SC PRT chief: State tourism in great shape, except golf

his year could set another record for tourism revenue in South Carolina, state Parks Recreation and Tourism director Duane Parrish told members of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning, with all visitor-oriented business engines firing at full throttle.

Except one.

“Golf is struggling,” Parrish said.

While the other segments of the state’s tourism industry have seen significant growth since the Great Recession, golf is headed the other way, Parrish said.