J. Bryan Floyd
North Myrtle Beach Course Developer and Marketer 2012
J. Bryan Floyd helped develop the first 54-hole golf facility in the Myrtle Beach area and then worked for more than 30 years to market the area nationally as a year around golf destination serving as a founder of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday (1967) and a founder of Tee Time Network. He was one of the Presidents of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday and served as a Board Member from 1986-2001.
Floyd developed a passion for the game in the 1950s and helped develop golf courses in the North Myrtle Beach area in the late 1960s and 1970s. His contributions included Robbers Roost Golf Course and Possum Trot Golf Course, and three courses at Bay Tree Golf Plantation in Little River, which were opened in 1972. He remained a managing partner at Bay Tree from 1980-1996.
Floyd lived in North Myrtle Beach from 1958 until his death in 2004. He served on the North Myrtle Beach City Council for 22 years and was mayor of North Myrtle Beach from 1974-1980. He was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor in the state of South Carolina, in 2001.