Heron Point -- are scheduled to open the week of Nov. 21.)

Video: Ginella and Hoggard on Myrtle Beach, Sea Pines, Sea Island course damage

National Golf Course Owner's Association CEO Jay Karen also phoned in to discuss which destinations were hit hardest, as well as how courses cope with natural disasters:

Video: NGCOA's Jay Karen on Hurricane Matthew

For Myrtle Beach updates, Ginella reported Wednesday that eight courses on the Grand Strand remain closed. Myrtle Beach Sun News golf reporter Alan Blondin posted this comprehensive update on Monday.

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Golf courses re-opening in Florida and South Carolina following Hurricane Matthew