In Memory

Larry Young

Larry Young

Larry Young

Obituary for Larry Young

Larry Young, 79, was granted his angel’s wings on Feb 24th, 2021, with his family by his side in his Myrtle Beach home. Larry was a visionary and pioneer of golf for the greater Myrtle Beach area. Millions of golfers all over the world have been able to share wonderful memories of his golf creations. He had an unyielding energy and imagination in business and hunger for the next project but most important in his life was his family. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Young is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years Judy Young and his loving sons Danny Young (Lisa) and Kyle Young (Jackie). He was also the proud grandfather of Trey (Meghan), Callie (Justin), Carson (Allston), Madeline and Isabella. And great-grandfather of Quade, Caroline Young, Jack, Ava Hunter, Nolan Bowden, Wren Parker and Maggie-Rose Lumpkin. He is also survived by his siblings Eric Young, Jean Gray and Lyn Young (Lee) and a host of longtime friends from around the world. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to First Tee Coastal Carolina. Find Larry's picture and click "Donate in Larry's Memory".


From Myrtle Beach Online

‘A visionary and pioneer’: Young joins Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame hours before death


Larry Young was elected for induction into the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday, just a few hours before the Myrtle Beach golf catalyst and visionary died at the age of 79.

Young built eight courses on the Grand Strand as a hands-on builder and developer, and operated a total of 13 area courses over about four decades in the golf business, including the three-course Legends Resort.

He had been battling a long-term illness.

The board of the hall of fame met on Wednesday to expedite a vote after learning of Young’s failing health, according to board president and hall member Gary Schaal.

“Everybody knows what a visionary and pioneer my dad was for the greater Myrtle Beach area,” said Young’s son, Danny, 58, who worked with and for his father in the golf industry since his youth. “Millions of golfers all over the world play these golf courses and have wonderful memories of what he’s created here.”

Young was involved in several aspects of the Strand golf and tourism industries. He also owned a golf package company, operated several hotels and was an investor in an airline based in Myrtle Beach.

“I’m a little jaded, but I think he’s the one who changed the whole face of golf in Myrtle Beach,” said Chip Smith, managing partner of Atlantic Golf Management who worked for Young as the Legends Group marketing director in the early 2000s. “It went from a few small courses to him building the caliber of courses he built, and golf changed forever in Myrtle Beach.”


Young entered the Myrtle Beach golf market in 1975 with the leasing and running of Eagle Nest Golf Club, where Danny would park carts and water fairways as a teenager.

Danny said his father purchased Robber’s Roost and Possum Trot golf courses and began building courses with the development of Marsh Harbour Golf Links in Calabash, N.C., in 1980.

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02/25/21 09:40 PM #1    

Dan Rockett





Reflections of our life will never end.  As we pass to a new wave length, The music can still be heard.

Beautiful music never fades away because it expresses our inner feelings.

We instill in others by actions....

Watching is the best teacher.

Salute to all who observed  you in Life.... for now they carry your your gifts of sharing.


Reflect and enjoy ...

"The Blue Danube"

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