J. Egerton Burroughs
Envisioned a World-Class Golf Destination 2012
As Chairman of the Board for Burroughs & Chapin, Inc. from 1990-2012, Egerton Burroughs led efforts to establish one of the area's top golf management companies, develop a central reservation option for golf packages, and hire world-renowned golf course architects to design courses that would draw national attention to Myrtle Beach.
Egerton's vision for Myrtle Beach and its golf industry led to development of a world-class community at Grande Dunes. He also helped other golf course owners to realize their dreams of building nationally-ranked courses, enhancing Myrtle Beach's reputation as the "world capital of golf."
Under his leadership, Burroughs & Chapin stepped forward in 2001 to save and preserve Pine Lakes Country Club. Although on the National Register of Historic Places, its clubhouse was derelict and the course in need of work. Egerton assured that they were meticulously restored to their glory days when the club hosted prominent business, entertainment, and sports figures as Ocean Forest Country Club.